Making Dragons!

Worbla is a fantastic modelling material. Here are examples of what it can do!

This dragon was made entirely of Worbla by Erza Cosplay.

These fantastic (and somewhat terrifying) dragons were all made by the amazing Accessories for the Universe.

This dragon was crafted by Yuki Momo

Skyrim Dragon Priest

Skyrim Dragon Priest by Yelaina Mae Cosplay

First, the pattern was drafted by covering the cosplayer in plastic wrap and then tape, drawing out where the armor would fall across the back, chest, and then arm. The tape and plastic pattern is then cut out, and transferred onto fun foam and Worbla.

The foam is then sandwiched between the Worbla sheets for stability. Each piece is layered together following the pattern. The spine is attached by strips of elastic that are glued into the underside of the panels with more Worbla. This lets the spine move and sway while still holding the shape. D-rings are added to the bracers for strapping that will keep them closed.

The mask is a great example of layering Worbla. The frame was made separate from the eyes and mouth, then attached. Then the forehead and lower jaw were attached, with layers of Worbla adding more depth and detail. Finally, a large sheet was heated and draped over the entire form to even out the layers but keep the depth, making a seamless but 3-dimensional mask.

More details including the creation of the staff, formed by carefully molding pieces of Worbla over carved Styrofoam. Be warned you can’t use a heat gun on Styrofoam directly! It will melt! Instead heat your pieces separately and then add them to your form. Then everything was primed, then painted.

Creatures, Toys, and Sculptures

Worbla’s Black Art Home Décor by Hendry’s Art (IG) (YouTube). Some of the smoothest work with Black Art we’ve seen, check out our collection of his videos here.

Little Worbla sculptures including a precious Toothless by Nightshift Cosplay


Hooligans by Audra Balion Art and Design

Tentacruel by Ludus Cosplay

Masks and Headgear

Romeo and Juliet masks created by Meeka Postman, Costume Crafts Artisan. Last image by Mary Whalen. Romeo and Juliet designed by Kathryn Wagner

Gears of War mask by Dhareza Cosplayza.

Ravenna crown from Snow White and the Huntsman by MeltingMirror.

General Wukong from League of Legends mask by Eminence Rain who used Worbla’s Finest Art for the face and Worbla’s Transpart for the eyes and crescent headpiece.

Titan head by Tiffany Dean Cosplay

Plague Doctor Mask by Lyn Sigurdson

Nami Helmet by Bambi Cosplay

Inquisitor helmet by Karin Olava Effects.

Face mask by Sina Voss alias Aigue-Marine Cosplay

Sorsha Helmet from Willow by Avianna photos by Swoz

Blue Spirit mask by B3 Designs modeled by Pink Justice Cosplay

Kilik from Soul Calibur V by Pink Justice Cosplay, photo by Victor Voyeur

Arishok from Dragon Age II by Pink Justice Cosplay, photo by Victor Voyeur

Samus Aran helmet from Metroid by Lara Lunardi (facebook, Instagram). Clay was sculpted and used as the positive the Worbla was formed over.

Fairy mask by Angela of

Molding a mask over a face from a workshop.

More images from a Worbla workshop.

Molding Worbla covered with glued lycra

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!

Props 1

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

Armor Examples 1

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

Accessories 1

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