Cosplay Costume Fabrics
Distinctive fabric is proud to show case the best selection of cosplay fabric and cosplay fabric material for cosplayers around the world.
If you are looking to gather some different types of fabric for a costume, you can consider some of these options:
- Cotton Fabric - A soft and wrinkle-resistant material that will keep you warm in cold weather. It’s easier to dye than linen, but it isn’t as absorbent.
- Linen Fabric - Strong, soft, and durable, linen fabric will keep you cool on hot days. It’s a little more absorbent than cotton but it isn’t as stretchy.
- Rayon fabric - Made as a cheaper alternative to silk in WWII, rayon is a slinky fabric that will keep you cool in hot weather. It’s cost-efficient, stretchy, and drapes beautifully, but will shrink when put into a dryer and wrinkles easily.
- Spandex Fabric - Very popular for skin suits and athletic wear because of its incredible stretch. Spandex is cool, shiny, and durable. It will also give a nice drape if used in loose clothing. Must be hand-washed.
The following fabrics are great for big events, magical or royal costumes, and lingerie:
- Velvet Fabric - A soft material covered with small fibers that will keep you warm in winter. Has a gorgeous shine and gathers nicely. Can be very expensive and must be hand-washed or dry-cleaned.
- Silk Fabric - A high-quality material with a beautiful shine and drape. Silk will keep you cool in hot weather and is relatively easy to work with, but it can be pricey and requires special care.
- Satin Fabric - Lightweight and shiny, satin is similar to silk but generally a little stiffer and more fragile. Can be bought for very cheap at most craft stores. Does not have much stretch, but is easy to cut and sew. Must be hand-washed.
- Lame’ Fabric - Shiny, stretchy, and breathable, this material is frequently used in avant-garde outfits. Relatively easy to work with, but is prone to snag and burn. Must be hand-washed.
- Toughies Fabric - These fabrics are made to withstand rough use. Perfect for hunters, warriors, barbarians, and post-apocalyptic survivors.
- Leather Fabric - Very durable and stylish, but doesn’t breathe and can shrink if improperly dried. It’s also very expensive and can be difficult to sew. Not animal-friendly.
- Suede Fabric - A kind of leather with a velvety finish. Durable, but very difficult to maintain. Cheaper than leather and a little easier to work with.
- Pleather Fabric- Literally “plastic leather.” An artificial version of leather that’s cheaper, easier to work with, and that will let your skin breathe. Available in more prints than leather. Easier to clean, but can be less durable and may crack over time.
- Vinyl Fabric- A shiny, stiff, and waterproof material that’s popular for accessories, catsuits, and fetish clothing. Wet Look is a subset of vinyl. This material is easy to clean, but it can be difficult to sew because it sticks on itself and finished materials.
- Under and Over- It would be hard to make clothes out of these materials alone, but they really help give that extra oomph. Good for royal, fairy, and magical costumes.
- Gauze Fabric - A light and absorbent material that will keep you cool in hot weather. Can range from sheer material like those used in veils or opaque material used in sundresses and summer blouses. Can get holes if put to hard use.
- Chiffon Fabric- A sheer, lightweight fabric with gorgeous drape. Perfect for royal costumes because of its billowing effect. Its slippery and fragile quality makes it difficult to cut and sew and it must be carefully hand-washed.
- Organza Fabric- Sheer, lightweight, and shimmery. This material is great for layering on clothes to add structure. It’s stiffer and easier to work with than chiffon, but can still be difficult when sewing and cutting. Must be hand-washed.
- Tulle Fabric - A very stiff and dense net material often used in tutus and petticoats. Tulle won’t frayed when cut, so it doesn’t need to be finished. It doesn’t drape well but gives fantastic volume when worn under skirts. It needs to be hand-washed. A very stiff and dense net material often used in tutus and petticoats. Tulle won’t fray when cut, so it doesn’t need to be finished. It doesn’t drape well but gives fantastic volume when worn under skirts. It needs to be hand-washed.