I don't normally cosplay at conventions. I plan to, but then I never quite get around to making the costumes. Instead, I resort to the White Mage robe I made in sixth grade. As Anime Central approaches this year, I've been considering a few cosplays that could work with my body type, but for me there is one major difference for the convention: my younger sister is coming with.
She wants to cosplay, and I want her to cosplay. The thing is, though, she can't really sew or construct clothes. So, I have become her seamstress/stylist. 
Of course, I'm not that great at sewing either, so we decided our best interest was to turn to our favorite thrift store for clothes that could be modified. We set out with $20 and four costumes in mind: Yomiko Readman from R.O.D. for me, and then Anita King from R.O.D. the TV, Sora from Digimon, and Haruhi Suzumiya from the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for her.
We managed to get: three shirts, three skirts, two pairs of shoes, one jacket, some ribbon, fabric, and paint.
So, we're well aware that our costumes will not be completely accurate, nor will they be of superior construction. We're okay with that, though. For casual cosplayers such as ourselves, cosplay is all about fun.

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