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I'm trying to make a female Joey Wheeler cosplay for the next anime con which is in November. I'm having a hard time finding a good green coat that matches his in a plus size and for a reasonable price. I'm also thinking of adding knee high boots to the the cosplay (black preferably) and I need to get those in wide calf. Anybody know of some websites where I could start looking for them? Thanks.
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I would recommend looking at thrift stores first. I can't tell you how many times I have found the PERFECT shirt, pants, jacket, etc.. for a cosplay at Goodwill. They are extremely cheap and work out perfectly, especially since you can try them on in the store and ensure that they fit.

As for the boots...maybe look on eBay? I don't know how many boots are made for wide-calves, and I would assume they would be a bit more expensive because there is more material in them than regular boots. However, you could always buy a pair of like...black Go-Go boots and cut them to where they no longer fit so they fit your calves. Just a suggestion if you want to possibly save some money, but I'm not really an expert on shoe prices to be honest sweatdrop






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I would recommend looking at thrift stores first. I can't tell you how many times I have found the PERFECT shirt, pants, jacket, etc.. for a cosplay at Goodwill. They are extremely cheap and work out perfectly, especially since you can try them on in the store and ensure that they fit.

As for the boots...maybe look on eBay? I don't know how many boots are made for wide-calves, and I would assume they would be a bit more expensive because there is more material in them than regular boots. However, you could always buy a pair of like...black Go-Go boots and cut them to where they no longer fit so they fit your calves. Just a suggestion if you want to possibly save some money, but I'm not really an expert on shoe prices to be honest sweatdrop






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Yeah, I'll definately check Goodwill because it's nearby. But when I add the cost of the boots to the cost of the jacket, shirt, and skirt, it's so pricey that I might as well be buying a cosplay >u<
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I would recommend looking at thrift stores first. I can't tell you how many times I have found the PERFECT shirt, pants, jacket, etc.. for a cosplay at Goodwill. They are extremely cheap and work out perfectly, especially since you can try them on in the store and ensure that they fit.

As for the boots...maybe look on eBay? I don't know how many boots are made for wide-calves, and I would assume they would be a bit more expensive because there is more material in them than regular boots. However, you could always buy a pair of like...black Go-Go boots and cut them to where they no longer fit so they fit your calves. Just a suggestion if you want to possibly save some money, but I'm not really an expert on shoe prices to be honest sweatdrop






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Yeah, I'll definately check Goodwill because it's nearby. But when I add the cost of the boots to the cost of the jacket, shirt, and skirt, it's so pricey that I might as well be buying a cosplay >u<
You could probably actually find some pretty cheap boots on eBay. You might want to also look for the skirt and shirt at Goodwill as well, it's really easy to alter clothes and it can save you a ton of money 3nodding You can also look for boots there too if you want? I know Goodwill always has an odd selection of boots XD






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I actually just found a pair of boots >u<
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Woahh.. Oh nvm .3.
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Have you looked into the possibility making the jacket? It should be quite simple for a pattern, green fabric, and some buttons. That way you can control the sizing and color.

I wouldn't recommend the boots. Joey was very well known for wearing very vibrant sneakers. But, that's just me. (And it's been a while since I watched Yu-Gi-Oh!)

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