Every year as we hit the season of various holidays I'm always stumped on what to answer when people in my life ask me what I want.
I know I'm not alone on that. It can be HARD to shop for a cosplayer, but fret no more! I've compiled a list of my favourite must-haves to help make this season just a bit less stressful.
Save this list for yourself or send it to a loving, but confused friend/family member.
(None of these links or gift ideas are sponsored. These opinions are all my own and are all products and companies I genuinely use and support!)
French Curve Ruler
These sewing tools are some I never knew I needed until I had them. I use almost all of them on every sewing project I make and swear by them. They can be easily found at your local fabric/sewing store!
Multi-colour Flood Lights
Paper Backdrop Roll
There are SO many different items you can get a cosplayer who is into/looking to get into photography and self-shooting. For me personally, my photography game changed when I got multi-coloured floodlights. They're easy to set up and add a real dynamic pop to photos and videos.
Canvas Wig Block
Wigs are the personal bane of my existence, but I know some cosplayers love working on them! Treat them to some wig tools, most of which can be found on Arda Wigs (and buying from them means you support cosplay-based businesses!)
3D Print Files
3D Printed Kits
A bit of a shameless plug for my own shop here, but also a way to share some of my favourite cosplay pattern shops! My personal shop stocks all sorts of digital downloads for making cosplay as easy as possible!
CosplayPrintables has a Mollymauk pattern that I'm currently working with and I highly recommend.
Books (My Personal Faves)
The new market of cosplay books is one of my favourite things ever. I tried to include a range of books for beginners and pros alike with both tutorials and patterns included in certain books! Who doesn't love a good read?
Armour and Propmaking
3D Printer Filament
FLEXIBLE Acrylic Paint
Depending on the type of armour-maker in your life, any of these tools could be a fantastic addition to their collection. I'm especially a fan of PlaidFX paint made specifically for cosplay. It's flexible and pigmented and everything a paint should be. It's obvious they listened to cosplayers when making it, which is such a breath of fresh air!
For more cosplay tips, tricks, and tutorials, keep up with me here! Thank you so much for reading and happy making <3