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[[caption-width-right:330:If sold today, Mattel would include a girl's size [[SimpleYetOpulent evening dress]] and [[PrettyInMink fur wrap]].]]

The company for a work sells costumes or accessories based on their work, so that fans (usually younger kids) can dress up like their favorite characters. Obviously, this includes those annual assortments of official Halloween costumes based on the year's current movie blockbusters and whatnot, but some of these items are produced and available year-round.

Now actual {{Cosplay}}ers almost never get involved with this stuff, unless either companies offered tailoring services, perhaps, or it's to take apart and reconstruct with more expensive material and more accuracy.

This can also overlap with {{Defictionalization}} (if gear is made based on a ShowWithinAShow or in the case of working examples of said gear), SexyWhateverOutfit.

A SubTrope of TheMerch.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* You could buy the Official Progressive Flo Halloween Costume on Amazon.com... [[http://www.progressive.com/dresslikeflo.aspx or you could just download the PDFs from the official website and work from there]].
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Official ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' headbands are all the rage amongst fans. Some fans wear them on a daily basis, even when not cosplaying. Some will even wear five or six at a time- one or two on the head, plus some wrapped on the arms and legs, or decorating backpacks. Think TooManyBelts: The Headband Edition.
** Also, "unofficial" headbands with all manner of symbols in place of the usual hidden village emblems.
** Akatsuki rings, robes, hats, and such are all also available.
* There's also ''{{Hellsing}}'' gloves.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a few licensed objects too that are used by cosplayers, including the official pocket-watch, gloves, and a pendant.
* Non-kid targeted full costume version: ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has [[http://www.nanoha.com/archive3/goods/nanoha_jk.html Official Barrier]] [[http://www.nanoha.com/archive3/goods/fate_jk.html Jacket Imitations]]. This either says something about the size of its PeripheryDemographic, or it says something about [[{{Otaku}} the obsessiveness of its main demographic]].
** Those were made by [[http://cospatio.com/ this site]] which has costumes for a lot of anime.
* If there's a significant piece of jewelry worn by an anime character, expect it to be sold as merchandise. This goes from [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Misato's]] [[http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10068747 cross pendant]] to [[{{Berserk}} Griffith's]] crimson behelit (both [[http://hlj.com/product/AOW40046 open]] and [[http://hlj.com/product/AOW40045 closed eye]] versions)
** Speaking of Misato, you can get the sunglasses she wore in the first episode, along with series-accurate [[RebuildOfEvangelion Mari]] and [[ScaryShinyGlasses Gendo]] glasses.
* In the height of its popularity, ''Manga/SailorMoon sewing patterns'' were even available in the US. Apart from that, transformation brooches, pens, earrings and the bracelets/watches from ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' were also sold, at least in Japan.
** The latter is common for {{Tokusatsu}} series, see below in Live Action.
* ''TransformersMasterforce'' had Masterbraces, in both Headmaster Junior and Godmaster forms.
* ''TokyoMewMew'' had official costumes and cosplay kits. Each kit came with a headband (animal ears or hair buns for Minto), a choker, and a tail (wings for Minto and a ponytail for Retasu).
* Considering their weight and the lack of card sleeves, this is mostly what [[Franchise/YuGiOh Duel Disks]] are good for.
** We'll see who's laughing once Solid Vision is invented over here.
** Apart from that... ever since [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds their latest incarnation]], Expect to see a lot of tattoos floating around, especially [[FacialMarkings yellow ones meant for the face]].
** What, nothing about D-Wheels?
* ''Manga/DeathNote''
** Misa's jewelry is sold pretty much anywhere they have manga/anime merchandise.
** And [[{{Shinigami}} Ryuk's]] earring too.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' merchandise is complete with shirts based on Kamina's tattoos. Sadly, no TriangleShades.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fans can get their own version of Urahara's [[NiceHat trademark green-striped bucket hat]].
** Not to mention the shikai of every major character (And a few of the bankai). And you can get all three versions of Ichigo's [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Hollow mask.]]
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' SOS Brigade Leader armbands are sold.
* The Japanese company ACOS has created [[http://www.animate-costume.jp/title_list/costume/ a LOT]] of officially licensed cosplay outfits for various anime, although they tend to be ridiculously expensive. Some examples:
** ''InazumaEleven'': Outfield and goalkeeper uniforms for both Raimon Soccer Club and Inazuma Japan, the Teikoku outfield uniform, and the Raimon Junior High boys' uniform.
** ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': Outfits for Shannon and Maria Ushiromiya.
** ''{{Evangelion}}'': NERV uniform (both men's and women's), outfits for Shinji, Kaoru, Mari, and Misato.
** ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Present and 10-years-later outfits for Xanxus and Squalo and the Kokuyo Junior High boys' and girls' uniforms.
** ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'': Red and white ZAFT men's uniforms and four different Celestial Being uniforms (Lockon, Tieria, Allelujah, and Setsuna).
** The school uniforms from ''LuckyStar'' and ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''.
** ''OnePiece'': Outfits for Luffy, Nami, Zoro, Sanji, Robin, Shanks, Ace, Trafalgar, and Chopper.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Ash Ketchum hats from all four generations are available.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* JudgeDredd's helmet has been available for some time; his badge is a more recent addition.
* There have been numerous roleplay toys released featuring the iconic items of characters from the MarvelUniverse, though there comes the penchant for added "toyetic" features to make it playable for kids. For instance, remember the last time CaptainAmerica had a shield that shot out foam discs?
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[[folder:Film]]
* If you like any of the jewelry or weapons used in the ''LordOfTheRings'' movies, that is all available for purchase as well. Not just as cheap knockoffs, either, but as fairly expensive custom items. One of the most popular is probably the Evenstar pendant...as well as the Ring, of course.
* Replica ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' hats range in quality from cheap costume pieces to legitimately finely made hats. It's also possible to find replicas of the specific designs of the jackets of each movie.
* Most ''StarWars'' characters have OfficialCosplayGear of varying quality. Take, for instance, [[TinTyrant Darth Vader]] helmets, which range from the $30 Darth Vader Voice Changer toy to the $200 Supreme Edition helmet.
** And let's not even ''start'' on lightsabers...
* Many film adaptations of ComicBooks often include costumes for when Halloween arrives. Again, the quality ranges from very cheap to actually kind of nice.
* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': School Uniforms for all Hogwarts houses are available, as are wands, time turners, the deathly hallows necklaces and so on. ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter'' area at Ride/UniversalStudios Orlando's Islands of Adventure (and eventually Universal Hollywood) includes a ton of merchandise, such as house robes and replica props (including many of the wands).
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[[folder:Literature]]
* BrandonSanderson sells vials of [[MistBorn allomantic metals]] on his website. (''Not recommended for human consumption''.)
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Disney has been doing this since ''DaveyCrockett'' aired and there was a demand for coonskin caps. This caught Disney off-guard and they lost much of the market share to independent cap manufacturers. Disney would not repeat the mistake either with the next big merchandising craze (Zorro) or ever since.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' use the toy versions of their ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterparts' {{Transformation Trinket}}s as their morphers... and also release it as official merchandise.
** More recently, Bandai's Japanese web store has been offering child and adult-sized versions of the clothes worn by ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' characters, such as the [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Amanogawa High School]] uniforms or [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Captain Marvelous's]] jacket and jewelry. They're also pricey as hell.
** There are also costumes that can be custom-ordered of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' heroes suits, of both the costumes and the helmets. The amount of work put into these can be astonishing.
** In general, most {{Tokusatsu}} series are MerchandiseDriven, and some of the most popular toys are the [=DX=] transformation trinkets, weapons, and other props that each character wears. It's one of the reason more recent ''Super Sentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series are so gimmicky, with collectible transformation trinket items for you to buy and collect. And of course, they're required OfficialCosplayGear.
* New series ''Series/DoctorWho'' has produced an official toy version of the Doctor's sonic screwdriver; initially, the toy was slightly larger than the real thing, to fit the batteries and sound chip in, but then the show's prop wore out and the new one was made out of the same mold as the toy, so they're now exactly alike.
** There's also an officially licensed replica of the Tenth Doctor's coat for sale. It's a tad more expensive though. This is also true with the Eleventh Doctor's jacket and Captain Jack Harkness' coat as well. They sell for the same price.
** Several more Sonic Screwdriver toys have been released, including River Song's, the 3rd, 4th, and 11th Doctors', and flashlight versions of the newer ones. There's also Jack's Vortex Manipulator, the Chameleon Circuit fob watch, and River's journal. Most are available on [=ThinkGeek=].
** Way back in the William Hartnell era, official Dalek costumes were a hugely popular toy on Christmas, 1963 - a Dalek dome hat made out of moulded plastic, and a thin, printed plastic cape for the body. These go for an absolute fortune for collectors. One appears being worn by William Hartnell's granddaughter in ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime''.
** The Fourth Doctor's scarf was a great example - the BBC produced child-size replicas in the 70s based on the special shortened scarf worn by the Fourth Doctor when filming stunts. The BBC would even send free knitting patterns to viewers who wrote to a special address - the one in the 1980s even included the Fifth Doctor cricket vest pattern that future Tenth Doctor David Tennant's mother made for him. The success of this caused the producer of 1980s ''Who'' to make some questionable MerchandiseDriven costuming edicts, such as imposing LimitedWardrobe and ordering the costume designer to make a special shirt for the Fourth Doctor that could be marketed specifically as his shirt (she declared that the design of shirts is such that it cannot be improved, and so he decreed that question marks should be embroidered onto the lapel). Some more official scarves have been produced recently, though with some small inaccuracies (one colour is missing on some of them, and the stitch used and yarn gauge is wrong) - nevertheless, it's [[OffTheShelfFX one of these replicas]] that shows up around the neck of a character in "Day of the Doctor" as a MythologyGag.
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Mexican wrestling has long had "Fan Support" masks as a staple of their merchandising, which one buys and wears to shows to support their favorite {{Masked Luchador}}es. This trend has hopped north of the border as well, with Wrestling/{{WWE}} marketing masks for Rey Mysterio, and Rey himself encourages it by personally walking over and meeting anybody who is wearing his mask and sitting either along the entranceway or in the front row during his entrance.
* The WWE and Figures Inc. once offered both plastic and leather replicas of Kane's Mask, some of which came with glued on hair.
* Another merchandise aspect would be toy title belts, available in any toy aisle. (And, for the really REALLY dedicated and rich fans, actual title belts, available from dedicated leatherworkers as custom jobs and in qualities from 'presentation' to 'build a promotion around winning it'.)
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Averted among theatre fans in general. Most dedicated theatre cosplayers wear homemade costumes, and probably would even if official costumes were available for purchase.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* As seen in the pic, {{Franchise/Barbie}} gear has been sold for years.
** Since the mid-90's they've marketed three-foot-tall "My Size" Barbie dolls, so that little girls could take the dress off the Barbie and wear it themselves.
* ''AmericanGirl'' catalogs are filled with examples. From about the late 80s until the 2000's, the Historical Character clothing was available in girls' sizes. Many of the modern outfits come in girls' versions. The baby dolls have matching outfits for the girls. And the whole concept? Is called "Dress Like Your Doll". They're not even trying to be subtle.
* A couple of child-sized ''{{Bionicle}}'' costumes have been released, including Vakama Hordika and Nuparu Inika.
* Disney isn't always first to the party, but when it gets there it gets there in a big way. A Disney executive went to a "Disney On Ice" show in the late 90s and saw how many little girls arrived in home-made and pieced-together versions of their favorite princess' outfit. He [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_Princess#History_and_conception promptly launched]] the successful Franchise/DisneyPrincesses franchise.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Official [[http://www.shadowsanctum.net/collector/collector_toy.html merchandise]] for ''Radio/TheShadow'' indicates that this trope dates to at least 1941. The toys also come with ''ValuesDissonance'' as they include a hat, cape, and gun holster set.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''FinalFantasy'' - Every character in any of the games that wears jewelry? That jewelry is available for purchase and wear, though, made of less expensive metals.
** According to the site, Yuna's necklace is literally made out of "metal." They can't even tell us what KIND of metal!
** You can buy Squall's ''[[http://www.abbyshot.com/products/ps-squall-jacket.php coat]] and pants.''
* In the PS1 release of ''[[Lunar2EternalBlueComplete Lunar 2: Eternal Blue]]'', Lucia's pendant was boxed in with the many other {{Feelies}} of the English relese.
* Among the ''[[CashCowFranchise very]]'' [[CashCowFranchise large]] [[TheMerch Merch]] line of the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series, can be found for sale ''all'' variations (winter/summer, male/female) of the SailorFuku of ''every single game'' of the series, be it either standard branch or ''[[GenderFlip Girl's Side]]'' branch.
* [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI Assassin's Creed]] - Through [[TheMerch Ubiworkshop]], you can buy Desmond's [[http://ubiworkshop.myshopify.com/products/desmond-miles-t-shirt shirt]] from [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]], and a number of shirts and hoodies for anyone who wants to pretend they work at [[MegaCorp Abstergo]]. Desmond's hoodie is on the way, too.
** [[http://www.museumreplicas.com/g-3-assassins-creed.aspx Museum Replicas]] produces some beautiful leather, fabric, and metal reproductions of Altair and Ezio's costumes and gear; if that's too rich for you, you can always grab [[http://necaonline.com/34886/blog/news-and-announcements/ezio-auditore-gauntlet-from-assassins-creed-available-for-pre-order/ NECA's plastic reproduction of Ezio's hidden blade]].
* ''{{Persona3}}'' has S.E.E.S. armbands.
** And ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' has official [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/15/eyes-on-persona-4-fashion-glasses/ TV World glasses]] which unfortunately won't actually allow you to see through thick fog.
* Inverted for ''Franchise/MassEffect'' - BioWare has been selling [[http://biowarestore.com/apparel/hoodies.html N7 hoodies through their online store]], which then became a casual outfit for [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] to wear in the [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition collector's edition]] of the [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 third game]].
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' sells an array of the iconic shirts worn by the main characters, including their original shirts, later variants, and the God Tier shirts and hoodies. Not all of them are absolutely consistent for cosplay purposes; all of the God Tier shirts are short-sleeved, whereas in-comic only half of the characters have short-sleeved God Tier shirts. The official store also sells Neophyte Redglare's necklace and the necklace Sburb players wear that is supposed to summon their kernelsprites.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had this with Creator/{{Kenner}}'s role-play equipment. Kids could own their very own Proton Pack, Ghost Trap, and other ghostbusting ephemera. There were at least two mail-in premiums for miniature flightsuits, too--the first bore the regular No-Ghost logo; the second was a ''Ghostbusters II'' tie-in.
** Kenner also made role-playing toys for several of their other licenses, including ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}''.
* The {{Disney}} Store and DisneyThemeParks sell child-sized costumes of the popular animated characters, such as the {{Disney Princess}}es, {{Disney/Peter Pan}}, etc., year-round (with a bump in stock near Halloween). Simplicity carries the official sewing patterns.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* Underoos. In fact, [[FunTShirt the t-shirts]] of those are sold to adults (and even have the "cracked paint" look).
* Masks (including those masks that change your voice), toy weapons, and other gear, have been sold for action shows so fans could pretend to be their favorite characters.
* [[http://www.abbyshot.com Abbyshot Clothiers]] has been doing this for several years across a variety of categories. Most famous for making a wide selection of insanely expensive Matrix replica trenchcoats, they have clothing from ''FinalFantasy'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''[[TheViewAskewniverse Jay & Silent Bob]]'', ''MadMax'', ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', and so on. Most recently, they became the official licensed supplier of replica [[Series/DoctorWho Tenth Doctor]] wool blend overcoats.
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!!Examples within fiction

[[folder:Comics]]
* At least one ''{{Spiderman}}'' continuity has had someone start marketing copies of Peter's outfit, which he ends up buying because they're of better quality than the original.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* In ''Superwomen of EVA: Spirit'', shortly after Hikari creates her Spirit persona, cosplay stores start making Spirit costumes. Hikari then proceeds to replace damaged costumes by buying new ones from the store, retroactively making the costume official, even if the makers don't know about it. Probably inspired by the Spiderman example above.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the Australian sci-fi miniseries ''TheGirlFromTomorrow'', one of the the kids has an official voice-changing mask from his favourite sci-fi TV show. In the finale, they use it to bluff the villain that the TimePolice have come for him.
* Two of the heroes of ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' wear ''Z-Cune Aoi'' costumes in one episode. Several characters wear various cosplay costumes throughout the series, with one character always being dressed in the civilian uniform of a ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' character.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* As part of its cascade of {{Mythology Gag}}s, ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' includes a wide selection of costumes based on most of the playable characters from all of the previous ''DragonQuest'' games. Some of these sets include wigs, and at least one involves a full mask.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* Parodied in a ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Halloween short, which peddles [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/costumecommercial.html Homestars Running Halloween Customes & Broducts]] of questionable quality, which includes just this.
--> '''Strong Bad''': Hmmm... crappy plastic Bubs mask... and a crappier plastic apron with a picture of Bubs on it.\\
'''Homestar''': Mm-hmm! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Just like Bubs all the time wears!]]
** Gets even weirder when the Marzipan "costume" consists of a purple string bikini with pictures of her ponytail and dress pattern printed on them, plus a devil tail and CatGirl ears. In Marzipan's own words, it's "[[CrossesTheLineTwice so offensive that it's not really offensive anymore]]." Even worse is the fact that somehow Coach Z thinks its meant to look like ''him.''
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* On ''TheSimpsons'', Milhouse dresses as Radioactive Man for Halloween in a crappy plastic "official" costume:
-->'''Lisa:''' I don't think the real Radioactive Man wears a plastic smock with a picture of himself on it.\\
'''Milhouse:''' He would on ''Halloween!''
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