Process : Power Gaming Series 2018 Trophies

The complete process of how we build the Power Gaming Series e-sports trophy, from sketches to resin.

Female Monk Diablo Blizzard FoxDirector Photography

Monk : Making-of

The Diablo 3’s Monk, an interesting project but turned a bit tougher than expected ! It was supposed to be a «light costume», but it actually was a hell of a challenge... mainly with sewing.

Concours Cosplay Tuto Conseils

Behind the scenes of cosplay contests

I often talk about cosplay contests with other cosplayers, cosplay judges or visitors during conventions. In this post, I talk about cosplay contests, steps that compose them (meeting point, prejudging, skits...), ratings, and yoou will also find some tips as[...]

recap 2017 Black Owl Studio

Review 2017

2017 was a really busy year for us at Black Owl Studio. Many conventions, the Crown Championships of Cosplay finals, new costumes, and the development of our little business still… Good experiences, fails and new […]

Thermoplastics : Worbla’s Finest Art, Black, Pearly, Meshed, Transpa Art, Cosplayflex…

Today we are testing for you : Worbla's Finest Art, Cosplayflex, Worbla Black, Pearly, Meshed and Transpa Art ! Thermoplastics, as their name suggests, are plastic materials that react to heat. Rigid when at room temperature, they become malleable when[...]

Black Knight: Making-of

«Crafting a full armor from the ground up in just one month ? Eaaaasy !» Among the three costumes we wanted to bring with us to Blizzcon in 2015, the Black Knight was the last […]

Tutorial : Crafting fake teeth

In this tutorial we will see how to quickly make fake teeth in Worbla's Deco art in just 3 steps.

Tutorial : Crafting articulated wings

Complete cosplay tutorial to craft articulated angel wings from wood and foam.

2016 recap

2016 marked a turning point for Black Owl Studio. Few new costumes made, but we had many events, shootings, contests and the starting of our business. A look back on a busy year…

Making-of: Vorpal Blade

I reaaaally love Alice: Madness Returns, the story and the atmosphere of this game makes it one of my favorites. Vorpal Blade is Alice Liddell’s main weapon, we find it on Jabberwock’s skeleton at the beginning of the game. I[...]

Warsong Commander cosplay

Warsong Commander: Making-of

I fell in love with Wei Wang’s Warsong Commander artwork as soon as I got my beta key for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. And when we finally decided to go to Blizzcon 2015, I immediately thought about making a cosplay[...]

Warsong Commander Axe

Warsong Commander: Axe making of

Following on the complete Warsong Commander costume making of, here is the process for the axe.

Warsong commander: Shield making of

In addition to the complete costume making of, as well as the one about the axe, here is the Warsong Commander’s shield making of.

Black Owl Studio Fantasy Basel 2016

Fantasy Basel 2016

A photo summary of our visit to the Fantasy Basel 2016 - The Swiss Comic Con where we went saturday. An epic day, in which we met and saw many people :)

Tutorial: How to make dreadlocks on a wig

Here is my method to make dreadlocks on a wig without using gel or wax. All you need is: a comb, a hair-straightener, a wet rag and your feet!

Tutorial: How to use Pepakura Designer software

Find out our complete tutorial about Pepakura Designer software, including explanations on how to use the software and prepare an object for printing.

Material: Plastiline

Plastiline became essential to us when creating our first cosplays. We’re giving you here a short presentation of this useful and practical material that we use in many situations.

Dragonpriest Staff

In order to complete the mage/dragonpriest costume from Skyrim, we planned on creating a dragonpriest staff. An interesting challenge, as it is a huge piece (1.80m) with a lot of details and effects that requires the use of LEDs.

Skyforge Steel War Axe

Time to chop heads! Here is the Skyforge Steel War Axe (Skyrim) we made, using a kit from Volpin Props.

Vokun: making of a resin mask

Find out how we created the Dragonpriest Mask of Vokun, from Skyrim. Included in this tutorial: Pepakura and Plastiline master modelling, creation of silicon molds, resin casting with aluminium powder (gel coat), painting and fixing systems.

Cosplay: Aela the Huntress

In this article, I will show you the progress of my Aela the Huntress outfit (Skyrim). It will be regularly updated with the latest changes (armor pieces, dress, accessories, weapons, etc.).

Amulet of Kynareth

Back with a new amulet from Skyrim: the Amulet of Kynareth. Discover how to create one using the Plastiline master, silicon mold and resin cast method. Small bonus: discovery of the stained-glass paint for a nice metallic look.

Tutorial: Chainmail

Learn how to make a chain mail according to the European ‘4 in 1’ method. All from metallic wire rolls, a wooden stick, a wire cutter and a lot of patience.

The Gauldur Amulet

In this post, you will learn how to model a Gauldur Amulet with Plastiline, and create a silicon mold to print an acrylic resin cast. This tutorial also gives you painting advice for a more realistic outcome. Last but not[...]