Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WHAT Is Everyday Cosplay & My 3 Favorite Places To Shop For It

Everyday Cosplay {ev-ree-dey kos-pley}

Cosplay is the art of costume play. Portraying your favorite fictional characters in the way you dress. Add an Everyday in front and you have something you can incorporate into your daily life.

Everyday Cosplay has been featured on the blog since the beginning and I LOVE it. Everytime I create a new outfit, I cannot wait to share with you all! I'm horrible at keeping a secret!

Where To Shop!
1.  Your Closet! This is always the first place I go for inspiration. Cosplay can be an expensive endeavor and whenever I can utilize something I already have, I do! That makes it very difficult for me to ever get rid of anything. Thank God for Space Bags!
2.  Forever 21 - When I cannot find something in my closet, Forever 21 is the next place I head. They have such a HUGE selection and prices are cheap. I find it easier to buy a trendy piece there or one that I'm only going to use sparsely since it won't cost a lot.
3.  Goodwill - I think I'm super late to the Goodwill party. For last year's San Diego Comic Con, I bought an entire Everyday Cosplay there for only $18! I love how everything is color coded there too!

Where do you like to shop for cosplay items? Let's grow the list in the comments below!

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! I go all out on cosplay but I always forget about closet cosplaying. I need to start doing that, I'm sure I have a ton of cosplays in there :)

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  3. I hit up Ebay for stuff too! And try to check out the discount racks at any store because you just never know what you might find! For shoes, DSW always has a clearance sections!

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  4. Love this post! I also like to hit up Etsy for statement pieces. Sometimes you just need a turtle shell necklace to finish off that Ninja Turtles Everyday Cosplay! Another place I go for cheap/on trend pieces is H&M. And of course what you mentioned! I love Goodwill/Forever21/MY CLOSET :)

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  5. Great post! I LOVE shopping at Goodwill. It's like a treasure hunt. I always feel a weird sense of accomplishment when I find something there.

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  6. Katie OhToFeelPrettyMarch 11, 2015

    Ebay for sure! We don't have Goodwill in the UK and the charity shops in my area are a bit rubbish (lots of old ladies) so eBay is my go-to, that and Primark

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  7. Thanks B! I would have never thought of eBay!

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  8. I was just in H&M yesterday Erin and they have a lot of nice basic & CHEAP pieces! $10 jeans?!!! xx

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  9. Awesome ideas. I go to Goodwill whenever I can--they have such a great selection. But I don't think I have a Forever 21 in my area! Not even at our mall. Or perhaps I'm just missing it... But I love thrift stores because you never know what you might find there to inspire you!!

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  10. yay so happy to help Kyla! Good luck! xx

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  11. Forever 21 is such a good Everyday Cosplay store! Thats a go to for me (Though I'm new to it lol).

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