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Unread 06-27-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation Where to find "________ " ; Help Topic!

This has been needing a new thread for a while.
Broken links have been removed, and new information added.


There are a bunch of "Where to Find ____" topics, so why not just use one?

Share your favorite material site! And this isn't ALL that the listed material sites sell, it's just what the individual cosplay.com users found most useful on the site Search around and you might find exactly what you need!

Starting off...

Fabric

General Fabric
Trimfabric.com
www.JoAnn.com
www.syfabrics.com
www.hancockfabrics.com/
www.distinctivefabric.com/

http://www.efabrics.co.uk/ UK BASED

http://www.ichiroya.com -Mainly Kimono fabric. Also stocks vintage kimonos for pretty good prices!

PVC/Vinyl/Pleather
http://www.spandexhouse.com/
http://www.stretchhouse.com/stretchvinyl.htm
http://www.mjtrends.com/categories-PVC,Fabric
http://www.distinctivefabric.com/category.php?cat=VINYL
http://www.glfi.com/vinylbook_seaquestpage.htm
http://www.syfabrics.com/Browse.aspx...l-Pleather/222


Leather

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/h...r/Leather.aspx
http://www.brettunsvillage.com/leather/
http://www.buckskinleather.com/
http://www.theleatherguy.org

Spandex/Lycra
http://spandexworld.com/
http://www.spandexhouse.com/product.asp
http://www.stretchhouse.com/products.htm
http://www.denverfabrics.com/pages/s...dex-fabric.htm
http://www.distinctivefabric.com/category.php?cat=LYCRA

Faux Fur
CRCrafts Faux Fur (Avoid craft fur as the quality is poor)
http://www.distinctivefabric.com/
http://www.syfabrics.com/
http://imstuffedfur.com/
http://www.mendels.com/


Silk

http://www.silkconnection.com
http://www.thaisilks.com
www.dharmatrading.com
www.Hyenaproductions.com (Silk and silk taffeta, two color taffeta. Swatches are $5 but you get a discount if you choose to purchase)
www.bangkok-thailand.com

Knits/Ribknits
http://fabric.com

Specialty Prints
http://www.intfab.com/
http://www.spoonflower.com/welcome (custom fabric printing!)


Twill

http://www.sewsweetfabrics.com/

Satin
http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/ (Low Sheen)

Linen
http://www.fabrics-store.com

ETC.
http://debslaceandtrims.com/index.php?route=common/home Trims and Laces


Wigs

Base Wigs
http://arda-wigs.com/
http://shop.cosplay.com/
http://www.amphigory.com/wigs.html (expect a 4week+ wait)

CosplayDNA
Cosplay Wig
Wig Fashion
Professional Only
Ayanamisatoru



Extensions

http://www.doctoredlocks.com/catalog/home.php
http://www.ragdolly.net/
Ultimate Look Hairpieces (Clip on bangs and such)
http://amphigory.com/hair_braid.html
http://amphigory.com/hair_weave.html

It is also beneficial to check local beauty supply stores and ethnic beauty stores.

Supplies
Katie Bair's Wig Dye and Supplies
http://amphigory.com/wig-detangler-combs.html (also carries wig heads, pins, etc)

Motions oil sheen and silicone spray lubricant can also be used to aid in untangling and keeping a wig neat.
Wide tooth combs, wig brushes, and wig spray may also be found at beauty supply stores locally.

Misc. Stuff

Sewing Patterns
http://www.trulyvictorian.net/tvxcart/home.php (Specialty historic patterns)
http://www.simplicity.com/
http://www.mccall.com/
http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/
http://butterick.mccall.com/
http://www.kwiksew.com/
http://folkwear.com/ (wonderful for historical or national garments)
http://www.burdastyle.com

Also be sure to check out the patterns at your local fabric store!

Fabric Dyes
http://www.ritdye.com (Can be found in the laundry isle of food stores, walmart, target and fabric dye/paint sections at craft stores)
http://www.dylon.co.uk (available at fabric stores)
http://www.aljodye.com/main.html
http://www.aurorasilk.com/
http://www.bestdye.com/
http://www.dharmatrading.com/
http://www.tablerockllamas.com/
http://www.earthguild.com/
http://www.earthues.com/
http://www.gsdye.com/
http://www.prochemical.com/
http://www.maiwa.com/
http://www.jacquardproducts.com/
http://www.scarlet-zebra.com/
http://www.standarddyes.com/

Screen Printing (set, materials, and/or ink)
http://www.ezscreenprint.com/

Hosiery, Leg wear, and bodysuits
http://www.welovecolors.com/
www.sock-dreams.com
http://www.theatrehouse.com
http://riversedgedancewear.com/
http://www.discountdance.com
http://www.dancewearsolutions.com/
http://www.shadesofdance.org/

Shapewear & specialty undergarment
http://www.timeless-trends.com (corsets)
http://nubra.com/
http://www.underworks.com/ (compression shirts/vests)
http://www.spanx.com/home/index.jsp

Dance belt (guys PLEASE use one if you plan to wear spandex or anything form fitting!)

Shoes
http://electriqueboutique.com/
http://www.pennangalan.co.uk
http://www.westernweddingboots.com/
http://www.payless.com/store/ (never underestimate the basics!)

Zippers
http://www.orgxiii.org/shop/zipper-shop/
www.stanssewingsupplies.com
http://www.seattlefabrics.com/zippers.html

Feathers
http://rainbowfeatherco.com/
http://www.rainbowfeathers.com/
http://www.ostrichesonline.com/
http://www.featherplace.com/
http://www.tonyhill.net/craftfeathers.ivnu
http://www.customfeathers.com/gallery1.htm
http://www.matoska.com/


Wonderflex/Fosshape/Styrene

http://www.dazian.com/
www.cosplaysupplies.com
http://www.amethyst-angel.com/styrenesheets.html
http://www.coscraft.co.uk/ UK BASED; ships world-wide


Other Misc

www.smooth-on.com (Casting and Molding)
http://www.usplastic.com/ (Some odds and ends, but great selection of plastic tubing)
http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com (Buckles, hardware etc)
http://www.studsandspikes.com (metal hardware)
http://www.coscraft.co.uk/ UK BASED; ships world-wide (Foss shape, friendly plastics, EVA foam, etc)

http://www.zennioptical.com/ (Costume glasses)

http://flexdesigncostumes.com/ (Muscle suit)

Teeth
http://www.vampfangs.com/ (fangs)
http://www.dentaldistortions.com


Make-up

www.stagemakeuponline.com -- full inventory if Ben Nye and Mehron makeups
http://www.sephora.com/ -beauty makeup
http://www.kryolan.com
http://www.bennyemakeup.com/
http://www.cinemasecrets.com/
http://www.frendsbeautysupplyonline.com/
http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/

If you can think of anything I missed please post and I'll be sure to update things

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Unread 06-27-2010, 01:58 AM   #2
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Oh, thank you so much for taking the time to make a new thread! This was one the To Do List. (We already had permission from phantomthief who had made the old one which was no longer updated.)
I'll sticky this for you right now!

[also my post here may be cleared and used for future list expansion if needed]
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Unread 06-27-2010, 02:17 AM   #3
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Here are a few more good links to places I have personally shopped multiple times before =


CUSTOM fabric printing! = spoonflower.com/welcome
Metal hardware = studsandspikes.com
Leather = theleatherguy.org
Styrene sheets = amethyst-angel.com/styrenesheets.html

Also, Etsy.com is fantastic - not just for commissioning custom hand-made items, but also for supplies like fabric, trim, notions, jewelry making bits, wire, sculpting stuff, etc. etc.
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Unread 06-27-2010, 12:10 PM   #4
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You're welcome Yui and thanks for the links ^^
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Unread 06-28-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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http://www.tandyleather.com/leather.html

This link 404'ed on me. ><
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Unread 06-28-2010, 10:29 PM   #6
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Whoops, thanks Legatosgurl.

The correct site link is http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/h...r/Leather.aspx which I have corrected now.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 11:21 AM   #7
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This is an awesome thread! -bookmarks immediately-

xD Thank you so much. :] I can tell you put a lot of work into this... much appreciated! -scurries off to check out the sites-
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Unread 07-11-2010, 09:37 PM   #8
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I wanted to add a couple more sites to this awesome list ^_^

Bodysuits: www.dancewearsolutions.com

Shoes: www.shoebuy.com
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Unread 08-19-2010, 11:24 PM   #9
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snaz75.com is great for shoes of all sorts... I also noticed.. no fabric.com on your list? Am I right?
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Unread 09-03-2010, 02:17 AM   #10
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Best. Shoe. Site. Ever.

http://www.amiclubwear.com/

Seriously, check them out...a lot of their styles are REALLY high heel unfortunately, but they are basically a much larger version of electrique boutique with way more shoes on sale...They've got loads of cheap shoes you can alter into other shoes, or just wear as they are
(by cheap, I mean their clearance runs from 2 bucks to about 25)
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Unread 09-19-2010, 01:12 AM   #11
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Unread 09-26-2010, 11:14 AM   #12
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Do you know that I love you? .w. thankyou so much for the links,they were more than useful!
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Unread 11-14-2010, 09:38 PM   #13
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i think we should add metal and such to the list as people neeed it to makes frames wings and other small random parts heres my favorites also carry some plastics

http://www.speedymetals.com/
http://www.onlinemetals.com/

other misc stuff like metal mesh, small nuts bolts, scalpels, magnets ,plastics, resins,rivets, tools if was ever needed industrial wise its here

http://www.mcmaster.com/#

also found a good place for heavy CANvas if youre costume bags and such require it

http://www.mytarp.com/red-canvas-fabrics.aspx

this has got to be stickied
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Unread 12-30-2010, 11:08 PM   #14
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Another good site for custom fabrics and good prints: equilter.com
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http://www.denverfabrics.com/pages/s...dex-fabric.htm 404'ed for me. www.denverfabrics.com is there, but I'm not sure where the spandex/lycra section of the site is (this URL was under Spandex/Lycra).
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