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Kaijugal
12-17-2012, 12:07 PM
Hey guys. I'm just passing this on. Worbla, (that material you see all the german cosplayers making their armor out of), is now available at Cosplay Supplies (http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/store.php?s=UN4V), so we wont' be getting killed on the duty, shipping & taxes.

I hope to have some at the next Anime North for people to see, and there are plans for a worbla workshop at Costume-Con 32 (http://costumecon32.com/).

Cheers!

An example of armor being made from wonderflex and worbla by Kamui.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P7f3uSH06KY/T_H9S6iJIyI/AAAAAAAAA20/30ZgfUfwQpk/s640/IMG_8976_1.jpg

WARPAINTandUnicorns
12-17-2012, 02:55 PM
Cool. Is the surface smoother then Wonder Flex by chance?

Prisca712
12-18-2012, 05:07 PM
OMG, how have I not heard of this stuff before? I read the description on Cosplay Supplies and it sounds *amazing*.

At Anime North will you have it at the Costume-Con table? Count me in as someone who'd love to see it in person :)

EDIT - There are more pics of the other armour pieces here (http://www.kamuicosplay.com/2012_07_01_archive.html). The results are truly stunning - now I'm REALLY intrigued!! :D

KakeraのTsuki
12-18-2012, 05:14 PM
Ooh, this is great news! I'll make sure I make a note of that workshop, I've been curious about Worbola for a long time. P=

HareyuNanami
12-18-2012, 09:39 PM
PERFECT Timing ! since I want to start working on my Ice Queen Steam Punk boots! =D

Chipface
12-19-2012, 12:40 AM
Can be molded just like putty and sandable? I'm gonna have to get some of this stuff sometime.

WARPAINTandUnicorns
12-19-2012, 09:47 AM
looking at Kamui progress it take really well to bell curves because of the lack of mesh backing. O__O
http://www.kamuicosplay.com/2012_07_01_archive.html
http://www.kamuicosplay.com/2012/09/the-way-of-paladin.html
http://www.kamuicosplay.com/2012/09/update-updates-updates.html

The last link has a video progressives on the chest plate. Cool that she pads the Worbla with a layer a of foam sandwiched in the middle. ;)

I wonder if you can get Worbla to fuse to Wonderflex for pieced you need to make stronger in certain areas?

I need something strong for Nehelinia plated beads but I might order a sheet of this to see if I can make a necklace and elongated earring for Venus out of and fuse in the leaves that i wasn't sure what to make out of. ^_^

Kaijugal
12-19-2012, 06:31 PM
At Anime North will you have it at the Costume-Con table? Count me in as someone who'd love to see it in person :)



I'll see what I can do. :) Maybe I'll have some samples for people who buy their Costume-Con memberships this year. ^_~
Cheers!

Rainbowgasm
12-19-2012, 10:54 PM
this looks like it would be super useful for my sword sheaths I need to make for AN... and the armor I need for Vladcard and lots of other people...
Its kinda pricey but... perhaps much worth it!
Does anyone know what kind of device you need to heat it up? obviously a regular hair dryer wouldn't get to 90degrees, right?

Chipface
12-20-2012, 07:06 PM
If you need to make sword sheath I think you'd be better off chiseling out 2 pieces of wood and then gluing them together if you're comfortable with that.

Rainbowgasm
12-21-2012, 01:27 PM
If you need to make sword sheath I think you'd be better off chiseling out 2 pieces of wood and then gluing them together if you're comfortable with that.

why would I do that? my friend is making the swords, but she is making about 15 weapons for AN, so we're making the sheaths... why would we make them out of wood? I don't see how that would be any different then forming something around the sword and just leaving room for it to slide in and out...seems a heck of a lot easier to me...

Sarcasm-hime
12-21-2012, 06:47 PM
I think the best way to heat it up is a heat gun; a hairdryer probably doesn't get hot enough.