TOKYO FABRIC STORE: ODAKAYA, SHINJUKU. WHERE TO BUY JAPANESE FAKE EYELASHES, LOLITA ANIME COSPLAY WIGS, FEATHER BOAS, NAIL POLISH.
Odakaya in Shinjuku, Japan is one of my favorite places for sparkly fabric, cosplay wigs, feathered eyelashes — and other life necessities. The first few floors of the building are RuPaul drag race heaven.
Readers often ask me where to buy cheap, flamboyant eyelashes in Tokyo. In Japan, you can get incredible fake lashes for 100 to 400 yen ($1-4) — believe me, the quality matches the $15 ones from Make Up Forever!
† Odakaya has the largest selection of colorful, decadent false eyelashes. The prices range from 100 to 1500 yen.
† Daiso sells long fake lashes for 100 yen, with tiny lash glue tubes included.
† Bodyline in Harajuku has gemmed and feathered lashes at the counter for 100-400 yen.
† Don Quixote also stocks inexpensive lashes. I got my feathered ones at the Shinjuku location.
(Maps, photos and directions of all these stores are here.)
Odakaya stocks colorful, theatrical makeup and hair-raising products for Visual Kei glam-rockers.
Prisila is the leading brand for Gothic Lolita, anime and cosplay wigs.
You can even get host boy hair here. Check out this post for more photos of Prisila wig styles.
The electric cosplay wigs are my favorites. Sometimes, you can find them on sale for $20-30.
Odakaya is DIY craft paradise. You can pick up fake flowers, lace, ribbon and trimmings to make headpieces.
Bird feathers and boas, every color of the rainbow!
How to get to Odakaya? Go out the east exit of Shinjuku station, walk across the street and slightly to the right (past Studio Alta), then turn left. Look for the blue and white Odakaya sign. For maps and more, please refer to my Tokyo Goth Lolita Punk shopping guide.
Would you go crazy in a store like this? Anyone working on DIY projects right now?
Japanese Word of the Day: Bura bura = Wandering around, hanging out
Song of the Day: RuPaul – Supermodel (megamix)