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Where Can You Buy Cosplay Outfits?

One of the things that Japan is most famous for is cosplay – so this article will guide you where you can buy your own outfits!

The two main ways of buying cosplay outfits:

Buy directly in shops

Buy online

Buying in shops

Cosplay specialist shops are a thing in Japan, and ideal for trying on the outfits to see if they suit. As with buying ordinary clothes, often the same outfits will be available in different sizes, to suit your body, along with wigs, shoes and other accessories to pull off the look. Staff are also on hand to advise if you are unsure of what to buy or what will suit you, so is highly recommended for those who are just starting out in cosplay. Here are some great cosplay costumes and goods stores in Tokyo!

1) ACOS Akihabara (Akihabara)

ACOS Akihabara

Address: 1-7-6 AKIBA Cultures ZONE, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
Opening Hours: 11:00AM - 9:30PM
Tel: +81-3-3526-3871

 2) COSPATIO (Akihabara)


Address: 3-15-5 Cospatio Akihabara 2F & 3F, Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
Opening Hours: 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Tel: +81-3-3526-6877

3) Cosmint (Shinjuku)


Address: 1-15-18, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
Opening Hours: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Tel: +81-3-3352-7018

Buy online

For those who do not have time or the access to cosplay shops, online shopping is the ideal solution, particularly for browsing many different outlets. The ideal outfit is just a click away, with images of its relative size. It’s also possible to order the appropriate wigs and accessories for your ideal cosplay look. Another interesting alternative is shopping on online free markets or net auctions, for bargain price outfits. Here are some useful online shops. 

1) Cosplay Shopper:

2) EXC Japan Cosplay Shop:

3) Assist Cosplay Shop from JAPAN:

We highly recommend giving cosplay a try!

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Koki Miyashita

Author & Editor