*7/15/17- I am currently nine months pregnant and am awaiting the birth of my child, so kimono dress, pinafore, and wrap dress orders will not be taken until I return from my maternity leave. To be alerted when I'll be taking orders again, please sign up for the email Newsletter or visit the Darling Army Facebook page. If you need something right away, please order from the Ready to Ship section.
Please remember that printed items, skirts, capelets, and accessories can be ordered at any time, so you don't need to wait for an order acceptance date to add them to your cart. You can also design your own skirt or kimono dress in the Japan Shop at any time =) If it doesn't say coming soon, you can order it now.
ALL CONSTRUCTION TIMES ARE NOW 3-8 WEEKS with a potential added delay of a few weeks. I'm nine months pregnant and will need to take a few weeks off when the baby is born (whenever that will be). This delay will also likely apply to Ready to Ship items, so please plan accordingly. I'm hoping to officially be back to work in late August or early September. Thank you for your understanding.
Darling Army was a labor of love that turned into a business of necessity. Several years prior to opening Darling Army, I would make female versions of male characters from my favorite animes for my best friend and myself.Femme cosplay was a saving grace for me. Being born with a dark complexion, cosplaying exactly as my favorite characters has always been next to impossible even with the help of stage makeup. On top of that, my favorite characters were usually boys whose costumes consisted of pants and shirts. As a "girly girl" who prefers skirts and dresses for everyday wear, I absolutely hated having to walk around conventions for hours in tight, yucky pants. Thus making female versions of my favorite characters came to be.