Con is Over where do I store this giant prop?!
As you start cosplaying you’ll notice you accumulate a lot of stuff. Yeah that giant hammer looked great at con and that huge wig really made the character come to life but now you’re back home and there’s no place to store this stuff!
I recently moved from a studio apartment to sharing a two bedroom. I’ve also been making a lot of bigger costumes the past year- here are my storage “hacks” I use to store cosplays and supplies.
Fabric and supplies:
If you do a lot of sewing your’ll start to hoard fabric. I’ve found myself buying sale fabric and keeping fabric for future use that didn’t work for a previous cosplay. Before I had all my fabric thrown into a bin with lots of smaller scrap pieces.
After going through what I may use in the future and tried to neatly stack it into a plastic bin.
After I stacked up all the extra fabric I added my costumes to the bins- I ended up using two bins for costume storage and I keep them in the back of a closet.
I utilized the KonMari method to decide what “sparked joy” and what costumes and fabric I no longer needed. For extra supplies- thread, foam, fabric dyes. I tried to organize everything on my craft cart so it could be found easily and I threw away old supplies and things I no longer needed. And now onto storing large props!
Large props can really make your cosplay look great but it they can’t be folded they can really take up a lot of space in your home. Here are some of the props I’ve made in the last year:
I try to keep all my props organized in one corner so they aren’t spread out all over my apartment. If you aren’t going to be using a prop for any future convention you can throw it away or try to sell it.
Using the KonMarie method I filed my props under “sentimental items” because really I don’t need them but I like having them to see where I started and once I make better props I can get rid of these.
After going through everything – this was how the finished “craft corner” turned out. I still need to organize some things but I’m happy with the progress.
For cosplay wigs that would loose their shape by being put into a bag I keep them stored on foam heads and I keep them in my window.
If you have shelf space in a closet or wall shelves that could be a better storage method. For now this will work and I’m able to hide the wigs with my curtain.
If you’re struggling with storing cosplay supplies I hope this Blog was helpful to you!
If you have any tips about how you store your wigs or props be sure to leave me a comment- thanks for reading!