Hobbies: Cosplay and BJD's|
I cosplay since 2001 and collect BJD's since 2004.
Hi there folks,
Today I have review of a Cosplay by CosplaySky.de/.com for you.
They allowed me to choose one Cosplay from their shop, which is going to be made and sent to me, on the condition that I describe and evaluate it.
My choice fell upon the Valentine Outfit of Kotori Minami from “Love Live!”.
You know, that mostly I sew my Cosplays and only buy the small stuff. Until now my experience with bought Costumes was rather bad. For an acquaintance I once pimped a bought Costume which was badly made and looked cheap.
So based on this bad experience I was curious, how the Costume by Cosplay Sky would turn out to be.
I see why someone who isn’t that sure about their sewing skills or has no time or motivation to do so, buys a Cosplay. So this review is plainly to help you see if an industrial produced Cosplay is an alternative.
The contact was really friendly and fast to reply to my E-mails. The English mails were easy to understand and they had no problems understanding me despite not being a native speaker.
My wish that the costume is custom-made by my size and not the regular clothes sizes was taken seriously and converted.
The Cosplay consist of 8 pieces in total and all of them are neatly and nicely made. The fabrics are pretty and there was a lot of thought put in choosing them. The stockings are made of a stretchy fabric, which makes them comfortable on the legs. The skirt is lined, the shirt is jersey and the jacket is made of fleece.
They made sure not to miss any details, beautiful laces were used. Jacket and shirt have fitting prints, the patches on the jacket were sewn on and the armlet is embroidered.
All of the pieces are washable.
Another positive aspect is that the Costume looks exactly like the picture on the shops website.
Processing time and delivery:
It took circa 1 ½ - 2 weeks from the discussion of changes to the shipping. Shipping itself took about one week so in total it took 3 weeks until the Costume arrived.
There is nothing much to complain about this Cosplay or the collaboration. There are only two things which could have been better:
First, the skirt is a little too long for my own proportions, BUT for me it’s better to have a skirt which is too long rather than too short. Simply because I have the chance to shorten it, which is easier than adding length. ^.~
Second, sadly on the armlet is another LoveLive! character name stitched on. With a little hard work I am able to remove that so that I can paint the actual character name on it with fabric paint.
On the bottom-line I can recommend CosplaySky. The price-performance ratio is fantastic, I wouldn’t be able to even buy the fabrics for this price let alone the time I’ve saved, not sitting on my sewing machine for hours or days.
I am totally happy and pleased with the Cosplay and the collaboration!