View Full Version : Where can you buy costumes if you can't make them?

05-29-2007, 09:24 AM
I really fail at making costumes, and so do my friends, atleast the ones that like anime/manga, the others refuse to make it. PLEASE HELP ME...//sob

05-29-2007, 09:37 AM
the spam board is a good place to start. you can commission someone to make your costume for you. There are also lots of reviews and warnings about who is good to go to.
there are also sites and such with pre-made(non-commission) costumes, and there should be some info about them too. if you find someone inparticular you can always use the search function to see what people have said in the past. good luck.

05-29-2007, 06:52 PM
my site www.cosplay1.com ,please come visit and we can talk more on yours. Do you have paticular ones that you like? can you give references to my email at labalaba_terbang@yahoo.com
oest regards

05-29-2007, 07:33 PM
There are many commissioners on these forums, like my self that are willing to pick up costumes. You may want to list what character/costume you are looking for, along with a pick for starters.

05-31-2007, 08:54 AM
we can make pretty much anything from clothing and armour to masks and prosthetics to weapons and props.

we tend to be cheap but as we're based in the UK, shipping can be a little pricey. Give us as much time as possible ie don't order something you need next week!

we also have a few specialists on our team eg we have a leatherworker who can produce nicer stuff than you'll see in the Lord of the Rings films (seriously) and a specialist corset maker.

We don't do wigs and we don't do shoes/boots.

Anything else just pm and ask - we can generally get a quote back very quickly if you provide pics, depending on how busy we are and how often I get to check this forum. You can also email us at sales@mandalalrp.co.uk if its easier.

If we can't do something or we know somewhere you can get it cheaper than commissioning us I'll always point this out as we want happy customers more than we want cash. (happy customers leads to more work which leads to more cash in the end!)

to give you an idea of what we do, we're currently making:

Second Age elven armour as in LOTR
A lizard/dragon mask in foam and latex
Dragon claws
Dragon tail
A leather battleskirt
A chest prosthetic to allow simulated surgery
Jedi robes
a warhammer
some generic tabards
a throne