Cosplaying takes time, patience, and a lot of supplies! Lucky for you, we’ve complied a list of some of our favorite cosplaying supplies that might help you out with your next costume. If you have any questions or want to suggest a product, just let us know in our comment section of the comic!


Holds all your bobbins so they don’t go flying all over the place. GREAT for organizing by color!


It’s time to graduate from using pens and other non-fabric-appropriate writing utensils and start using pencils that will disappear with a bit of water! (ALWAYS test on a small piece of fabric first! Sometimes anything will stain and you don’t want weird blue/pink/white lines on your fabric!)


These are THE BEST fabric scissors you will ever own. NEVER, EVER, EVER use these babies on anything other than fabric, and they will stay sharp forever.


If you want to make sure your cutting your fabric in a straight line, getting one of these boards and rotary cutter is one of the best time savers.

These bobbins are simple and cheap. Any cosplayers will go through TONS of bobbins in their lifetime, because who wants to waste all of that extra thread from a costume you made last year? You might need that color later! (Brother Sewing Machines)


These bobbins are simple and cheap. Any cosplayers will go through TONS of bobbins in their lifetime, because who wants to waste all of that extra thread from a costume you made last year? You might need that color later! (Singer Sewing Machines)


Yes, you will go through all of these needles as a cosplayers. You will probably need to buy another pack of these very shortly after using one needle from the original package because they will magically walk off, never to be seen again.


It’s probably a good idea to have a bunch of different packs of scissors around. A tip: Tie different colors of ribbon around the handle so you remember which ones are for fabric, paper, wigs, and anything else you might cut!


Anytime you need some cute gathering on some trim for your costume, using a gathering foot made for your machine makes the job so much easier! (Universal- check to see if it fits your model of sewing machine!)


Having a rolled hem on your costume gives it a nice finishing touch! This does take some practice to get things right, so be a bit patient when learning. (Universal- check to see if it fits your model of sewing machine!)


Make some ruffles the easy way! Again, be patient and practice with some scrap fabric so you get the hang of using this! (Universal- check to see if it fits your model of sewing machine!)


Eventually your scissors will get dull, so use this to help get them sharp again!


You probably will need ten of these as a cosplayer. I am not even joking. You will go through so many pins it is not even funny.


There will be cosplay emergencies without a needle and thread in sight. There’s no shame in it, so be sure to have some of these babies handy!


BUY THREE OF THESE! I’M NOT JOKING! Besides pins and needles, seam rippers are notorious for running away from you at any given opportunity. And you do NOT want to rip out that seam with scissors!


(Size Medium) Eventually, you’re going to want one of these. It is so much easier learning to draft patters and seeing how fabric works on a body if you don’t have a friend to experiment on. Please double check their sizing guide to buy the model that will work for your body type!


(Size large) Eventually, you’re going to want one of these. It is so much easier learning to draft patters and seeing how fabric works on a body if you don’t have a friend to experiment on. Please double check their sizing guide to buy the model that will work for your body type!


Seriously, you are going to have to iron your fabric a lot while you are sewing, so get a nice iron to get the job done. You should always iron your fabric A) before you start cutting out the pattern pieces; B) Anytime you sew fabric together so the seams lay flat; and C) Any time you wear your costume because you want to look nice!


If your costume has or needs snaps, this machine will get the job done. There are TONS of different types of snaps you can buy to go with this, and most of them can always be altered to look closer to your concept art after the fact.


(3/4 inch) If you need fabric buttons to match your costume, it is super easy to make your own! You can also buy refills for this if you need more later!


(7/8 inch) If you need fabric buttons to match your costume, it is super easy to make your own! You can also buy refills for this if you need more later!


(1 1/2 inches) If you need fabric buttons to match your costume, it is super easy to make your own! You can also buy refills for this if you need more later!


If your costume has lacings, that means you need to put some grommets into your costume! These pliers will help you achieve the perfect laced look, but always remember to reinforce the area your punching holes into with some interfacing!


This is the best invention ever. Need to make some armor? A good place to start is with some foamie! You can cover it in fabric and then sew it. You can paint it. It can act as a base for a helmet. Literally, the only thing holding you back from using this stuff is your imagination! These can be bought in many colors and many sizes, but a basic roll of white allows for custom shapes and should last you a while!


There will come a day where straight needles will just not do the job. When that day comes, the curved needle will become your best friend. This tool isn’t really meant for delicate jobs, but if you need to punch through five layers of foam and three layers of fabric, this baby will so the trick!


(Variety Pack- check to see if these will work with your machine!) This is a good variety pack for sewing needles. Sometimes your needle will snap in the middle of a stitch. Sometimes you need to sew some heavy duty fabric and the normal needles won’t cut it. There’s a needle for the job, so be sure to buy the correct ones for it!


Inevitably, you will drop a bunch of needles and pins on your floor. You’re going to want a quick way to pick them up! This always does the trick, but be sure to check all base boards and other tricky spots to catch any stray pins!


You can’t stray from a classic! If you don’t have a pin cushion yet, this one will never let you down!


Hold all your thread in an easy to organize rack!


Glue guns are an amazing tool to glue tiny, delicate things very quickly. This model has a high and a low heat setting for both types of glue.


You’ll need a thimble for any job where your needle just won’t go through what you’re hand sewing.


A small crafting hammer for any job you need a little bit more weight to pound the project home!


Every seamstress needs a measuring tape. You might even need two!


This stuff is amazing. Make the 3D object you need, smooth over with some caulk or just paint it, and you have a light weight prop for your cosplaying needs!


Whether it’s styling a wig or smoothing over Model magic, caulk is a cosplayer’s best friend (next to the seam ripper!)