Nova – A Cosplay that took me two Years

Nova – A Cosplay that took me two Years

I started building the Master Skin Nova (which is now called Elite Agent) from Heroes of the Storm back in 2015. I wanted to bring something really impressive to BlizzCon – something that looks super cool in the dimmed halls of the convention. And I wanted to...
EVA Foam – Costumes and Props made affordable

EVA Foam – Costumes and Props made affordable

Cosplay is an awesome hobby but sometimes newcomers are intimidated because they think all the materials are really expensive. While Worbla is a great solution to create armor and props with, this time I would like to talk about the super affordable alternative EVA...
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. I had no idea who she was, why she was fighting robot dinosaurs but just based on the overall design I really felt the urge to cosplay her. However I...
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...
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...
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...
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 to become successful as a “professional cosplayer” – which is still a super weird word for me. So, let me tell you my story. First things first....
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...