Whoa, a wild video tutorial has appeared! My Wrath Sonya cosplay was mostly held together by magnets. It was my first time using them and since it did one hell of a job holding my armor together, I’d love to share it with you guys! Also I apologize in advance if I’m not very good at…explaining things.
I would also like to point out a few other things that I might’ve not mention in the video:
- In this tutorial, I am using EVA foam as the base. I’m sure it is possible to install magnets to Worbla as I’ve seen a few pictures of them in the past, but I have yet to test that out myself. If anyone has manged to pull it off with Worbla, please let me know! I would love to know the process for that.
- While magnets are clearly awesome, the combination of using magnets AND velcro would really provide a super secure cosplay.
- It is possible for a magnet to just detach itself. For Wrath Sonya, I used about a total of 20 magnets and only ONE of them had given me a bit of a hard time (before the event not during). The main reason for that is it was originally glued on the wrong side so I had to use a lobster fork (you read that right) to dig out the stubborn thing and then re-glued it back to the correct side. I guess it was really never the same since. :-/
- Keeping the previous point in mind, I would always carry super glue with me in case a magnet went loose. Thankfully, it didn’t happen when I wore it to BlizzCon for the entire day. You can never be too safe though!
- Magnets are great if you don’t want your cosplay to show any straps!
- Never use refrigerator magnets. Those are what I’d like to call weak sauces. I use Neodymium which is a type of magnet.
- I buy my magnets K&J Magnetics.