Argh, I'm still at the 'collecting materials' stage and this is already costing over budget D': Definitely not good when I've got a dissertation and employment to worry about.
Due to my ineptness at making certain things, I have commissioned by neighbour (who is a LARPer) to make the corset, holsters and leg guards. This partially explains the skyrocketing price, so I will definitely not be making any more cosplays for a few months. Magoichi should be durable to wear over and over again.
So far, I have collected: gloves (to be modified), belt (minus the belt pouch), tabi, wig, necklace materials, fabric paint, elbow guards and red fabric. I have been having trouble finding the right coloured trousers and belt pouch so will have to keep trawling shops and the internet.