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...
Awesome and affordable costumes with EVA foam!

Awesome and affordable costumes with EVA foam!

Cosplay is an awesome and fun hobby, though with expensive materials and tools it might me scary and discouraging for newcomers. While Worbla is a great solution to create armor and props with, I would like to talk this time about super affordable EVA foam. It’s...
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...
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....
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....