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Where do you get your cosplay costumes?

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Where do you get your cosplay costumes?
Post By YOKOs. 30/11/11, 03:17 am

I noticed that many guys have amazing cosplay costumes, and I do envy them.

May I ask how do you usually get your cosplay costumes? DIY? Or purchasing on-line? Or in local store?

Thank you very much for your reply
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Post By sakura_petals. 30/11/11, 03:26 am

I mainly make them, out of the few cosplays I have, 1 is store brought and the others are either made by me (the majority) or comissioned from here or friends.
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Post By Static. 30/11/11, 03:29 am

I make all of my costumes myself - it's the best part! :)
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Post By sakuramiyabi. 30/11/11, 03:39 am

I make most of mine when I have the time though I'll be looking at more commissioned works next year :3
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Post By YOKOs. 30/11/11, 03:42 am

You are really talented chuu~!
I hope I also can make the costumes by myself someday, but I just don't know how to start wtih

Any good suggestions?
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Post By Static. 30/11/11, 08:05 am

Practice! Just pick something simple, or try and follow a tutorial online. The more familiar you get with sewing, the better you get :)
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Post By sakuramiyabi. 30/11/11, 08:55 am

What Static said. And research a lot. Google and Youtube are your best friends. Or if you can access Asian websites there are a lot of useful Japanese & Chinese blogs out there~

Also getting a sewing machine you know how to work helps too >>;; (Look for deals on Trademe~)
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Post By Cazebolt. 30/11/11, 09:18 am

I agree with kagerouhi, a sewing machine does help alot

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Post By Pura. 30/11/11, 10:32 am

I've so far made all of mine! Although I might look into buying a few next year.

And yeah, if you don't know how to sew, just pick up a sewing machine, buy a few patterns and start with some simple stuff! :) I myself started sewing things like cushions (plain and simple square fabric, haha) and then for school stuff we'd make things like stuffed toys, so just picking a few basic things to make is a way to get better!
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Post By Rolly. 01/12/11, 11:39 am

I make all my costumes myself. :) It's fun!

If you know someone who sews, ask them to help start you off. Borrow a few books from the library! Play around with your sewing machine (if you have one)!
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Post By Koemix. 01/12/11, 12:33 pm

I buy mine on ebay mostly, I can suggest some good sellers if you're needing,
the only one i've made is my miku one, and that was made with alot of help xD
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Re: Where do you get your cosplay costumes?
Post By YOKOs. 02/12/11, 12:37 am

It seems that the first stept for me is to get a sewing machine, lol
Thank you all for your suggestions and ideas, my dear friends,
I always get my costumes from online stores, www.cosplayonsale.com is a great store which have excellent service. But I will learn to ma Very Happy ke the cosutmes by myself in the following days. Very Happy
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Post By devin1980. 26/03/12, 07:40 am

I just purchasing my costumes online. Ebay etc.
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