It’s Turkey Thursday, my dudes! On this day, and every day (but especially today), I want to thank all of you that have believed in me, challenged me, and given me positive reinforcement and constructive feedback. Most importantly, thank you for your loyalty, even during times when I’m not active due to work or other, less-fun life/adult shenanigans. I love you, all, and I am grateful for each and every one of you!
I have some super exciting news to share with everyone today and in the following week. I’m gonna start it off with a bang!
I was commissioned by @cosplaysupplies to make a tutorial using a sample of their Black Worbla (link in the description)!! I am super grateful and flattered that they wanted to work with me. I decided to go with a Neck Gorget, and it’s all about how you can use thermoplastic bubbles to your advantage! Check it out, and share any feedback you have. 🙂 And, of course, thank you, CosplaySupplies!! 🙏🏻❤️ Hoping all of you have a safe and amazing Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for more exciting news!!
Here is my latest build
The shoulder armour is made out of trusty Eva foam (4mm and 2mm). Even the straps are Eva foam that's held on with velcro. For the weathering I sliced my knife across the plates and used the heat gun to allow the foam to open and reveal the grooves of the cuts.
The tabard was a good introduction into sewing. I made a simple pattern based on a tee of mine and added a few extra panels to give it the length.
You can always finish a costume later on! I started my Sumia armour in 2013, and I didn't touch it for 2 years and finished it in 2015! So don't feel disheartened when you don't really want to finish/can't finish a costume immediately, you can always pick it up again later! 💖
Another detail shot. This time of Loki’s spaulder. It sports, my guess is based on my research, a Níðhöggr and just so you can appreciate the attention to detail these costume designers incorporated, let me share a discovery. “ In historical Viking society, níð was a term for a social stigma implying the loss of honor and the status of a villain.” This spaulder shows up on Loki’s outfit in the Avengers after his fall and continues to be worn in The Dark World. I believe it was no mistake. They intended this.
Anyway, it’s made of multiple layers of Worbla’s finest and was carved painstakingly with clay sculpting tools. Then the gesso-ing was painfully long. If only I had Worbla’s pearly art at the time! However, I’m proud of how it turned out.
Putting in work on my Yurio genderbend again 😥
Last year I finished it about 50% of what my concept was so I'm hoping to finish it up fully for Akimatsuri next month!! .
Here's a few #WIP detail shots of the worbla corset ❄ still lots to do! ⛸❄⛸❄⛸❄⛸❄⛸
I am still alive XD~!!! No I haven't done any cosplay for almost a month since I got an intern at #warnerbrosgames !!! Ya I'm pretty excited 😂😂😂considered this is my first job in the game industry...~ and here is what I'll pick up and continue working on!!! My #dreadkingrathalos breastplate for #monsterhunter !!!! Haven't used #worbla for awhile hopefully I still remember how to heat it up and not burn it XD
Got off work early today so I decided to work on making some elements for an up coming cosplay. It's my first time molding with worbla but it seems to be going well
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✂️TUTORIAL TIME✂️ Today I want to share with you all a comparison I did between the most used thermoplastic materials in cosplay and crafting. As some of you already know, a new Worbla came out - PEARLY WORBLA - and I wanted to try It compared to the previous worblas and Thibra! I used Witch Mercy buttons as an example to show you how Pearly takes shapes and Its smoothness. I decided NOT TO PRIMER the pieces, cause the purpose of this comparison is to show you the REAL surface of the material. Obviously, if you primer them (with wood glue or - as I prefer - putty) they'll look better. --------------------------------------------------- In the second picture you can see the difference with a black base. I wanted to show you this 'cause many materials look awesome in black but when you paint them you can see all the flaws. Thibra is the smoothest, Pearly looks similar to Black Worbla but if you watch closely you can see that Pearly is less grainy. ------------------------------------------------- In the fourth picture I show you the difference with the paintjob. I chose Mercy's buttons even because the colors, Gold and Silver, are the hardest to work with because they tend to evidence all the flaws. As you can see, Thibra is way smoother than Worblas, but Pearly is way better than Normal and Black Worbla. I think It still need to be well primered, but here is the best feature of this new material: YOU CAN SAND IT. Exactly. I tried to use sandpaper on It and It actually works! Infact, the gold part is not sanded, while the silver is sanded (like for 20 seconds with a fine grit size sandpaper) and looks way better already. I tried to use sandpaper on Black Worbla in the past but It didn't work well. Plus, Pearly attaches to the underlying surface much better than the other 3 materials. --------------------------------------------------- Well.. that's it! I surely recommend Pearly, It's way more useful than the other 2 previous worblas and has features that Thibra doesn't have. While Thibra is the best for small and very detailed pieces, Pearly is the right material for bigger armor pieces. ✂️ Thanks @gazzettacosplay for the Pearly ✂️❤️