I’ve been wanting to commission a nice cosplay, and I know this can get expensive. But from doing research on just how much cosplay armor would cost, I’ve been seeing ballparks anywhere from hundreds to several thousands of dollars.

I’m trying to get a better picture of the actual cost of what I’m looking for. I’d like to cosplay Meg from fire emblem radiant dawn. Specifically, her first set of armor, without the helmet. I have a workshop, I can make the shield, but the armor ought to be made of foam or plastic, and I felt it more efficient to commission these pieces since I have none of the materials or knowledge myself to do this.

If this is within my price range, I’m looking to first wear this cosplay on July 4th weekend. Again, I’m well aware that these things are expensive, but I just need to get a reasonable estimate. I’d be looking to commission each piece of orange armor, and probably the straps/leather pieces to put the armor on.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to send me a private message or respond here if you have any additional questions.