More like wanted to know how much for the crafting materials i wanted to make my own or give it a try and have no idea of a ballpark price on materials
Aha! Well, the Connor costume I made had real leather (elk hide and cowhide), denim twill cotton fabric, cotton fabric lining, 73 buttons (11 of which were leather), three 3D printed items (hidden blade by Ammnra, tomahawk head 3D designed and printed by a friend, and bracer buckle by cebt-cosplay), two replica flintlocks ($40 each) and other sundry supplies like paint and mold making materials. The beading was donated to the costume project by another fan, sunnyxstars . The entire thing cost me about $1200 to make. It took 4 months and approx 120 hours of labor.
The Altair costume was dyed cotton twill fabric, cotton fabric lining, three 3D printed items (hidden blade by Ammnra, bracer armor and chest strap piece by cebt-cosplay) leather (cowhide and tooling leather)and a few sundries, including mold making supplies and the weapons we purchased to replicate in said mold materials (Sword of Altair, short sword/ scimitar and throwing knives). The entire thing cost me about $900 to make. It took 6 months and about 100 hours of labor.
Both of those figures are the materials costs only and not calculated labor costs. Both costumes could be made for less if you worked with different textiles and purchased low cost weapons and props or made your own without creating molds and using a two part resin mix.
The span of time (months, not actual hours) it took me could also be reduced if you don’t have to contend with working around a full time job and 2 hours of commute time daily! LOL