Books on Worbla

Kamui Cosplay, well known for her work with thermoplastics, has created three fantastic books showcasing her methods for working with Worbla’s Finest art. All three books are available here, with a discount when purchased together.

The Book of Prop Making

Available here. The Book of Prop Making uses Worbla and foam to create bows, staffs, swords and spears. You can use these instructions to help you build any prop, large or small. At 48 full colour pages, Kamui covers
– Basic Materials
– Preparation & Tools
– Scaling
– Creating Weapon Patterns
– Separating Weapons for Transportation
– Shaping Foam
– Covering Foam with Worbla
– Detail Work

The Book of Cosplay Armor Making

Available here. The book of Cosplay Armor Making uses Worbla, Wonderflex, and foam for armor projects. 48 full colour pages that cover
– Material definition
– Required tools
– Preparation
– Creating patterns
– Bring your armor into shape
– Detail work
– Work examples
– Attaching your armor
– Transportation

The Book of Cosplay Painting

Available here. The Book of Cosplay Painting discusses brush painting with acrylics and will help you complete any Worbla project. 48 full colour pages offer step by step guides on
– Choice of References
– Three-dimensional painting
– Priming
– Materials & Tools
– Basic Paint
– Painting metals
– Painting organics
– Gradients
– Shadows and lights
– Details
– Weathering
– Sealing
– Work examples
– Repairing


Interested in how Kamui adds lights to her projects? She’s also published a book on the basics of LED lighting. Check out the details here.

Working with LED Lights

In addition to her excellent books on Worbla and Wonderflex, Kamui Cosplay has written 2 books covering the basic and advanced principals of adding lights to your costumes and armor.

The Book of Cosplay Lights

Available Here: Do you want to make glowing LEDs, Gemstones or other costume effects? Look no further! Kamui gives detailed guides and tutorials. At 48 full colour pages, Kamui covers:
– Introduction to LEDs
– Understanding Electricity
– Calculating Resistors
– Serial and Parallel Connections
– Calculating Battery Lifespan
– Required Tools and Materials
– Troubleshooting
– Molding and Casting resin Gemstones with LEDs
– Building glowing Acrylic Spheres
– Lighting up Plexiglas
As well as the following work examples:
– Dani Moonstar (Marvel)
– Druid T9 (World of Warcraft)
– Protoss Wizard (Blizzard Crossover)

Advanced Lights – Animated LEDs

Available here. You want to create cool light up costumes but have no idea how? In this volume you’ll learn everything about working with animated RGB LED strips and how to create mesmerizing light effects for your props and cosplays. Choosing the right materials, soldering microcontroller circuits, ‘programming’ your very first LED strip and building it into your costume – every step from start to finish! And the best is: This book is still for beginners! No programming knowledge required!
At 48 full color pages, Kamui gives easy step-by-step guides, tutorials and explanations for the following points:
– Introduction to tools and materials
– All you need to know about LED strips
– Getting started with the Arduino UNO
– Working with the Arduino IDE
– Understanding and editing the code
– Crawling, color changing, pulsing and blinking effects
– Wiring your very first circuit
– Working with different modes and switches
– Troubleshooting
– Diffusing materials
As well as the following work examples:
– Fallout 4 – Gauss Rifle
– World of Warcraft – Shadowmourne
– Heroes of the Storm – Nova