Initially, Ancient Roman reenacting can more expensive for those considering a military role then a civilian role. For instance, a sword could run as low as $100 to as high as a couple thousand dollars, depending on where it was created. Civilian clothes could cost anywhere between $35.00 to $350.00. All reenactors experience this sticker shock. The Fourteenth Legion and its members have items that can be borrowed until new members can afford to purchase their own items. We encourage new members to purchase their basic gear within one year, and continue working on their attire from there. You may view our Attire page for more detailed guidelines.