Whether you’re already a cosplayer, are thinking about getting started, or are looking to branch into a new skill, the current Humble Book Bundle has something awesome to help you out. I’m already familiar with several of the books on this list, and every one of the rest has been recommended by costumers I know and respect.
The basic bundle, which you get with a donation of as little as $1, gets you ebook versions of:
- Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA (PDF, epub, MOBI)
- Make: Wearable Electronics (PDF, epub, MOBI)
- Make: Design for 3D Printing (PDF, epub, MOBI)
- Kitchen Floor Vaccum Former (PDF)
- Adam Savage Moldmaking Primer (PDF)
With $8 or more, you add in prop building and painting books (all as PDFs) from Kamui, Punished Props, and Volpin Props, three of the most amazing builders you’ll see. If you have an eye on the cosplay community, you’ve no doubt seen work both by and inspired by them.
At $15 or more, you’ll get into armor making and foam building as well as Cosplay in America, Vol 1 and Make‘s special Halloween issue for this year.
This edition of the Humble Bundle supports Maker Ed, a non-profit supporting maker education with the vision “Every Child a Maker,” but as always you can designate a charity of your choice from a list of thousands to support as well.