Admittedly this thread is from last year but I'll bite.
When an overseas cosplay seller refers to "uniform cloth" as the fabric used for their costumes, what they mean is a generic poly/cotton blend of low quality that can be used for almost anything in mass produced garment-making. It's not what actual uniforms are made out of, certainly not military or school uniforms.
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