View Full Version : Review: Cosplay house
02-28-2012, 05:30 PM
I will never use cosplay house again I ordered a cosplay in dec and its almost march and I STIll havent got it. I emailed them several times and feel as if I was blown off. Now I can understand I ordered it during the China New Year but even so I should have gotten it by now. I'm very dispointed with them.
03-02-2012, 07:41 AM
I thought they are reliable since they are pretty famous specially their FB page :( and limebarb is not reliable as well, seems hard to order commission online these days :(
03-03-2012, 07:44 PM
Cosplayhouse is a scam..........all their images are stolen from other sites. The chances of getting your money back are low ><
04-03-2012, 11:53 PM
Are you talking about getting a comission with them? I just ordered my outfit...I really hope it turns out, I've already wasted around $140 in shipping and money I didn't get back on wrong colors etc costumes from Cosplay Magic. People here said they just got outfits from cosplay house and they turned out great.
They are very quick to reply back to me when I have contacted them.
04-04-2012, 12:53 AM
this site is really hit or miss..from what i gather, the products where they actually have a picture of THE FREAKING PRODUCT >.< and not a picture of the artwork, which is mostly the case, it usually will be that in the mail..i wont buy anything when a site says they make it but only show artwork and no actual product pictures..
04-04-2012, 01:35 AM
yeah that's a no brainer, I won't buy anything with just a piece of artwork. The reason why it is just a piece of artwork? Because it is a commission! Commissions are HUGE hit or misses when it comes to cosplay sites etc, I would find a known cosplayer in your area for things like that. Even on here the recent cosplay house reviews were good( all of pictured items) but the things where I have heard of weapons/costumes etc and custom sizes being commissioned were all pretty iffy. Cosplay House clearly says with comissioned items etc it can take up to 8 weeks and even LONGER when ordered on the chinese new year.
04-04-2012, 02:37 AM
well i can understand the whole using artwork cuz they do it in a commission rather then mass produce, but if they did the commission, they would be smart to take a pic before sending it to put up on their site, and not advertise the item as a commission until they have actually MADE it and know it can be done by them..thats why i wont bother..they have some, like yazoos velvet nightmare from final fantasy7 advent children, and they have the pictures of the product even though they commission it rather then mass produce it..in fact, im going to buy it when i get the money. but most of their items arent commission, they just dont take pics of thier items which isnt good.
04-04-2012, 04:00 PM
Of the comission ones you mean right?
04-04-2012, 05:53 PM
This surprises me...I ordered a costume from them in January, and I received it in early March, but that was because I ordered right at the start of the Chinese New Year. However, my costume was a "stock" Bleach shihakusho for Matsumoto. It probably takes longer to make a custom order. Since it's now April, I wonder if the OP ever got their costume..
What I can say is that the costume I received is very well made despite being a mass-produced costume and its very comfortable. The fabric is not thin, either. My only complaint is that the scarf I received is not the same shade of pink on their website, but I can always dye it or make another one.
04-04-2012, 06:27 PM
This gives me hope for my costume! The ones I ordered from Cosplay Magic, while they arrived super quick (week tops and for the 2nd one, came over night) and the communication was good, the quality was nice, the colors were OFFF. I'm not talking a small shade here, I'm talking way off where it didn't even look like the outfit and to dye it etc it would of been more money than it was worth and I would have had to totally remake it (And I can't even sew a button)
I ordered Vampire Princess Miyu and it was pretty good, but what was supposed to be white came BABY BLUE and the obi was too small even though I put my size in right.
I upped the size and changed my outfit to meilin from cardcaptors for the next. It fit, slightly big but nothing a little tailoring wouldn't fix. However, what was supposed to be red (I wouldn't even mind if it was any shade of red really!) but this was PINK, PALE PINK. It didn't even look like it.
so I paid $95 in shipping to send those back and got $77 back from the original $117 I paid for the costume, the package got lost in the mail for the 2nd one they said but I still got the $77 that was agreed upon.
I REALLY hope that this meilin outfit I ordered from Cosplay House which cost me $123 will look good, if it doesn't then I won't be able to go to A-kon because I will be too broke and out of time for another outfit, and also the $74 I just spent on the wig would be a waste. It NEEDS to turn out!!
04-05-2012, 12:41 PM
From my experience with dealing with Cosplayhouse they usually show the artwork for the commision offers because they don't have a final product of it because when i ordered my Cloud Costume through commisions all i saw were animated pictures or artwork but was told they will post up a real picture of it on the website when it is made. So i waited 6 weeks and they emailed me saying my costume was finished and was being shipped out with the tracking (costumer service here for me was great!) and they also posted the actual picture of it on the website. When i got the costume it was great quality and like Moonsong said it was thick and felt very nice. I also heard from some reviews and friends that the wigs are actually pretty good
04-06-2012, 01:24 AM
I hope it turns out then!! I really don't want to waste another costume and not be able to go to A-kon after putting in all this money.
They actually told me that they tailor all costumes upon order, meaning I ordered Meilin from Cardcaptors and there is a picture on the site but they don't have multiples. When I ordered it, they start working on it the date the order is placed which is why they say 3-5 weeks for it to get to you, once it's done they send tracking number and it takes just 3-5 days to arrive by priority mail.
04-06-2012, 07:35 PM
I ordered a cosplay from them in early november 2011 and it still hasn't come. I have emailed them maybe 8 times over the past few months asking for an update on the status of my order. They completely ignore my emails. I just emailed them again asking for a refund. They seem to steal people's money and dont care.
04-06-2012, 08:17 PM
Really? Because they have been in touch with me a lot.
04-11-2012, 05:10 PM
They ignored my multiple emails for 2 months asking for a status update on my order just to see how much longer it would take because they said it would only be another 2 weeks. I figured I ordered it in plenty of time for convention season, but I guess they need more than 6 months. They had good communication for the first few months, and then it stopped until just yesterday.
They did just give me my refund, of course paypal took away $5. Thank you Cosplay House for false advertising and holding my $155 for me for 6 months.
I just wish they would have let me know that 3-5 weeks doesn't actually mean 3-5 weeks. Who knows how long it would actually take? They tell me one month, I wait. Then after 3 months, they say 2 more weeks, I wait. 2 months after that with no communication, I say refund. Cosplay House varies according to their priorities, I suppose? Maybe it's a hit or miss kind of thing.
04-14-2012, 12:31 AM
this makes me very anxious/upset right now. I ordered 3 costumes from this site in Feb. While one did show up and I have no big issues with it, the other 2 still haven't come. Now that I see people have had problems getting things from them at ALL, I'm getting super nervous. I told them all costumes are due by apr 16th, which is monday...and they havent responded on those at all. It's been 8 weeks now, 3 more weeks than promised. I called, no answer, voice mail full. I must not be the only one in panic mode. I emailed 3 days ago...no answer yet, and now its the weekend -__- I hate when I forget to read reviews BEFORE spending the money! I'm going to stalk their phone lines daily because con is approaching fast. I don't wanna learn this lesson the hard way!!! lol I JUST WANT MY COSTUMES :miffed:
11-06-2012, 01:49 PM
I ordered a wig from them and it got here quickly.. and really awesome quality. But then I have other friends who have gotten the opposite. I'm debating on buying a cosplay that i really want from them, but I need it by January. I'm very unsure..
12-18-2012, 02:38 PM
Cosplay House, from what I understand.. Is VERY hit or miss. Their outfits tend to be rather good quality.. but their props and accessories? Totally suck.
I had ordered a helmet from Gundam, Char Aznable's to be exact.. I was deceived by the images they had up, and thought I was paying for a great piece of work! Of course, for the expensive price, I had imagined it would be at least decent.
But no. It was a plastic bowl. With cardboard and fun foam. I'm sorry.. but for a 250$ helmet, this is rather... Unacceptable. Heck, even the paint job was horrible! The paint was chipping everywhere! Oh, yes. And it was also impossible to wear.
Now, normally they state that there are no returns on props or costume made items. Which is.. just about everything they sell. However, they were generous enough to refund me, after I paid to ship the monstrosity back. So I only lost about 30$, instead of over 200...
I know some of their stuff can be decent, and even good.. But after that debacle, I would never, EVER recommend them. I would much rather trust a complete stranger on this forum to make me something, then that website.
:D So yeah, that's my experience with them!
01-21-2013, 08:30 PM
I ordered a set of knives and holster harness, after I emailed the Cosplayhouse customer service and they confirmed that indeed both pieces were included just like in the photo.
I ordered that same day.
Just a couple weeks later I received the knives, but no holster and harness.
They don't respond to any email now at any contact address, and the phone just goes to voicemail.
I just want to confirm whether or not they are screwing me out of the holster so I can make it myself, guess that will be happening now.
01-21-2013, 08:50 PM
Honestly, I will never order from them again..Back in early 2011, I ordered their Cloud Strife Advent Children shoulder amor thing. It not only was crap, but it was too small for a male to wear....
Which doesn't make sense seeing as CLOUD IS A MALE!!
I ordered it because it looked close enough and I hadn't seen another one that was good till afterward..
It took a while to get a reply from them..
The wolf head of the armor was just glued on (I think it was like normal superglue, which doesn't do much to metal on plastic), and the armor was just a chunck of plastic..SUPER CHEAP EASILY BREAKABLE PLASTIC!!
Around the wolf head, there was TONS of glue just splattered around it..Also there was a lot of glue pieces as if the glue dripped from the bottle and landed on the armor..They didn't even care enough about the customer to CLEAN IT OFF!!
After they emailed me back, they said they will give a refund but only partial because they take a 15% restock fee. I actually called them SCREAMING that they can not make me pay a fee when they clearly can not do their job and if they take a fee I would make a paypal claim and force them to give me a full refund..Needless to say I got all the money back ^_^
04-05-2013, 12:10 PM
So, as I am not one to usually hate on a company because their customer service sucks, I have recently had a horrible run in with Cosplay House. Back in March, I ordered a cosplay from said place. I set the date for march 23rd, to ensure that I had it in time for the convention(which is today). I was ensured that I would have it on time. Well, I still don't have it. And, each time that I have called, I have been dealt some very crappy service.
Never will I order from there again.
06-11-2013, 03:05 AM
this just made me extremely nervous considering i just ordered a cosplay about 4 weeks ago....
10-21-2013, 05:47 PM
This site is terrible. First they sent me the wrong version of the costume I ordered. They dragged fixing it out for so long I can no longer contest it via paypal. They would send an email asking for more measurements promising they would start it as soonas I sent them. Then they needed pictures before they could start. Then they needed me to pay to ship back the first costume at my own expense before they could start. I finally asked for a refund at this point thinking they'd never finish in time. They refused and said the costume had been started. I finally got the replacement 2 days too late for what it was ordered for, even tho it was ordered more than 2 months in advance. Only the jacket to the costume came with the second one. Not the accessories or hat that were supposed to come with it and were paid for. Totally frustrating nightmare, do not do business with these people.
10-22-2013, 12:13 AM
I had ordered a costume from them about 6+ weeks ago, it wasn't a commission, and I needed it for this past weekend. Luckily they seemed to respond to me quicker than most people because on Saturday, the day I was going to wear the costume, I received an email from them saying they had lost my order. Also that in order for them to make it it would take until the beginning of November because of the Halloween rush. Luckily I had a choice I could receive a 5% discount or get a full refund.... needless to say I told them to give me my money back. I am never buying from them again. A 5% discount is pretty insulting to me as a customer, and now that all orders are processed online I find it hard that they can 'lose' an order.
11-11-2013, 06:46 PM
I was extremely nervous about ordering from Cosplayhouse.com because of...well many reviews like the ones below, however given their price versus pretty much everyone else's I decided to give them a shot and I have to admit I am very happy with not only the finished product but also their awesome customer service.
I ordered a commissioned power ranger helmet, this is one that they openly told me they have never attempted before and that the full lead time was very likely, I responded telling them that I had no rush and to take their time because I would rather wait a little longer and be satisfied then bat the crap out of them trying to rush them just to get a sub-par product. I ordered my helmet late September and received it on Halloween. Granted it isn't show accurate it is still an amazing piece of work and for this being their first outing (making me the guinea pig) I am very pleased.
Now there is no utopia and nothing is perfect (and if you expect perfection from anything you will always be disappointed) I discovered some minor cracks in the helmet. I notified cosplayhouse and they apologized walked me through how to fix it and refunded me $44 which means I got a custom power ranger helmet for $205 and that is not bad.
I will 100% recommend them to people and I am ordering several more things from them following the Christmas holiday myself.
I hope that this is helpful to people and honestly you are going to be hard pressed to find a better product at a better price.
11-15-2013, 04:29 PM
I purchased a Red Ranger Costume from them. In customer notes, was very specific about size the belt needed to be. and they got it wrong. We all know you can't wear a power ranger costume without a belt without looking like an idiot. I contacted them immediately, they said they would rush a replacement. Its been a month. Halloween has come and gone. They say it's still in "production" Its a piece of material. No seems. that's it. How long does that take to cut out and put in the mail. Also received a premade helmet. It doesn't fit. Not due to I have a large head. But because the dimensions they use are all screwed up. The helmet is wider ear to ear than it is, front to back. The human head isn't shaped that way... And even though this wasn't made to order for me, they still refuse to return the shitty quality item. (BTW there are spaces where the helmet connects, and item obviously looks spray painted, AS WELL as the visor is tilted to the left. It looks crooked all together.) I am now getting bitchy emails telling me to prove the length of the belt is wrong. Nothing but bad from this company. And looking at some reviews, I definitely should have searched for reviews before purchasing. I will never purchase from this company again.