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Unread 01-22-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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Buying a costume online? (Mad Moxxi)

Howdy,

So my GF wants to cosplay as Mad Moxxi for Denver Comic Con this year. The problem is that neither of us possess the skills or tools required for fabric work so we want to buy a pre-made costume.

I've found a bunch of Mad Moxxi costumes from varying sources online, but I haven't found a single review for any of them. Additionally, I haven't seen these costumes on actual models, just on mannequins.

I don't mind spending the cash, but I want to make sure that I'm getting a good quality product that's worth it.

Here's one I found that seems to be good quality

Does anyone have any insight into buying a Mad Moxxi costume online? Again, I just want to insure quality and fit. Also, I'd like to know how reputable this or other online retailers are.

Thanks in advance guys!
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Unread 01-22-2015, 11:15 PM   #2
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Anytime you buy just about almost anything online (especially from Ebay, Amazon, etc...) it's always a gamble as to wether or not you're gonna get exactly what you're looking for. Especially if the item doesn't have any reviews on it.

My advice to you would be to proceed with caution. Read the measurements on the item, look at the pictures to see if anything looks off, read the item description, check out the vendors profile to see the other items they sell (chances are some of the other items they're selling may have some reviews on them), and so on and so forth to greater improve you're decision as to wether or not you really want to go through with buying said item.

Me personally, I've never had any issues buying anything off websites like Amazon and Ebay. But there's always that one person that just likes to screw people over. So yeah, just be careful, do your research, and judge wisely. That's all I can really say.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 11:41 PM   #3
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My advice would be to commission it..It'll cost more, but you said your willing to pay if it's worth it, which this way it usually is.
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showcat.php/cat/16
Look at these ads, then when you find people you like their work of, go to the commissioner review forum and look in both review threads and search the forum (paste the commissioners username [if they have a business name try that too] in the search function) for reviews.

Now for the advice on buying online. The main part is talking about this:
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Additionally, I haven't seen these costumes on actual models, just on mannequins.
There is a reason for that. Wholesale places (places where you by pre made items from ebay and other sites that are selling already made to ship costumes) that DO have a real person wearing them in their pictures, are actually the ones to avoid..If they have real people wearing a costume n the pics, chances are very high they just took it from google or some random cosplayers gallery.

And you can find reviews on them. Te commissioner review thread (the first one) has a crap ton of the ebay stores with reviews. Look them up by company name, not by username, too.
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Unread 01-23-2015, 04:16 AM   #4
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I just googled "cosplaysky review" and you get like a ton of reviews for it.
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Unread 01-26-2015, 05:47 AM   #5
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There is a reason for that. Wholesale places (places where you by pre made items from ebay and other sites that are selling already made to ship costumes) that DO have a real person wearing them in their pictures, are actually the ones to avoid..If they have real people wearing a costume n the pics, chances are very high they just took it from google or some random cosplayers gallery.
This. A lot of online stores steal cosplay album pictures instead of taking a picture of their product on a mannequin or wig head. (They also steal stock photos too, beware of sellers that have the exact same picture you've seen on other stores!)
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