Red Sonja is...
the She-Devil with a Sword, is a fictional character, a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith, and loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard's 1934 short story "The Shadow of the Vulture".
Mandy, a sexy cosplayer, made her first costume for Comic Con under $200! Yes she did and it looked amazing.
This is what she explained on her blog:
I made this costume myself- everything combined ended up being under $200, which is not bad if you’re particularly intense about costuming like me.
If you want to learn how to make this costume for so cheap, go over to her blog to read how she did it.
She was really right on with such a tight budget: