Today there is a whole industry dedicated to produce materials made especially for costume makers and cosplayers. Additional to EVA foam, thermoplastics like Worbla and Wonderflex have been the go-to for armor makers for quite some time. So naturally other companies started to notice the potential of this growing marked and developing their own similar crafting products. I guess by now you’ve probably all heard of Cosplayflex or Thibra and so I though it would be a good time to give you an overview of a few of these newcomers.
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Shape of Things to Come
Svetlana at Kamui Cosplay has an incredibly in-depth look at the latest generation of hobbyist thermoplastics. In contrast to things like styrene and ABS these craft friendly sheets are moldable at low temperatures. Her overview includes details on flexibility, surface texture, stretchability, and paint adhesion for various formulations of Worbla, CosplayFlex, Thibra, and Wonderflex.