Getting started with Cosplay – A Beginner’s Guide

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 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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Weight0.25 kg
Dimensions0.3 × 21 × 29.7 cm

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

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Molly (verified owner)

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

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    girljennifer (verified owner)

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

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. :)

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    rooylim69 (verified owner)

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

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    lservais (verified owner)

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

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


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

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    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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