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Tutorial: 2 Cosplay and Wig Organization Tips by Stealthos-Aurion Tutorial: 2 Cosplay and Wig Organization Tips by Stealthos-Aurion
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.
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Lucian-Ciel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice.

personally I never make checklists but I always check, double check and triple check the night before the con.
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Ah, I am too lazy to do triple checks etc. and tend to forget things if I get too busy (like doing a double/triple check LOL). Checklists allow me to check things once and then I'm done - no worries. But everyone has their own little system. :)
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Lainedy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
The cheklist is just brilliant. I usually have a rough time organizing my cosplays and when I need one, I have to take almost everything in my closet to get it and always forget something if I don't go in full cosplay attire to the conventions.

And using sticky notes for organizing wigs can be handy too if you store cosplays in bags.(Which I do for lack of space in my wardrobe :/ )
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Lalita-Zilli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Oh wow this is awesome, I never thought of this since I only have a few costumes so far but I will definitely do this once I have more. Thanks for the tips
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I am glad that they are helpful to you. Happy organizing (when you get to the point that you need to)! :D
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Lalita-Zilli Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Thanks thanks and I think I will actually have to do this soon
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kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love this!! :love:
as much as possible i keep a character costume bag myself
where everything the character wears & needs is in the bag: from wig, costume, accessories, props, weapons to footwear
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Bags are a great way to stay organized too! I love using the clear ones with zippers. :D
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kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR :giggle: we jsut call them ziplocks. to think, that we mostly use ziplocks here for grocery stuff and all hehe!
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Ziploc bags come in so many sizes that there is something for most costume bits. They are primarily marketed for food storage here too.
I was actually referring to the plastic bags that things like bed linens or draperies are sold in here. They are clear plastic/vinyl with actual zippers. Do they package things like that in your country?
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