Some people in the cosplay community look down on those who frequently buy and order costumes from cosplay stores. I mean, I applaud everyone who has the time and to study, pattern, sew, cut, glue, and then photograph every single cosplay they don, but I personally don’t have that luxury. With a full-time job, my blog, YouTube channel, and writing books, I simply don’t have the time to ALWAYS craft my own cosplays. And you shouldn’t feel ashamed if you’re the same way.
Now that we have that established, I wanted to just write something up really quick on the cosplay retailers that I have personally found to be the most enticing and overall impressive. Some of these stores are more niche, while others sell everything from boots and full costumes to wigs and makeup.
And don’t worry, I did some research to get other cosplayer’s input. And overall these are the top 6 cosplay shops I recommend for anyone looking to buy a new cosplay.
P.S. These are not really in a particular order
6. Sim Cosplay
I literally had to come back on here and change this post to Top 6 instead of Top 5 stores because I had to add this shop. Sim Cosplay can ship you ready-to-go cosplays with all the attachments, belts, and props needed to complete your cosplay. I love the way their website is laid out so you can see exactly what you’re getting for every cosplay.
I haven’t ordered for them yet so I can’t speak to their customer service or quality of their cosplay costumes, but it looks promising! I found them because as of right now, they are literally the only shop I can find with Supergirl’s new pants look.
5. The RPC Studio
The RPC Studio is known alongside one or two other cosplay shops for the best Spider-Verse suits. They also offer a small selection of suits of other characters such as Mera, The Flash, and All-Might.
I would say that about 75% of my cosplay closet is made up of these types of suits, and my RPC Studio Anti-Gwenom is by far the best quality. The only downside is that the shoes didn’t fit. But it came with magnetic lenses, a hard face shell and a removable mask that makes this cosplay look like it popped out of a comic.
You can see my full review of this cosplay here, but ultimately, the price is worth the product.
4. Angel Secret Official
So, I have yet to order anything from Angel Secret, but it was one of the first cosplay stores I was introduced to. I’m not going to lie, this store is definitely tailored more towards females because the bulk of their inventory is Disney princess dresses.
The reason I wanted to add them onto this list is that lately I have been absolutely blown away with their products. I’ve never cosplayed as a Disney princess because ballgowns and sparkles aren’t really my thing. But this store has got me second-guessing myself. The attention to detail is mind-blowing. Just look at this new Elsa dress. As soon as this caught my attention, I knew I had to mention it in.
3. Cosplay Sky
At first glance, Cosplay Sky might appear to be one of those online retailers that you don’t know if you should trust. Mostly because it seems too good to be true. Their prices are on the higher end of the spectrum, but their cosplays offer all the bells and whistles. For example, if you were to buy a Captain America suit from them, you can also get the helmet, the shield, and the boots.
I got this Supergirl cosplay from Cosplay Sky. Not only is the material vastly better than I was expecting, but it’s comfortable! Again, I did a review of this cosplay, so you can check out the full pros and cons here.
2. EZ Cosplay
I don’t know how I’ve been cosplaying for so long and have still never purchased anything from EZ Cosplay. They’re one of those shops that cater to nearly every fandom, from anime to Harry Potter. They also provide props and wigs! Their website is really easy to navigate and I cannot wait to get my hands on their Maleficent cosplay. Or Hermione? Captain America? Oh my God, I can’t decide!
1. Amazon Cosplay Stores
I feel like some people are going to rage against (the machine) this decision, but hear me out. Out of all of my Instagram cosplay photos, the ones the do the best are almost always the cosplays that I bought off of Amazon. I’ve reviewed a few of these suits and the general consensus is that they get the job done. Plus, whole-heartedly believe that Amazon is the best place to get wigs and makeup. for your cosplays. You just can’t go wrong with Amazon!