Learn to ‘Cosplay Like a Pro’ with Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle

While many of us are still staying at home, you might have an interest in either improving your cosplay game or getting started in anticipation of when conventions open up once again. If so, Humble Bundle has just the pack that you might be looking for. They’ve assembled their Humble Book Bundle: Cosplay Like a Pro bundle to help you either get started in making your own cosplays or leveling up your skills.

You can pay as little as $1, or as much as you want, with five different pay levels going up to $20 or more if you wish. If you buy the entire bundle, you can get 31 different books about cosplay, sewing, fabric, foamsmithing, wig styling, LEDs, cosplay photography, armor building, and much more! Some of the featured authors are Bill Doran of Punished Props, Svetlana Quindt of Kamui Cosplay, Steven Meissner of SoloRoboto Industries, and Mood Designer Fabrics.

Here are the five different pay levels, and what is included with each:

$1 Level:

  • Getting started with Cosplay – A Beginner’s Guide
  • First Time Sewing
  • Sewing 101 Revised and Updated
  • Sewing Machine Magic
  • The Hero’s Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming
  • The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion: The Essential Guide From the World’s Most Famous Fabric Store
  • Foamsmith
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$8 Level:

  • Everything from the previous level
  • First Time Garment Fitting
  • The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction
  • Singer New Sewing Essentials
  • Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More
  • The Book of Foam Armor – Comfy & Affordable
  • Foamsmith 2
  • A Robot’s Guide To: Sanding
  • Cosplay Makeup Tips and Tricks

$15 Level:

  • Everything from the previous levels
  • The Cosplay Handbook: A Book of Cosplay and Prop Making Techniques
  • The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting
  • Singer the Complete Photo Guide to Sewing (3rd Edition)
  • Advanced Prop Making – Creating Guns & Rifles
  • Advanced Armor Making – Helmets & Pauldrons
  • Painting and Weathering For Props and Replicas
  • Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration
  • The Spoonflower Handbook: A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects

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$18 Level:

  • Everything from the previous levels
  • 1,000 Incredible Cosplay and Costuming Ideas
  • Tailoring
  • The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book: 34 DIYS to Make The Most of Your Fabric Stash
  • Foam Armor Fast
  • Advanced Cosplay Painting: Airbrush and Weathering
  • Wig Styling for Cosplay
  • The Book of Cosplay Photography – In Front and Behind the Camera

$20 Level:

  • Everything from the previous levels
  • Successful Serging
  • Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish
  • Hand Dyed: A Modern Guide to Dyeing in Brilliant Color For You and Your Home
  • A Robot’s Guide To: Bondo
  • The Art of Extreme Wig Styling
  • Shoulders Armor Pattern
  • Horns Armor Pattern
  • Female Breastplate Armor Pattern
  • Male Breastplate Armor Pattern

That’s over $600 worth of books, and they are available in a variety of formats, so it’s bound to work with whatever e-reader you own. As with all Humble Bundles, the money goes directly to charity. The charities supported by this collection are The Hero Initiative and Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

The Hero Initiative “is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.”

Book Industry Charitable Foundation “has helped bookstore and comic book store employees and owners who encounter unexpected financial crises. The Binc Foundation works to keep book people in their homes, in their jobs, and with their families – stabilizing the brick and mortar bookstore community. The Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) in the country dedicated exclusively to strengthening the book industry by supporting the people who work in bookstores and comics shops.”

Since the money goes directly to charity, anything you choose to pay over the minimum suggestion price is greatly appreciated. Also this collection is only available for a limited time, and will go away on June 17th.

About Tori Ann 411 Articles
Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.

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