Easy DIY Cosplay Sword and Prop Storage

When Jonathan and I first started cosplaying, we just threw our cosplay swords and props into the corner of our  closet.

Then the cosplays started adding up, and the swords and staffs and props started becoming a hazardous closet hogging heap of cheap steel that threatened to avalanche any time you so much as looked at it.

We didn’t really care about our prop storage problem… until we had kids. Now, a pile of sharp pointy things falling into / onto / around our babies just isn’t working for us.

So I did what any clever cosplayer would do. I took to Pinterest to solve this problem! I found a few ideas for garage storage for shovels and rakes and such and thought – BINGO!

Most of the tutorials involved using pallets taken apart, but we already had some pieces of 2×2, so we used those and set up a really simple storage compartment in the corner of our cosplay closet.

We set up nailers to the walls, and then three cross beams on the nailers. Then I painted the wood to match the closet walls and floor and TADA!!!! Cosplay sword and prop corner, hidden in the corner of the closet!

The best thing about this, is no more swords falling over, no more prop avalanches, no more digging in the closet and flinching thinking you are going to get a face full of a samurai sword.

Since my kiddos getting into the blades is also a concern (even though they are fake blades, I still worry!) I made sure to put my longest dresses and costumes hanging in that far corner. To this day, I don’t think my kiddos even know this blade stash EXISTS. (Parenting win!)

Do you have any closet storage hacks? Share below!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

47 thoughts on “Easy DIY Cosplay Sword and Prop Storage

  • 7 January, 2017 at 5:11 am
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    That’s such a good use of space. When my closet is finished being built I will share the way we used our space for formal wear.

    • 7 January, 2017 at 6:19 pm
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      Ohhh, I would love to see that! As new homeowners, I am still giddy with the idea of being able to alter and improve our living spaces!

    • 7 January, 2017 at 6:19 pm
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      Oh man…. I am trying to keep it secret for as long as possible! haha…

  • 8 January, 2017 at 4:38 am
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    That is so fun! Thanks for the tip! Are you on White Walls? I bet the ladies in there would love to see that! Fantastic hack. We don’t really have storage at all…..I mean it’s awful here but thanks for this!

  • 8 January, 2017 at 10:35 am
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    That’s so awesome! I love how neat and organized it is. And hiding it all with the dress is a smart idea.

    • 8 January, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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      Yeah, I put all our longer costumes on that side.. it works out perfectly! <3

  • 8 January, 2017 at 4:25 pm
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    Wow, you have really nice collection of swords, dear! 🙂 What’s more, you came up with really smart idea, dear! 🙂

    • 8 January, 2017 at 6:24 pm
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      This is after we massively downgraded our collection too, haha!

  • 8 January, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    Wow! What a nice collection. And awesome usage of space.

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:16 pm
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      Thanks!! It is WAY better than having them clutter up my garage! haha

  • 9 January, 2017 at 2:30 am
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    I love Pinterest for all the neat ideas that I get from it… I just found two ideas for my kitchen I am adding on this weekend and I have a pallet shelf I want to make… they are abundant here and free… I am looking forward to see how it turns out xox

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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      I really want to see these project you do!! You need to start blogging about them! <3

  • 9 January, 2017 at 4:13 am
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    I was invited to a Cosplay New Years Eve party and kicked myself because I didn’t have an outfit.
    I love this storage closet hack, I need to implement it ASAP 🙂

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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      Whaaaat?! Too bad you didnt live closer, I totally would have hooked you up!! 😉

  • 9 January, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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    Wow, I’m impressed! Always wanted to do that especially when in Tokyo 🙂

    • 9 January, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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      I am SO jealous of your travels girl, seriously!!

  • 9 January, 2017 at 3:51 pm
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    This is a GREAT idea. I love that the clothes hide it too, so your kids don’t even notice!

  • 10 January, 2017 at 2:48 pm
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    Oh I like organized things! This is fantastic.

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