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Fé and Gen as Mitsuru and Fuuka from Persona 3

Photo by Jack Liu

Ellen Panda PM 12 Blue & 14 Violet

February 26th, 2016 By 0 comments

Klenspop Packaging

This sponsored post was made possible by our friends at Klenspop! I was quite happy when they offered to send us circle lenses to review (again!) because I still do love to wear them in daily life. Actually, since our first review of their shop, I purchased quite a few pair of lenses from them. I love their low prices, quick shipping and great customer service. I only wish they had more “cosplay” colours!

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Bunny Color Brown Circle Lenses

May 5th, 2015 By 0 comments

Klenspop lenses with soft tweezers

Name: Bunny Color Brown
Brand: Lenspop
Diameter: 14 mm
Base curve: 8.6 mm
Lifespan: 1 year after vial is opened
Prescription: Available

This sponsored post was made possible by our friends at Klenspop! I was quite happy when they offered to send us circle lenses to review because I love to wear them in daily life even though I don’t get to do it as often as I’d like. My favorite type of lenses to wear out of cosplay are brown ones so the Bunny Color Brown were perfect. Klenspop mostly offers natural colors (brown, black and grey) with discreet designs, but they do have some other colors as well. If you like to create a dolly look, you’ll definitely be able to find a great pair on their store. Also, their lenses are not very expensive! A lot of them are under $20.

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Uta no Prince-sama School Uniform from MicCostumes

January 26th, 2013 By 4 Comments

Uta no Prince-sama female school uniform sent by MicCostumes.com

Before now, I didn’t have any experience buying cosplays online. When I made my first costume in 2010 (if you are wondering it was Sungsun from Bleach and no, there aren’t any photos of it on this blog), I considered buying one in case my sewing attempt failed miserably, but I never actually did. Back then and even today, I really didn’t know what to expect in terms of quality and I think that’s something that many other cosplayers are worried about as well.

Here are a few tips that will help picking the right pre-made costume:

  • Make sure the costume is accurate by comparing it to a reference picture of the character
  • Verify the list of included items so that you’re not missing any parts
  • Pay attention to the fabric used. Is it supposed to be shiny? Matte? Does it look right?
  • Get custom sizing whenever available

This Saotome Academy uniform from Uta no Prince-sama was kindly given to me by MicCostumes. It’s available for purchase on their online store. It was custom made to my size and overall fits nicely. The custom sizing option at MicCostumes is only a $10 extra so I highly recommend getting it if you want the best fit possible without making the garments yourself!

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