A Cleaning Service Just For Cosplayers

A Cleaning Service Just for Cosplayers

Costumes are slightly different from regular clothes. Some are delicate and handmade or use unusual fabrics and material. These outfits are tricky! They can need special care. No wonder why in Japan, there's a dry cleaning service specifically for cosplayers.

Picture: Layer Support

It's called Layer Support ("layer" is Japanese slang for "cosplayer"). According to the service's site, the service can handle can tough make-up stains and freshing up outfits that are sometimes worn for long stretches outside.

There is also free online consultation to help cosplayers figure out what kind of cleaning they need.

Pricing depends on how many articles of clothing are in a particular outfit.

A Cleaning Service Just for Cosplayers

For example, the "basic course" is 4000 yen ($44) for one outfit with up to five individual pieces.

A Cleaning Service Just for Cosplayers

The "deluxe course" is 5000 yen ($55) for one outfit with up to six pieces.

Here's how it works: You send off your costume with a form noting which areas need special attention by the cleaning pros at Layer Support. And within two working weeks, you get your costume back, all clean.

A Cleaning Service Just for Cosplayers

Picture: Ringooo0

A Cleaning Service Just for Cosplayers

Picture: Ringooo0

There is also a cleaning service for cosplay shoes and boots.

Once your costume is clean, you can also pay 1000 yen ($11) to have Layer Support store it for one year. That's helpful for those in cramped Japanese apartments, where storage space might be scarce, and cosplay costumes are a-plenty.


    I completely read this wrong... I thought they cleaned for you wearing cosplay...

    There would probably be a market for that somewhere...

      I am sure that somewhere, some enterprising cosplay group has thought of this, realised a bunch of overweight sweaty guys would call them all the time and promptly forgot the idea hahaha

    Oh, I got excited there for a second as I thought these 3 ladies would come around to clean the house... Nevermind.

    EDIT: Would have sold me on migrating to Japan!

    Last edited 26/07/15 12:19 pm

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