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Posted 1/9/16
Depends on the size of the convention. For bigger cons, $400-500 for the whole weekend. The budget includes for hotel, food, and other goods.

Smaller cons are usually in the $100 to 150 budget range.
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Posted 1/13/16
For the most recent convention I attended, I spent a little over $500.

I usually try to limit myself to $200-$300, but I hadn't been to one in a while.
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Posted 1/18/16 , edited 1/18/16
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Posted 1/18/16
all depends on how much is in my wallet
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Posted 1/18/16 , edited 1/18/16
My first convention I went a little crazy!
I try and keep it low now but it also depends if I am cosplaying. Some times the wigs and everything gets a little expensive!
If any one knows where I can find some well made but cheap wigs, that would be great!
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Posted 1/21/16
First time about over 500$ not including transport or food next time gonna try to limit myself.
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Posted 2/20/16
Depends on the convention...for Anime Los Angeles this year I spent about $300 for food, badge, hotel and rental car since I didn't want to take my own car. Usually ALA is far less of an expense, but I stayed in a hotel this year so that brings the cost up.

Usually for AX I budget $150-200 for my share of hotel (LA hotels are EXPENSIVE especially if you want to stay in a decent one) and $150-200 for food (a bit liberal for the food budget maybe but I like to have at least one or two good meals at AX since it's my one vacation of the year usually) and I try to save around $200 at least to spend in Exhibit Hall
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Posted 3/8/16
Since I only go to conventions that I have to fly to, I keep my spending on merchandise to small, flat items that fit easily into my luggage. Maybe a small figure or two. Large bulky figures or heavy items are just too much trouble to bring onto the plane.
As for expenses like lodging and food, I'm pretty good at getting good deals. I figure if I can save money with unavoidable expenses, that leaves me more money to buy character goods.
I can't really come up with a combined cost for a typical convention weekend because lately I've been going to conventions as part of longer vacations in specific cities I like to visit. It's another way to save on convention expenses.
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