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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    The Book of Foam Armor

    In volume number six of my Tutorial Books Collection you’ll learn how to get started with Foam Armor.

    It covers everything from tools and materials, to choosing the right foam, creating tight and loose patterns, cutting, glueing, heat-shaping and sanding foam, becoming a dremel master, creating textures, priming, painting and finally attaching foam armor pieces to your body. I also show a lot of work examples like my Erazer Girl, my Monk and my Monster Hunter Zinogre. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

    Beginner Level Book

    English Only

    Digital & Print

    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.

    Beginner Level Book

    Multiple Languages

    Digital & Print

    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.

    Beginner Level Book

    Multiple Languages

    Digital & Print

    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.

    Beginner Level Book

    Multiple Languages

    Digital & Print

    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.

    Beginner Level Book

    Multiple Languages

    Digital & Print

    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.

    Beginner Level Book

    Multiple Languages

    Digital & Print

    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 Book

    English Only

    Digital & Print

    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.

    Advanced Book

    English Only

    Digital & Print

    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.

    Advanced Book

    English Only

    Digital & Print

    Advanced Cosplay Lights – Animated LEDs

    You already know how to solder static LEDs but want to take it one step further? Try animated LEDs!

    In this volume you’ll learn everything about working with animated RGB LED strips and how to create mesmerizing light effects for your props and cosplays. Choosing the right materials, soldering micro-controller circuits, ‘programming’ your very first LED strip and building it into your costume – every step from start to finish! And the best is: This book is still for beginners! No programming knowledge required! Available as printed softcover or eBook.

    Advanced Book

    English Only

    Digital & Print

    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.

    For Newcomers

    English Only

    Print Only

    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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    Body size EU38 (medium)

    Print @ Home

    For US and European Printers

    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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    Based on 1.88m, 78kg

    Print @ Home

    For US and European Printers

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