So this is supposed to be a cosplay page...
So, to start off, me credentials.
*whips out psychic paper*
I've made three costumes:
Princess Serentiy from Sailor Moon
Angela Petrelli from season 3 of Heroes
and the Eleventh Doctor from series 5 of Doctor Who
I'm also working on a River Song costume from series 5 of Doctor Who.
The Princess Serenity one cost me $200 to make, but never fear if you're trying to make one. I messed up a LOT during the sewing phase. It was incredibly ambitious for a first cosplay. XD
The Angela Petrelli costume cost about $100, though the only thing I ever bought was the suit. (JC Penny's, $60) I just had some other parts of the costume (Heroes symbol pendant from Comic-con, shoes, jewelry) that I added to it.
By far my cheapest cosplay, surprisingly, has been my Eleventh Doctor costume. It cost me a grand total of $18. Yes. $18. Granted, I already had the shoes and pants, but still. $18!!!!
I'm working on that River Song cosplay (her dress from Time of Angels), and it should run me about $80 total.