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Unread 01-27-2008, 01:14 AM   #1
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Cosplay Stores in Japan

Hi guys!

I`ve been looking for a cosplay store here in Japan to buy some magazines about cosplay and some omiyage for my friends in Brazil. Does anyone knows where can I find one?

I`m living at Miyoshi-cho, close to Toyota-shi (about 40 minutes from Nagoya if I take the train).

Alsoi, in the end of my arubaito (a period of 3 months that nikkeys, usually college students, spends working in factories around Japan to earn some money) I`ll take the road and head to Tokyo for a 4 days of backpacking. So if you have the adress of any cosplay store, please, tell me. Also if you know somewhere good to visit in Tokyo, tell me, I want to make my last week in Japan the best trip in my life! ^^
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Unread 01-27-2008, 02:01 AM   #2
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You don't need to go to a special shop for a cosplay magazine. I saw the cosplay magazine CosMode regularly at normal bookstores.

Only stores with cosplay goods I know of are in Tokyo or Osaka, though, which are both quite a ways from Nagoya.
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Unread 01-28-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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Tokyo and Osaka will be your best bet. The only cosplay related store I know of in Nagoya is Maple. More of a wig shop than anything else, but from the store pics, it looks like they have a few other cosplay related goods.

http://www.maple-wig.com/shop/nagoya.html
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Unread 05-30-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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Cospa has a store in Nagoya. Cospatio Nagoya.

Nagoya station WEST bld. ,1-12-1 Noritake Nakamura-ku Nagoya-shi Aichi

Telephone: 0524-52-6676

www.cospa.com

They are open from 12:00~20:00
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Unread 06-02-2008, 11:40 PM   #5
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i think there a lot of shop in akihabara, or akiba. there not just sell gunpla, or toys, they sell lot of things 4 cosplay. ^^
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Unread 09-20-2008, 09:02 PM   #6
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i live in the hanshin area (kobe-osaka) and was wondering where cosplayers can get their supplies/materials/sewing machine around this area. A lot of the replies point to stores in the tokyo area T3T
i found a small fabric alley @ the sannomiya station in kobe and a few art supplies stores (super-pricey though) here and there. My main concern right now, is where to get a sewing machine, fabric, thread and wigs. props would come afterwards

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Unread 09-20-2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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I dunno about fabric, but you're close to the Cyperous shop in Osaka which has amazing wigs: http://cyperous.com/shop.html
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Try looking in Osu! They have heaps of anime stores with different cosplay and cosplay accessories! I was there the other day and bought a wig for my Riku cosplay XD And contact lenses O_O
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I had a friend who spend a year in Japan teaching English. Cosplay wasn't hugely his thing, but he indulged me by taking a lot of pictures and buying me a few things. Tokyo has the most amazing stores for that sort of thing. It would definitely be worth your time to hunt around when you're backpacking.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 07:47 AM   #10
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Kurashiki or Okayama?

So I just got to Japan a little over a month ago and I am here to teach English, but I'm really getting the itch to make costumes (it can't be helped, I see everyone at home getting ready for Anime Central and it makes me homesick.) However, I live in Kurashiki. The closest city to me is Okayama. So can anyone help me find a sewing machine and a fabric store in this area? The closest place that I've found a sewing supplies store is in Kobe, which would cost me like 6,000 yen just to get there. It doesn't need to be a cosplay specific store. Just a sewing supplies store. I'd be happy to just make clothes for myself. I just need to MAKE STUFF. lol

Thanks for any help you can give!
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Unread 05-15-2011, 08:11 AM   #11
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So I just got to Japan a little over a month ago and I am here to teach English, but I'm really getting the itch to make costumes (it can't be helped, I see everyone at home getting ready for Anime Central and it makes me homesick.) However, I live in Kurashiki. The closest city to me is Okayama. So can anyone help me find a sewing machine and a fabric store in this area? The closest place that I've found a sewing supplies store is in Kobe, which would cost me like 6,000 yen just to get there. It doesn't need to be a cosplay specific store. Just a sewing supplies store. I'd be happy to just make clothes for myself. I just need to MAKE STUFF. lol

Thanks for any help you can give!
Okayama is a major city, you should be able to basic fabrics, sewing machines and craft materials there. I think the DREAM chain is in Okayama too. If not, Takamatsu is an hour's train ride away (under 1,500 yen) on the Marine Liner and has a Dream fabric/craft store in the shotengai, Youme Town and at least 3 large box stores that can be reached on bike. I think Takamatsu is also your nearest ACOS ~ prichara wigs, props, Animate costume brand prepackaged costumes, gloves, ties, belts, wig care items, etc.

Kobe is about 4 hours away by semi-express/cheap train. There is HUGE craft tower there along with an ACOS satellite (in their Animate) and a very small section for cosplay in Mandarake and Lashinbang . Osaka is a 30 minute hop from Kobe and has plenty of pre-owned costume and wig shops including the Bodyline main store in Shinsaibashi and a huge Mandarake Tower with lots of used costumes and wigs in Amemura.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 08:08 PM   #12
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Thanks for your information! If you don't mind answer more questions, I don't know what any of the chains are in Japan. What is the DREAM chain? is it a craft and sewing store? do they have a website? (or a map? lol Okayama is big and wandering around for forever to find a craft store is... impossible for me since I can't read. OTL) Maybe I'll plan to go to Kobe and Osaka when I get my next paycheck!
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Unread 05-16-2011, 05:32 AM   #13
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Unread 05-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #14
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Have I told you how much I love you right now? Thank you soooo much for your help! :3
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Unread 06-20-2011, 01:33 AM   #15
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i could use some help too and i live in yokosuka, but i can't read if anybody could be of some help i would appreciate it.....
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