3D Modeling for Cosplay? Try Fusion 360!

3D Modeling for Cosplay? Try Fusion 360!

As 3D printing continues to get cheaper and more accessible, now might be the right time for you to start too! The software is free and you’ve got nothing to loose! Let’s have some fun!

Getting started with Cosplay

Getting started with 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!

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!

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 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...
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...
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. Emails, Facebook Messages and Tweets were...
Deathknight – An Adventure with Intel and Newegg

Deathknight – An Adventure with Intel and Newegg

I’m a pretty lucky girl. Only a few days after I’ve got my commission request for the Wizard from Intel and Newegg.com both of these companies were that impressed with my previous work that I even got a further project. The request was to create something...
The Wizard – An Adventure with Intel and Newegg

The Wizard – An Adventure with Intel and Newegg

In the summer of 2013 something exciting happened: The companies Intel and Newegg.com asked me for a commission! And it was not only any commission, it was a Wizard from Diablo III for their booth at Blizzcon. It was excited and the chance I always waited for and...
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....