Humble Bundle Offers a Wealth of Cosplay Treasures

Humble Bundle

Are you looking to up your cosplay game but aren’t sure where to start? Are you looking for resources to help your with your sewing, foamsmithing or propbuilding? Well, Humble Bundle has just the thing for you!

If you don’t know what Humble Bundle is, here is how they describe themselves on their website:

Humble Bundle is a distribution platform selling games, ebooks, software, and other digital content. Since Humble’s founding in 2010, our mission has been to support charity (“Humble”) while providing awesome content to customers at great prices (“Bundle”). We started by offering only game bundles, but have branched out to include an online storefront, a monthly subscription service, a publishing initiative, and lots more. Essentially, they provide a collection of selected content for a great value while also raising money for charities at the same time. You can pay as much or as little as you like, but the more that you pay, the more you get.

Currently, Humble Bundle is offering a bundle of cosplay books called “Humble Book Bundle: Cosplay 2.0”. They have generated a collection of books from the likes of Svetlana Quindt of Kamui Cosplay, Bill Doran of Punished PropsAdam Savage, Mood Fabrics, and many more.

The ebooks available touch on subjects such a basic sewing, cosplay and costume sewing, fabric selection, prop making, making costume armor, moldmaking, body paint, electronics, 3D printing, and much more! In total, there are nearly 20 books available. If you purchase all the books, that’s a $240 value for as little as $15. There are three price tiers available starting at as little as $1. The charity that this bundle supports is Doctors Without Borders. It is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organization that is most known for working in conflict zones. As the money goes to charity, any extra money you would like to give above the $15 is greatly appreciated. The bottom of the page list the bundle’s top contributors, as well as how much money has been raised so far.

Here is a full list of the books available at each tier:

Tier 1 – $1

  • Guide to Basic Garment Assembly for the Fashion Industry by Jayne Smith
  • Sewing for Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jan Saunders Maresh
  • The Book of Prop Making by Svetlana Quindt
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Making Mind Blowing Props by Bill Doran
  • Foamsmith: How to Create Foam Armor Costumes by Bill Doran
  • The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion: The Essential Guide from the World’s Most Famous Fabric Store by Mood Designer Fabrics

Tier 2 – $8

  • The Book of Cosplay Armor Making by Svetlana Quindt
  • The Book of Cosplay Sewing by Svetlana Quindt
  • The Hero’s Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming by Gillian Conahan
  • Make: Props and Costume Armor by Shawn Thorsson
  • Foamsmith 2: How to Forge Foam Weapons by Bill Doran
  • Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing by Liza Kloski and Nick Kloski

Tier 3 – $15

  • Make: Design for 3D Printing by Samuel Bernier, Bertier Luyt, and Tatiana Reinhard
  • Roustan Body Paint by Paul Roustan
  • Primer: Moldmaking by Adam Savage
  • A Robot’s Guide To: Bondo by Steven Meissner
  • The Book of Cosplay Lights by Svetlana Quindt
  • Make: Wearable Electronics by Kate Hartman
  • The Book of Cosplay Painting by Svetlana Quindt

The ebooks are DRM-free, meaning you can download them to your favorite reading device anytime, anywhere. They are also multi-format, available in PDF, ePub, and MOBI file types to support as many devices as possible.

Humble Bundles are only available for a limited time. This one is currently available for 13 more days, or until approximately May 29th. If you’re not sure if you want the bundle at this time, you can choose to be reminded before this offer expires.

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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.