One thing active crafters like cosplayers dream about is their own crafting space. Even though I live in an apartment, my boyfriend and I thankfully have a spare bedroom that doubles as an office for him and a cosplay work station for me! So, just in case you’re in need of some craft room ideas, I’m going to break down how I set mine up and give you some craft room storage ideas.
If you want to see the full room in all it’s glory, make sure to check out the video on my YouTube channel!
In the video, I asked if you guys want to make this a series where I show you my cosplay closet, my favorite cosplay tools, and my cosplay photography setup!
Please let me know by leaving a comment on the video so I can get a better idea of how many people want this cosplay craft room series.
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A Breakdown of My Cosplay Craft Room & Craft Room Ideas For Organizing
I’m sure you can tell, but I don’t have a luxurious crafting room.
Honestly, if I had it my way, I would live in a house and transform an entire garage into a dedicated crafting space. It would be so convenient considering how much material we cut up and the fumes we’re exposed to (EVA foam, contact cement, paint, etc).
But if you’re looking for a convenient way to transform a small corner of your home into a cosplay area that you can call your own, I think my setup is the perfect solution.
At the very least, I hope it will spark some craft room ideas!
My Crafting Desk
I was very picky when it came to my cosplay craft desk (btw, you can now shop my desk here!). Originally, I only had storage cubes that were 13×15 so I needed to find a desk that could fit those.
Also, I really didn’t plan on spending more than $150 on the desk itself. I searched through Amazon, went to Ikea, and finally settled on this desk from Wal-Mart. It can hold 8-10 storage cubes, and my giant cubes fit in perfectly.
My favorite feature about this desk is the extendable legs. It’s a kind of a pain to switch up, but I love that I have the option to stand while making my cosplays.
I found some alternatives on Amazon in case you wanted to see what options you have. But if you’ve seen the video, you can see how convenient using this type of cosplay craft desk is!
Craft Room Storage
If you’re looking for craft room storage ideas for all your cosplay materials, I’ve got you covered there, too!
I think your best bet is to get these giant, fabric storage cubes like I have. You can fit SO much in these. I purchased mine from Wal-Mart a while ago as I had a hard time finding bins this big online.
Either way, I have some craft storage materials linked down below. I also recommend getting bags for wigs, scrap material, and other miscellaneous items like jewels, velcro, and hot glue sticks.
Edit: I forgot to mention the small organization drawer where I keep my fabric markers, glue, and sewing pins. It’s something like this!
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Craft Desk Essentials For Cosplayers
Honestly, I’m pretty proud of my cosplay craft room organization… even if it is low-budget!
To wrap this up, I’m going to link a couple of essentials items to keep at your cosplay crafting desk at all times.
If you want to see more of my cosplay room for more craft room ideas, let me know, please! Here are the videos I have in mind for this series:
- How To Organize Your Cosplay Closet
- Top 10 Cosplay Tools Everyone Should Have
- Cosplay Photography Set-Up Options & Basics
- Sewing Starter Kit
- Craft Foam Starter Kit for New Cosplay Foamsmithers
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