Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection

It’s an otakus dilemma; now my collection is growing, how do I display my figures? Here is some inspiration for what to do with your figure collection.

Glass Cabinet

A deltof (clear cabinet) lit up with LEDs | Glass Cabinet | Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection
From @__kokiri on Twitter and myfigurecollection

A glass cabinet (sometimes known by the IKEA name of detolf) is the classic way to display a figure collection if you have the money and space. This fantastic example has taken it up a notch with the added LEDs, really making those figures pop!

Cabinets like this give you room to arrange your figures in any way you like and are great if you have a few statement pieces that require an extra special home.

Shelving

Shelving built into a recess | Shelving | Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection
Archiwheel on myfigurecollection

If you don’t have room for a whole specialized cabinet, get creative with the space you have and put shelves in unused corners. Shelving around a desk is always popular; that way, you can admire your collection any time you want, and they will even brighten up the worst workday!

If that’s not possible, shelves can be built into any space you have, like in this amazing example of shelving built into the walls.

Risers

Love Live! Figures displayed on a shelf using risers | Risers | Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection
From @bloosica on Instagram and myfigurecollection

When you have shelves or a cabinet set up ready for figures, you may need risers to help display your collection. This photo is a brilliant example of utilizing risers to see a whole collection at once effortlessly.

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Risers come in many forms, from tiered steps to individual stands. Experiment with how your collection looks with different types!

On Your Bookshelf

A bookshelf with manga and anime figures | On Your Bookshelf | Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection
From @E109GHT8 on Twitter and myfigurecollection

A great way to display your figures - with your manga collection! Keep your figures next to the books that made you fall in love with the characters; it seems like the perfect place for them. This example seems like the most inviting otaku corner, especially with the added wall scrolls and artwork.

Wall-Mounted Display

Wall-mounted display cases with anime figures | Wall-Mounted Display | Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection
From Archiwheel on myfigurecollection

A fun way to save space, wall-mounted display cases! This display strategy works well if you don’t have room for another bookshelf in your life, as they can be mounted anywhere, even above other furniture.

They also make a bold statement in the room, and you can swap out the figures in them to keep things fresh. Extra cool for characters with wings!

Display Your Figures With Your Cosplay

A deltof next to a cosplay outfit displayed on a mannequin | Display Your Figures With Your Cosplay | Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection
From @cinnabwunnie on Instagram and myfigurecollection

This truly inspired room design is just fantastic; display your favorite cosplay next to your anime figures! What better way to show your otaku stuff off than all together? Extra points if you have the cosplay and figure for the same character.

Get Creative!

An Umaru chibi figure set up in a dollhouse-type environment | Get Creative! | Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection
From @bloosica on Instagram and myfigurecollection

There are all sorts of ways you can get creative with your figures, such as creating a whole environment for your figure to reside in! Here Umaru is right at home amongst her games and other otaku gear.

The attention to detail here is awe-inspiring, but you can create a scene in any way you choose for your figures to enjoy.