I've been living in HK for over 2 years now, but it's my first time looking for shops that sell items useful for cosplay and costume-making. Do you have any suggestions for good shops you found in HK for buying costume materials? Or, do you buy most of your materials online?
Please let me know if you have a good experience buying one of these this listed below!:
(and where you got it!)
- Sewing machines:
I live in the Prince Edward area, and I know there are many shops near there on Lai Chi Kok Rd....but I don't speak any Cantonese so I'm worried about going in and asking questions!! Are the brands at Fortress any good? (I mostly saw "brother")... What machine do you have in Hong Kong??
Again, would need some place that speaks English.. I also don't know much about fabric, so hopefully also some place that wouldn't rip me off and try to pass polyester as silk or something!
- Good wigs:
I've seen some in ladies market, are those any good or are they cheap and difficult to brush? Are there any other shops selling wigs?
- Contact Lenses:
Any good places to buy prescription coloured contacts?
Any other useful shops? I've seen a shop hiding in Sham Shui Po Dragon Centre that had lots of cosplay items, even some shoes! Have you found any good shops like this?
Well, that's all I can think of for now... hopefully this isn't a repeat of a thread somewhere! (I know there may be threads like this on asiaxpat or something, but I was hoping for some cosplay-specific advice!) Excited to get started on a costume, but need to figure out where to get what I want...