Hello Cosplay. Why did they change?
So here's the story. About a year and a half ago I ordered a full set of bleach robes, along with Aizen's captain's haori. The product arrived and was incredibly well done. While obviously a costume it was durable, comfortable, didn't snag or cause problems. The haori itself was well done, fully lined, not just single layered as so many are. I was happy with my product and so ordered again last year when I was doing Mayuri. Again, excellent results.
So this year I decided as a gift to get my wife a new set of robes for her Toshiro set. At the same time got myself a set of robes to convert into Ishin and got a friend of ours a set for Unohanna.
They arrive and the Haoris are still solid but the rest.
The hakama came with belt loops and no way to actually tie them or wear them without said belt. THe sash is half the width it used to be and barely wraps around once, let alone a double layer for proper wear.
The kimono was even worse, it is no longer lined, the white cuff on the collar is only barely as long as the upper neck area, meaning if you shift at all it opens up and leaves a hole showing your skin instead of being properly white the whole length. The sleeves are not a kimono sleeve, they are narrow and fitted and extent about half a foot past my hand.
Anyone know what happened to them to make a decent and solid costume site become this incompetent?