What are the best sites for buying cosplay costumes in the US?

The word 'cosplay' may cause a ruckus in one's head upon hearing it. After all, who doesn't get excited upon seeing fascinating people dressing up as anime characters? For anime fans and cosplayers alike, this event is worth more than anything. Of course, behind all of the spectacle that such an event brings, there is the behind-the-scenes part. It might look all glam to be a cosplayer but this also means having to find some places to buy cosplay costumes. Whether you're trying to look like Naruto, Luffy, or even one of the girls from Sailor Moon, anything goes in this fun fare. Even the hottest cosplayers take a lot of time to research and plan for their next outfit. Looking as close as possible to your character of choice is the key and there are a lot of online shops that cater to your needs. Ready-made cosplay costumes are hot commodities and it is understandable as to why it is.

However, there are some who take the 'home-made' route and try to patch up whatever they can to create the best cosplay costumes. But, if you are not one of the few who are skilled enough to pull this off, modeling as your top superhero is still possible. With America being a hotbed for cosplay, you can find tons of sites to buy cosplay costumes in the US. We have some of these listed here which can help you look your best. So get ready for your next event and be that anime hero you have long wanted to be. 

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    #1CosplayShopper

    CosplayShopper

    CosplayShopper is a deluxe cosplay costume and accessories online shop where everything is 100% handmade and designed to fit your cosplay and personal style. 

    Websites

    Free

    Lisa Perkins
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I remember last year's Christmas party, I got the "slutty nurse" costume and I had no idea where to buy it. I literally hopped from one mall to others. I went to Macy's but they didn't actually have a a creatively made nurse costume. Luckily, my friend suggested me this site and I'll tell y'all, they have the sexiest costumes ever! From chinese, christmas, to nurse costumes, and everything in between. And I got mine on sale. :D"
  2. 22

    #2Procosplay

    Procosplay

    Procosplay is dedicated to creating professional cosplay costumes, cosplay wigs, cosplay props and accessories with high quality and exclusive designs from popular anime, TV series, films, and games.

    Websites

    Price upon request

    Billy Bowman
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Procosplay is THE place to go to for purchasing cosplay costumes. They offer a large variety of cosplay related to movies, TV shows, and games. They also offer a lot of ready-to-ship items that customers can quickly buy on the spot. It's well worth checking out!"
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    #3MicCostumes

    MicCostumes
    MicCostumes is a website that sells various cosplay costumes, Halloween costumes, and cosplay ideas for all cosplayers. They also sell cosplay wigs, shoe boots, and accessories.

    Websites

    Free

    Frances Rose
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Yeah, I agree with @Samuel Kelly. I am having doubts if my desired costume will come on time. :(  I am NJ for a few months and I can't find a good physical store here to buy cosplay costumes from so I am rooting for online ones. Anyway, I like that this site gives me some costumes ideas beautifully displayed in full-costumed avatars."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the term cosplay was created during the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention that took place in Los Angeles? Sources of the personified characters are from anime, comic books, cartoons, video games, television series, and live-action films.

Cosplaying activities are now a common part of almost every fan convention. Local and international cosplay competitions in the US are also a big hit today. Because of this, cosplayers are now on the lookout for the best places to buy cosplay costumes. And in their pursuit of scoring good buys, online shops now function more than just a shop. So in choosing one, consider the reviews of their online community. With many sites for buying cosplay costume in the US that are available, scoring for cheap finds and good buys has become easier. Okay, just to be clear, cosplaying is not always expensive. So one tip we can give you is going to some trendy thrift stores for some cosplay costume ideas online and start exploring clothes combinations of tops and bottoms. Moreover, the growing popularity of cosplayers also opens the world to high-quality cosplay costumes. People create their own costumes by sewing from scratch or by mixing and matching outfits and accessories. Some purchases costume from cheap anime cosplay websites which include real people that make and sell packaged or ready to wear outfits with different levels of quality and price. Cosplay costumes are different from Halloween costumes and festival outfits. Cosplaying aims to portray a certain character by copying its looks, mannerisms, or body language. These cosplay gatherings also allow people that love anime and such meet each other and be friends.

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    #4RoleCosplay

    RoleCosplay

    RoleCosplay is an online store where you can buy and shop for a wide range of high-quality cosplay costumes from anime, movie, game costumes and more. Buyers can also avail of discounts and promos by using coupon codes.

    Websites

    Free

    Baca Amanda
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "All the costumes I've got from rolecosplay so far are really well made and they fit perfectly. Also their wigs are good quality and the communication with the store is great aswell. I'd defenitely reccoment this company."
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    #5CosplaySky

    CosplaySky

    Cosplaysky is an online website where you can find many different movie, TV, and anime cosplay costumes, accessories, and news. They also sell various kinds of costumes, wigs, props, masks and many more for your cosplay needs.

    Websites

    Price upon request

    Linda Hudson
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I am really not into cosplaying anime but rather characters from different games I play. The Legend Of Zelda is my favorite game and I would always want to peg it. Second game that got me hooked was the classic Final Fantasy--guess what, these 2 games costumes are available in this store! I "
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    #6Cosplay Shops

    Cosplay Shops
    Cosplay Shops is a website that offers thousands of animation products including cosplay costumes, cosplay wigs, and cosplay accessories at affordable prices. The site has costumes for anime, game, and movie and TV characters.
    Websites

    Free

    Christian Murray
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Cosplay Shops is a great site if you are into cosplay, or are just looking for a Halloween costume. They have everything from full costumes, to accessories to help you put together your own. They have everything from anime, games, and tv/movie costumes. I am thinking of putting up a business and I consider them as my suppliers because they sell at wholesale and cheaper prices."
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    #7Etsy

    Etsy
    Etsy is a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. It helps local sellers to make money by getting them in touch with millions of online buyers.
    Websites

    Free

    Roy Barnes
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "It is a one stop shop for everything crafty,, even cosplay costumes and you're dealing with the creators themselves not some second hand store. However, they dont have much of different cosplay costumes and anime pegs because it is rather a buy and sell website.All the proceeds are goign right to the maker with no middle man, and this is so beneficial to the creators. It's like Amazon for Crafts, so great, I love it"
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    #8Amazon

    Amazon
    Amazon is an online retail company considered to be one of the largest in the world. It was created for users looking to find electronics, computers, software, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, tools and hardware, and much more.
    Websites

    Free

    Janet Carr
    Written on May 24, 2017
    "Amazon has everything you want. Well almost everything. I needed a bunch of stuff for my new cosplay and they have it. Wigs, leotard, boots- everything! I can also get some of it on Prime and have it shipped in 2 days, which is great!"
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    #9eBay

    eBay

    eBay is an online marketplace where users can connect to buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, vinyl, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, coupons, and practically everything else under the sun.

    Websites

    Free

    Raymond Ferguson
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "eBay is an often forgotten website to buy goods. What i dont like about is most of the cosplay items i found were either damaged or second hand. Only a few are in good condition. Still, eBay's delivery in US is fast."
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    #10Bhiner Cosplay

    Bhiner Cosplay

    Bhiner Cosplay is an online store where you can buy good quality cosplay products from costumes. wigs, accessories and any cosplay-related products at a cheap and reasonable price. 

    Websites

    Free

    wai lok wang
    Written on November 15, 2019
    "A smart engine for search cosplay costume!"
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    #11Cosplay007

    Cosplay007

    Cosplay007 is an online store officially founded in 2014 by Wuhan Manluyunduan Trading Co., Ltd. which sells costumes of anime, film, and TV around the world. 

    Websites

    Free

    Xiong Tina
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "I love cosplay superheros. Cosplay007.com is a professional website for the Marvel and DC superheros. I can find my love costumes easily and they all in quality. They are a original factory. Love to do business with them."
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    #12Mxcostume

    Mxcostume

    Mxcostume is an online platform where users can buy different costumes inspired by movies, TV shows, anime series, games, and more. The website has a wide collection of cosplay costumes from wigs to hoodies and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Alice Liang
    Written on December 9, 2018
    "Cheap anime/movie/game cosplay costumes, cosplay hoodies, cosplay shirts, cosplay accessories & Halloween masks on Mxcostume. They can customize all kinds of costumes."
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    #13Tradesy

    Tradesy

    Tradesy is a website where users can buy and sell new and used fashion and clothing items. It has different item categories such as clothing, bags, shoes, accessories, and designers to help users decide on purchases.

    Websites

    Free

    Helen White
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Tradesy is pretty good for buying clothes, but when you are looking for something specific, like cosplay costumes and accessories, it's not the best source. While you could get lucky, most of the time you're not going to find what you are looking for with this app."
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    #14Jacketism

    Jacketism

    Jacketism is an online retail store for men and women apparel for bags, leather jackets, vintage jackets, winter jackets, vests, trench coats, and so on. Jacketism also has jackets for cosplay and Halloween.

    Websites

    Free

    imran sadiq
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "I have bought my Halloween Costume by jacketism and i cant wait to wear it. Desperately waiting to impress the crowd. The quality is premium and it fits me perfectly as i opted for custom made to measure option. Maven at jacketism are enchanters!"
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    #15SimCosplay

    SimCosplay

    SimCosplay is an online marketplace created in 2014 by a group of cosplay enthusiasts. This website sells products from anime, superhero, and games cosplay costumes, and many more. 

    Websites

    Free

    Lyn Bruce
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "SimCosplay is a very great company to get a costume from. Not only are the costumes great quality, but they are custom made. About a month ago, I ordered a Batman costume for a fan-made Batman series I am making for my YouTube channel, called Qstudios. This costume is perfect for it! It fits well!"
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    #16XCOOS

    XCOOS

    XCOOS is an online platform that offers users with custom tailored cosplay costumes. It also offers cosplay materials such as wigs, and shoes. This online shop creates costumes using high-quality materials or fabrics.

    Websites

    Free

    佳琪 占
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "XCOOS is an online custom tailored cosplay costumes retailer. xcoos makes cosplay more real.Not only do we want to offer the best in fabrics, design, and styles, but we also want to give our customers the best in the entire experience from order to delivery to even customer service."
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    #17Anime Unity

    Anime Unity

    Anime Unity is a website where users can buy various anime merchandise with free worldwide shipping. Anime items featured such as hoodies and bags are from Attack on Titan, Dragonball, Naruto, and more.

    Websites
    Paul Müller
    Written on February 11, 2019
    "Because of the clear design of the site and cool offers. Shipping time is a little long but its worth."
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    #18Partytask

    Partytask

    Partytask is an online platform that offers various cosplay and stage costumes, medieval and Vikings outfits, custom shoes like boots, and mascots. This website also features various accessories and armor collections.

    Websites

    Free

    Nikoletta Ven
    Written on April 15, 2019
    "I love their work and customer attitude- they are professional costume makers and did 2 cosplays for me - one custom anime and Ana with full armour."

Summary

Best What are the best sites for buying cosplay costumes in the US
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CosplayShopper Websites 22 Free
2ProcosplayWebsites 22 Paid
3MicCostumesWebsites 22 Free
4RoleCosplayWebsites 19 Free
5CosplaySkyWebsites 17 Paid
6Cosplay ShopsWebsites 15 Free
7EtsyWebsites 13 Free
8AmazonWebsites 13 Free
9eBayWebsites 10 Free
10Bhiner CosplayWebsites 5 Free
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