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Blade Tiger
12-08-2005, 10:35 PM
I'm just starting cosplaying, so I need some advice; are there any really good fabric/wig/craft/hardware stores in the Toronto area that I should know about? I don't have a car, so somewhere within walking distance of a subway station (or near Finch and Dufferin) would be best.

Kohana
12-08-2005, 11:02 PM
if you dont wanna leave home you can always buy from Dani's cosplay supplies

http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/index.html

CDN prices... and you can get free shippin'

Kaido Kaoru
12-09-2005, 12:45 AM
Well for me....

For Fabric I usually go on Queen Street..

The Main intersection is Spadina and Queen and you get off and cross over to the corner with the Macdonalds and head to your left when you've crossed the corner.
Go straight down....[about a 5 min walk] and you'll see a place called
HIGHLAND FABRICS

They proclaim that their "closing" but they've been saying that for a few years....he's fabrics are REALLY nice and pretty cheap...depending on your price range.....

Now as for Wigs I dun do them....I ALWAYS just cut my hair to the character[is a cosplayer that always cosplays as men^,^;;;]

But if your looking for lil' nips and nats [wings, they DO have wigs, masks, elf ears...etc...] Try
LAUGHING STUFF
they're located on Younge Street...closest subway station would be Wellsey and just look for a Wendy's they're right around that area...::doesn't know that EXACT location::^_^;;;

I dunno if I was any help but here goes nothing!!!!

~*~kaido~*~

Kia
12-09-2005, 10:52 AM
Well for me....

For Fabric I usually go on Queen Street..

The Main intersection is Spadina and Queen and you get off and cross over to the corner with the Macdonalds and head to your left when you've crossed the corner.
Go straight down....[about a 5 min walk] and you'll see a place called
HIGHLAND FABRICS

They proclaim that their "closing" but they've been saying that for a few years....he's fabrics are REALLY nice and pretty cheap...depending on your price range.....

Now as for Wigs I dun do them....I ALWAYS just cut my hair to the character[is a cosplayer that always cosplays as men^,^;;;]

But if your looking for lil' nips and nats [wings, they DO have wigs, masks, elf ears...etc...] Try
LAUGHING STUFF
they're located on Younge Street...closest subway station would be Wellsey and just look for a Wendy's they're right around that area...::doesn't know that EXACT location::^_^;;;

I dunno if I was any help but here goes nothing!!!!

~*~kaido~*~
Um ... I think your directions are a bit off. On Yonge Street there are 3 stores you could go to for wigs, make-up, or other costume supplies (like prostetics and stuff).

1)R. Hiscotts - South of Yonge and College (right where the subway station is) on the east side of the street. Pretty much across the street from one of the enterances to College Park. They have a whole make-up section where they have actual theatrical make-up, as well as a wig section and hair and beauty supplies. Highly reccomended. ^_^

2)Laughing Stuff - North of Yonge and Wellesley on the west side of the street. Small with mostly novelty items and a few wigs. I don't really suggest it, as you can get more stuff, and better stuff at Theatrix Plus further up the street, but it's an option. http://www.google.ca/maps?hl=en&lr=&q=laughing+stuff&near=Toronto,+ON&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&cid=43723057,-79392486,15203529848607139966&li=lmd&z=3

3) Theatrix Plus (also known as Ganish, or something like that) - Further north on Yonge from Laughing Stuff. Lots of wigs and other random costume pieces. Some of my friends have apprently ordered wigs through them that they didn't have in stock, though I've never done that myself. Good selection, as well as some extensions, but not a lot of those. Highly reccomended.

There's also a Fabricland at the Bloor-Yonge subway station. It's in the basement of the complex the station is hiding in, so you might have to ask for directions from someone (I've tried giving directions to it before, and I only end up getting people lost ... I fail ... :().

Also, I think its Hi-Fi Fabrics, not Highland, but I might be wrong ...

Sarcasm-hime
12-11-2005, 02:43 AM
Basically the whole strip of Queen west from Spadina to Bathurst is your best bet for fabrics; personal faves are Leo's and Affordable Fabrics. Golden Beads and Arton Beads have all the beads and sparkles you could ever want, and if you take the streetcar further west on Queen, just west of Dufferin, Designer Fabrics (look for the big orange sign) has a huge selection of PVC, spandex, silk, wool, and other specialty fabrics.

For wigs I go to R. Hiscott's (as mentioned by Kia) or order online, usually. Theatrical makeup is also available at Theatrix (http://www.theatrixcostumehouse.com/index.html) or Malabar (http://malabar.net/).

archangeli
12-11-2005, 11:41 PM
Basically the whole strip of Queen west from Spadina to Bathurst is your best bet for fabrics; personal faves are Leo's and Affordable Fabrics. Golden Beads and Arton Beads have all the beads and sparkles you could ever want, and if you take the streetcar further west on Queen, just west of Dufferin, Designer Fabrics (look for the big orange sign) has a huge selection of PVC, spandex, silk, wool, and other specialty fabrics.

For wigs I go to R. Hiscott's (as mentioned by Kia) or order online, usually. Theatrical makeup is also available at Theatrix (http://www.theatrixcostumehouse.com/index.html) or Malabar (http://malabar.net/).

Sarcasm-Hime has said it all ^__^