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levi--ackerman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student
Your Inu no Taisho cosplay is utterly amazing! You did such an amazing job I love it :DD

May I ask which materials you used for the armor parts and how you attached them?
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J-JoCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Thank you so much! And it's no trouble at all, the main body of all the armor pieces is wonderflex, the horns on the shoulders and chest pieces I made fro model magic, and the black pieces on the chest plate were just a rubber tube I cut up and attached to the front. Since the armor is all pretty flat with no crazy detailing I decided wonderflex would be better than worbla.

With the waist piece I just punched holes in the top and strung some boot string through it then tied it on. The chest piece has more of a corset like series of hole punches in the back with more boot string so I can tighten it on me (when I'm not wearing it it actually lays flat.) The shoulder pieces were the hardest part. Originally I made flaps of wonderflex on the inside that let me attach it to the chest armor piece using even more boot laces but when I added in the fur and it's harness (the tails are super heavy so I had to make a harness to wear them) the shoulders could no longer reach the chest piece. So what I ended up doing, with a lot of help from wonderful friends, is figure out where on the fur the shoulder pads sat and sewed magnets onto those spots and attached more magnets onto the inside of the shoulders. They would just clip together after that. Though if you can avoid it I would use the harness method instead. The magnets would sometimes un-stick if I moved too much or got jostled too hard. While the front which was tied in there were of course never problems.

Oh and almost forgot because I barely consider it armor, the arm guards were made entirely with craft foam, and attached with velcro on the inside of the straps and body! They were the easiest piece to make! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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levi--ackerman Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2015  Student
Thank you so much for the detailed reply! I'm pretty new to working with worbla, wonderflex,etc so thank you so much for sharing your work and telling me how you managed to make this utterly fantastic cosplay - I'm still highly impressed by it.

Something that's not really related to this cosplay, but maybe you can tell me what the main difference between worbla and wonderflex is? I haven't worked with wonderflex yet, which is why I'm a bit curious about it.

Thank you once again for replying!
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J-JoCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
No problem! And that's an easy thing to explain, Worbla and Wonderflex are basically the same thing the difference is that Wonderflex has netting embedded within it while Worbla doesn't. This makes Wonderflex tougher, but harder to get into detailed shapes. This is why I used it for my armor which is all flat basic pieces. Worbla lacks this netting making it a lot easier to shape into complex and tiny details. I haven't worked with Worbla to know how this lack of netting affects the 'strength' but I know that is the technical advantage of Wonderflex. Personally I chose it because I knew the material since I made my Ventus armor from Wonderflex as back then Worbla didn't exist. Worbla is the new and improved version of Wonderflex so you shouldn't need a feel to go back and work with the material if you usually work with Worbla. If you want more on the two check out Kamui Cosplay, she was the spearhead for bringing thermoplastics to cosplay and has done videos comparing them.
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