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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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Getting a Cosplay made in Vietnam?

hey Guys,

weird question...well maybe not here! lol

but has anyone been to Vietnam, and well I know you can get clothing made there cheap like suits etc... I was wondering if anyone had tried to get a costume done?

heading there the next 2 weeks going to hope they can!

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Unread 04-05-2013, 02:53 AM   #2
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I've been to Vietnam but didn't get any clothes made there. The clothes that I did get from there when I visited or relatives gave to me were bad quality compared to here..LOL not sure how thats relevant :S
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Unread 04-05-2013, 03:38 AM   #3
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I would guess it would depend on your budget. The "cheap" suits I see that are decent quality are still actually pretty expensive by most standards ($800), and from what I've read they tend to charge more if you're not a local (people citing $1,500 or so). That's in Hong Kong, but I would imagine that it's not much different (and that's not really all that much different from lower-end US prices).

You get what you pay for. People with real skill aren't going to crazy-undersell themselves even if they happen to live in Vietnam.

When it comes to cosplay it's better to have someone that specialises in it - not a random seamstress or tailor who has spent many years doing something else. For instance, making suits is very specialised - you would not go to those people for most cosplay unless it was a fairly normal suit, even if it was cheap. You need a person with an eye for extreme detail - and that's not usually what those people are in business to do. And a lot of cosplays aren't JUST sewing and lots require special shaping and also sculpted pieces and other weird stuff - and you need a person that understands the process of cosplay from looking at reference images to picking fabric based on them and more - your average seamstress for hire doesn't usually have to deal with that kind of thing, especially not on the scale of cosplay.

Maybe there are people if there is a huge market for cosplay in Vietnam, but a quick Google search shows that is probably not the case.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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So i'm back guys, and I got one made! full leather, minus 1 little detail they didn't do a bad job for the price ($200 US in full leather)

You just have to find a tailor who will do it. I found a good one who too k on the challenge and made me very happy
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