I've lurked here on the Lair for a few years, but finally signed up when I decided to have a go at making a Pred costume. OK, 3 pred costumes. My family and I have been attending cons for a couple of years now. Our gimmick is dress in costumes that go with eah other, mostly Batman characters but this last year we were all Mega City Judges at DragonCon. I took me about 5 months to complete those and I've given myself 11 months to do the Preds.<br />
I'm a big do it yourselfer and try to do budget costumes that don't look cheap. My favorite mediums to use are hot glue and foamies.
Costuming. I'm addicted.
Hot Glue Gun - $7
40 glue sticks - $9
Heat Gun - $20
Having people say, "You made that out of what?" - Priceless.