The Ultimate Cosplayer Holiday Gift Guide
Every crafter has a dream, a wish, and a closet full of crafting tools that always need refining with this cosplayer holiday gift guide!
It’s that time of year again- the time to spend with family, catching up on your reading, or working on those exciting cosplay projects you’ve been dying to finish. Regardless of where you’ll be this holiday season, there are always a few last-minute construction items that the cosplayer in your life (or you yourself!) can use. This week we’ve made the searching easy- we’ve crowd-sourced some excellent gift options for you! Behold, the first cosplayer holiday gift guide!
Instead of coming up with a list of items ourselves, we outsourced it. We’ve polled several of our favorite cosplay groups and communities to put together a small-yet-mighty list of gift ideas. Whether you’re a cosplayer searching for inspiration, OR you’re shopping for one… We hope this list of cosplayer holiday gift ideas serves you well! Happy crafting!
A Soldering Iron
“A soldering iron for electronics is nice for a beginner to take their cosplay to the next level.”–Stefano Hiechi, from the Cosplay Builders Group
Colored Duct Tape
“My partner won a few years back. He included 3 rolls of good-quality duct tape. Black, because I was mostly doing dark colors.”–Ana Maea Chitara Whangapirita, from Kamui’s Cosplay Community
A1 Cutting Mat
“Depends on budget, but a new A1 cutting mat never goes astray.”Advertisement–Terry Skrinjar, 40k Cosplay Group
A Side of Leather
“100% crafting media of choice. worbla, eva foam, LEATHER. I would die if someone decided to send me an entire 4oz hide because that’s so much of the cost… My kingdom for a hide!!!! (a very practical gift!!)”Ashton Sauceda-DeMino, Kaizhe Leatherwork
Gift Card (For Fabric and More!)
“I think a really good gift would either be some muslin or a gift card to a fabric store. In sorority secret Santa in college, I always put fabric on my do not give list because I had specific fabrics I wanted so I didn’t want to be given a yard of costume satin or something. So “fabric” isn’t necessarily a good gift, but “fabric for mockups” or “gift card to place to pick your fabric” is good.”Amanda Dalsted, Kamui Cosplay Community
Oh hey! BoLS might make a little dolla-dolla if you decide to buy these items. We need that money to buy more cosplay research books, so thanks in advance for supporting our holiday dreams!
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