Some questions?
Published on Sep 15, 2010

In the last time I got some questions about the materials I use. It’s hard for me, to find the right meaning or the right words for a specific material, because I just don’t know if it’s the right one or not. So, I want to show you some pictures!

Paper mache and modeling clay:

You see, paper mache is this stuff, which needs a bit water to become a sticky compound. The modeling clay I use is from the brand Efaplast and is very lightweight and easy to work with. But it also dries very fast and is very breakable.

Expanding foam:

I guess, you don’t have my brand in your country. I use expanding foam from Lugato, because it’s just the cheapest I could find. I heard in the US it calls great stuff. And as you can see, it’s in a pressurized can.

Painter’s tape:

It’s just the stuff you use, if you want to paint your room. The brand doesn’t matter.

I odered my Wonderflex on and if you live in Germany, you can try it on

For my makeup I use Kryolan Supracolor. Also if it’s not perfect, I’m very satiesfied with the finish results.

And since my Aion plate set I use a body suit for the blue skin color. It’s much more comfortable and easier to wear than real make up.

Now I’m working on a new sword for a cosplay skit: (Flarestorm’s Sword from Aion)

This time I used balsa wood and insulation foam for the base. I’ll need this weapon for a fight cosplay skit, so it’s just perfect because it’s very lightweight. And I’m very free and my work again. Sure, I often wish to be able to use wood or materials like Sintra or just something new. But I don’t have the money to import something special from the US or have the space for new tools. It’s a bit depressing, but I hope this will change soon.

As you can see, I used expanding foam to cover the wooden staff and to model this dragon head on the sword. Now I still have to find a better material than paper mache to cover it. It need something that is lighter but firmer.

And last weekend I finally wore my Aion cloth set costume:

It was very comfortable and so diffrent then a Warcraft costume. He he, and I felt so girlish. Yeah, I really like it and to hope to get a photoshoot soon, but the weather in Germany is just so bad!

And I got some very nice new Tier 8 picutres from Squirrel of Doom. Thank you for your awesome work!

By the way: I have an facebook account now:

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So, follow me!

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Written by Benni

| Writer, Full-Time Costume Maker

We are self-employed artists, writers and costume makers currently living in Germany. We love to help the crafting community by creating YouTube videos, writing books and by sharing the current progress of our projects on social media. In our shop you can also find crafting patterns to help you with your own projects!


  1. Wow du hast mir wirklich geholfen.
    Ich mache gerade ein Cosplay von Lightning aus Final Fantasy 13.
    Und das Schwert hat mir Kopfzerbrechen bereitet!

    Und jetzt habe ich gesehen, dass dein “Aion-Schwert” Lightnings von Prinzip her wirklich ähnlich sieht :)

    Und ich so dein Schwertvorlage als Hilfe benutzen kann :)

    Vielen,vielen Dank :)

  2. Today’s world is growing very rapidly. Everyone wants to look good.In this case cosplay outfit has a perfect balance between the lace and the open part. It gives you personal satisfaction. It has a wide variety of costumes. Cosplay Costume is one of top sellers this season.

  3. Oh, I’m sorry, but I don’t take commissions. But thank you a lot for the nice feedback! :)

  4. Uhhh.. I would totally buy you a ticket to blizzcon next year if you make me a costume.

  5. He he, I guess, the only thing I had to say you, that you also need to google a bit. I also just copied a code I found on a supoort site! :)
    And great to hear that I could inspire you a bit! I wish you a lot of fun and success with your project and hope to see in one day! ^^

  6. Hiya again miss Quindt! i figured it out, but thanks anyways.
    Btw, your work is amazing and because of you, i can’t wait to started on new and exciting cosplay ideas. Keep being your wonderful self!

  7. Hiya Svetlana, I’m a bit of a newbie when it comes to blogging, and i’m having trouble getting a gadget to post a like to my facebook page, like the one you have. would you mind telling how you got yours to work, and/ or what gadget you used?

  8. Hi! I’d like to experiment with the expanding foam but I don’t know which tool use for carving it, would you give me some advice?


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