How to Create Worbla Feathers

For Tsukki’s Legend of Karasuno cosplay, I decided to go with a heavy crow motif, and what better way to do that than covering myself in feather armor? I ended up crafting close to 100 in total between the shield, gauntlet, and pauldrons, using a few different tweaks for different armor pieces. However all of my feathers were made in one of two ways: either by sandwiching worbla around foam for a very thick, large feather, or by stacking two pieces of worbla for a thinner but very sturdy feather that is thick enough to etch deep details into. Read on for these two methods!

Deco Art and Crystal Art Instructions

Working with Worbla’s Crystal Art You will need: Crystal Art parchment paper or a silicone cooking mat a container to heat your Crystal Art in water heat resistant gloves (with nitrile or latex gloves overtop) a heat source molds (optional) sculpting tools (optional)   You can heat your Crystal Art in a number of ways:…

Worbla’s Deco Art

Now available in North America, Worbla’s Deco Art is the Worbla branded option for moldable plastic pellets. Heat these pellets to 65°C (150°F) with a heat gun, oven, or hot water to create a plastic putty with a low thermal transfer that you can shape by hand, push into molds, and sculpt with tools! It’s…

Worbla’s Crystal Art

Worbla’s Crystal Art is the newest product to the Worbla lineup, offering a moldable, sculptable translucent plastic that can be used for gems, water effects, light diffusing and so much more! What is it for: Crystal Art offers an alternative for those who can’t resin cast due to time, space, or health. It also allows…

Nicci Knacks

Nicole Taylor of Nicci Knacks: Sculpture, Costume Arts & Commissions is a talented sculptor who works with polymer clay, foam, wire and Worbla, Nicci Knacks has created some absolutely stunning works that are completely unique and amazing examples of the versatility of Worbla in mixed-media projects. Take a look at some of her stunning pieces…

Tyrande Armor and Owl!

Have you seen Aleeusha‘s owl? Made from TranspArt, Friendly Plastic, silicone and 30 LED’s, we can’t believe how awesome her rendition of Dori’thur is, and of course her Tyrande Whisperwind’s Master Skin is equally brilliant! Aleeusha used Worbla and foam for the rest of her armor build, which also lights up! You can find Aleeusha…

Fine Detail with Worbla’s Finest Art

If you’re familiar with Worbla’s products, you know that Black Art is the most suggested for fine detail work, as the texture in Black Art allows you to make fine pieces easier. That isn’t to say you can’t accomplish the same with Worbla’s Finest, however, as Enrico Sequi (Instagram) has absolutely blown us away with his incredibly fine filigree work with the original Worbla.

Find us on Twitch

Want a way of seeing Worbla used live in real time? Cosplaysupplies and Worbla.com partnered with Amanda of Elemental Photography and Design to livestream on Twitch every week, using Worbla products and answering questions. What is Twitch.tv? Twitch is a website that hosts live video broadcast from all sorts of content creators – it’s primarily…

An Introduction to Worbla by Prop Master Eric Heart

One of the best introduction videos I have seen, this one deserved its own page! Eric Heart is a prop builder and the Props Master at Triad Stage in North Carolina, and 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, moulding over a form, basic shapes, heating and shaping options, as well as attaching multiple pieces. It shows the process of creating a bull’s head over a positive mould.