Dont skimp on a fake tail!!
Fake tails are definitely an "extra" sort of accessory, however, its worth your time and money to buy a nice one the first go-round. Sort of like the Rambo blankets, costly upfront but worth their weight in gold. If you buy a cheap tail, it won't hold up as well. If you are going to be using this tail at least once a month, quality is going to be better in the long run. We have bought several from Spicy Tails, (spicytails.com). She makes them custom to what you need, thick/thin, layers, color, etc., etc.
White tails are always going to be the most expensive, unfortunately. Buy a high-end one, you will not regret it!