The Beginner’s Guide to Cosplay Armor & Props


Release date: 5 December 2023

Legendary Creations Comfortable Enough to Wear and Wield!

Become the character you were destined to be! Joyce van den Goor, founder of Pretzl Cosplay, is here to guide you on your epic cosplay journey. Learn all the best tools, materials and trade techniques—such as sanding, shaping, detailing, painting and so much more—to craft standout armor and lightweight props out of EVA foam. Both cheap and easy-to-handle, this material is perfect for total newbies!

With 22 different projects to test your skills, you’re sure to impress at your next comic-con, Renaissance faire or live action role-playing event. From a medieval warrior’s armor to a woodland elf’s iconic ears to an enchanting sorcerer’s handy spellbook, these pieces will serve as the perfect addition to your work-in-progress costume, or you can combine them all to create three full cosplay looks. Joyce provides traceable patterns for each project as well as detailed step-by-step images and plenty of ideas for variation. You’ll find all of the large fold-out patterns conveniently included in the back envelope, while the rest are the perfect size for printing at home.

Remember: It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this comprehensive guide, and you’ll have everything you need to bring your nerdiest dreams to life.


Technical details

The book is a softcover book in and is printed on high quality paper. It has 192 full colour pages with a lot of info and images. The book is written in English. It even contains printed crafting patterns in an enveloppe in the back of the book!

ISBN nr: 1645678148


Of course I will sign the book for you! If you don’t specify a name in the order note, I will sign the book to the name that’s on the shipping adress. If you want to give this book as a gift to someone else, then please let me know to which name I should sign it, to make it extra personal. If it’s for a birthday for example, you can also let me know so I can include a birthday wish when signing the book.

About shipping times for the book

Please allow a couple of days for me to sign and carefully pack your book.

The printed book will be shipped in a parcel with track and trace. After you place your order, you will receive an email with the order information. Once I shipped your book, you will receive an email again with the track and trace information from the post company (PostNL).

Shipping within the Netherlands takes 1 to 2 business days. Within Europe it takes mostly a week. Outside of Europe, shipping mostly takes 2 weeks but it can take longer due to customs for example and of course the global pandemic which causes worldwide shipping delays.

Possible customs fees are not included in the product price, and must be paid by the customer when their country charges them.


Additional information

Book type

Print version, Digital Download, Print version + Digital Download


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