If the team has their own costumes or props at home, do those count toward cost?

Yes. Typically, any items not designed and made by the team would be assigned “garage sale” prices, unless they purchase an item specifically to be used as part of their solution. In that case, the team should include a receipt with their Cost form and assign the full purchase price. Remember that a fundamental tenet of Odyssey of the Mind is for students to be creative; therefore, a team might want to consider a solution that does not use prefabricated items and instead devise their own. Anything that appears on stage must have a value assigned on the Cost form aside from unadorned safety items.

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