What happens to your costumes afterwards?

If Cosplay is like a dream in fantasy land then the aftermath would be a huge slap of reality. Left over fabrics, sequins, glue, feathers, ribbons, fake gems, chains, interface, sponge, craft foams, wires, spray paints and felt aside.

What about the costumes??????!!

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Let’s face it, how many use will you get out of one costume? One rarely even manage to get 3 use out of it.


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Okay, fine. Even if you do get like, 3 use out of it. What happens to the costume next?
I don’t know about you, but every time I rummage through those stacks and drawers of costumes, I start to entertain quitting cosplay. While I really enjoy cosplaying and is somewhat addicted to it, there are also lousy moments when I look at what’s left and groan. And then I ask myself, was all those hours of hard work and money worth this short moment of fun =_=;;?


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For space constrained Singapore, this is an on-going challenge >_<;;

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It depends on the costume. If it is a costume that I don't like a lot, I cut it up and reuse it. If I really like the costume I keep it. If the costume is good quality I will try and sell it: that's what I'm doing with my Wa Lolita cosplay dress.
Chelle said…
I tend to re-wear a lot of costumes since I can't afford to make many, and if I can't fund my next project I sell an older one on, making room to make some lovely new cosplay! That way I don't feel so bad letting them sit there, but to get some use and let someone else feel happy wearing it :)
Laurie L. said…
Somebody wrote about this finally ^ ^

I kinda do all the stuff in the poll box except for selling it. I am a fuller cosplayer and cosplayers in the Philippines are pretty much petite so even if I put my costumes up for sale it can get pretty slow. I usually keep my costume, tear it apart(if I am not as in love with it compared to when it was new) and use it for new cosplay.

As for my wigs, I rarely sell those, lend them what not since I developed a habit to collect wigs ^ ^
I cut it up to reuse the cloth ;A; or I try to sell it, which is hard too :<
I cannot bear to cut my costumes apart T___T
Sanahi said…
i always keep them with a thought of wearing them once again which rarely happens. But to me they are like children which i cannot abandon :)
DEARX said…
I personally dont cosplay as much as I use to when I was younger, so lately, I've been making costumes for my friends to use for photoshoots but really, after a shoot - whats gonna happen to the cosplay? ): it just ends up in storage. I try to resell them to make up for the cost of time and money into making the costume.
I dont personally like to make costumes as much anymore unless I plan on competing in them so I feel I get a little bit more out of it TAT
Me too T_T I find it hard to throw them away and kept pretty much all of my costumes until I decided to throw a few away recently.

I'm still trying to get into the idea of reselling them away but >_<

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