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15 Feb 2014 - 03:45111279
more affordable cosplay props
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, I'm Murray.

I am thinking of starting my own cosplay props shop but with more affordable prices, I was wondering if there is a market for that as a lot of people do make their own and thats half the fun but I have seen sites selling prop guns for around £300, I want to make much more affordable props for people so that people who don't have a lot of money can still look amazing when cosplaying. I want to make things custom made for people so it fits them perfectly.

does anyone think this is a good idea?

thanks

Murray


15 Feb 2014 - 08:30111281
I'm sure there is a market for them. Things to think about though are providing images of what you can make and how much is a fair price- whilst you want to attract people its good not to undersell your skills too.


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15 Feb 2014 - 14:43111285
I get what you mean it's not to try and undercut other people, is so that it's more affordable, I've never done it as I've never been able to afford to buy props but I've now got a better job and I now have still in CAD and fabrication I able to do it, but I want to provide a service to help others who also can't afford to buy props, I don't want to undersell my skill but I don't want to over charge people who are low on cash


15 Feb 2014 - 16:20111289
when people look at pro prices, they forget the hidden costs: machinery and tools, training and practice, planning and construction time.

Before you start, make a serious evaluation of the actual costs. You might find you have to undercharge on something (your time probably) to made enough of a difference.

Of course you can also cut costs by using cheaper materials, and building for less durability. But that might count against you when you need word-of-mouth recommendations


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