The fantastic Arlena Fae partnered with us for her Blood Moon Katarina build, using Worbla’s Black Art and EVA foam to create the detailed leg armor that Katerina sports! If you need to make armor for your next costume, check out her video below – these techniques can be applied to many different types of builds!
How about some permanent pleats and pleather embossing with Kobracast Art? That’s exactly what Eva from evadoescosplay (TikTok, Twitter) did in this sponsored build creating the belt for her Red Mage, and the results are fantastic! She outlined just how she accomplished the effects in this video tutorial – take a look for yourself!
Wanda’s final look from WandaVision is amazing, but also has some very specific techniques the creators used to design the look of fabric and armor without stitching. We’ve seen a few cosplayers use Kobracast Art as a way of stabilizing and fusing fabric to a foam or corset base, and the results speak for themselves. Take a look at this phenomenal build by Carmenvalentina – and she shared how she did it in this fantastic video, so you can follow along for your own build!
Hades has some amazing designs, and Zagreus is no exception. Here RandomTuesday shares the process she used to create these fantastic armor greaves using EVA foam and Worbla’s Black Art. Check out the process below!
We sponsored the wonderful CheeseCakePanda Cosplay for a cool tutorial on dagger variations, and wow the results are amazing! Check out the video of the process and the gallery below!
We sponsored Sayakat Cosplay for this build of Evior’s Axes from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and she shared her process with us in this tutorial! If you need to make a prop weapon, Sayakat’s methods are a great way to achieve a strong, lightweight build! Take a look at the video below!
We sponsored the wonderful CheeseCakePanda Cosplay for her Jeanne D’Arc costume from Fate Grand Order and the final build is amazing! She shared her progress with us and you can see just how she used Worbla and basic foam to create this build – and you can use the same techniques for your own armor! If you want to make this version of Jeanne, CheeseCakePanda is also offering the pattern on her Etsy here!
We partnered with Brian from Perler Tricks (on IG) for this amazing Samurai Darth Maul cosplay, built using both Worbla’s Black and Mesh Art. The final project looks amazing and Brian has created multiple tutorials for the process that you can use as your own building blocks for a similar build!
Step One: Using a Cricut with Worbla to Make Detailed Bracers
Step Two: Creating a Corrugated Steel Effect with Worbla
Step Three: Making a Battleflag with Linocut Prints and Mesh Art
Step Four: Dual Blade Lightsaber Build
If you haven’t seen the video for K/DA – POP/STARS, you’re missing out on some fantastic music and designs of everyone’s favorite League of Legends characters, including Ahri and her glowing nine tails.
Stella Chuu recently used TranspArt and cellophane to create her tails, and shared the process with us. You can also find the pattern for her design for sale on her Etsy if you want to try making your own!
The talented Downen Creative Studios has discovered that Worbla products can be cut using a Cricut – the trick is multiple cuts!
They put together this fantastic video explaining the process and settings, and also a handy infographic for you to reference quickly below!
If you’re creating a piece with a lot of details that are mirrored, it can be frustrating to make sure everything is even on both sides. Gladzy Kei needed a lot of matching designs for her armored Esmerelda design – so she’s shared her process of creating designs from pearly art, then using a simple 2-part mold putty to create molds to make duplicates. Check out the finished piece and her video process below!
The incredibly talented NsomniaksDream is known for her amazing makeup and illustration work, but she’s also used Worbla to create fantastical accessories to complete her looks.
Her Dragon Makeup included horns and ears made from Worbla and she’s shared with us two video tutorials on the process so you can create your own below!
We sent Worbla’s Kobracast Art to some intrepid cosplayers and they gave us back a series of different ways to use the material for lightweight headgear – specifically ears!
We’ll be adding more posts through the coming weeks, but first our first is Pokemon Ears by Thermo Cosplay!
Next is these poseable ears by Kimidori Cosplay, which use wire and Kobracast Art to hold their shape.
Naruvien Art&Design used Worbla’s Kobracast Art to create this lightweight wolf’s head as a comfortable costume headpiece.
Take a look at the process in the video below:
Shappi Workshop used Worbla in her Winged Mercy build from Overwatch, and filmed the process. You can see how she tackled this project below!
Serakirah Cosplay used a simple icing tip usually used in cake decorating to create this sharp scale effect in very little time!
Pretzl Cosplay used Worbla’s Finest Art to create a birdskull for her Xayah from League of Legends costume. Check out the video detailing the steps below!
Pretzl Cosplay shared this video explaining how she uses extra scraps of Worbla and a sanding tool to hide her seams created during joining pieces, especially when they are built using the sandwich method.
Naruvien Art&Design has been experimenting with creating decor with Worbla products, and this hanging, glowing snowflake is a beautiful piece for the holidays or your Snow Queen costume.
Erza Cosplay shows how she moulds with air dry clay and Worbla’s Pearly Art to create detailed armor pieces.
Hogal Cosplay used Worbla’s Pearly Art to create this dagger from Skyrim, and shared a video of the process with us below:
Naruvien Art & Design used Pearly Art to create this bracelet and shared a video of the process with us below!
Panterona Cosplay shared a tutorial on how she used Worblas Pearly Art for this beautiful filigree bracer. You could apply this technique to any armor piece.
Kat at HealtoDeath shares how she used PVC pipe and some simple tricks with Worbla to create Rey’s iconic staff in this video below.
Kat at HealtoDeath shares a video explaining how she prevents air bubbles when working with EVA foam and Worbla, and also offers more detailed advice on popping bubbles that do form. Take a look below!
Pretzl Cosplay used Crystal Art to create demonic runes for her newest costume and shared a video of the process.
Hi I’m Rao shared this video of Crystal Art being shaped and tinted to create a gemstone for a dragon pendant.
Hogal Cosplay shared how they made their crystal structures with Crystal Art.
Naruvien Art & Design shared her process of making dragonscale bracers out of Crystal Art shaped into flat sheets, then laced up.
Naruvien Art & Design shows how to heat and shape Crystal Art, using it with TranspArt to make a magic crystal staff or wand for her LARP.
Deco Art is a great way of adding dimension to your projects, whether you are building a dragon scale texture or sculpting a skull. Here are some videos showing how it can be done!
Lightning Cosplay shared a video of Deco Art being used to add a dimensional skull to a shoulder pauldron.
Shappi Workshop did a video review of Deco Art and showed some of the different ways it can be used and colored.
xx2shy created a video explaining why she’s using the folding method (and how) on her Sylvanas armor, made with Worbla’s Mesh Art in this video!
Details on Worbla are often done with scraps rolled into tubes, but Itakoo shows how they make their details with a bead mold, which creates a sharp triangular bevel for their armor.
Jak Cosplay has created this great tutorial on making the armor bra cups that Digimon’s Angewoman sports. This tutorial would also be great for many other designs, including Ariel from the Little Mermaid. Take a look below!
The always talented Fawnina recently shared the build log for her Warrior Rapidash costume, which was part of a Fire Pokemon Gajinka group at Katsucon. Take a look at her fantastic costume and video below!
When we see unique flowers made from Worbla, it is always exciting. When those flowers are Princess Zelda’s favorites in Breath of the Wild, we just have to share!
Take a look at this lovely Silent Princess made by Sayuri. She included a video on her process if you want to make one of your own!
Punished Props create some of our favorite tutorials and projects and recently Bill and Britt each made their own Harry Potter style magical wand props. While Bill dusted off the lathe to make his wand from hardwoods, Britt made hers from Worbla! You can see her process below.
Kat at HealtoDeath created a fantastic Soldier 76 costume, and shared how she made both the rifle and her mask with foam and worbla in these informative videos below. Check them out if you’re looking for a resource to get started on your own Soldier costume!
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.
You can see more introduction videos here!
KP Cosplay used Worbla to create a spear for her Snow Bunny Nidalee costume, and shared the video tutorial with us below!
9Flame Creations showed this handy trick for smoothing seams or gaps in your Worbla using scraps and a butter knife.
Lyz Brickley shared with us the process of making her Mercy breastplate, which is a large, one piece shape.
Getting the very smoothest finish on your Worbla to achieve the best possible metallic paint effect is a multi-step process. The wonderful Anathiell broke down how she achieved her fantastic gold accessories for her Vincent Valentine costume in this video below. Photo above by Jola.
We’ve seen some amazing finishes coming from customers using the Goldwax by Pebeo, and this video from Pretzl Cosplay shows the process she used to paint her bow with acrylics and Goldwax on her bow made from Black Worbla.