Not sure which books to buy?

    Here’s a little guide on what each volume is about.

    We’ll teach you what we know! With our tutorial books you’ll be able to create amazing costumes in no time. All of them are available as printed softcover versions or digital PDF downloads. Check out our shop!
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    Getting started with Cosplay –
    A Beginner’s Guide

    Want to get into cosplay, but no idea where start? Then this is the book for you! I’ll show you how to pick a character, get basic materials and tools, search for tutorials and work with a limited budget and a tight schedule.

    I’ll help you to organize your crafting corner, share your work online and stay motivated during a long project. Cosplay is for everyone, so let’s have some fun together! I also show a ton of work examples and useful tips. Available as printed softcover or eBook

    Languages available: English

    Make your very first costume

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    48 Pages, 140 pictures

    Best place to start!

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    The Book of Cosplay Motivation –
    How to achieve your Goals

    Creating costumes and bringing characters to life requires a lot of work and a healthy dose of motivation! In this book I want to share my secrets on how to finish huge projects, how to deal with tight schedules and how to turn stress and insecurities into self-confidence and joy. Cosplay, like any other art, is about having fun and expressing yourself. You just have to stay on track and get things done! I hope this guide will help you to find motivation for all your projects and achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself! Available as printed softcover or eBook

    Languages available: English

    Learn how to motivate yourself!

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    48 Pages, 105 pictures

    Helpful not only for cosplay!

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    The Book of Foam Armor –
    Comfy & Affordable

    In this volume you’ll learn all you need to know 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. 

    Languages available: English, German

    Armor with EVA Foam

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    48 Pages, 170 pictures

    No experience required

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    The Book of Foam Props –
    Lightweight & Affordable

    In this volume you’ll learn all you need to know to get started with Foam Prop Making.

    It covers everything you need to know about drawing and scaling blueprints, cutting, glueing and sanding EVA foam, making your props detachable, creating textures, working with foam clay, priming, painting and many more useful examples and step-by-step guides. I also show a lot of work examples like the Master Sword and Hylian Shield from Zelda, Aloy’s Spear (Horizon Zero Dawn), Taki’s Daggers (Soul Calibur) and the Nergigante claws (Monster Hunter). Available as printed softcover or eBook.

     Languages available: English

    Make Props out of EVA foam

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    48 Pages, 220 pictures

    No experience required

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    The Book of Cosplay Armor Making – Worbla & Wonderflex

    My very first book. In this volume you’ll find everything you need to know about building cool looking armor with thermoplastic materials like Worbla 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.

    Languages available: English, German, French

    Armor with Thermoplastics

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    48 Pages, 110 pictures

    No experience required

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    The Book of Cosplay Painting – With Brushes and Acrylics

    In this volume you’ll find everything you need to know about painting your finished armor with traditional brush techniques and acrylics.

    It covers everything from choosing the right references, to 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.

    Languages available: English, German, French

    Painting with Brushes & Acrylics

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    48 Pages, 100 pictures

    No experience required

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    The Book of Prop Making –
    With Foam and Worbla

    In this volume 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.

    Languages available: English, German, French

    Prop Making with Foam & Worbla

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    48 Pages, 130 pictures

    No experience required

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    The Book of Cosplay Lights – Getting Started with LEDs

    In this part of my 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 Moonr and my Druid T9. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

    Languages available: English, German

    Introduction to LEDs

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    48 Pages, 170 pictures

    No experience required

    The-Book-of-Cosplay-Sewing-Starting-at-Zero

    The Book of Cosplay Sewing – Starting at Zero

    In this volume you’ll learn how to get started with cosplay 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.

    Languages available: English, German

    Sewing your first costume

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    52 Pages, 220 pictures

    No experience required

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    The Book of Cosplay
    Photography – In Front and Behind the Camera

    In this volume you’ll learn how to get started with photography.

    It covers everything from important photography terms, handling a camera, location scouting, image composing and photo editing but also gives tips about proper posing, good facial expressions and make-up! I also show a lot of work examples like my Nergigante, Diablo and Fallout photo shoots. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

    Languages available: English

    Get started with photography

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    48 Pages, 190 pictures

    For cosplayer and photographers

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    The Book of 3D Printing – Modeling, Finishing & More

    In this volume you’ll learn how to get started with 3D Printing.

    It covers everything from choosing a machine, getting or making 3D models, giving your and intro into the most useful 3D modeling programs, best settings for printing, troubleshooting, making a 3D scan or yourself, finishing your prints and even working with Pepakura! I also show a lot of work examples like my Aloy, my Monk as well as Fallout 4 and Horiuon Zero Dawn props. Available as printed softcover or eBook.

    Languages available: English

    Get started with 3D Printing

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    48 Pages, 230 pictures

    Modeling, Printing & Finishing

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    Advanced Armor Making –
    Helmets & Pauldrons

    This book goes a bit deeper into armor making and shows you 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 or eBook. 

    Languages available: English

    Building Shoulders and Helmets

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    48 Pages, 160 pictures

    Some confidence required

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    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.

    Languages available: English

    Airbrush & Weathering

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    48 Pages, 150 pictures

    Some confidence required

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    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.

    Languages available: English

    Guns, Rifles and Blasters

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    48 Pages, 170 pictures

    Some confidence required

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    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.

    Languages available: English

    Animated Lights

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    48 Pages, 170 pictures

    Some confidence required

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    The Costume Making Guide

    You want to get into Cosplay but don’t know even where to start? Allow me to guide you! In this beginner’s guide to Cosplay 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.

    Languages available: English

    Beginner's Guide to Cosplay

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    128 Pages, 337 pictures

    Great place to start

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