Taobao tutorial and search terms~

      Taobao tutorial and search terms~

      It is time to post this content here. People ask all the time about the taobao.com site. I use the site as a source for inexpensive solution to creating a character. There is a protocol needed to use this site. I hope using these steps I am about to layout for you helps.

      First what is taobao?? For that I'll send you the the
      taobao wiki
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      aoboa.com dwarfs eBay and is a few million users larger that amazon.com

      Before you get started you'll need to create an account on taobaoring.com/
      You'll need this since Taobao.com doesn't easily deal with shipping or money transfers internationally.
      They don't have to. They are that big.....

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      The ring will be your best friend in these transactions. They take a commission , of course, but they interface between you and the store you are interested in doing business with. Simply follow the ring's instructions to create your account there. One done you can shop on taobao.com ^^/

      So.. Taobao.com is all in Chinese. You will need to search for cosplays via google translate (not recommended) or by making your way through the site. I will walk you through a simple search and purchase.......

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      I always use google chrome and have auto translate enabled while on taobao.. It's just easier for me. You can do whatever you wish ^^/

      Type "miku" into the search bar. You'll see a drop down menu with additional search terms. For this example I'm using "cos" for the additional search term.

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      Once opened you'll notice the number of pages for "miku cos" along with addition filters on the left menu bar. Since this site is so expansive you will discover items here to be a bit overwhelming :P But, stick to what you're looking for.. Wander around the site later..

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      So I selected a miku standard cosplay. I choose this particular one because it can be tailored to your own unique size.. You will need to measure yourself and create your own set of cosplay profiles. I have four. Different cosplays have different skit lengths, sleeve lengths and so on... But for now, we aren't going to worry about that.

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      Copy the url of the cosplay and open up your taobaoring account...

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      It's just like any other site. The interface is great!!

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      Choose the "Quick Order" and open up an order page......

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      Paste the url of the "miku cos" into the search bar and hit "return"

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      The item will appear on the page. Here you can add, delete, edit and leave images and notes to the agents. You can also choose the options on the item you are referencing from taobao.com.

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      Once you've entered the the correct options and notes hit return and the item will appear on the order list... Here you can still add notes but you can not change the options. It you need to do that you'll have to redo the order. You will also see how much the item costs and how much shipping is to the ring. The ring charges you twice. The first is to obtain the item. The second is when all the items are at the ring and ready to ship to you. The ring will inform you and will also take pictures of the items purchased.

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      Once you are satisfied with your order go to the bottom of the page and hit "continue" This will alert the ring of your order. At this point they will contact the store and confirm the item is available, send you back questions about sizing or alert you of production times. You will not be charged until you approve the order.

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      A typical order that has been paid will look like this when it has arrived at the ring.

      Taoboa search terms...

      These terms were provided to me by a local fellow cosplayer and now member of kig-o
      CaoMeiling, I sometimes refer to these when needing a specific search term. But for the most part I've become rather good at sitting in from of the computer late at night searching the pages of taobao.com. It's fun ^^/

      Bakemonogatari 化物語 Huà wùyǔ
      Bible Black 黑暗圣经 Hēi'àn shèngjīng
      Blazblue 蒼翼默示錄 Cāng yì mò shì lù
      Castlevania 恶魔城 Èmó chéng
      Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! 中二病也要谈恋爱 Zhōng èr bìng yě yào tán liàn'ài
      Darker than Black 黑之契约者 Hēi zhī qìyuē zhě
      Final Fantasy 最终幻想 Zuìzhōng huànxiǎng
      Gun Gale Online 幽灵子弹篇 Yōulíng zǐdàn piān
      Gurren Lagann 天元突破 Tiānyuán túpò
      Haganai 我的朋友很少 Wǒ de péngyǒu hěn shǎo
      Hellgirl 地獄少女 Dìyù shàonǚ
      [email protected] 偶像大师 Ǒuxiàng dàshī
      K-On! K-ON! 輕音部 K- ON! Qīng yīn bù
      King of Fighters 拳皇 Quánhuáng
      Lucky Star 幸運星 Xìngyùn xīng
      Macross Frontier 超时空要塞F Chāo shíkōng yàosài FMahou
      Tsukai no Yoru 魔法使之夜 Mófǎ shǐ zhī yè
      Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 涼宮春日的憂鬱 Liánggōng chūnrì de yōuyù
      Mirai Nikki 未来日記 Wèilái rìjì
      Neon Genesis Evangelion 新世纪福音战士 Xīn shìjì fúyīn zhànshì
      Nisemonogatari 偽物語 Jiǎ gùshì
      Oreimo 我的妹妹不可能那么可爱 Wǒ de mèimei bù kěnéng nàme kě'ài
      Panty and Stocking 吊帶襪天使 Diàodài wà tiānshǐ
      Persona 4 女神异闻录4 Nǚshén yì wén lù 4
      Puella Magi Madoka Magica 魔法少女小圓 Mófǎ shàonǚ xiǎo yuán
      Resident Evil 生化危机 Shēnghuà wéijī
      Sankarea 殭屍哪有那麼萌 Jiāngshī nǎ yǒu nàme méng
      Sword Art Online 刀劍神域 Dāojiàn shényù
      Tekken 鉄拳 Zhíquán
      Touhou Project 东方 Project Dōngfāng Project

      Characters

      Ada Wong 艾达王 Ài dá wáng
      Alice 爱丽丝 Àilì sī
      Alisa 艾丽莎 Ài lì shā
      Aoko Aozaki 苍崎青子 Cāng qí qīngzi
      Asada Shino 朝田诗乃 Cháotián shī nǎi
      Athena 雅典娜 Yǎdiǎn nà
      Catherine 凯瑟琳 Kǎisèlín
      Homura Akemi 晓美焰 Xiǎo měi yàn
      Hong Meiling 紅美鈴 Hóng měilíngIzayoi
      Sakuya 十六夜 咲夜 Shíliù yè xiào yè
      Kagami 柊镜 Zhōng jìng
      Kula 库拉 Kù lā
      Kuma 熊 Xióng
      Kuroneko 黑猫 Hēi māo
      Lili 莉莉 Lìlì
      Litchi 莉琪 Lì qí
      Marisa 魔理沙 Mó lǐshā
      Nitori Kawashiro 河城荷取 Hé chéng hé qǔ
      Ranka Lee 李兰华 Lilánhuá
      Rea Sanka 散華 礼弥 Sànhuá lǐ mí
      Sena Kashiwazaki 柏崎 星奈 Bǎiqí xīngnài
      Sheryl Nome 雪露女王 Xuě lù nǚwáng
      Tifa 蒂法 Dì fǎ Tsumugi
      Kotobuki 琴吹紬 Qín chuī chóu
      Yoko 优子 Yōu zi
      Yukiko Amagi 天城雪子 Tiānchéng xuězǐ
      Yuno Gasai 我妻 由乃 Wǒqī yóunǎi

      Miscellaneous

      Costume 服装 Fúzhuāng
      Flats 平底鞋 Píngdǐ xié
      Gothic 哥特式 Gē tè shì
      High-heeled Shoes 高跟鞋 Gāo gēn xié
      Lolita 洛丽塔 Luò lí tǎ
      Maid 女仆装 Nǚpū zhuāng
      Mid-heeled Shoes 中跟鞋 Zhōng gēn xié
      Mini-Skirt 迷你裙 Mínǐ qúnMouse
      Pad 鼠标垫 Shǔbiāo diàn
      Nazi 纳粹 Nàcuì
      Sandals 凉鞋 Liángxié
      School Swimsuit 学校泳衣 Xuéxiào yǒngyī
      School Uniform 学校制服 Xuéxiào zhìfú
      Shimapan 条纹内裤 Tiáowén nèikù
      Skirt 裙子 Qúnzi
      Uniform 制服 Zhìfú
      Wig 假发 Jiǎfǎ

      Good Luck


      Thanks senpai! OwO
      oh wait now I will not be able to save money ...
      Noooooooooooooooooooooooo ´.A.`

      lololo wel it's very usefull, thanks so much ^^

      Piyin is useull there or just for curiosity? xD
      Helping the list , if you want to look for Pokemon:
      神奇宝贝, 口袋妖怪 or/and 宠物小精灵 (there are also 小宠物 but this show bunnies?lol)

      Legend of Zelda 塞尔达传说

      Log Horizon 记录的地平线

      this for now o3o
      ( ^w^)/ hey~

      Post was edited 1 time, last by “Takami” ().

      Well, if you guys need help still, you can approach me on Facebook as well. It's always nice to have someone who knows Chinese, and I'm glad to help those who needs help of course, although I don't recommend the proxy... Just buy from the site is my recommendation. :P

      Nonetheless, I'll be here to help.

      Anyways, The grades relationship between different icons are: "Red hearts < Diamonds < Blue < Yellow crowns", shows the reliability of each seller. Each grade is also divided into five levels,for example, there are Red hearts 5,Diamonds 2,etc. Diamonds 2 > Red hearts 5. Check taobaoring.com/buy-from-taobao.php for more details.



      Stars connect with other stars~
      and a Constellation is formed~


      Kigs connect with other kigs~~
      and bonds are formed~~~ ♥
      I probably spend a little too much time browsing the "根据浏览,猜我喜欢" feed on Taobao.

      I haven't had any issues getting stuff shipped across the pacific to the US directly off of world.taobao.com. There are a good number of sellers that will ship internationally.

      If you can get it to work through Taobao directly, I highly recommend it. They have nice desktop and mobile apps that both serve as logistics updating services and facilitate communication across the entire Alibaba group (Taobao included).

      If people are interested, I can help by giving some pointers.
      I started looking for a vendor that makes Asuna (SAO) costumes for when I get my hadatai and padding all set up. I feel like I'm missing something though because the prices I saw and converted using xe.com were absurdly low (¥159.00 = $25) for what it looked like in the picture. My question is this: what prices should I be expecting to pay for a good quality cosplay? I realize that quality will affect the price, but having never ordered from there before and only having pictures to go by, I can't tell that the ¥159.00 costume is low quality from looking at it. I only expect it is from the price.

      AutumnDawn wrote:

      I can't tell that the ¥159.00 costume is low quality from looking at it. I only expect it is from the price.

      Best is to look at the reviews as customers can include pictures there. Above where the product description starts, you will see 3 tabs, the second one is the reviews and if you check "图片" you will see all image reviews.

      Some example Screenshot under the Spoiler:

      Also that kind of price is pretty normal for Taobao, don't forget those stores get everything dirrectly from the factory without any additional costs like tax, customs fees, etc. For everything else, I recommend reading this Taobao FAQ.