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