Blood Moon Katarina’s Leg Armor with Worbla

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! 

Pleated and Embossed Pleather Belt with Kobracast

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! 

Scarlet Witch from WandaVision – With Kobracast

 

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!

 

Daggers – Foam, Worbla, and Resin

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!

Making Evior’s Axes from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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!

Jeanne D’Arc Alter – Worbla and Foam Armor

 

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!
 

 

Darth Maul Samurai Build

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! 

An image of Brian's Samurai costume

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

 

 

With much thanks to Brian for sharing his amazing skills with us! Check out his work as  Perler Tricks on Facebook and on Instagram

KDA Ahri 9 Tail Tutorial – Video

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.

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Photo by Anna Cosplay Photography, Cosplay by Stella Chuu

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!

Stella in Ahri costume sitting on a box in front of a wall of lights

Easy Mold & Cast with Worbla’s Pearly Art – Video

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!

Dragon Horns and Ears from Worbla – Video

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!


Making Lightweight Ears from Kobracast Art – Video

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.


Making a Harry Potter Wand – Video

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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.

Thanks again to Punished Props for sharing this with us, and if you’re curious about Bill’s wand, you can see his build here.

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.

You can see more introduction videos here!

Achieving a mirror-like finish on Worbla – Video

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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.