Most people wouldn’t call themselves professional cosplayers until they are making a substantial percentage of their annual income from sponsorships, appearances, star wars costumes for adults or modeling opportunities that are related to the hobby. How much money do cosplayers make? Some would say you could call yourself a professional if you are making any money at all from cosplay. You certainly don’t have to be cosplaying as a full-time career to be a professional cosplayer, but making $5 from the hobby probably isn’t enough to warrant adding it to your resume.