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13 Jun 2012 - 16:2986045
what do you do with your cosplays you've worn?
i always wondered what people did one they worn thier cosplay . i usually keep mine althought i gave away my pac man costume becuase i didn't want it to go to waste as i became to ill to carry it any longer .

cosplay forever

13 Jun 2012 - 16:4086046
I keep mine and usually re-wear them (I hate the thought of all the money/time/effort spent on them to just go to waste)
Or I re-use some parts of one cosplay for a new one (Hooray for Recycling! xD)

So yeah, I dont have ALOT of cosplays right now, but once my collection expands then I think I will need to either find bigger/better storage space for them or just sell them on (Or butcher them so I can re-use materials and such) ^^

13 Jun 2012 - 17:4886048
Really depends on the outfit for me.

Cosmos... I might just chuck... The bottom on the dress is covered in dirt, and the gold detailing is ruined. Also, the dress itself is impossible to walk in.

WallMarket!Cloud: I actually took that apart, to see if I can get it to fit me better. Debating re-assembling it, but I'm might just use the fabric for another costume in the end.

My later costumes... They're actually in pretty good nick and can be worn again, so they're hanging up in my cupboard atm. I might make a rule that if I don't wear them again after so long, I'll sell them on here.

Might do that with some of them anyway...

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13 Jun 2012 - 17:5286050
i try and get the most out of the costumes that i own as its just a waste to wear a costume once and get rid of it

13 Jun 2012 - 18:2786051
Yeah, I agree, it seems such a waste to put all that effort in it for just a days outing! I have a friend who will wear an outfit, and if she's unhappy, she will rework it when she feels like she has improved her skills enough to do it enough justice

13 Jun 2012 - 18:3386053
My old cosplays are in a pile on top of my wardrobe ready to be reworn whenever or as backups. I tend to bring at least 1 rewear to each con

Id always be happy to rewear them for photos shoot and stuff. If Im really unhappy with something I leave parts in my fabric box to recycle them for something else when the time comes.

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13 Jun 2012 - 20:5886061
if mine were sellable i would prob sell a few but i lack the technique to finish some off to a high standard, and the ones i do complete to a high standard i wouldnt wanna part with cos they took me agesssss to make .

mine all currently live in my cosplay attic with its own wardrobe lol

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13 Jun 2012 - 21:0686062
I wish I were good enough to make cosplays to a standard which is able to be sold. But sadly I'd feel guilty selling my own costumes as I never think they're good enough, so they all just fit in my cupboard. Although they're sort of spilling out now. Some are in bags in the attic.

The costumes that are better sewn I want to keep to rewear anyway haha, my best costumes tend to be my favourite characters so I spend more time on them and want to keep them. Forever hoarding costumes!

I hate throwing things out too. But sometimes I can turn a costume into another by cutting them up. Saves money! I also don't throw them away on the off chance that I may want to redo bits because I'm always wanting to remake some of my older cosplays...

22 Jun 2012 - 09:5486537
I keep all mine in my wardrobe, or they hang on my cupboard door or my chair as wips.

Granted, I only have one finished one, but soon it will be two :L

Actually ran out of coat hangers >>

I'm new to this :3
22 Jun 2012 - 10:5886539
I put mine on mannequins inside dimly lit glass cabinets, in my basement.

They are in various poses, and look like the "statues" that you can find in Bioshock when you come across Sander Cohen.

23 Jun 2012 - 19:5886601
When I plan to do a new cosplay it's always with the intention of wearing it for several different events, then I'll take a break from it and wear it again at some other point in the future after doing other cosplays. It's too much time and money to only wear something once and you wouldn't get as much fun out of it, either.

I find that some items can be used in more than one cosplay ( such as black trousers and white button-up shirts for school uniform characters, etc. ) And some of the more normal-looking items can end up mixed into my everyday wear which I guess is quite useful.


23 Jun 2012 - 20:3486603
I only wear mine once, I cant sell them on because they're fitted to me, I really need to buy a rail to hang them on, they're folded up in the attic!

23 Jun 2012 - 20:5786604
Wear them again!

That is actually true for most of my cosplays...the only proper one I have decided that I will never wear again, I sold. The rest are just stored wherever they will fit, and unfinished cosplay lives on my 'cosplay shelf' (literally just a shelf on my bookcase I didn't know what to do with so dumped all my unfinished stuff on).


23 Jun 2012 - 22:3286608
I keep them and re-wear. I still have costumes that I made back when I first started (1990) and they are still pretty much the same as they were when I made them.

In some cases I do recycle a costume to use for another costume. It really depends how happy I was with it and how well it held together.

My Cain Nightroad that was never finished is being recycled into other costumes so I haven't wasted the materials.

28 Jun 2012 - 11:1986827
So far I've only cosplayed things that I really wanted to do, so I tend to keep them and re-wear them. I'd like to build up a wardrobe of different cosplays so that I'm never caught short in case of a sudden cosplay emergency. Cause, y'know, that happens....

28 Jun 2012 - 11:5886829
I always re-wear mine.

"I want you to remember this coz one day it may save your life, i defenitly am mad man with a box" - The Doctor

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28 Jun 2012 - 13:3986835
So far I have kept all of my cosplays except two from when I first started. I threw these away due to my unhappiness at how one turned out and the other was damaged beyond repair.

My costumes are currently stored in all manner of places. Some in my wardrobe, some folded in a suitcase, bigger pieces, like ballgowns, in a smaller but more spacious wardrobe in my parents room, some props in the attic, wigs and accessories in boxes in another cupboard XD It is getting to the point where I really do need to have a clear out, I just can't bear to part with them as I want to make improvements and re-wear!

Eventually I think I will have to sell some of the ones I have brought and feel I won't wear again to make space for new costumes. As for the ones I have made, I think I would be sad to get rid of them since so much work went into them, however there will come a point where space is too limited to warrant keeping them

02 Jul 2012 - 12:3187033
Most of my cosplays I have stored away in a suitcase in the attic, just because I don't want to part with them. I dont think my cosplays are of a good enough standard to sell so others that I know I'm definitely not going to wear I have thrown out before to save space.

02 Jul 2012 - 15:3487044
Mine were in my wardrobe, when I lived at uni, but now I'm home, and I don't have a wardrobe to myself, they are currently living in a wardrobe at my grandmothers, ditto with my wigs, which are either in boxes, or in really high places so my cousins won't get hold of them and accidentally mess them up!

02 Jul 2012 - 16:1687046
Quote dan-dan:
i try and get the most out of the costumes that i own as its just a waste to wear a costume once and get rid of it

I do exactly the same! ^__^

02 Jul 2012 - 20:4887064
I dont have many, only started expo going in 2009... but i'm finding that with my hair there seems to be a cycle with my cosplays... depending on if it's long or short so i generally keep them I like being able to wear something more than once.

09 Jul 2012 - 22:0687364
At the moment my handmade stuff isn't secure enough to sell I think, but mostly I keep cosplay by default.

I would like to sell cosplays I don't wear anymore but most of the things I have worn in the past have been partially made up of regular clothes, whether I keep those pieces or not depends if I still wear them but more often than not stuff ends up in the bin during clear-outs, it seems so wasteful now that I think about it, but that's mostly down to my poor organisation and sloth.

I'd like to think that I'll get into the swing of selling clothes and cosplay parts but I reckon I mostly keep stuff in case I rewear it until it ends up at the back of a wardrobe or in a suitcase for...some reason.

Last edited by HotshotShan (09 Jul 2012 - 22:07)
02 Aug 2012 - 17:4088645
I usually keep them ♥ And wear them again!!!
I don't think that I'm good enough to sell them.~
So I prefer keeping them D


07 Aug 2012 - 22:1388978
I usually keep them in my cupboard but this year I'm selling one as I need the room in my cupboard and also it was too big for me

I like to cosplay, read manga, study Japanese, korean and Chinese. I like Anime and a lot more.
08 Aug 2012 - 23:0889055
I rewear them. I still love the characters so I show it plus I can't afford to buy loads and I'm learning to sew so I'm really slow at it so I get plenty of chance to wear old cosplays again.

Last edited by Deathblow_Prime (08 Aug 2012 - 23:09)
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