Getting started with Cosplay

Getting started with Cosplay

Cosplay is an amazingly creative hobby that connects passionate fans and artists from all over the world. Never tried it? You should!

Sewing Basics for Beginners

Sewing Basics for Beginners

You need to sew a skirt, a shirt or another piece of fabric for your costume but are completely lost? I know how you feel! Luckily it’s actually very easy!

Has Cosplay become more toxic?

Has Cosplay become more toxic?

I hear a lot about drama and toxicity in cosplay. Has the community changed? Is it now a swamp of negativity and frustration? I don’t think so. Hear me out.

Nova – A Cosplay that took me two Years

Nova – A Cosplay that took me two Years

I started building the Master Skin Nova from HotS back in 2015. I wanted to bring something really impressive to BlizzCon but in the end it didn’t work out. Now two years later, it’s finally done!

Making Aloy – Our biggest challenge yet!

Making Aloy – Our biggest challenge yet!

The moment I saw the trailer of Horizon Zero Dawn during the Sony Conference at E3 2015 I fell in love with Aloy. Now we’ve made her most elaborate armor and boy what a journey it was.

What’s the value of a cosplayer?

What’s the value of a cosplayer?

A few years ago cosplay was just a fun hobby for a small group of people. Today, it has become a huge community of passionate and creative artists, spread all over the world. I guess you might even call it an industry. While we spray painted our hair and built our...
Is cosplay still about having fun?

Is cosplay still about having fun?

  ‘How can I become a successful cosplayer?’ ‘Should I only cosplay someone if I have the right face and body for this character?’ ‘How many likes do I need to get invited as a cosplay guest?’ ‘What character should I cosplay...
Successful Social Media for Cosplayers

Successful Social Media for Cosplayers

  There is one thing I want to say in advance: Cosplay is about having fun. We dress up and build awesome props and costumes because it is what we love to do. Cosplay should never be a race to get more likes or followers. As soon as it starts to get too competitive,...
A little Cosplay Shopping Guide

A little Cosplay Shopping Guide

People always ask me: Hey you! Yes you with the cute corgi! Where can I get all those fancy cosplay materials? Well, I am so glad you asked! Here is a guide that should help you out! This list will be primarily useful for people from Europe, USA & Canada. If you...
Making the Pokemon Go trainer outfit

Making the Pokemon Go trainer outfit

Let me say this: I love Pokemon! Really, I do! I play every single Pokemon game on the day it comes out (sometimes even a day before) and every time it totally destroys my daily routine. Pokemon was a big part of my childhood. I still love watching the TV show on...
The value of cosplay guests

The value of cosplay guests

Where should I begin? If you have read my previous blog-post ‘My Story‘ you already know that I am actively cosplaying since 2003 (I know, I know – so old). In the beginning I had a lot of financial problems, spending all the money I could scratch...
Worbla, Thibra, Cosplayflex. What’s the difference?

Worbla, Thibra, Cosplayflex. What’s the difference?

To me ‘cosplay’ has always meant to be able to ‘make everything out of anything’. Creative people have been able to make amazing costumes out of everyday household materials for long before we had all those fancy cosplay materials we have...
Costume contests explained!

Costume contests explained!

A few days ago I got a quite interesting request: ‘Can you make a blog entry with some tips for anybody participating in a costume contest?’ So yeah, I guess why not! Many of you surely watched or maybe even participated in a masquerade – and even...
My Story

My Story

One of the most frequent questions I get is how I turned my hobby into a business and if I planned everything from the beginning. Here is my full story.

Symmetra – Commisioned by Blizzard, yeah!

Symmetra – Commisioned by Blizzard, yeah!

With this year’s Gamescom one of my biggest dreams came true: A collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment! For over 10 years I’ve already brought countless characters from the Blizzard universe too life, from Druids, to Warriors and Paladins from World of...
Shadowmourne – No time for farming!

Shadowmourne – No time for farming!

While making costumes is super fun, I especially enjoy building cool looking things in general. One of these “things” was actually the legendary axe “Shadowmourne” from World of Warcraft which always made me wonder how it would look in real...
I’M A WIZARD! (again)

I’M A WIZARD! (again)

The “Purple Wizard” was a reference I already had on my phone for several years. I’ve totally fallen love with it it the very first time I saw this stunning artwork when it was not even complete yet: When the artist himself, my hero Wei Wang, worked...
Malthael – Sleep is overrated!

Malthael – Sleep is overrated!

There are many different reasons to create a costume. No matter if you like the character, have fallen in love with the design, while others like the challenge and sometimes the only reason is to look cool and have fun with all your friends in costume. Bringing the...
Dark Valkyrie Diana – What a crazy week!

Dark Valkyrie Diana – What a crazy week!

One of my crazy summer projects in 2014 was Dark Valkyrie Diana from League of Legends. I’ll admit, I barely played the game before and would not ever dare to call myself a true fan. But I much fell in love with the design of the character. Her vibrant color...