Where to buy cosplay costumes online in Australia
If you're looking for the perfect anime or cosplay costume, these online retailers have plenty of show-stopping options in stock.
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Whether you're a beginner or a professional cosplayer, pulling together the perfect costume is all part of the fun.
To help get you started, we've rounded up a list of online retailers below that offer everything from full costumes and accessories to commissioned and personalised pieces.
Etsy is home to millions of handmade products, making it a top spot to find uniquely crafted cosplay outfits. From elven headpieces to Harley Quinn tattoos, you'll also find all the accessories you need to bring your chosen character to life.
- Free delivery on some items
- Products from local and international sellers available
- New products added daily
From complete costumes to accessories and supplies, Amazon has tons of items available for avid cosplayers. It also makes it easy to compare prices on similar items to get yourself the best deal.
- Free delivery on millions of eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
- Easily compare prices on similar products
- Huge product range
Boasting a designated anime and cosplay section, Costume Box makes finding a costume simple. You'll also find an array of footwear, wigs and contact lenses to help you finish your look with a flourish.
- Free delivery on orders over $99
- Afterpay and Zip available
- Free 100-day returns (conditions apply)
Whether you're looking to role-play Wednesday Addams or Pikachu, Costumes.com.au has a great cosplay outfit available. It also stocks a great range of kids, teens and plus-size outfits, making it easy to find your ideal fit.
- Free shipping on orders over $79
- Afterpay available
- Express shipping available
From genderbending cosplay outfits to hard-to-find costumes, you'll find everything you're looking for at EZCosplay. And, if not, you can commission your very own look.
- Express delivery available
- Commissioned costumes available
From video games to movies, Auscosplay stocks all the hottest cosplay character costumes in the one spot.
- Made to order
- Commissioned costumes available
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Which of these retailers offer free delivery?
- Etsy: Free delivery on some items
- Amazon: Free shipping on eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
- Costume Box: Free shipping on orders over $99
- Costumes.com.au: Free shipping on orders over $79
What is cosplay?
A portmanteau of costumed play, cosplay is a creative pastime that involves dressing up as a character or concept. These characters are often inspired by both popular and obscure movies, books, and video games.
Many cosplayers will go above and beyond simply dressing up in a character's outfit and will "role-play" their chosen character by adopting their mannerisms, gestures and voices.
With the cosplay community now bigger than ever, conventions are held all over the world so that avid cosplayers can come together and meet fellow enthusiasts.
What is genderbending?
The definition of genderbending may differ depending on which cosplayer you ask, but generally, it's when a role-player switches up the gender of the character they're representing.
For instance, you could dress up as a female Link or a male Gamora. Cosplay is meant to be fun and transformative, meaning there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to playing your favourite character.
Where can I get cosplay ideas?
Cosplay costumes are often inspired by movies, books and video games, giving you plenty of sources to draw inspiration from. If you are looking for other ideas though, sites like Pinterest are a great place to start.
You can also check out the #cosplay hashtag on other popular social media platforms such as Instagram or Twitter to see thousands of great costume ideas.
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