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In the meantime, they have become indispensable: Cosplay Props. From the elaborate, impressive weapon to the filigree accessory, there are endless possibilities to make them. From the choice of material, to clever tips and tricks and the fact that all this is also possible in your living room, without a workbench – you can find out all about it from Frostprinz in this lecture.
Frostprinz has been active in the cosplay scene for more than 10 years, has already created more than 150 costumes, and has twice represented Germany at the European Cosplay Gathering in the final in Paris. 2013 with the team, and 2016 in the solo category. In addition, she has often served as a jury member for various cosplay competitions, including. the ECG, and loves to give lectures and workshops in the field of cosplay. The topics range from the experience of the ECG to the construction of armor, cosplay props, weapons and accessories as well as make-up.
It all started with cosplay from anime and manga series, as well as video games. It was only the sewing itself is not so central. It was much more interesting to build and manufacture weapons and armor of all kinds and to explore new possibilities. The bigger and more complicated the better. The challenge as a thrill. Where the focus was only on the Japanese templates, these were not long enough. Soon, characters from various films and series were added, and sewing as well as realistic make-up moved further into the foreground.
First and foremost, it's about one thing: depicting characters you love. To put heart and soul into a cosplay, and to let off steam in a variety of areas. Variety and diversity are an absolute must.
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