Whether you’re into plus size cosplay or planning a one-time plus size costume for Halloween, online stores will have all the costume pieces and props to help your character come to life.
I've shopped all of these stores and I've been happy with my purchases. And I like the customer service at each of these stores.
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Amazon is my favorite online store for, well, everything. Whether I need paper clips, cereal, iPhone accessories or a (gasp!) book, Amazon is always my first choice. Their website is adept at making relevant suggestions while I’m shopping. Their prices usually beat everyone. And even their app is very easy to use.
It may surprise you to find out how much great plus size cosplay stuff they have. The plus size costume selection is wide-ranging, from TV and movie characters to classic witches and devils. They offer plus size costumes for every age and size, at very reasonable prices. As always, the suggested items are helpful, especially when you can see what other folks have bought to complete their costumes. All this help makes cosplay very easy.
One day while I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook, I spotted a tiny little DressLily.com ad. The ad caught my eye because it featured girls in these fantastic wigs. See, I’ve been thinking about doing the mermaid hair thing. These wigs look just like what I want my hair to look like. So, I might end up buying a wig from them (which also has cool regular clothes) and save myself the hassle. Check out what they have to offer for everyday cosplay, as well as these gorgeous wigs for men and women.
Entertainment Earth has been around since close to the dawn of the Internet. The company has fantastic customer service. You can find merch on their website either by the type of product, a general theme, a genre, a specific character or a specific franchise.
Entertainment Earth might surprise you. Their costume selection isn’t as broad as some of the other websites, but they have a nice selection of props or cosplay pieces, including the Groot mask pictured here. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a single plus size costume. (Boo!) But there are weapons, gloves, hats, masks and other props aplenty. (Yay!)
If you’re looking for something homemade or more specific than these websites offer, Etsy is the place to look. I’m not crafty, so Etsy is usually where I shop when I want something unique and cool. Plus, there are a TON of makers on Etsy who are willing to create custom plus size costumes or cosplay pieces. Just check their item descriptions or shop description.
Her Universe is an online store with all kinds of plus size cosplay, costumes and bounding apparel for women. You can find sci fi and fantasy garb that’s actually flattering. (Flattering fangirl apparel is difficult to find. Those traditional, boxy t-shirts are really meant for men, with no seams to allow for curves.) The website is user-friendly, with plenty of white space to keep things clear and big pictures to show you the apparel.
Her Universe is the vision of Ashley Eckstein (pictured in a Star Trek tunic), actress and voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Araca Group, a leading theatrical and brand management company. I’m sure after attending plenty of cons to promote The Clone Wars, Ashley figured out there was a market for good-looking costumes and props for cosplay, and fangirls everywhere.
SuperHeroStuff has a slogan, “where heroes shop.” They should amend that to include villains, too. You can find pretty much any cape, vest, jacket, sword, gun or shield you need to complete your plus size cosplay or plus size costume. I love the new character hoodies. Just zip up and you’re transformed into Chewbacca or Spider-Man, or several other characters. Use the search box for the most efficient way of finding your costume piece. Also, they frequently send coupons to their newsletter subscribers, so sign up for discounts.
Torrid is a totally rockin’ plus size clothing store. They don’t have the usual muumuu’s and (ahem) grandma clothing. They have cool, hip stuff that’s well-made, so it lasts.
Torrid is beginning to rival Her Universe for the amount of unbelievable plus size cosplay clothing they have. (In fact, for my trip to Disney, I bought this Belle dress and it was a HIT.) Their stuff covers Disney, Harry Potter, Star Wars and lots of other great fandoms.
Best of all, their clothes are made for plus sizes. They’re not just enlarged versions of the smaller sizes, which usually don’t fit.
Warner Bros. Official
It may seem strange to include a studio-specific website on this list, but how could I leave it off when Warner Bros. Shop owns some of the best franchises out there? Particularly, I visit HarryPotterShop.com. I love all things Harry Potter, and around Halloween, they have deals on robes, wands, hats and other props. Merch from other franchises is for sale, including pretty much every DC property ( like Arrow), Lord of the Rings, Looney Tunes and plenty of other great props and apparel from movies and TV, perfect for plus size cosplay.
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