Getting started with Cosplay – A Beginner’s Guide

(25 customer reviews)

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Want to get into cosplay, but no idea where start? Then this is the book for you! On 48 pages and over 140 pictures I’ll show you how to pick a character, get basic materials and tools, search for tutorials and work with a limited budget and a tight schedule. I’ll help you to organize your crafting corner, share your work online and stay motivated during a long project. Cosplay is for everyone, so let’s have some fun together!


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By ordering “Getting started with Cosplay – A Beginner’s Guide” you’ll get an introduction to the wonderful world of cosplay, crafting and dressing up. I also cover these useful topics:

  • Introduction to cosplay
  • Most basic tools and materials
  • Cosplay is for everybody
  • Finding references and motivation
  • Your first tools and materials
  • Working with a budget
  • Organize your workshop
  • Time management
  • Handling social media
  • Dealing with criticism

As well as the following work examples:

  • Pokemon Go – Trainer
  • Diablo III – Wizard
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Iden Versio

For printed orders: Please allow 1 week shipping time for orders to Germany and 2-4 weeks for all international orders.

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Weight 0,25 kg
Dimensions 0,3 × 21 × 29,7 cm

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25 reviews for Getting started with Cosplay – A Beginner’s Guide

  1. Luisa Keck (verified owner)

    Bought one book, read it, now have to buy them all.
    Very helpful, super sympathetic and authentic. Best Cosplay Book for Beginners you can get :)

  2. Marina Paone (verified owner)

    Ho appena ricevuto questo libro. E’ fantastico e veramente istruttivo, Svetlana svela ogni minimo dettaglio per aprirsi al mondo del cosplay. Anche per chi come me fa cosplay da tempo, rispolverare le basi è sempre un’ottima cosa. Penso proprio che comprerò anche gli altri libri della collezione.

  3. Sasuki

    Perfekter Guide um ins Cosplay einzusteigen mit vielen nützlichen Tipps, besonders als Anfänger. Auch leicht zu verstehen, sowohl von Inhalt, als auch vom Englisch her. :)

  4. Kyle (verified owner)

    This book is fantastic! Not only does it give you all the information on hoe to make wonderful things, but how to stay organized, focused, and excited about cosplay! I can’t wait to make all sorts of fun costumes and props for my daughter! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  5. tim.cesa

    A very inspiring book with a great backstory. It was super helpful to get an idea of Cosplay though I still don’t know what character I should pick (there are too many).

  6. fluffykisshd1996 (verified owner)

    Awsome book , thanks you and please dont stop making books :) u are a hero for us

  7. Bryan

    wanted to start making armor for a long time, this will ( finally ) get me started!

  8. Kat (verified owner)

    Excellent intro. We’re really inspired to try our hand at a second, more sophisticated costume now so will be buying more manuals

  9. Piret Poom (verified owner)

    That is one really good book. I wanted to get into the world of cosplay already long time ago, but didn’t know from where to start an I had my fears too, but after reading this book, I got the kowings I need for starting with cosplay. The book is wrtten easily and clearly, which made reading it simple and enjoyable. Thanks!

  10. Denny (verified owner)

    Super helpful to get an idea how to start cosplaying! Thx

  11. Khristla (verified owner)

    This book is a perfect tool to start in the world of cosplay is very helpful, I love it. thanks a lot. <3

  12. vicinflames

    You are a big inspiration as a cosplayer, im starting with my first full body cosplay and these tips will be great :D

  13. Dinis Gomes

    I’ve wanted to get into cosplay for a long long time and now I’m able to do so. Thank you so much!

  14. Maddie D.

    I have bought one of Kamui’s books, The Book of Foam Armor, and I just adored it! It came with the cutest things, such as gummy bears, a little note, and a sticker! Kamui really shows a lot of kindness towards her fans and it is one of her best qualities as a cosplayer. Also, she’s honestly hilarious in the books, if you want to get into cosplay, I recommend this all the way. Along with a laugh and good tips, you’ll never want to stop reading her books! P.S., I’m gonna get this one next :3

  15. Molly (verified owner)

    This book was such a good starting place for me and having it signed was a lovely touch. Thank you!!

  16. One Ring Wraith

    Even if I’ve been cosplaying for almost 10 years, this book actually gave me some really useful tips! Totally recommend, even for advanced cosplayers!

  17. girljennifer (verified owner)

    Very good! Perfect for when you want to start cosplaying :)

  18. charlize.otto (verified owner)

    As someone who is from South Africa with not a lot of cosplay resources around this book helped me get started, taught me how to manage budget/materials and plan out my very first cosplay!

  19. Daniel Henwood (verified owner)

    Fantastic starter book that has helped me to get started making items with EVA Foam for my disabled son so he can enjoy cosplaying too. :)

  20. rnnfsh (verified owner)

    I love that Svetlana is sharing her knowledge with everybody. Her and Benni make such amazing costumes, its great to have tips from professionals. I have bought most of her books and love how simple, easy and clear they are. This book especially helps you get started into Cosplay.

  21. alexandrabruecke (verified owner)

    great for everyone who wants to get into cosplay! svetlana shows you all that you need to know and need to have to start out and have fun with your cosplay!

  22. rooylim69 (verified owner)

    Honestly taught me how to cosplay and how to get into cosplaying.

  23. lservais (verified owner)

    Great book with helpful tips to start and even greater tips for getting (and staying) motivated on all aspects of cosplay!

  24. Alexis

    all of Kamui cosplay’s books are amazing. literally so great, I bought the next bundle so fast!

  25. goldnleg

    Super helpful. I literally had no idea what to do but I’ve wanted to get into cosplay for the longest time. Thanks!!

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