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Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL by AmenoKitarou Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL by AmenoKitarou
Brace yourselves! The MEGA tutorial is coming. 
Part 1 Foam Shaping, Part 2 Foam Detailing, Part 3 Worbla

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I hope this will help someone, somehow, someday~! 
Please leave feeback and share! Enjoy. 

P.S. PLEASE READ FAQs before asking questions in comments 

- What kind of foam? Where do I buy?
EVA foam. 5mm thick. I buy it in the form of a gym mat from local malls. 

- What kind of glue?
I use contact adhesive (you can buy this at any hardware store). But hot glue also works~

- Where can I buy worbla?
If you are in Sydney, there is a place that stocks it locally called The Sarlacc Pit in Parramatta. If you are elsewhere... I have no idea. Google "Buy Worbla Online" maybe?

- I can't afford worbla. What can I do?
Follow the tutorial until the end of Part 2. Then seal and paint it as a foam armour. Part 3 is completely optional. 

- I tried this and it didn't work so well. 
Practice. Fail. Repeat. Learn.

- Video tutorial?
There is nothing exciting about listening to my voice while I do tedious things. So I assure you this is the best medium. 

- Commissions?
Yes. PM for details and quote.

- I thought you disliked worbla? 
I do. But since there are many people out there who love worbla, and I am working with it now, why not share some knowledge?
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SeeKaz Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Aweee-ssoomee ,amazing :D :D
Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
If I may place a recommendation: Harbor Freight Tools stores sell EVA foam sheets, 12x12 feet for $8. It's good foam, used for workshop floors, and you get a good lot of it for a good price.
CrystalArwen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hello, this tutorial is awesome! Can I translate it to russian an post into russian cosplay community on ? I will add a link on your Deviantart
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure can!!
Can you also link please?
I am much more active there and much more likely to reply to questions :)
jupiterelite Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
How do you heat the Worbla???
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... with a heat gun
modesty Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT'S how you do the stupid lip thing. Brill. Thanks so much for that.

And yeah, I never thought sandwiching for worbla was a good idea either.
Thanks again!
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeahhhh it took me years to finally do it right!!!! It's so shit D:
monkaf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
This is a great tutorial! I have a question regarding just making foam armor. Do you have a way to get cleaner edges w/o using worbla? I cant afford it and I would like to make the best looking armor I can with what I have. Any tips?
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to avoid hot glue, and use contact adhesive. Once the seams are pressed together, I go over it with a heat gun and squeeze the seams tighter and cleaner to each other with my fingers. 
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