Saviours Hide Hircine from Elder Scrolls

Saviours Hide/Hircine from Elder Scrolls by Pipa Wolf
won Judges Choice at the MCM Manchester Comic Con

I made a mold of my body using gaffer tape, then drew on the rough shape of my armour, which I then cut out and transferred the pattern onto foam sheets.
(The foam sheets were later sandwiched inside the armor for strength)

Here are some pieces with the foam sandwiched inside, before and after fusing the Worbla layers:

I then adjusted the shape until it resembled the base shape I desired.

I then added accents using the Worbla; any leftover pieces were molded into studs, spikes and rings.

Priming the armor:

Painting the base coat and weathering the bodice.

The leg armor in progress.

Leg armor with spikes and fur added.

Leg Armor, painted and weathered.

The finished leg armor.

The finished costume:

The Worbla was really easy to work with and I’m really happy with the end result, it was my first try at making armour and using Worbla and I’ve had incredible feedback from fellow cosplayers. It has actually encouraged a lot of people I know to get into cosplaying and making bigger projects.

Full Costumes

A gallery featuring builds that heavily rely on Worbla to form much if not all of their costume!
Scroll down to see their builds!
Guild Wars 2 Orrian Armor by Enayla Cosplay . Photos by KL Media, Jwai Design Photography and Sweet Sensations Photography.

Saber Costume and Excalibur sword by Calssara Cosplay

 

GLaDOS costume by Enayla Cosplay . Photos by Darkain Multimedia.

 

Pipa Wolf Cosplay’s Lilith from Darksiders 2. Photos by Food and Cosplay and Wojciech Zuchowski Photography.

 

Suzanne / Armored Soul Cosplayer used Worbla for her horns and armor, as well as for her hooves in this Faun costume. Photos by Kathryn Thomas

 

World of Warcraft Scourgestalker armor, hunter tier 8.5, by Oshley Cosplay, photographed by Ryan Cooper Photography and Rale Photography

 

Barbarian costume by Andy Rae Cosplay

 

 

 

D3 Demon Hunter

This D3 Demon Hunter armor was made by Lightning Cosplay – and you can see the process of how she created it below!

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DV8 Props used both Worbla’s Finest and Worbla Black to build Bianca for his Varric costume from Dragon Age.

Sauron’s Mace from The Lord of the Rings by The Tragic Shrew

Chris Eyles used Worbla for his Attack on Titan 3D maneuver gear handles.

Thor Hammer by PepperMonster , Lady Thor on FB

Sword handle for Masrur from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. By Elffi Cosplay. Photo by Niew Photography

Penelo’s Staff made by Enayla Cosplay

Beetlejuice Cane by Betelgeuse Staffs, painted with phosphorous paint.

Loki Staff by Betelgeuse Staffs

Latern by Heaven Cosplay

Mace structure by Franziska Marx alias Mayoran Cosplay

Dagger by Cast4Art WorkStation

Crossbow made of stiff polystyrene, details with Worbla by Laura Jansen alias Lightning Cosplay

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Examples of Worbla used for Armor in many various forms.


Dark Valkyrie Diana, Janna, and Original Design Rabbit by Vickybunnyangel

Saber armor by Calssara Cosplay

Pauldrons by Franziska Marx alias Mayoran Cosplay

Diablo 3 Barbarian progress by Lanthea Cosplay

Bracer by Julia Marsdorf

D3 Demon Hunter costume by Lightning Cosplay

Plate armor additions to shoes by Svetlana Quindt alias Kamui Cosplay

Guild Wars 2 Orrian Armor by Enayla Cosplay

Introductions to Worbla – Video

Starting off we have one of the best introduction videos I have seen by Eric Heart, the Props Master at Triad Stage in North Carolina, who has a book on Prop Making that includes a section on thermoplastics (that you can see here).

This video includes information on working with Worbla’s Finest Art, molding over a form, basic shapes, heating and shaping options, as well as attaching multiple pieces. It also shows the process of creating a bull’s head over a positive mould.

But wait – there’s more!
These videos are some of the first that were created to talk about Worbla, while they’re older they still have a lot of information regarding the basics, so if you’re looking for other starting points, check these out!

How to Worbla: An Introduction by Aurore Cosplay
Discussing heating, shaping, and joining pieces of Worbla together, showing making small detailed pieces to add to larger armor, and how to sandwich Worbla and fun foam.

How to Create Worbla Armor: Coregeek Cosplay & Creations shared this video covering the sandwich method, foam details, rolled edges and shaping items like bracers.

Working with Worbla by Jillian Lynn
Another great video discussing the basics, then shows us Jillian working on a shoulder pauldron from League of Legends.

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Daenerys’ Belt by Aigue-Marine Cosplay

Granado Espada Musketeer epaulettes and coin belt from Worbla by Karen Cosplay

Jewelry and props for Sinbad from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. By Elffi Cosplay. Photo by SAKS photography

Bracelet by Lumis Mirage for Estelle from Tales of Vesperia.

Bracelet by SedNobis

Hand of claws by Julia Marsdorf

Worbla and Deco Art/Friendly Plastic by Kamui.

Flowers by Donna Diamond

Shoe cover by Megamasso Cosplay

Leaf metal necklace by Sven Ja

Hair buns by Selina Baumler

Petal ornaments for a female centaurs top by Defcon Unlimited Stuntteam

Serah costume by Stefanie Strasburger alias LadyShu Cosplay

Creating a Superhero Mask

How to make a Custom-made Superhero Mask

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a Cosplay Tutorial by Aigue-Marine

 

Step 1: Gathering Material

To make your own superhero mask you need the following materials:

  • 1  sheet of Worbla’s FinestArt
  • 1  sheet of paper and/or crafting foam
  • Sandpaper
  • Hair dryer or Heat Gun
  • 1  jar of acrylic paint in the colour of your choice
  • Transparent varnish

Step 2: Creating a Stencil

Take the easy way out: Go on Google and look for mask stencils. There are plenty out there!

Choose the stencil you like best, print it and cut it out. Try it on and adjust the shape of the mask (e.g. eyeholes, etc.) if necessary.

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TIp: Prepare a second stencil out of crafting foam and press it to your face. Crafting foam is more flexible than normal paper and gives you a better impression of what your mask will look like. A stencil out of crafting foam makes the adjusting of the shape much easier as well.

 Step 3: Cutting out the Basic Form

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As soon as you’re content with the way your stencil looks, copy it onto the sheet of Worbla’s FinestArt and cut it out. Round the edges of the mask with sandpaper.

Step 4: Shaping

After the basic form of your mask is finished you can proceed to the most difficult step : the shaping of the plastic.

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Place the cut-out plastic on the floor (or another even surface) and heat it up with a hair dryer slowly. You know Worbla’s Finest Art is ready to use as soon as it changes its colour from caramel to light brown.

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Llft the warmed up plastic off the ground carefully, place it on your face and press it into shape. Keep the mask on for a out 1 minute until the plastic has cooled down agaln. After this step the mask is basically finished.

Tip: in case that you’re not happy with the shape of your mask place it on the floor and heat it up ogain. You can change the shape of the mask as many times as you want to.

 Step 5: Paintwork

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After the shaping of your mask is done the only thing left to do is the painting. Depending on the colour of your choice you will have to apply between 2-5 layers of paint.

Make sure to use acrylic/paint/varnish. Poster paint wlll chip off. After the acrylic paint is dry apply 1 or 2 layers of transparent varnish to make your mask look shiny an cool!

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