Frequently asked questions

(Last Update: August 2016)

Hi! Who are you?
Hello there! This is Svetlana and Benni! We’re Kamui Cosplay!

What do you do?
We are two freelance artists who like to build costumes and props and show other people how they can do all this creative stuff too! We write books, record videos and give workshops at conventions we visit!

Can you build something for me?
We rarely take commissions and only when the project sounds super interesting to us. No harm in asking though, so send us an email with a project description and budged estimate to shop@kamuicosplay.com. It’s a lot more fun to just build what you want yourself though! We got instructional books and useful patterns in our shop! Please go check them out! It’s super fun!

Can I book you for my show/promotion job/project?
Sure thing! Write us an email to booking@kamuicosplay.com and we can talk about it!

Can I get an interview for my website/magazine/podcast?
We usually do not have much time to give interviews. Every now and then we’ll can make it happen – but no promises! There is a lot of info on our “About us” page so you can check that out and use anything you want in it. Other than that you can try writing an email to info@kamuicosplay.com 🙂

Can your review my product/material/shop?
We never do paid sponsorships but you can of course send us anything you might think we would like. We will take a look at it but won’t promise to write a good review if we don’t like what you’re sending us. We only recommend what we think is a good product, no matter if you offer us money or not. Send us a message to info@kamuicosplay.com!

Do you sell your costumes?
Never. We put way too much effort, money and blood (no joke!) into them. They are our babies and we will love them forever! We still have every single thing we made since 2003 (except the commissions of course)!

Which conventions will you visit?
Please take a look at our upcoming events page to see where you can meet us soon!

Which materials do you use for your costumes?
We use pretty much everything! A couple of years ago we were super into thermoplastics (Worbla, Wonderflex and the like) but nowadays we use everything we can get our hands on. This means EVA foam, Worbla, 3D printing, MDF, wood, fabric, silicone, resin, leather and much more. In Cosplay we believe you can make anything out of everything – so stay creative!

Can you show me how to make costumes and props?
That’s what we are here for! We have a collection of instructional crafting books that will show you everything from making armor, painting, making props or working with LEDs. We write around two new books every year so make sure to check back often! Additionally to that we have female and male armor patterns, instructional videos on YouTube and you can of course follow all of our daily crafting progress on our Social Media channels like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

What is better? Worbla or EVA foam?
We actually love both materials and only choose what we use based on the projects. You can make your costume out of anything!

Where can I buy good materials?
Your first stop should be to ask google about shops in your neighborhood. If that doesn’t help we have a collection of shops and tools we can recommend on our Tools, Shops&Links page!

Can you help me with my costume?
Sorry, but we usually don’t have time to give personal advice for costume parts or full costumes. If we would answer all the questions we get every day we wouldn’t have time to create our own costumes anymore. But that’s why we made our books! So we can help out everybody at once!

Can you come to my favorite convention?
We already travel to a lot events all over the world, but only if we’re invited. If you want to see us at your local con, your best bet would be to write them a message and let them know! 🙂

Are you a professional Cosplayer?
We would never call ourselves “professionals”. We’re just a couple who likes to make things! Costumes and props are a wonderful way to express our love for something and we’re lucky enough to make our living from building cool stuff… But we still have so much to learn! In our eyes there are no professionals – just people with more experience.

 

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