Okay, so I want to cosplay as Meilin from Cardcaptor Sakura this A-kon and at first I wanted to be Vampire Princess Miyu but the color on the outfit was way off, talking baby blue vs white.
So I paid $45 to have it sent back to China and exchanged it for Meilin from Cardcaptors. Well it arrived and while it is very good quality, the color is also off. It's pink, not red...
I could dye it, but it would be a lot of work meaning I would have to find someone (I can't do it myself) to cut out the ying yang sign and red boarders, dye it and then sew it back on after. Or cut out those pieces and put it on a seperate red piece. A lot of work right, and more money spent.
My main question is How good is Cosplay House.com?
The site I had ordered from was Cosplay Magic which has good customer service and quality, but colors way off.
This is the outfit I saw on Cosplay House:
Based on the measurements (By the way, how accurate are they?
I would wear a size medium. The chest and the waist size are exact and while it may be a little big in the hips, it can always be tailored in vs having it be too small and sol. But I just want to make sure the measurements aren't way off.
So option 2, which would save a lot of time would be to send the Meilin outfit I got at Cosplay Magic BACK. Yes, it'd be $90 wasted to and from shipping, but I'd also have $117 credited back to my card and when that goes through, I could order the outfit from Cosplay House and not have to worry about dying it etc. Also the outfit from cosplay magic besides it being pink, it comes in 2 pieces and there isn't a ying yang on the back, also the sleeves are REALLY long and drag about a food behind me (I'm 5"3 and will be wearing flats) And instead of bells like the one on Cosplay House, it has pom pom balls that came to me pretty much destroyed.
So, Is cosplay House reliable, do you think this would be my best option to send the one I have back and get the one there instead? Does anyone know how fast the shipping is at Cosplay House? I don't want to wait over a month or something. At Cosplay Magic it came in less than a week, they use DHL and very fast.
So...What do you guys think, help me out here!