Unboxing an INSANE Monster Hunter statue!

    Unboxing an INSANE Monster Hunter statue!

    I received another amazing statue from the talented Singapore statue makers of Kinetiquettes. Rathalos from Monster Hunter! It’s a HUGE statue and definitely the crown jewel of our workshop decoration!

    Sharing Pages cash out with YOUR Work!

    Sharing Pages cash out with YOUR Work!

    We all love those funny and interesting crafting videos on Facebook. However, did you know that their publishers make a huge income without giving the original artist a single penny? Let me show you to the profitable world of In-Stream Ads!

    The Truth about Commission Work

    The Truth about Commission Work

    Costume and prop commissions sound like an awesome way to make an income with something you love to do, right? However, not everything that sparkles is gold. The truth might be quite surprising!

    Demonic Brigitte is finally done!

    Demonic Brigitte is finally done!

    Demonic Brigitte is finally done and is the largest costume I ever made! It’s completely out of foam, includes over 1000 LEDs and took me 1.5 years to finish!

    Will Cosplay be Illegal soon?

    Will Cosplay be Illegal soon?

    A new law proposal from Japan might change the cosplay culture forever. Dressing up as a fictional character might become a copyright infringement in the near future. What does this mean for the cosplay community?

    Getting into Cosplay

    Getting into 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!

    Zinogre Armor – Monster Hunter

    Zinogre Armor – Monster Hunter

    Since I’m a passionate gamer, I mostly create costumes from titles I love playing. Watching the Sony conference at E3 back in 2017 gave me a new love: Monster Hunter!

    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!

    Creating costumes with EVA foam

    Creating costumes with EVA foam

    Cosplay is an awesome hobby but sometimes newcomers are intimidated because they think all the materials are really expensive. Let me convince you of the opposite!

    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...
    EVA Foam: Affordable costumes and props!

    EVA Foam: Affordable costumes and props!

    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...
    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

    Welcome to my my 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 list can help you out! It will be primarily useful for people from...
    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...
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