Hi! Less than a year ago I didn’t take with me any survival kit while cosplay during convention and during a con I needed it so much and I had nothing with me!! (I was lucky that a cosplayer had what I needed and saved my day). So I started to build my own survival kit for cosplay. It change a bit every time in base of what I really need for a cosplay. But some things are always the same. Here we are with the first part of the list… I will post the second part another day
1. Basic make up
I need this for two types of situation:
– The start of the con. If I didn’t complete my make up at home because the character has signs or tattoos on the face or hands and I prefer to make them just after I entered into the con. (example: Kat’s signs on her hands)
– The middle of the con. Sometimes happens that you have to fix your make up! sometimes other cosplayers may need this and you can help them ^^
Also guys may need this for tattoos or similar (example: Draven’s tattoos on the face)
I will write about my basic make up for cosplay in another post, I have to admit that I use very cheap make up for cosplay eheh
yay! that’s not because I’m a fan of kill la kill but because they may be very useful during a con if you aren’t exactly good to cut threads or scotch-tape with your teeths!!
3. Hand Sewing Threads and Needles
Well you know when your cosplay needs to be fixed during a con because maybe you didn’t sew well a part or you notice too late that there is something incomplete? Always bring with you some needle and white and black sewing threads for every emergence!
Always. It’s kinda bad to see a piece of armor or a prop fixed with scotch-tape but It saved my life when I broke one of the inner threads of one of my Vi’s fingers. So I couldn’t move the finger >.< It also helped me with Sona’s Etwahl invisible threads when the glue didn’t work for all the day.
Better alternative than scotch-tape for fix something broke from your armor, props and so on. I still prefer to have both glue and schotch-tape to be safe xD Even if you work really well to make a prop, when you are in the middle of a crowd of people you may broke some piece and this can really save you. Remember in any case to fix your props better when you are at home!!