Cosplay Costume Supplies Business

The cosplay costume business will become an online supplier of a variety of adult and kids cosplay, anime and special occasion costume clothing and accessories.


  • Description


 Market Research

Cosplay comes from the combination of the words “costume” and “play” and involves people dressing up as characters from video games, television shows, anime, movies or books. They may decide to act in character while in costume as well, making it more of a performance art.

What started mainly as a hobby popular in Japan has exploded into a multibillion-dollar industry that has surged in popularity in the U.S, Europe and Australia. People can spend thousands of dollars on things like convention tickets, hotel stays, custom-made costumes and props.

As an example of this incredible growth, Comicon in Phoenix has grown dramatically from about 23,000 attendees in 2011 to more than 106,000 attendees in 2016. Cosplay offers people a chance to show off their creativity, connect with other like-minded individuals and sometimes even allows them to make a few dollars.

There were approx 8100 people in Australia searching for cosplay per month with approx 1500 people searching for cosplay costumes with very little competition. Worldwide there were over 550,000 searches for cosplay monthly with 40,000 searches for cosplay costumes on Google.

Please Note: The data shown above is derived solely from the Google search engine and does not consider search data and volume from other search engines.

The Potential

The cosplay costume business will become an online supplier of a variety of adult and kids cosplay, anime and special occasion costume clothing and accessories.

The business owner will be able to supply both consumers and businesses in Australia and various other countries with supplies both pre-branded and with custom branding and packaging.


Using the search data above, we take the sale price of a typical cosplay costume to be $80. Purchasing this directly from our Manufacturer will cost approx $15.00, giving this product a markup of approx 430%. Therefore, if profit is $65 and you converted 10% of the 1500 monthly searches for cosplay costumes, your revenue will be $65 x 150 (Sales) = $9750 / month ** Minus Advertising Costs.

** Please keep in mind that any potential earnings or income mentioned is general in nature and dependent on a variety of factors. It is to be used strictly as a guide only.

*** Profit potential also doesn’t include other forms of advertising that can be employed by the owner such as B2B email mailouts, Facebook & Instagram Marketing, Online support groups and more.


Suppliers for this business have been sourced and verified for this business from multiple countries and have been trading for over 5 years. Minimum stock order requirements are very low and certain products have no minimum requirements.

Our import team will always negotiate and liaise with suppliers to enquire that not only are products are of the highest quality, but pricing is always excellent including shipping costs.Furthermore by designing your own custom packaging and stationery, brand awareness will drive higher levels of traffics and sales.

If carrying your own stock or branding is not something that is essential, then this business can be operated solely on a drop ship basis which doesn’t require the operator to hold any stock. This alternative model for this business allows for products to be directly shipped to customers without carrying any stock.

Our system provides  automatic stock level updates, in-built supplier verification system and one-click ordering from various supplies from a marketplace consisting of over 10,000 suppliers.


  • Domain Name Research & Suggestions
  • Transfer & Ownership of domain name.
  • Professionally Designed Logo
  • Australian Developed Ecommerce Ready Website.
  • Custom Designed Website Graphics
  • Page Content Writing
  • Product Import Management
  • Reliable Supplier Contacts
  • Supplier Liaison and Price Negotiation
  • Product Catalog Setup & Import
  • Product Category Set up
  • Import of 200 – 350 Products
  • Transfer of Hosted Database
  • Set up of New Hosting and Transfer
  • Built-in Advanced Drop-Ship System
  • Automatic Supplier Score Feature
  • Custom Stationary Design
  • Ownership of all master graphics, banners and logos.
  • Instagram Business Account
  • Facebook Business Page
  • Custom Facebook Marketing Campaign
  • Google AdWords Campaign
  • Ebay Shop Integration
  • Accounting Software Integration
  • Site Speed Optimization
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Multi Currency Converter
  • Custom Designed Facebook Adverts & Banner
  • Stripe / Afterpay Payment Setup
  • Paypal Payment Setup
  • 50+ Hours of Marketing Training Videos
  • Personal 1 on 1 Training Sessions
  • 12 Months of Support by Email, Skype and Phone
  • Lifetime Business Technical Support

More Information

For more information and to answer any more questions you may have regarding this business opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us .