Let me tell you about being disorganized...
- Like grabbing the wrong blonde wig for a costume
- Like leaving a belt at home, a belt which couldn't be substituted and was essential to the costume
I am slowly getting better about organization and I wanted to share 2 ways I try and keep my cosplay stuff under control so I can find what I need AND get it all to the convention.
You may be wondering why I bothered to show you how to make checklists: because these are portable and stay with your costume, whether you leave it on the hanger or pack it. Paper checklists are fine, but they can get damaged (torn/lost/dirty/water-damaged/etc.) Mini laminated checklists that you keep physically near the costume and can reuse are a better option.
You may also be wondering why I bothered showing you about labeling wigs: hint hint, a lot of people don't do it. When you have many wigs of a similar color, it can get confusing. Even if you have many wigs of different colors, you can't always see into the bags and labeling them takes the guesswork out of the process. Just find the name, grab it, and go.
I hope that you find these helpful - sorry for the absurdly large file size but there is a lot of content.
Feel free to ask questions, though it is pretty straight forward.