Top Five: Best Places to Buy Cosplay Outfits




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by Jason Young, staff editor, Inside AX-Anime Expo

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With Sakura-Con already past, and Anime Central and of course Anime Expo coming up in July, cosplayers nationwide may be panicking over where to purchase their upcoming costume for their favorite characters. While some people may still prefer to make their costumes by hand, and be the envy of all con-goers in the process, let’s face it time is something that we would all like a lot more of. As someone who used to make his cosplay outfits by hand, I can attest to that. Ever since I got my current job, I simply don’t have the time that I would like to painstakingly sew a costume anymore. So for anyone facing a similar dilemma, I’ve compiled a list of the BEST sites out there that aren’t Amazon or eBay.

CosplayFU.com: Not only is this site famous for their high quality products, but their excellent customer service puts them ahead of the pack. With discounts, a friendly user-interface and tons of costumes ranging from Angel Beats! to Vocaloid, chances are you can find your much-needed costume on this site.

CosplayMagic.com: Although their costumes are a tad bit more expensive than the average site, their high quality commissions are definitely something to look into if you can’t find your particular character from their massive selection. Let them know your deadline, and they’ll price accordingly.

HelloCosplay: Reasonably priced, a huge selection, what more could you ask for? How about, excellent customer service? Check. For anyone who may be looking for costumes that are non-anime related, HelloCosplay has a fine number of other costumes including Sweeney Todd and Star Trek.

MoonCostumes: Although the site is a bit expensive and may appear that it’s more catered towards the general consumer for Halloween, the site has a very good selection of mainstream costumes from Air Gear to Hunter x Hunter. Their costumes are also very high quality and can be customized to tailor your body.

QQCosplay Design Studios: Whether you are looking for costumes, wigs or props, QQCoslay has you covered. Not only do they ship worldwide, but they take commissions as well so you can dress up as Mogu and Pigu from Fancy Lala.

Although it’s not a cosplay shop, Cosplay.com is a great and valuable resource for anyone looking for any cosplay tips. With a great community, chances are that you can get any of your questions answered here. If you have any additional sites that you use or recommend, feel free to add it in our comments section below. Happy cosplaying!

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41 Responses to “Top Five: Best Places to Buy Cosplay Outfits”

  1. Dude! I remembered the days when we learned how to sew in order to cosplay only because anime costumes weren’t sold anywhere. Funny how times have changed.

  2. Jojo says:

    another one yourocplsy.com

  3. The best stuff can be found on amazon if you ask me. I have a good selection of naruto cosplay costumes on my site
    cosplay-naruto.com/?page_id=503

  4. itachi says:

    some of these dont have the selections i was looking for mainly in the naruto area. yourcosplay and milanoo seem better to me but thats just my opinian. thanks for the recomandations though.

  5. Chel says:

    I saw the reviews for Milanoo and they are completely negative. I haven’t heard anything good from their company.

  6. sado says:

    I usually buy cosplay items from Miccostumes.com.

  7. Aokiji says:

    Does anyone know where I can get a good Gajeel costume, he’s from Fairy Tail. I didn’t like the one from Cosplayfu because the color is wrong.

  8. Jojo says:

    I like buy from your-cosplay.com

  9. Adam says:

    I also suggest cosplaysky.com, which selling very good quality costumes.

  10. [...] Top Five: Best Places to Buy Cosplay Outfits | Inside AX- Anime ExpoMay 3, 2011 … If you have any additional sites that you use or recommend, feel free to add it in our comments section below. Happy cosplaying! —— … [...]

  11. xcoser says:

    Recently, I find a good place to buy high quality but cheap cosplay costumes. xcoser.com

  12. Kwon says:

    Unfortunately, my experiences with both CosplayMagic and QQCosplayDesign have both yielded exceedingly poor fabric choice and lackluster quality in both appearance and longevity. While not necessarily true, many fans will point out the differences between “costumes” and “cosplay” when it comes to the quality and authenticity of their outfits.

  13. Henni says:

    I have bought from cosplaymagic.com two times and the quality on the costumes are not so great, but I found fm-anime.com and i think it’s a really good place to buy from! The prices are ok and the costumes look amazing! Look at their Sailor Moon cosplays, they’re beautiful! I haven’t bought from there myself, but I think I will soon.

  14. If you like cosplay you’ll love my etsy shop were I sell custom made plushy clips including items from pokemon, gurren lagan, and dragon ball! More to come soon and I accept requests.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/JessieverseArtAndEct

  15. Bryce says:

    Theres only one really trustworthy cosplay site: Cosplay Gamer, they sell alot of really nice video game costumes, weapons, wigs, and accesories

    The site is http://cosplaygamer.com/

    they offer 1 year warranty so your guaranteed to like your costumes or you get 100% of your money back. thats one of the main reasons I get all my cosplay stuff there.

    they also have free shipping, free returns, store credit, and photo contests. i was really suprised when i ordered my first assassins creed costume, it arrived at my door in 1 week and the costume was perfect fitting, comfortable, and the quality was above average too

    http://cosplaygamer.com/

  16. Likewise, my experiences with both CosplayMagic, QQCosplayDesign, and cosplay gamer (above) came with some poor fabric choice. The appearance and longevity did not match the picture.

    After many hours of research and the past experience over 3 years, I came across another site that was referred by a friend who bought his Bleach and Naruto outfit. It is called “Cosplay Checkout” and they likewise have free shipping over 100 dollars.

    So with this in mind, I decided to try them out for my new “Naruto Hatake Kakashi Deluxe Cosplay” and I waited for about 2 weeks, out of a box with transparent bag. Inside was this new costume!

    Therefore, I would like to appreciate the value of money and the time/effort they put onto it

    Here is the website for those who want to check it out: http://www.CosplayCheckout.com

    Thanks,

    George

  17. You seriously make it seem so easy with your demonstration but I find this concept to be honestly a thing that I believe I’d by no means understand. The whole thing just goes over my head because of how intricate and broad it all is.. I am looking forward to your future publishings, I will try to get the grasp of it.

  18. Justin says:

    I can vouch for CosplayFU being a good place to buy costumes from; I bought two maid dresses from them and am very pleased with how they came out as well as the worksmanship and fit. The service also was very good as they were prompt in responding to my questions and worked with me to make sure the dresses met my specifications.

    Also, I recommend Cosplay House…I’ve gotten three costumes from them and all three times, the quality has been great (good fabric used and quality worksmanship

  19. naruto30 says:

    I’m a cosplayer and the passion and joy it gives me is second to none! :D Let me share you one of my favorite site resource on cosplay outfits. It is on http://cosplaysushi.com/ where you can find the best of the best cosplay outfits with reliable qualities.

  20. cosplayer23 says:

    I bought a Vocaloid cosplay from Milanoo.com. I got over $100 worth with the cosplay itself plus shipping. I never saw that cosplay and never got my cash back for it. I asked about it and they never replyed to me and deleted my comment from the ask box. NEVER GET COSPLAY AT MILANOO.COM!!!!

  21. Cosplayerandhuman says:

    I think if you talk about commission cosplay1.com is one of the best for commissioning costume. Try to read their review on google

  22. KittyBread says:

    I bought some cosplays at Milanoo.com, and most of them were great. But, I need cheap cosplays with good quality. Where do I find good cosplays? D:

  23. call of duty costume,my site is the best

  24. The best stuff can be found on amazon if you ask me. agree with that.

  25. Danielle says:

    I recently received my order from hellocosplay. I paid $140 for a 10th doctor dress. it arrived very quickly. I soon realised why… the doctor who symbol was just.. wrong. the D was backwards, the letters were badly cut out and spaced out… they were scratched and already peeling off.

    I’m a shitty seamstress. This is why I buy things online. But even i could have done better than this… on my first day of highschool.

    I sent a complaint to the company, and they promptly replied, addressing me as “customer” rather than Danielle, and offered me a measly 10% discount and told me to take it to get fixed locally. I dont know what kind of tailor charges less than $30…

    I am not a happy chicken and I want to warn other consumers not to spend their hard earned money on this shit – for lack of a better word.

  26. pinkypink says:

    I have commisioned few times at cosplay1.com their the best cosplay maker in my opinion. Execellent fabrix choices and great communication

  27. Parchuu says:

    You guys should try gekkoucosplay.com or fm-anime.com

    Good service and great fabric and you can get it custom made to your size. Make sure to get precise measurement of yourself :)

    Good luck

  28. To tell the truth ,i always buy from japan site for its original brand.

  29. angry person says:

    Where can I get some video game cosplay? There’s enough anime cosplay to clothe every child in Africa, but where’s the TF2 cosplay? Mass Effect? Samus Aran? Come on…

  30. It’s really nice and informative post you have shared, which is knowledgeable and help most of the people who love cosplay products.

  31. Smokefly says:

    Angry Person, if you looked at some of the links, you would find that at least one of them have a lot of good Video Games Cosplays. I agree, all that anime makes me kinda sick about now, but cosplayhouse have some good stuff. Check out Costrader too C:

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  39. Kristy says:

    Dear friend,

    I am Kristy from Wuhan Manzhixiu, we are manufacturer of cosplay costumes for about 8 years.
    Because of our high quality and best service, we are famous brand in China. Hope we also can help you.
    Recently, the captain america, elsa in frozen, anna princess, batman, kill bill, etc are on hot sale.
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