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11 Jun 2010 - 14:5134141
Cosplay/fabric shops in London?
Hello, I'm not a new cosplayer but this is the first time I'm delving into actually buying fabrics and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good fabric shops in London - preferably central London or the Holloway/Islington area in the northeast. The particular material I'm looking for is one that has or can be given the texture of Medieval skin clothes - sheepskin and the like (without the fur). That tough, rough-looking type of clothing, the kind that barbarians would have made all their garments out of. Obviously not expecting to find sheepskin, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a fabric that had this texture and look or could be made to (and where I might find it)?

Many thanks!


11 Jun 2010 - 15:3434142
Central london: Berwick street, just off oxford st (Tottenham court road end) beard papas on the corner
Several shops, not necessarilly cheap though

Personally I always go to Shepherds Bush, big selection and usually pretty cheap, but that's west

dont know if either place will have what you need



Last edited by agi (11 Jun 2010 - 15:39)
11 Jun 2010 - 15:5734143
Quote agi:
Personally I always go to Shepherds Bush, big selection and usually pretty cheap, but that's west

dont know if either place will have what you need


I second this.
Zone 2, Central Line. About 7 or 8 stops West of Oxford Circus.


11 Jun 2010 - 17:2734148
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Hello, I'm not a new cosplayer but this is the first time I'm delving into actually buying fabrics and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good fabric shops in London - preferably central London or the Holloway/Islington area in the northeast. The particular material I'm looking for is one that has or can be given the texture of Medieval skin clothes - sheepskin and the like (without the fur). That tough, rough-looking type of clothing, the kind that barbarians would have made all their garments out of. Obviously not expecting to find sheepskin, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a fabric that had this texture and look or could be made to (and where I might find it)?

Many thanks!


Do you mean a suede? Suede is made when they take a sheet of leather and split it apart and dry out the squishy insides to make a soft nap. You can get faux suede in most fabric shops, I definitely know fabric land does it.

I would recommend goldhawk road tube station. There are many fabric shops just outside of it and you can walk through to shepherds bush from there.

-Tab


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11 Jun 2010 - 19:4434162
Ah! Thanks for the info from me as well - I'm looking into fabric shops in the London area too!


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12 Jun 2010 - 14:1534218
Thank you everyone! Suede is animal skin isn't it? It's that rough animal skin look I'm after, though the colour is a sort of beige/yellow - can I get suede/faux suede in this?


14 Jun 2010 - 16:2034372
Quote agi:
Central london: Berwick street, just off oxford st (Tottenham court road end) beard papas on the corner
Several shops, not necessarilly cheap though

Personally I always go to Shepherds Bush, big selection and usually pretty cheap, but that's west

dont know if either place will have what you need


I know the ones you mentioned on Berwick Street, the reason why it's expensive is there's a fashion college nearby, and the shop make money of the students.

Shepherd's Bush and Southall are the places where I usually go for fabric. They have really cheap stuff.


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