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...
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 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...