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Unread 06-29-2015, 07:01 AM   #1
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Costume Idea Tracking?

Hello!

I was wondering, especially for people that make a lot of costumes, how you organize / keep track of your upcoming costume ideas?

I was thinking an app that tracked date and name of event (optional), description of costume idea (ex: Harley Quinn or whatever) and images or links. Do you know of anything like this?

I would like something a little more advanced than a word doc.

Thanks!
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Unread 06-29-2015, 07:20 AM   #2
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You could use the app cosplanner.
It allwos you to create cosplayprojects, add reference pictures, budget planning, shopping lists and a detailed display of what you need to make/buy for a cosplay and how many percent of the whole cosplay (as well as parts) you have already finished.
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Unread 06-29-2015, 08:01 AM   #3
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I was about to mention cosplanner, although I haven't personally used it yet. I can't download it on my outdated iPhone 4. I have to wait until I upgrade, which will hopefully be soon.

Really I'm not that much of a list keeper. I do it all in my head. I do save certain things I plan to buy on Pinterest, though.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 10:53 AM   #4
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Cosplanner recently updated to include a 'planned' category too. I just wish it was on a computer, because I don't have a device to use it.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 04:23 PM   #5
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I use Trello for this kind of thing. I prefer it to cos planner as I can access it anywhere (home and work pc and on my phone etc)
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I just have a subdivided google doc for my personal projects, and a MASSIVE spreadsheet (like 21+ tabs) with my cosplay group to hold idea chatter, who is doing which outfits, and when we're gonna wear the thing.
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Unread 07-01-2015, 10:20 AM   #7
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Cosplanner recently updated to include a 'planned' category too. I just wish it was on a computer, because I don't have a device to use it.
I do have a mobile phone that can run the app and I use it, but I also wish that I could acess my stuff from a computer, too. Like Instagram, where I can at least acess my account and look trough my feed on a pc. It would make collecting reference pictures a bit more easy and faster.
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Unread 07-01-2015, 10:52 AM   #8
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I'm old fashioned and like to write things down. So, I have a big three-ring binder to keep track of everything. Costs of a costume, work done on it/time spent working on it, notes, reference photos, etc. Also needed for my artist alley crafts and things I make for other people.
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Unread 07-01-2015, 11:33 AM   #9
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Syon, have you tried Trello? I really love it particularly because it is multi-platform - I can access it from wherever I am, so easy. And it can store photos, links, all sorts. I've never been so organised

Here's a screenshot of the top view of one of my Trello "boards" - there's so much more in that one, lots more to see if you scroll down, and a ton of links and extra photos on the reverse of many of the cards, but you get the general idea:
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If spreadsheets or apps don't work out for you, there's always good old fashioned notebooks.
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