My Cosplay Tutorial Books

It is my mission to teach what I know! I want everybody to have fun creating and be able to get into Cosplay with all their heart. By reading my books and absorbing my knowledge, you’ll be able to create elaborate costumes in very little time. All of my books are available as printed softcover versions or digital PDF downloads. HAVE FUN!

 

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For Newcomers

The Costume Making Guide

You want to get into Cosplay but don’t know where to start? Allow me to guide you! In this beginner’s guide you’ll get the perfect introduction into this wonderful creative world. Learn what Cosplay is all about and make your first big steps into armor and prop creation. No previous knowledge required! Available as paperback through my shop, amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.

The perfect introduction!

New examples and techniques

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Volume 1

The Book of Cosplay Armor Making

In the first part of my Tutorial Books Collection you’ll find everything you need to know about building cool looking armor with materials like Worbla, Foam and Wonderflex. It covers everything about material explanations, required tools, preparation, creating patterns, shaping armor parts, detail work, attaching your armor and transportation. I also show a ton of work examples and step by step guides. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

Covers all Basic Techniques!

Available in 5 Languages!

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Volume 1.1

Advanced Armor Making –
Helmets & Pauldrons

This sequel to my first Armor Making book will let you dive into new and more advanced techniques, especially for some of the hardest parts: helmets and pauldrons. You’ll learn how to create complicated and fitting patterns, discover new ways to work with Worbla and different kind of foams and attach your builds properly. You will also learn how to create realistic antlers, horns and carve other interesting shapes out of EVA foam. Build everything you can imagine! Available as printed softcover and eBook.

Advanced Building Techniques

Includes Horns & Antler Tutorials

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Volume 2

The Book of Cosplay Painting

In the second part of my Tutorial Books Collection you’ll find everything you need to know about painting your finished armor with brush and acrylics. It covers everything about choosing the right references, three-dimensional painting, priming, paints & tools, basic paint, painting metals & organics, gradients, shadows and lights, details, weathering, sealing and repairing cracks. I also show a ton of work examples and step by step guides. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

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With Brushes and Acrylics

Available in 4 Languages!

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Volume 2.1

Advanced Painting –
Airbrush & Weathering

Time to level up your colors! In my second painting book I’ll introduce you to the wonderful world of airbrushes, spray paints and weathering! I’ll teach you how to get started with airbrush and spray paints to create even more realistic effects! You’ll learn how to fake metal and create many other awesome 3D textures. Weather and age your armor and props with washes, chipped paint effects or even real rust! There is also a big chapter on how to age and weather fabric and even how to build your own little paint booth! Available as printed softcover or eBook.

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Advanced Painting Techniques

In-Depth Weathering Knowledge

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Volume 3

The Book of Prop Making

In the third part of my Tutorial Books Collection you’ll find everything you need to know about building cool props out of EVA foam and Worbla. It covers everything about material explanations, preparation & tools, scaling, creating weapon patterns, separating weapons for transportation, shaping foam, covering foam with Worbla and detail work. I also show a lot of work examples like Heartseeker Ashe’s bow from League of Legends, a Zweihänder sword from Guild Wars 2 or Malthael’s Scythes from Diablo 3. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

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Covers EVA foam and Worbla

Available in English and German

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Volume 3.1

Advanced Prop Making –
Creating Guns & Rifles

It’s time to create some crazy guns and rifles! This time I’ll show you how to draw your own blueprints and turn them into crazy fantasy blasters and massive space guns. Covers in-depth EVA foam techniques as well as Worbla! Learn everything about materials, preparation & tools, scaling, creating blueprints, shaping, glueing and carving EVA foam, working with Worbla and of course all detail work! I teach with many work examples like Miss Fortune’s guns from League of Legends, Miss Moxxi’s Rubi from Borderlands 2 or Symmetra’s Photon Projector from Overwatch. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

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Advanced Prop Techniques

In-depth Foam Knowledge

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Volume 4

The Book of Cosplay Lights

In the fourth part of my Tutorial Books Collection you’ll find everything you need to know about building LED circuits to light up your costumes and props.

It covers everything from introducing LEDs, understanding electricity, calculating resistors, explaining and choosing circuit types, estimating battery lifespan, tools and materials, how to solder, casting LED gemstones and lighting up acrylic and plexiglass. I also show a lot of work examples like my Protoss Wizard, Dani Moonstar and my Druid T9. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

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Get started with LEDs

Available in English and German!

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Volume 5

The Book of Cosplay Sewing

In the fifth part of my Tutorial Books Collection you’ll learn how to get started with sewing.

It covers everything from sewing by hand or with a machine, choosing the right fabric, sewing stretch fabrics, creating new or working with existing patterns, sewing a mock-up, adjusting patterns, adding a zipper, lining, sewing gloves, leggings, boot covers and a dress and attaching armor to fabric! I also show a lot of work examples like my Cleric, Xena and and my Monk. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

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Firs steps into sewing

Many useful techniques

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Digital Pattern Collection

Female Armor Pattern Collection

You need some basic patterns to start with your armor? Here you’ll find help! Inside my armor collection you’ll find basic patterns for the following armor pieces: Helmet, Gorget, Pauldron, Upper Arm Guard, Bracer, Breastplate, Sexy Breastplate, Hip Armor, Leg Armor, Shin Armor and Sabaton. Based on a female body of 5’7″ and 128 lbs. These are basic patterns you can print yourself and adjust to your own needs.

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For medium body-sizes

US and European Print Sizes

Fit for Home Printing

Digital Pattern Collection

Male Armor Pattern Collection

You need some basic patterns to start with your armor? Here you’ll find help! Inside my armor collection you’ll find basic patterns for the following armor pieces: Helmet, Gorget, Pauldron, Upper Arm Guard, Bracer, Breastplate, Leg Armor, Shin Armor and Sabaton. Based on a male body of 6’1″ and 167 lbs. These are basic simple patterns you can print and adjust to your own needs.

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For Medium Body-Sizes

US and European Print Sizes

For Home Printing

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