Costume Musings

Making Cyberlox Hairfalls



You’ve probably seen girls wearing those beautiful Cyberlox hair falls to raves, or anime cons, or online. Making your own Cyberlox hair falls is easy. Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own.

What you will need:

  • Tubular Crin, (aka Cyberlox)
  • Covered elastic suitable for use in hair, or stretch lace.
  • Additional elements as desired; craft foam, beads, ribbon, wool roving, etc.


Measuring and preparing the crin

Tubular crin is springy and is essentially what is nowadays called ‘horsehair braid’ (no longer made of horsehair, it’s a synthetic) woven in a tubular shape.

Measure how long you want your falls to be; each piece of crin should be double this length.  Be careful not to stretch it as you’re cutting so you don’t end up with pieces that are too short!

Tubular crin can fray, so before constructing the falls you should take all your sections and finish the ends by turning the edges to the inside for a few centimeters. On large crin you can use your finger; for this mini crin I used the blunt end of a ballpoint pen to push the edges inside.

cyberlox knot

Cyberlox knot

Knotting the falls

Fold each piece of crin in half and loop it over the elastic, pulling the ends through the loop and tightening.  To avoid stretching the crin, pull tightly only near the elastic rather than from the ends.  If you pull this knot tightly enough it shouldn’t go anywhere. 🙂

Continue until you have a long enough strip to wrap around your bun or ponytail.

Adding additional elements

Craft foam (aka Foamies) is great for adding texture to cyber falls.  Other popular additions are ribbon, wool of different spun and unspun varieties, unstrung, strung and fused bead strands, marabou boas, etc.



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Worbla thermoplastic

Introducing Worbla’s Finest Art – the thermoplastic and modelling material!

worbla and wonderflex

worbla and wonderflex being formed into armor by cosplayer Kamui.

How to use Worbla modelling material:

Use hot air, water or steam (min 90°C) to bring this plastic to the shape you want to. The material is alterable by heat anytime so you can start a project, let it cool, and then continue working on it by reheating it later.

The scraps of worbla can be blended to 100%, so almost no waste at all incurs.
These leftovers can be molded just like putty or almond paste.
It hardens very fast, is manually grindable and because of the extra glue on the shiny side, it is very easy to attach the several layers.
Hence you can decide to work with more layers right from the beginning or to line thin parts plus e.g. ornaments can be attached easy as pie.

Almost everything is possible with this material for creative people.
Detailed surfaces & masks, armor and ornaments, replicas of blades or gems plus even costume jewellery, figurines as well as all kind of decorations.

You can varnish Worbla’s Finest Art with all kind of effect spray-paints and acrylics. Therefore, a plastic primer or other base coats can be useful!

Both Wonderflex and Worbla are available at

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