in 2D side scroller RPG game Item equip

It’s been 1 week since I just started ue4. i made my character with flipbooks but i want my character can buy sword, armor, helmet etc. I understood how the shop’s work and i added to buy health or regen like this things. The problem is, if my character buy a item ‘i mean equipable items’ should i do lots of flipbooks for it? cause if i calculate jump-walk-run-with another armors, boots its mean astronomical flipbook need it. I searched everywhere there are very few resources for 2d please. help me