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Best Cosplay Tools & Supplies for Beginners

A selection of the tools, supplies, and materials that are essential or incredibly helpful for any beginner cosplayer or costume maker. Tried and tested by an experienced cosplayer! Includes links to either the exact product, or the closest and best I could find!

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Best Cosplay Tools & Supplies for Beginners
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  • 42

    Wood Glue

  • 36

    Worbla’s Black Art

  • 1

    Hot Glue Gun

  • 2


  • 3

    Craft Knife

  • 10

    Duct Tape

  • 11

    Plastic Wrap

  • 39

    Kwik Seal

  • 13


  • 12


  • 5

    Heat Gun

  • 15

    Acrylic Paint

  • 16

    Metallic Acrylic Paint

  • 17

    Paint Brushes

  • 6

    Blow Dryer

  • 33

    Budget Cosplay Book

  • 4

    Cutting Mat

  • 43

    Cosplay Beginner Course

  • 32

    Tutorial Book

  • 18

    Fabric Scissors

  • 22

    Armor Patterns

  • 23

    Prop / Weapon Patterns

  • 41

    Foam Clay

  • 26


  • 27


  • 38

    3D Puffy Paint

  • 34

    Thin EVA Foam

  • 35

    Thick EVA Foam

  • 28


  • 37

    Painters Tape

  • 30

    Ring Light

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