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kiratsukai
07-17-2010, 03:47 AM
Japanese Cosplay Merchant Reviews

Nearly all of these reviews are hosted on other areas of the site ~ but especially relevant to those living in Japan. If you have one to share, please drop a link.

All shops/people listed do business in Japan.
If English support/ordering is available it has been noted. If not, transactions generally require some proficiency in Japanese. If you need help troubleshooting a site or ordering process, feel free to ask in this thread.

( ) - refer to the country from which the item is shipped, not necessarily the location where it is produced.

Commissioners

Celestial Shadow (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3458765#post3458765) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3766628&postcount=1897)) (domestic/Japan, English-speaker)

Contact Shops

007Express Contacts (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3390933&postcount=1539) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3550254&postcount=1677)) (domestic/Japan)
Cosplay Eyes (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3816360#post3816360) (domestic/Japan)

Brick-and-Mortar Costume Shops
ACOS/Animate (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3832744&postcount=1962)
K-Books Cosplay Kan (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3832277&postcount=1960)

Online Costume Shops

Cocosilver (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3492271&postcount=1635) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3558457&postcount=1687)) (China)
Coscolle (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3766568&postcount=1896) (domestic/Japan)
Cos-Cute (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3871994#post3871994) (domestic/Japan)
CosEyes (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3444111#post3444111) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3475180#post3475180)) (China)
CosFactory (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3390942&postcount=1540) (China)
Fujitatsu (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3693144&postcount=1837) (domestic/Japan)
HEAL-ALL (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3570257&postcount=1694) (domestic/Japan)
LOVE LAUGH (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3550248&postcount=1) (domestic/Japan, circle/comissioner)
M.i.a. Cos (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3880578&postcount=2012) (domestic/Japan)
TRYMAX (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=218372) (China)
Youfukuyasan (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3579838&postcount=1702) (domestic/Japan, commissioner)

Other

Bodyline (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=218364) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3752017&postcount=1883)) (shoes, paniers, lolita gear, very cheap wigs and costumes)
Mitsubado (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3438077#post3438077) (2nd hand costumes, wigs, accessories)

Wig Shops

Alice Forest (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3457801#post3457801) (domestic/Japan)
Assist Wig (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3756988&postcount=1889) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3762172&postcount=1891)) (domestic/Japan)
Chara Star's (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=225665) (domestic/Japan)
Classe (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3614939&postcount=1730) (domestic/Japan)
Prichara (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3457797#post3457797) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3326149#post3326149)) (3rd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3567213#post3567213)) (4th review (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3578116&postcount=1700)) (domestic/Japan)
Vellsus (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3344088#post3344088) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=218510)) (3rd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3694944&postcount=1840)) (domestic/Japan)
Zephyr (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3558358&postcount=1686) (2nd review (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3723039&postcount=1865)) (domestic/Japan)

Wig Off-Brands

Clearstone (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3777334&postcount=1) (Wigland, Rakuten)
Jojo Wig (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3899725&postcount=1) (Rakuten)
RoyalJade (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3778715&postcount=2) (Fujitatsu)
Richair (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=238143) (Rakuten)

elisiss
08-08-2010, 08:43 AM
and... check this site^^

http://ketto.com/

kiratsukai
01-18-2011, 02:01 AM
updated with reviews for Assist, Chara Star's, Fujitatsu, coscolle, bodyline, zephyr etc.

Also, if anyone else has a review or write-up to contribute... or even just a blurb saying you recommend a certain brand over another ~ I'm sure people would like to hear 2nd opinions :P

kiratsukai
03-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Updated with K-Books Cosplay Kan and Animate/ACOS

usuyukisou
06-09-2012, 01:35 AM
I added a couple of reviews a few weeks ago, though only for my purchases within the past one year. Some of them were for Japanese merchants:

Classe - http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=4397322&postcount=2394
Lovepop (Classe dealer) - http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=4397325&postcount=2395

Neither review is groundbreaking, since Classe had a great reputation already, and you wouldn't imagine their authorised dealers to be horrible either. That said, as I ordered through a shopping service, I didn't actually deal with them; I could only comment on the state of the products and the time it took to reach the shopping service's warehouse.

The shopping service I used was pricey... But I don't feel it's fair to make a relative or friend act as the middleman. I wish my mother's job takes her to Japan more often again :s