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  • jallan5 commented on Plastic Apprentice's instructable How to Make Your Own Worbla1 month ago
    How to Make Your Own Worbla

    I did some math and I'd just like to point out that making your own worbla might not necessarily be cheaper. If you only have $30 to spend on cosplay supplies and you want worbla, then yes, the DIY IS cheaper. Figuring from your vid (and great job by the way, your finished product looks fantastic) it looks like you got about 60 square inches of sheeting out of 2 ounces of pellets. Figuring that the cheapest I've found the pellets online is $15 per pound, that comes out to 3 cents per square inch. A small sheet of worbla from cosplay supplies comes out to almost 10 cents per square inch, so the savings is significant. However if you go up to a jumbo sheet, the cost is 3 cents per square inch! There is no similar volume discount that I can find anywhere with the pellets. So if you need ...

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    I did some math and I'd just like to point out that making your own worbla might not necessarily be cheaper. If you only have $30 to spend on cosplay supplies and you want worbla, then yes, the DIY IS cheaper. Figuring from your vid (and great job by the way, your finished product looks fantastic) it looks like you got about 60 square inches of sheeting out of 2 ounces of pellets. Figuring that the cheapest I've found the pellets online is $15 per pound, that comes out to 3 cents per square inch. A small sheet of worbla from cosplay supplies comes out to almost 10 cents per square inch, so the savings is significant. However if you go up to a jumbo sheet, the cost is 3 cents per square inch! There is no similar volume discount that I can find anywhere with the pellets. So if you need a lot of the stuff and you have the cash, the official product is the way to go, given the convenience and consistency.Of course, making a better product, something that fits the needs of your project is super cool. But if you are considering making worbla, just to save money, I'm not really sure it's worth it.

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