Guoquan2012 (eBay shop) Price:$ Costume Grade: A Customer Service: Responds within 24 hours and is very polite I ordered my Bunny suit D.Va through them. It came packaged really well, everything was included that was in the description. The quality of the costume is great. I thought some parts of the costume would be pleather, but I didn’t expect most of the costume to be really nice pleather. Even the pink bow tie on the neck is made from pleather. The shop made it to custom size, I gave them my exact measurements in CMs adding 1 cm to all of my measurements in case of error. And the outfit fits perfectly and snug, they followed the measurements exactly. The customer service is absolutely wonderful, I told them I was concerned about the leg holes not being big enough to fit my thighs and they took my measurements for my thighs and told me they would make sure it matched those measurements. Everything on this costume also seems durable; from the materials of the costume, all the way down to the snaps on the cuffs. I really can't wait to wear this costume! Items that were included with the costume were, the bodysuit, the bunny ears, the neck bow-tie, the wrist cuffs, and clear straps. Would Alice recommend this shop: Most definitely! Shop Link: https://www.ebay.com/usr/guoquan2012?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754 (reviewed June 2018)
Epic Cosplay Wigs
Price: $$$ Wig grade: A+ Costumer service: Always wonderful. They go out of their way to help you.
I can’t wear Arda wigs, my skin has some kind of negative reaction to their wigs. So, I had to find an alternative for thicker fuller wigs for when I needed to style things like ponytails and other such character specific styles. Epic Cosplay Wigs is my go to for thick wigs to style. They are always so helpful and kind, they actively try to make sure your getting the exact wig you need for your cosplay. I have ordered several wigs from them, for example my Samus wig is an Epic Cosplay wig. One thing I do like to tell people with Epic Cosplay, that I noticed, is that their wigs do run a little bigger. But they do have the notches on the inside to adjust the size.
Price: $$ Costume grade: B I ordered a custom-made costume from them. We aren’t going to judged them on that because I accidentally gave them too big of measurements for the costume lol. But they did follow the measurements I gave them. The costume is beautiful and detailed. But some details aren’t exactly like the picture. The cape that came with the costume was a little thin but looked like the picture. Most of the costume (like 98%) is made from a very stiff uniform type material. I was a little disappointed in the quality of the costume for the price I paid. But overall the costume is still very wearable and once I adjust the costume to fit me, I look forward to wearing it. Would Alice recommend this shop? Maybe, I would be willing to give this shop another chance. Cosplay Shop Link:www.ebay.com/usr/shuilifang?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (reviewed June 2018)
Price: $ Costume grade: A Costumer service: N/A
I ordered my Lily Saber costume from them. The dress was made of a material like bridal satin. This costume included everything that was shown in pictures. Also, it included accessories to make your costume complete a hair bow, gloves, hoop under skirt, and stockings. Everything was stitched and put together really well. The attention to detail was amazing. I was impressed with the quality of the costume for the price I paid. Fate costumes can be rather pricey. This one cost me about $80 roughly which is a rather nice price for a Fate costume. I personally really love this costume, but because of the material it’s made from a bridal satin like material, I recommend you be gentle with this costume, as to not to let it get snagged on anything. And reading the handful of reviews on their other costumes, it does seem they like to use that bridal satin on a lot of their costumes, so keep that in mind when purchasing from them. All and all I am pretty happy with this costume for the price I paid.
Does Alice recommend this shop? Yes Cosplay Shop Link: search for OURCOSPLAY on “Amazon.com”
(reviewed June 2018)
UU-Style (Amazon Shop)
Price: $$ Costume Grade: B
My Junko Cosplay came from this shop. And I have to say, there is up sides and down sides to the costume. Let’s start with the upsides, it comes with two ties, the bow, the button, skirt, under shirt, and jacket. The jacket and skirt are made really well and did fit me, it was accurate to their size chart. The details on the jacket are really nice. Everything is sewed really well. The material they used for the costume is all very high quality. Now for the down sides, it’s far more conservative then Junko’s outfit in game. It took me a lot of work and folding of the under shirt and jacket to get it to lay more accurate to the character. I don’t mind a conservative costume, but I like it to be somewhat accurate to the character. And the ties for this costume are extremely hard to tie because they are such a silky material they slip too much. It took thirty minutes and two people to tie the tie.
Price: $$ (About average) Costume Grade: A - Customer Service: Pretty Good
CosplaySky is a shop I have modeled for, I believe in giving very fair and honest reviews but I wanted to be up front and honest about that from the very start of this review. I’ve gotten several outfits from them and they are a shop I am proud to promote. They aren’t a perfect shop they have some flaws like most cosplay shops but so far they are one of the best cosplay shops I have found out there. CosplaySky’s costumes do pay attention to detail and are fairly well made costumes. The only problem with one of their costumes I have run into was the gloves that came with my Tohru cosplay were too big in the fingers but tight around the arms. Their wigs are alright, they are really nice and really soft. I found them to be really easy to style however, the wig I got from them had one spot that was a little thin and it caused the cap to show through a bit. Nice otherwise. Their sizing chart is also really nice it’s the closest to being US sizing that I’ve ever seen. It’s also very accurate, maybe only being 1 or 2 CMs off. I wear a large comfortably in their size if anyone wants a reference. Their shipping in was really fast. I typically receive the costumes within a few days. Processing time on the costumes often varies though. As for their customer service, I wish there was a much nicer way to say this, they are very friendly and super helpful. Always ready to help you out with any problems you have and usually answer within 24hrs. But their English isn’t the best, sometimes I have a little trouble understanding their responses. Just be patience and keep your questions very simple and easy to understand, and you shouldn’t have too much trouble.
Price: $$ (About average) Costume Grade: B Customer Service: N/A (Haven’t talked to them directly)
Miccostumes is a bit complicated and conflicted for me to review. When they get it right, oh man do they get it right but when they make mistakes, they make some of the craziest mistakes. Most of the time it’ll just be one thing wrong with your costume when it arrives but it’s the craziest mistake. I don’t recommend getting anything with gloves because they seem to think everyone has two left hands. I am not even kidding, this has happened to me twice. I have three costumes from them. Sombra, Azura, and Moka. Azura’s outfit was my first experience with them and it was not a great first impression of their shop. The costume didn’t look like the pictures, the costume had several flaws that had to be fixed and the dress was like ten inches too long, I had to do so many alterations on it. However Moka and Sombra are really nice cosplays and the only thing I have to fix on them is Sombra, I am going to have to fix her sleeves and gloves. Because like I said… Two left hands and the sleeves are too big and need to be taken in but that’s because I had to order a bigger size to make sure that it fit my hips. That’s another thing, their sizing runs a little small. Not too bad but still enough that you need to be sure that you pay attention. I wear an X Large in their sizes. One thing I do have to give them credit for is that they have some great sales and they have a reward point system that’s really nice. Processing time for them is insane, It can be up to two weeks for them to ship out your outfit and then it’s like almost another two weeks for the costume to be shipped to you. So it can take 3 to 4 weeks before you can get your cosplay from them. So please keep this in mind when you order from them. Even though they aren’t perfect, I still recommend them to more experienced cosplayers (Just in case you need to alter something) because their costumes are good quality and their sales are always really nice so you can get a costume for 25% to 50% off.
Price: $ (Cheap) Costume Grade: B Customer Service: N/A (Haven’t had to talk to them)
I don’t see too many reviewers that are kind to Milanoo. But I’m going to be honest with you, I’m a firm believer you get what you pay for. When you pay for cheaper prices your not going to get the top of the line costume. Their prices are very cheap and affordable. I highly recommend this to new cosplayers on a budget. I have never had a complaint to give about Milanoo, they were a great shop for me when I was first starting out and didn’t want to spend a fortune on a new cosplay costume. Even with cheaper prices and making things a little cheaper the costumes are still very nicely made and look very nice. I’ve gotten several compliments on my costumes from them, most people don’t even realize that I got the costumes for dirt cheap, they think I spent a lot more than I actually did. I can’t recall on how long shipping takes. I think it’s the about usual three week span. As for their wigs on the site, I got my Miku Hatsune wig through their site and I really love the wig. It’s not super thick but it’s also not thin either. It’s like a perfect balance.
Does Alice recommend this shop?: Yes, perfect for a cosplayer on a budget Cosplay Shop Link:https://www.milanoo.com
Cosonsen_8 (eBay Seller)
Price: $$$ Costume Grade: A (As long as you fit their patterns) Customer Service: Terrible
I will start off by saying the costume I received was Fairy Nico, which was absolutely beautiful and well worth the price that I paid for it. I paid for it to be custom made to fit me. When I tried the outfit on everything fit perfectly except for the top. Which looked like it had been made for a B cup, unfortunately I’m much larger then a B cup in my breast region. I’m about a D to a DD depending on what brand. So this top didn’t even come close to fitting me, in fact I was falling out the top. I contacted the seller on eBay hopeful that the seller could work with me to figure out a solution. Instead, I was given a entire run around and was told several times by the seller that the top was suppose to be sexy and that was why it was so small. I in returned explained to them several times that the top wasn’t sexy, it was way too small for my cup size. Finally, the seller told me that their patterns don’t go up to a D size cup. That the pattern they used was the largest it went. Nowhere did it say on their description that they couldn’t make this costume to fit me up top, that they only could make the top for B cup or smaller. (I know, I read over the description several times because I was trying to see if the wings came with the costume which they didn’t by the way even though they show them in the picture and it didn’t clearify on their description that the wings don’t come with the outfit.) So I asked this shop for a part refund because now I was going to have to alter this top or make a top. I only asked for a part refund because the rest of the outfit was so beautiful and was well made. They eventually issued me a partial refund.
Price: $$ Costume Grade: B Costumer service: Friendly
I purchased Nico’s Circus costume from them in one of their standard sizes. The costume is beautiful, it’s made of a more satin material so the costume is a little more shinier then other costumes but I think that was kinda the intention. It is a circus outfit after all. The hat isn’t so great. It’s kinda very flat and misshapen but it does come with the hat and looks like her hat. Comes with all the pieces shown in the picture and they gave important attention to detail. The bows on the costume even have the writing on them. That’s impressive to me. Some of the seams aren’t as clean though and some of the pieces are a little on the small side and don’t have enough stretch even though I ordered a rather large size. For example, the stockings are a little tight. Their sizing for the outfit itself was very true though. Shipping was pretty quick, they shipped it out the next day for me. It took the usual three weeks for me to get the costume and absolutely love the outfit. Not perfect but a very nice costume. I recommended this seller to the other people in the group. The seller was very friendly and helpful.