Author: Sparkle

Foam Rolls now available!

Have you been frustrated working with small sheets of craft foam when making large items with Worbla? We are now offering rolls of foam, sized 36″ by 60″ for your big armour projects! Available in Black, White and Red: Find them Here!     Read More

Introducing Sintra!

Introducing another cool thermoplastic, Sintra! It’s a foamed styrene plastic sheet that comes in a variety of thicknesses. It’s traditionally used for commercial signs, but costumers have discovered that it’s also great for making props and armour! How to use Sintra Like other thermoplastics, we recommend making a mockup out of cardboard or craft foam. Read More

Patternmaking for Worbla Armour

Wondering how to make a custom pattern for your own body? 519 geeks is putting up a great tutorial on creating patterns for Worbla armour!  They show how they made a gorgeous steampunk corset/vest. Some highlights from the first part: Wrapping the model in plastic film: Covering the plastic film with painter’s tape: Marking out the Read More

Flat leather is here!

Cool strips of leather on a roll, perfect for bracelets, necklaces and other craft projects. In a variety of colours, plain or faux snakeskin!  We also have findings and accessories for the leather strips.   Read More

KobraCast Art is here!

We have a big announcement! was the first to bring Worbla to North America, and after its incredible success we’re now very excited to offer KobraCast Art, another awesome thermoplastic from Germany.  A heat-formable plastic fabric mesh that doesn’t stick to skin, it started out as a new substitute for plaster bandages, but its Read More

Tutorial: Drops of Love bracelet

by Fernando DaSilva Drops of Love features this gorgeous drop from Swarovski Elements. Materials: 12 ruby SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS flat drops 12 antique silver vine briolette bails by TC 6 bright rhodium 10mm TC rivet beads 12 bright rhodium  TC bead caps 15 bright rhodium 10mm TC classic bead caps 7 antique copper  TC spacers 12 non-tarnish 5.9mm Read More

“Moondragon” tutorial with Worbla, by Sarcasm-hime

Sarcasm-hime‘s beautiful “Moondragon” costume won Best in Show recently at Costume-Con 31 in Denver.  She has shared her tutorial with us detailing how she made the headdress and spine out of Worbla. Hi, Sarcasm-hime here. This is an illustrated description of how I made my headdress and spine; it was an experiment since I’d never Read More

Some great videos on using Worbla!

Today we have a couple of videos all about using  the popular thermoplastic, Worbla’s Finest Art!   First, an AnimeConsTV episode about Worbla, by Shiva and Sketch.   And second, we have a “Super Awesome Worbla Tutorial” by the amazing Bethany Maddock. Enjoy! Read More

Swarovski Elements Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Report – Part 4

Recently we have learned more about the trends predicted by Swarovski for the upcoming year. Looking ahead to Spring/Summer 2014, four themes emerge: MINIMALIST REFINEMENT (Classic) is defined by sculptural silhouettes trimmed with crystal in monochrome shades, including the new Light Silk. (see post here) The earthiness of FORCE OF NATURE (Romantic) is captured in vibrant, Read More

New wig line available!

We are happy to announce that we’re now offering the WestBay line of wigs, including “Sepia” wigs.  They are well known for their quality and design variety. The “Blush” line offers long and short styles in a variety of colours that are perfect for cosplay. Some examples: “Jinx” would be great for male and female Read More

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