20 Gift Ideas the DIY Cosplayer will Absolutely Love - Unique Gifter

20 Gift Ideas the DIY Cosplayer will Absolutely Love

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Cosplay is more than just dressing up in costume: there is often hundreds of dollars, hours of work, or both that goes into making a great costume. If you know someone who loves to create DIY cosplays these tools and products will be a huge hit, and help, for their next costume.

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Gift Ideas the DIY Cosplayer will Absolutely Love

DIY cosplay can be a really expensive hobby but when some of these gifts in hand your friend or family member can focus on the creating, not the costs. That’s the fun part anyway.

BLACK+DECKER Heat Gun, Corded, Dual Heat Settings up to 1000 Degrees, 1350 Watt (HG1300)

Dual Temperature Heat Gun

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Heat guns have a variety of uses in cosplay that most people don’t consider. It can heat up plastics, making them easy to bend and shape, melting things together, or even stripping paint.

Surebonder HE-750 High Temperature Professional Glue Gun - 80 Watts

High Temperature Glue Gun

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Glue guns solve basically solve everything when it comes to cosplay. It glues anything together, but most notably foam which is used to craft weapons and other props. Plus you can fill gaps, reinforce joints, or add texture with the glue.

SINGER Heavy Duty Sewing Machine With Included Accessory Kit, 110 Stitch Applications 4432, Perfect For Beginners, Gray

Sewing Machine

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If they don’t already have one surprising the DIY cosplayer with their very own sew machine can make you a gift hero.

Weller WSB25WB 25-Watt Short Barrel Woodburning Kit

Woodburning Kit

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This can help them create fantastic details on their wooden props. It can also work for soldering and the heat knife is great for cutting through foam.

Rust-Oleum 340647 Specialty Metallic Spray, 11 oz, Gold

Spray Paint

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Cosplayers go through a lot of spray paint when crafting cardboard or plastic props, especially weapons and armor. This little can of paint can magically transform recyclables to blacksmithed metals.

Apple Barrel PROMOABI Acrylic Paint Set, 2 Fl Oz (Pack of 18), Multicolor, 18 Count

Acrylic Paint Set

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DIY cosplayers have a lot of painting to do. Having all the colors they need on hand can really make the job go more smoothly and turn out better. No last minute trips to the store.

General Purpose Masking Tape

Masking Tape

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Another one for prop making, masking tape works great because it can be written on and painted over.

X-ACTO X5285 Basic Knife Set (XW5282E)

Hobby Knife Set

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With a million and one uses when creating a cosplay the hobby or craft knife is a must have.

WEN 2305 Rotary Tool Kit with Flex Shaft

Rotary Tool

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This is another one of those multi-purpose tools. It can be used to cut, sand, and even engrave when creating costumes and props.

Sponge Neoprene 1/2' Thick X 54' Wide X 1'

Craft Foam

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Cosplay supplies add up quickly and foam is something everyone should have on hand. Craft foam can be used to create armour, weapons, and so many other bits and pieces to finish off a costume.

Loew-Cornell 245B Brush Set, Pack of 25, Multi Color


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It’s vital to have a selection of paint brushes in various sizes on hand when doing any kind of craft project, cosplay included.

SHARPIE Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count


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Markers are one of those things that always seems to come in handy when you least expect it. Sharpies are a good choice because they’re permanent and vibrant but still easy to work with.

Fiskars Rotary Cutter 3-Piece Set - 45mm Stick Rotary Cutter for Fabric, Cutting Mat, and Sewing Ruler - Craft Supplies - Gray

Rotary Cutter and Mat

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Your DIY cosplayer can use this type of set to cut out patterns for sewing, felt, and other materials for making costumes. The measurements are super useful when you need to get something exact.

SINGER Safety Pins, 50 Count, Size 1-3 Pkg

Safety Pins

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Probably the most brutally honest thing on here that most cosplayers hate to admit. Sometimes are costumes are well made, sometimes they’re held together with hot glue and safety pins.

VELCRO Brand Heavy Duty Tape with Adhesive | 15 Ft x 2 In | Holds 10 lbs, Black | Industrial Strength Roll, Cut Strips to Length | Strong Hold for Indoor or Outdoor Use, 15ft x 2in


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It has some obvious uses, like fastening costumes, but velcro is also handy to keep your accessories on your belt in the impossible way characters seem to.

The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay

Costume Making Book

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This guide features step by step tutorials that will help them create fantastic cosplays out of ordinary objects.

EcoSwift 8.5 x 11 x 0.12 Inch Lightweight Corrugated Cardboard Shipping Pads Bundle for Moving, Mailing, or Storage (100 Pack)


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You would be surprised how difficult it can be to find enough clean, easy to work with, and correctly sized cardboard to make a costume. Give them some nice stuff to use – it will be appreciated.

Marshal Travel Gear Undercover Leg Wallet

Leg Wallet

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If someone is a cosplayer they probably have suffered in the past with not having anywhere to store their belongings in costume. This handy item lets them strap their wallet, keys, or whatever safely to their leg. Great in crowds too!

Titan Elite Industrial Grade Heavy Duty Scissor

Heavy Duty Scissors

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Never underestimate the value of a good pair of scissors. There’s nothing more disappointing than having a pair break when you’re cutting out cardboard. Even better, order two pairs so they have one pair for cutting fabric and one for everything else.

STANLEY Tool Box, One-Latch, 19-Inch (STST19410)

Tool Box

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They have to have somewhere to keep all their fantastic cosplay tools, right?

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