In October last year, our friend elvesgonewild visited us again to hang out for the weekend. Aby and her both have elven costumes from the Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit franchise and we never managed to take photos together. And with conventions still being cancelled, we decided to take this to the woods. While forests tend to be difficult places for nice portrait photography (at least when you hate the color green like me, lmao), I  really wanted to try something different from the usual elf in the woods...

Last year in summer, we watched The Umbrella Academy Season 2 on Netflix. While we enjoyed the first season, we got really hooked on the second season and Aby liked Number Five so much, that she ordered his costume. It arrived super quickly and she made a few adjustments to it, before we went out to shoot it. We were so looking forward to make  5'11" tall Aby look like a 13-year-old kid through the magic of perspective and lacking other Academy members to pose with. A week prior to this,...

Another one of those attic photoshoots we did last summer. When we were just about done writing our book on cosplay make-up for male characters, we noticed that the cover photo we had chosen initially didn't really fit our purpose. It was one of our Arthur & Dutch photos back from 2019, and while we still love those photos, they simply weren't calm enough for the cover we had in mind. So with 30°C outside temperature, and 35°C in our attic, I slapped on my Arthur Morgan costume and we barely...

Last summer, after figuring out what a cool photo backdrop our old attic was, Aby decided to make a John Marston make-up test. We had everything we would need for his Red Dead Redemption 2 outfit at home already and wanted to try out our new location some more. And since the light was really really good up there, we also filmed some scenes of John Marston  smoking, which Aby really nailed in my opinion. :D Originally, we wanted to add the photos for our make-up book, but it didn't make...

Back in summer, we met up with our friend Elvesgonewild and shot our Red Dead Redemption 2 cosplays! Actually, we had planned to wear these costumes to multiple conventions in 2020 and visit a cowboy reenactment city to take really authentic photos, but yeah, the pandemic happened. Instead, we spent a nice weekend together, used multiple locations, including our attic, a prairie-like-looking meadow with cows and a rural looking barbecue place in the wilderness. We also managed to film a few scenes that we put together to a Cosplay Music Video...

Back in April 2020, just when stores and all free time activities closed in Germany because of the pandemic, we were met with a lot of time on our hands. And as taking walks was still allowed, we thought to combine our regular walks in the woods with a photoshoot of Aby's Thranduil. When we arrived at one of our favorite mushroom-picking-spots, we were devastated though. Half of the forest that we used to roam barely one or two years ago, was just gone. Most of the trees had been cut...

Disclaimer: This blog article contains sponsored content - Knipex were kind and send us a few pliers from their huge range of tools and we were happy to try them out and use them for this project! Welcome to part 3 of our 3D-printing for cosplay blog articles. In this final part, we’ll get physical - if you get what we mean. In case that you don’t: our two previous articles about this topic were rather theoretical and digital, but now we’re finally holding our raw 3D-print in our hands. So...

If you read our blog post about which 3D-printer you should get for cosplay, you're probably curious about which software we use. We're making a lot of our 3D models ourselves, and even though we have no professional background in 3D modeling or CAD files, we learned a lot over the past three years and are able to make our own files. Like this, we are no longer dependand upon someone else uploading files to free sharing sites for 3D-files. [gallery columns="2" link="file" size="large" ids="2496,2497"] The barrel of the Cattleman Revolver me...

Take a look at our very first "test" photo shoot with Pasta's Sam Porter Bridges cosplay! We've worked on our Death Stranding cosplays for over six months now and we're still not really done. If you're interested in our progress on this costume, check out the Build Blog. We originally wanted to participate in a cosplay competition with this and therefore built almost all of the costume from scratch! We started working on our Death Stranding costumes in December 2019, you know, before all conventions were cancelled and living in isolation...

We're trying to showcase our entire progress of the build of Pasta's Sam Porter Bridges costume on here. As these posts are usually scattered all over our Social Medias when we post them, we're trying to set them in order and maybe explain a thing or two about what we did and why we did it. Enjoy!   BB [gallery link="file" columns="5" ids="2229,2221,2256,2230,2219,2222,2225,2228,2244,2246,2255,2258,2245,2227,2234,2379,2218,2232,2235,2226,2259,2250,2243,2239,2238,2242,2241,2254,2220,2252,2261,2249,2253,2223,2231,2251,2267,2262"] Let's start with the most interesting - and probably most disturbing part of the costume - the BB pod! We had a few ideas in mind on how we would tackle...