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While one can't argue with the cost, there are some cheap alternatives that are
a bit more elegant. I got this 8X10" "softbox" for $8.00 and free shipping on eBay.

It folds up flat for storage, and opens up to be a (roughly) pyramid shaped box
with highly reflective inner surfaces, and straps directly onto the flash head.

Mounted on the camera it looks like this:

Held at arms length for an I-shot-myself portrait it gives nice even light, and does
a creditable job of presenting an old guy.

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