Always forgetting what you need to bring to con? A new con-goer with no idea where to start or what you need? We have the resource guide for you!
With these tools, build the perfect utility belt ready to conquer any small mishap and make the most of your cosplaying experience during a con!
This is #1 key! A con has one thing guaranteed, tons of people meaning tons of germs! It’s full days of meeting up with friends, exchanging cards and info with photographers, posing with people, and touching everything. But fear not super germaphobes, a bottle of travel size hand sanitizer in your con bag will eliminate all the worst.
Double stick tape
Cosplayers, you honestly should have this in back stock. We all know how super important this is for any little emergency slip and spillage that may occur. Fashion tape (double stick tape meant specifically for clothing) works best but if you’re in a hurry with restricted access normal scotch double sided tape should hold up until you’re able to get back.
Any rips and tears that may need stitching can at least hold up until you get back to the room with your good ol trusty safety pins! They’re small and easy to stash away for the emergency moment, one of those items you don’t know you need until you do!
Okay sure those cosplay boots don’t hurt now, but after a few more hours parading around the con floor and posing for photos you will definitely wish you had some little gel babies for your feet. The small addition can be a huge relief! This is a great tip for all con goers as it’s usually full days of walking.
Refillable Water Bottle
Most conventions and hotels have water freely available around the panel rooms and con floor. Carrying a water bottle eliminates the constant back and forth because you HAVE to keep hydrating during all the rustle and bustle of the con anyway. Might as well do it in less trips. Pro tip: Nobody likes spending $5+ for a bottle of water!
Something that actually goes pretty overlooked! There’s so many rooms and points to keep track of at a con and most big convention centers can get pretty confusing. A guide will tell you key things like all bathroom locations, panel room locations, bag check areas, and main stage event locations and times. I know nobody wants to carry around a physical booklet, so most cons are actually moving to electric guides through the guidebook app. Definitely search to smoothly plan out your days!
Powder, setting spray, and the lips!
BONUS: Portable Mini Fan
I really hope these tips and tricks help you to create the perfect Con cosplay toolkit. Make it your own! You know what you need and what you don’t based on the day, as long as you’re prepared you’ll feel more more ready go and ooze out more confidence.
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