Getting to Know Cosplay Costume Brands from Taobao

Taobao is the largest e-commerce platform in China owned by the Alibaba Group

Handoyo Saputra | November 15, 2023

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Cosplay has become an increasingly popular phenomenon in Indonesia. Many people show their passion for fictional characters by dressing up and wearing costumes resembling those characters.

Cosplay events are also being held more frequently, ranging from events in malls, schools, campuses, cafes, and other public places. Check out this month's cosplay event schedule.

The increasing number of cosplay rental places has made this hobby more accessible to the general public. There's no need to buy costumes worth millions of rupiahs; people can rent costumes for tens to hundreds of thousands of rupiahs.

This undoubtedly helps people to easily start cosplaying. If they feel comfortable in the rented costume, then they consider buying it for themselves.

One of the popular places to buy cosplay costumes is Taobao. Taobao is the largest e-commerce platform in China owned by the Alibaba Group. The platform offers a wide range of products, including cosplay costumes that are very popular among cosplay enthusiasts.

Taobao offers thousands of costume options from various different brands, making it an ideal place to find the right costume for your cosplay event. Taobao provides costumes ranging from cheap to expensive, depending on their quality.

Well-known brands with good quality costumes are usually priced higher. However, this is justified by the details and quality of the costumes. This also causes their rental prices to be higher compared to costumes from other brands or custom-made costumes.

To make it easier to get to know the cosplay costume brands from Taobao, Kapten Tekno categorizes them into 4 classes:

Class 1 

Top quality with high prices. These brands are known for having excellent costume details and using high-quality materials. Here's a list of brands in this category:

  • Artistic Sprout
  • 1/3 Delusion
  • Miaowucos
  • Uwowo
  • Gimeng

Class 2

Good quality with moderately high prices. These brands have good quality and are suitable for collecting. Here's a list of brands in this category:

  • Kakacat 
  • Cgcos
  • Lardoo
  • Sealed Heart
  • Ichiyo
  • Creative Production
  • Spark Anime
  • Jiangnan
  • Neko To Sanchome/NTS
  • Cosplayfm
  • ManGu
  • Sakuracos
  • HMcos
  • HSIU
  • Henshun
  • Monenjoy
  • MiuMiu

Class 3

Decent quality with low prices. Suitable for cosplayers looking to buy affordable costumes that still have a brand. Here's a list of brands in this category:

  • Yangyangwucos
  • Domandu
  • WuDu
  • Miaolj
  • Mengxiao
  • Ciao She
  • Jiangcheng

Class 4 (Freebrand)

Quality is not guaranteed as they don't have a brand.

For cosplayers who want to try the quality of costumes from Taobao, you can rent them first at cosplay costume rental places spread across various cities in Indonesia. Please visit Ruangcosplay.com to find the nearest costume rental place in your city.

RuangCosplay is a cosplay rental platform that can help cosplayers find costumes. Rental owners can create an account and upload their rental catalog for free. Here is a list of the best cosplay costume rental places according to Kapten Tekno: Cosplay Costume Rental Places Across Indonesia.

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