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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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jupiterelite Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
How do you heat the Worbla???
modesty Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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!
monkaf Featured By Owner 5 days ago
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?
SadistOkita Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
I really love your hard work! Amazing! hihi <3
robroydude Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Talent and patience, I lack them, therefore I will live ficariously thru you. :)
madizzlee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   General Artist
This actually just taught me everything I've been curious about!! I really want to try making some Worbla armor, but I had no idea how! Thanks so much for this!!
Isavien Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
This is the best tutorial ever! Not even tutorial ... This is just the best of best :D 
It's good to have a laugh before all the sweat and tears and glued fingers :D
joshuainthebox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Helpful and I love the sense of humor!  So many tears... Kudos!
TenshiHime13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Thank you so much for this.  I've been trying to figure out how to make my armor for a Lady Paletena cosplay and you just answered all of my questions!
MaxieMarauder Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   Artist
What's worbla?
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