Hello,everyone ,it has been a long time that I have not updated my Cosplay blog.I am so sorry about it,it is just because that I am so busy these days with my new cosplay project.And later,i would love to show you my latest work.In the process of my cosplay project,I have found lots of useful information that you may need in future,So I gather the information together and I am going to share with you.It might be taken as a welfare apologizing for long time no updating,

Before I make the introduction of the whole article,I will make a brief introduction of the whole blog.I am so happy that my blog will be a little helpful to your cosplay project.It will be primary helpful if you are from US,Europe and North America.Of course,some online store is worldwide shipping supporting,if you are not from the above areas,it does not matter.And I will break the whole article into five main part to give you the corresponding advice,and I hope it will be useful for you.

OK,now you have a first impression  of the article,here we go!

1.Worbla & Thermoplastics

Worbla&Thermoplastics is a very common material for cosplay,and we could find some very wonderful and popular Halloween costumes are made of thermoplastics.Thermoplastics is a  basic costume material from Germany and you could buy it from so many countries worldwide.And the price will be different but the difference is not great.The most popular shops would be www.cosplaysupplies.com (for USA & Canada) as well as www.mycostumes.de (Germany),for other countries,I would like to recommend www.alibaba.com. It is a quite cheap online website from China,and you could find almost everything you need in the website.

And then we talk about the different kind of the material,the new Black Worbla, Meshed Worbla and Transpa-Art.Of course,you could also stick to the the gold old brown stuff though. Classic Worbla is a good choice for beginners,easy to work with and you only need a heat gun and sharp scissors to work with it.

Worbla & Thermoplastics


Worldwide:

 www.alibaba.com

USA & Canada:
www.cosplaysupplies.com
www.yayahan.bigcartel.com
www.worbla.com
www.wonderflexworld.com
Europe:
www.mycostumes.de
www.cosplayshop.be
www.coscraft.co.uk
www.minque.nl
www.westcon-cosplay.se
www.cosplayschmiede.ch
www.worbla.ch
www.nerdeportalen.no
Others:
www.worbla.cl (Chile)
nanashop.iluria.com (Brazil)
www.ourpuppetshow.co.il (Israel)
Silicone Mats for Thermoplastics:
www.minque.nl

2.EVA Foam

As for EVA foam,some of my friends would know that I use that material very often,many of my armor and prop are made of EVA foam ,and it is very useful due to the reason that it last very long.The high density makes our props more durable ,and in the same time,you could cut or carve your props or armors easier,it gives you more control with your tools and you will not make mistakes that easy.Besides,it also slightly shrinks with heat. This is quite wonderful for adding details! Many other EVA foams just melt together and make the cuts disappear again. This one widens up instead which is great!

There are many types of foam in Europe and other counties,and there is one thing that you should keep in mind–If you want to check out different materials without spending lots of money on full sheets and shipping costs, try to search for sample boxes! Many online stores like minque.nl, mycostumes.de, cosplayshop.be offer sample boxes for a very low price. That means you don’t have to pay lots of money to try the materials,and it does help to save money.These years I have collected quite a lot sample boxes, which are always very useful whenever I start a new cosplay project.

EVA Foam


USA & Canada:

www.tntcosplaysupply.com (USA)
www.cosplayshop.be (ships to USA)


Europe:

www.cosplayshop.be (Belgium)
www.minque.nl (The Netherlands)
www.nerdeportalen.no (Norway)

3.Colors

As for cosplayers,Acrylic Colors is a topic that we could not miss out.If we want to make our armors or props more colorful and vivid,we must choose the suitable Acrylic Colors.That means that you have to get to know your costumes very much,from details to details,you should not miss out every detail ,or you will make mistakes.So I have ever wrote an article to informed our cosplayers to make a plan before action,we should draw out each detail.In the same way,we should also get to know the Acrylic Colors much,that is not an easy job,and there is no short way to make it,you should  practice and practice more and more to become professional.There is a little tip for you–You could do an experiment before you test it in your costumes.In that way,you could avoid lots of problems.

If you want to be more professional,maybe you should try Airbrush Colors.That is a wonderful choice for some experienced cosplayer. Of course,the price of Airbrush Colors is higher than others,but you will always buy what you pay,remember that words,and it does work in the area of costumes.You could always find that the good Halloween costumes are always more expensive and they are more vivid and durable.All the colors could be found in amazon,you don’t need to go other websites at all.

Of course,if you just want try it,you don’t have to buy the expensive colors,because you are not experienced as others,it will save your money.

Colors


Brush application:
Amsterdam Acrylics

Reeves Acrylics
Vallejo Colors

Airbrush application:
Vallejo Colors (Worldwide)
Vallejo Colors (Germany)

4.Electronics

Some of times,if we want to be more professional and vivid,we must try to restore the characters.Then sometimes we need to use LEDs for our costumes to reach the result of Movie quality costumes.I have made some cosplay project that needed LEDs. For some easy project, you could always find the right one on Amazon or Ebay at a cheap price,but if your costumes are more fancy, I always go to adafruit.com to choose the right one.

LEDs & Electronics


Soldering Iron
LED stripsAdruino, LEDs & More

5.Other Materials

There are other type materials that you should use in a cosplay project,and here is the useful links that you may need.

Tools


Heat Gun
Dremel
Dremel Shaft AttachmentHot Glue Gun
Wood Glue

Molding & Casting


Apoxie SculptSculpey SuperMold Silicone & Resins
Mold Silicone & Resins (Germany)

OK, I have already introduced almost everything that you may need in your next cosplay project,and if you have some problems,you could write to me ,and we could discuss your problems.By the way,the wesite that I have listed in the article do not have any business with me,and what I want to do is to provide useful information to you,hope it will be helpful to you!

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