Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm getting mentally ready for A-KON coming up next weekend, and I'm taking advantage of this weekend's Memorial Day Sale to get some fabric shopping done. Lately, I've been really trying to save money. And by that, I really mean trying not to waste money. Since I have minimal bills and no children to take care of, I make an okay salary for myself. I'm able to have a decent amount of "hobby money" - but I don't want to blow it all if I don't need to!
Cosplay can be an expensive hobby - it doesn't seem that way until you start making one and seeing your bank account cry. Of course, you should never prioritize cosplay over rent money - but if you're like me and you have a bit to spare, why not stretch it out as much as you can?
I've been addicted to Pinterest lately, finding lots of small ways to both save and earn money by doing things I already do. (Hufflepuffs make excellent finders, I like to dig around!) And as I started reading up on it and trying out these methods myself, I realized that although most of these "earn an extra $300/month" tricks were great for everyday things....they really could apply to cosplay and conventions as well.
Let me show you what I've learned and what I found!