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...
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...
The proud Norn Warrior!

The proud Norn Warrior!

One of my bigger projects in 2014 was a Norn Warrior from Guild Wars 2. As somebody who easily falls in love with stunning designs, the Norn was a character race I wanted to bring to life right after I discovered this amazing armor set. It not only had this very...
Here comes the sexy Dovahkiin!

Here comes the sexy Dovahkiin!

When it’s time to find a new project, one question pops out every single time: Can I transport it? After countless hours in Skyrim (killing mammoths collecting their snouts), The Elder Srolls Series was a long inspiration for a new costume and like many others I...
The Crusader – Time to go wild!

The Crusader – Time to go wild!

When it comes to the choice of a new costume it goes always down to the dimensions of my suitcase. It doesn’t really matter how much I love a character, a TV show, a game or a comic – if my suitcase doesn’t like it, then the final costume won’t...
Wonder Woman – The Clock is ticking!

Wonder Woman – The Clock is ticking!

For a pretty long time Wonder Woman was a character I really wanted to realize but sadly I never found a design I fell in love with. Maybe it was a the lack of armor, but most of them were just too sexy for my taste. Then a friend of mine, the lovely Yaya Han visited...
Cosplay Tutorial Books

Cosplay Tutorial Books

              Want to make armor yourself? Now you can! For the last few years I was getting so many messages every day, asking for tips and for advice about cosplay making that even if I tried to, I could not answer them all....
Into the Light – The Protoss Wizard

Into the Light – The Protoss Wizard

Big Update!!!! I know it’s a little late, but my Protoss Wizard won the 2013 Blizzcon Costume Contest Grand Prize! I am so super happy! Winning the Blizzcon contest was always a big dream of mine and I always though I could not do it because I normally...
Time to kick some asses!

Time to kick some asses!

As a huge fan of armor costumes and World of Warcraft it was time again for a spiky, protective and a way too time consuming project: The Warrior Tier 5 or Blademisstress Lyss. Since the image didn’t show the full body, I decided to create a mix out of the WoW...
Holy light, give me strenght!

Holy light, give me strenght!

As a pretty obsessed Druid player (I already created 6 Druid Tier sets from World of Warcraft!), there was always no option for me to create a cosplay of a different class. However I admit that I always had the wonderful artwork of Wei Wang in mind. Well, and then the...
Aegywnn – Guardian of Tirisfal

Aegywnn – Guardian of Tirisfal

Some time passed since my last post and so now I have a lot to tell. 2013 is already the 3rd year I’m working for Cryptozoic – the publisher of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game – and after Alexstrazsa and Vanessa VanCleef I’ve got a new...
Blue and Gold

Blue and Gold

It’s winter. It’It’s winter. Is cold, it’s wet and the weather is just disgusting in Germany. No photoshoots, no conventions, nothing. BUT: Enough time for a new project! You maybe remember my old project from spring 2011: The Protoss Wizard....
Make your first cosplay steps!

Make your first cosplay steps!

Where shall I start? What are the first steps? What do I need to take care of? These are the questions which pain many cosplay newcomers and those who want to get into this hobby. But in the first phase also many experienced people like me are sometimes pretty...
The way of the Paladin

The way of the Paladin

And I’m working and working! Last week, after some fixing experiments, I was finally able to finish the base of my boot armor. I still need to find a way to close the gap between the feet armor and the leg armor, but so far I’m satiesfied with the result....
The Sand of Time

The Sand of Time

After work is before work! Oh, the last weeks, no the last months were pretty hard! Just one day after I came back from Gamescom and tried to find some free space for my new Barbarian costume it was time for the next project: Soridormi. Well, this costume was planned...
Say cheese!

Say cheese!

Yeah, I know, I know… I just posted an blog entry some time ago, but I just had to show you this! The very next day after Gamescom I got the change for the first photoshoot with my Barbarian. After many private shootings with my husband or his brother I wanted...
I can’t carry anymore…

I can’t carry anymore…

Puh, what a week! My costume was done, but now it was time for the weapons. My original plan was to build the big axe and also the pretty detailed sword in the reference of Wei Wangs artwork. And since I wanted to create two weapons in only one week I had to hurry a...
The Power of Velcro Tape

The Power of Velcro Tape

Oooh, I’m tired! I’m really, REALLY tired! The progress on my Barbarian cosplay from Diablo 3 continued very well, but it was also a lot of work, very exhausting and time consuming. My internship is over now, holidays started and so it was time to hurry...
Armor, armor and even more armor!

Armor, armor and even more armor!

Sooo, it’s been a while since I showed you some of my current project, but… I was busy. Sadly not just because of my costumes, but much more because of a traineeship which costs a lot of the freetime I had before. Well, but the traineeship will end at in...
Awesome Blizzcon was AWESOME!

Awesome Blizzcon was AWESOME!

The last time you heard from me was just a few hours before I finished Benni’s costume, filled my suitcases and entered the airplane on the way to LA, Blizzcon and a week full of pure awesomeness! Benni, my husband, Selina, my cosplay partner, a further friend,...