I got this idea when I was coming home today, so I figured we should start a thread where we give our basic costuming tips. So here is what I offer: Adhesives: It's good to have a couple of different types of adhesives. Mostly these will be used for props but some can be used on costumes, too: 1) Hi-temp hot glue/caulk gun and glue sticks: The lower temp stuff should be avoided, it isn't as strong and it will get soft easier. For less than $5.00 you can get a miniature hi-temp hot glue gun and 100 mini glue sticks from Wal-Mart. This stuff is pretty strong. Down side is that it's heavy. 2) Superglue/Krazy Glue: A good, strong, clear instant drying glue is good to have. It's good for quick repairs at cons and before events when you don't have a day or more for the more heavy-duty epoxy's to set. Down side is that it smells for quite a while. 3) 5-minute epoxy is good to have since it is strong and is hard in five minutes, plus it's clear and doesn't smell funny. The only downside is that to fully cure it takes a couple of hours and after a couple of years it can oxidize and turn yellow. 4) JB Weld: This stuff is hella strong. People have repaired cracked engine blocks with this stuff. You can dremel it, machine it, cut it, etc. It will bond anything to anything else no matter what it is and it will not come up apart ever again. Downside is once it's glued you don't get a second chance, it's grey so u can't use it on visible parts and it takes quite a while to fully cure. That's all for now. Feel free to contribute.