Busy, busy!
Published on Nov 18, 2010

Maybe I should learn to take a break someday. At the moment I’m really, really exhausted. My studies and my work require a lot of time and I can’t wait for the two weeks of Christmas holidays. I have a lot to do, but despite this I put almost every free minute into my costumes. My next costume needs to be done by March and I still don’t know which one it should be. Unfortunately I have no Wonderflex anymore to keep on working on my Demon Hunter armor. So it was Druid T9 again:

My robe is still a huge unfinished puzzle and it annoys me a bit that I’m so slow in the sewing process. I can build almost every basis for a prop/armor/weapon in a few hours, but I need days for simple fabric parts. And I have to create this costume twice, for me and my boyfriend. I guess it will be a long hard way until both costumes are done.

Meh… I also need six of these leather parts and this one alone needed 3 evenings of work. As you can see I used my old furniture leather again. I found it in many colors and thicknesses at my fabric shop, and I love its nice wild leather look, so it’s just perfect for my druid costumes. This time I had to create a bark look and used a soldering gun and Copics for this step. Hopefully the leather won’t lose the Copic color in the sun again (I had to repaint my Druid T8 several times!). It was really a lot of work for me to solder and for my boyfriend to paint. It sucks a bit that this piece is only a part of the costume’s backside. Nobody will notice all this work, but I can’t leave the hotel with a costume I’m not satisfied with.

I also made another video for you:

Maybe I didn’t explain enough things this time, but it was more important for me to show how I work. Many of you asked for it and I hope that you can see now that it’s really, really easy to work with expanding foam! :)
I guess I should film my carving process next time, as well. It’s really fun to see how a piece of expanding foam transforms into an organic shape.

Now I’m really looking forward to the last convention for this year, where I will give another workshop about prop making there. I’m also looking forward to many nice hours behind my sewing machine. So, I hope you’ll stay busy as well!
See you guys later! :)

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Written by Benni

| Writer, Full-Time Costume Maker

We are self-employed artists, writers and costume makers currently living in Germany. We love to help the crafting community by creating YouTube videos, writing books and by sharing the current progress of our projects on social media. In our shop you can also find crafting patterns to help you with your own projects!

11 Comments

  1. This has been very helpful, thank you!

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  2. Thank you soooooo much, guys! It’s awesome to hear, that I was able to inspire you! Hopefully you’ll like my next work, too. I keep on uploading new videos! :)

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  3. You are so much awesome! :3 I love watching the progress on your new costumes, it’s very inspiring. And thank you for the new video! I’m hoping to give the expanding foam a try for a costume this coming year :}

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  4. Deine neue 150ste regelmäßige Leserin meldet sich zu Wort. ^_^
    Dein Blog ist einfach klasse und deine Cosplays einfach nur genial. Ich muss mich jetzt erst mal durch deine älteren Beiträge lesen. ;-)
    Schöne Grüße
    Christina

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  5. Woah, thank you so much, guys! It’s always to hear, that you like my work so much and I hope so much, that I can help or inspire you with my projects a bit. Keep on reading my blog! I promise, you’ll like my further progress! :)

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  6. Whoa, this is fascinating. This gives me a whole new level of respect for cosplayers.

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  7. Why are your costumes so fucking good????D=…I’m jelly over them..

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  8. Your costumes are always so fantastic (No seriously, I saw you in the WoW magazine, lol)! I’m hoping I can get some help from a friend to make a Worgen costume for Blizzcon next year….

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  9. Thnk you so much, guys! Yeah, I’m proud on every part of my costume when it’s done, after so much effort I just have to be! :)

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  10. I’ll be excited to see the finished Druid costume!

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  11. The robe looks really nice! It must’ve been really painstakingly painted, you must be proud of it :D

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