Worbla Breastplate Tutorial #1: Boobies

So I am finally getting around to doing this damn tutorial!  A lot of people have done tutorials on Worbla, but they fail to mention that it’s not as easy as they make it seem.  I am not saying that it isn’t worth using, but it does take a couple tries to get use to it.  Another thing to remember is that it is expensive so make sure you only need a couple tries to get it right.  Otherwise, you are wasting big bucks…

Before jumping right in, make sure you have the following:

  • Worbla-  It’ll cost you $88 for the “jumbo” roll, which is about 39″x 59″.  The more you buy, the more the cost goes down.  You can have it shipped to you, or if you are lucky, there is a place near your home.  Click HERE to find a store near you or to order.

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  • Heat Gun- I have found that this one works pretty well.  It has 2 speeds and will only cost you $22 at Home Depot.  You can probably find it cheaper on Amazon, but if you need one immediately, that’s not too bad of a price.  If there is a Harbor Freight near you, go there first.  They are cheap and they ROCK!

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  • Scissors, EXACTO Knife, and Marker- I also recommend a piece of paper.  the reason for this is because it helps to know how much Worbla you will need.  I found that an 11″ by 11″ sheet of paper worked for one breast.  Once you have the right size, mark it on the Worbla and cut it out with the scissors.  The EXACTO knife will be used later once you have made your piece.

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  • Foam Ball- This is used to get the perfect shape for the breast.  This part can be a tad tricky.  You can eyeball it and just by what you think the right size is.  or you can be a little odd and bring a bra with you.  Find what foam ball fits and there you go.  Now, I did not go to the fabric store with a bra, but it’s up to you.  There are also clear plastic balls you can use, but either will do.

Foam ball

  • Wood Glue (if you choose to use the foam ball)

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  • Petroleum Jelly (aka Vaseline)-

a.k.a Vasaline

If you chose to use a foam ball, you first need to cut it in half.  If you mess up, no worries.  Technically, you only need one side.  Once you have cut the foam ball in half, cover it in wood glue.  This may not be necessary, but I wasn’t sure if the heated Worbla would melt the foam.  Rather than take the chance, I took a few extra minutes and covered that baby up!  This also ensures that there aren’t any rough spots on the foam ball that could potentially tear the Worbla.  Once it dries, it’ll look like this:

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While the glue is drying, measure and cut the Worbla to the desired size.  I recommend making it just a tad larger.  Although Worbla stretches, it will get a little holy if you stretch it too much.  THIS is the part they don’t talk about…

Now that the glue is dry, move your cut pieces of Worbla and your foam ball over to a surface you are ok to work on.  I say this because if you have new wood floors, you don’t want to burn a hole in it.  Also, and this might be obvious, don’t do this on carpet!  Parents, landlords, significant others will be pissed!

Before you start heating the Worbla, you MUST first put a layer of petroleum jelly onto the foam ball.  This ensures that the Worbla does not stick to the ball and makes it much easier to remove the finished product.  Now, heating up the Worbla is easy.  Now having said that, don’t leave the heat gun in the same spot for too long.  you don’t want to overheat it.  As you heat the Worbla, you will start to notice a change in color and a slight sheen to it.  That means it is getting to the right consistency you need.  Turn off your heat gun and make sure you DON’T put the metal part on something that will burn or melt.  Remember my warning about the carpet?

Place the heated Worbla onto the foam ball, making sure the center of the Worbla is laying at the top-most part of the ball.  BE CAREFUL!  The Worbla can be very hot.  Also, the Worbla will shift due to the petroleum jelly.  Other things they don’t tell you in other tutorials.  Slowly start to mold the Worbla onto the ball.  If it starts to harden, don’t worry.  You can always re-heat.

Now, the tough part begins when you get to the bottom of the ball.  You will start to notice some puckering and overlapping.  It is something you can’t help from occurring.  Do not fret though.  Worbla is forgiving when warm, so you can just press the overlapping together and it will flatten out.  LET IT COOL!!!  Even when you think it’s cooled completely, wait a bit longer.

Once they are completely cooled, use the EXACTO knife to remove the extra Worbla.  There will be a bit of it and it can be re-used.  Remove the dried Worbla from the foam ball and check for tears.***  If you see any holes, that’s ok.  Take a piece of the discarded Worbla, heat it up, and mold it onto the inside of the cup with your hands.  You are going to paint this eventually, so it doesn’t matter if you see patches when light hits it.

***If you are scared this will occur, double up.  I mean, use two pieces of Worbla on each breast cup.

Le Voila!

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Here is what it looks like on the inside.  You can see some of my patchwork.

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Stay tuned.  I will be adding more to this.  And remember, stay calm.  this will frustrate the SHIT out of you at first, but after 10 minutes or so, you’ll be a pro!  Oh yeah- don’t forget to share your pics with me.  I love to see what you all do.

Good luck and cheers!

The Fatal Siren

X Gon Give it to Ya!!! (just read the post)

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WARNING!!! Fits of laughter will ensue should you watch the trailer below. Also. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. NOT INTENDED FOR KIDS! (or some adults for that matter)

BEHOLD! Deadpool in all his glory! And can I say I love that he is gettin down to “Shoop” by Salt & Peppa! I’m sure Katie and I still know all the words to that one.

One other warning and this is just because I feel like we can share these things… I almost peed a little because of this video.

If you aren’t excited yet about Deadpool yet, be prepared to have your socks knocked off. MIND BLOWN! For some poor shit, blown off…

Enjoy!  And remember this is a bloody mess. Oh yeah… Chimichanga.

Stephen Amell Panel- Nerd HQ: Comic-Con 2015

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Originally posted on Fanboynation.com http://www.fanboynation.com/stephen-amell-panel-nerd-hq-comic-con-2015/

 

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I was when Chad told me we were getting into the Stephen Amell panel at Nerd HQ.  I did a little dance…  I shouldn’t admit that… I should say that I acted like and adult and spoke in a cool and calm tone when talking about it on the podcast.  I shouldn’t say that I think I spoke in two octave ranges higher than what I normally speak.  No… I shall keep that to myself…

I have to say, looks aside, Stephen Amell is funny, witty, and very intelligent.  He had some great answers to the questions that were being thrown at him at this sold out panel (16 new smiles through Operation Smile!!!) and at one point, he actually sang to us!  All I can say is WOW!  I think you are going to enjoy this.

After the panel, I waited in line to have my picture take with him.  They had to rush us through, but he was very kind.  And I had to mention that I knew someone he had worked with.  I quickly said, “My buddy, Garfield is the Deathstroke (I know he was part of Slade Wilson’s army, but when you have two seconds to say something…) who basically blew up the police station.”  He smiled and gave a quick response.  Shout out to Garfield Wilson!!!   Anyway, I rested my hand on his sweaty back and smiled for the camera.  I tell you this because everyone kept telling me not to wash my hands…  I did.

Of course it was another packed house, which means that $4,000 was raised for Operation Smile! That means 16 children will receive new smiles! Operation Smile is a charity dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults by providing free surgical procedures for cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

To find out more and donate to Operation Smile, please visit their site at http://www.operationsmile.org/ You can watch the panel in its entirety below.

 

‘Supernatural’ Interviews and Red Carpet

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Originally posted on Fanboynation.com http://www.fanboynation.com/supernatural-interviews-and-red-carpet/

Boy, did Comic Con end on a high note for me!  I got to cosplay AND I was able to meet the cast of one of my favorite shows,Supernatural! (Don’t be jealous, Chad.) We arrived pretty early because I wanted to make sure we had a good spot for the photo line AND I wanted to be sure that I chose the right table to sit at.  We had some issues with questions at the Gothamand Supergirl panels, so it was necessary for me to scope out the place and make sure the people at the table meshed well.  I found one instantly and everyone was really nice.  On top of that, these were people who actually watched the show and knew what they were talking about.

The reps had the whole process running smoothly, with some celebrities going to the photo line and the others to tables.  Misha Collins, aka, Castiel, was immediately seated with us and he started asking about my costume.  He told me he liked it, saying  “Looks itchy, but nice.”  I kept it professional but deep down I was squealing like a teenager who just got to meet One Direction.  (It’s the only way I can describe the inner happiness I was feeling).  They kept interviews down to 4 minutes for each table and although I was sad to see Misha go, I smiled once more as none other than Crowley (Mark Sheppard), the King of Hell, graced us with his presence.  Now, I want to make something clear because I don’t think people knew this going into the interview with Mark.  He is extremely sarcastic with a very dry sense of humor.  I could tell by their faces that the other interviewers did not quite get that.  When you watch the interview, you’ll see that he is having a good time playing with everyone.  I found it hilarious and I think you will too.

Next to our table was Jeremy Carver, writer and producer of the show.  He gave us some spoilers, which I think you will enjoy.  But don’t worry, it’s nothing that will ruin the next season.  And of course our last two interviews were with the Winchester boys, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles!!!  They had to be the nicest guys I have ever met.  I am not going to waste time typing up what they said.  The videos speak for themselves.

Photography by Jamie LeDent 

Con Man Panel – Nerd HQ: Comic-Con 2015

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Originally posted on Fanboynation.com http://www.fanboynation.com/con-man-panel-nerd-hq-comic-con-2015/

Con Man- The name alone instinctively makes you think of a swindler; a man or woman who cheats someone by means of a confidence game.  I mean, that is the very definition.  So if I were to tell you that a new web series is about to air with that very name, you might assume it’s a cop drama, or the TV version of the hustler.  And I am here to tell you that you assume WRONG!

Does the name Alan Tudyk sound familiar?  Well it should.  We all know him from his epic role in the short-lived, but highly popular TV show Firefly where he played Hoban “Wash” Washburne.  Well, Tudyk decided to take some of his experiences and write, create, direct, and star in Con Man.  But this couldn’t have happened the way he wanted it without the help of many fans’ generous donations through the crowdfunding site IndiegogoCon Man set records for crowdfunding a web series by raising more than $1 million in 24 hours and more than $3.1 million overall.  Now that’s love.

Now, tell me if you heard this one.  Wray Nerely (played by Tudyk) starred as a spaceship pilot on Spectrum.  Now, he is a struggling actor who is still haunted by the canceled science fiction series that is now cult classic.  Jack Moore (played by the devilishly handsome Nathan Fillion) is Wray’s good friend and a successful A-list movie star which has sparked a little jealousy and frustration in the lack of his own success after their short-lived show.  So Wray packs his bags and travels the science fiction convention circuit where he makes appearances, signs autographs, and well, you know what happens at the cons.  Con Man is his journey and the crazy things he encounters along the way.

The panel started off quickly.  Zachary Levi came out and introduced Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Nolan North, Michael Trucco, Alison Haislip, PJ Haarsma, Tricia Helfer, and Johnny Rico himself, Casper Van Dien.  And although this panel was not filled with “your mom” jokes, it still kept us all laughing.  That is until almost 17 minutes in when Sherry (or Shari…) got the mic.  This woman spent almost 4 minutes talking to the cast, well mostly Nathan, and then proceeded to share her weight loss success and said it was all because of him.  Now normally I am one to praise stories like that, but when you take up that much of a panel for 35 pounds…  And she had already spoken to them in Hall H!  Happy for your Sherry, but we could have had at least 3 more questions during that time…

Back to the topic at hand.  The trailer was hilarious and I am definitely going to tune it.  BIG shout out to Zachary Levi, Nerd HQ, “Professor X” (you know who you are) the volunteers, and the cast for making our con so extraordinary!

Of course it was another packed house, which means that $4,000 was raised for Operation Smile! That means 16 children will receive new smiles! Operation Smile is a charity dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults by providing free surgical procedures for cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

To find out more and donate to Operation Smile, please visit their site at http://www.operationsmile.org/ You can watch the panel in its entirety below.

‘Supergirl’ Interviews

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Originally posted on Fanboynation.com http://www.fanboynation.com/supergirl-interviews-and-red-carpet-sdcc-2015/

During San Diego Comic Con 2015. the Popcorn crew got a chance to sit down with much of the cast and producers of the upcoming CBS show Supergirl.  You can find each of those interviews below.  We apologize, but had technical difficulties during the Melissa Benoist video portion of the interview but the audio of that interview is available in full below.

Videography by Izola Siegfried

Melissa Benoist Full Interview (Audio Only)

 

Doctor Who Panel – Nerd HQ: Comic-Con 2015

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Originally posted on Fanboynation.com http://www.fanboynation.com/doctor-who-panel-nerd-hq-comic-con-2015/

I have to be honest, it took a lot of prodding by family members and the binge watching goodness of Netflix to get me to finally sit down and give Doctor Who a try a few years back.  It didn’t take me long to fall down that timey whimey rabbit whole and now I consider myself a full fledged Whovian.  There are very few shows on television that the whole family can enjoy these days and being a father of 3 younger children this can sometimes be a challenge.  Not when Doctor Who comes on, there really is something for all of us each and every episode.

So when I got the opportunity to attend the Doctor Who panel at Nerd HQ this year, I jumped at the chance.  Initially the lineup consisted of Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, and Steven Moffat, more than enough to fulfill any Whovians wildest dreams.  As the cast came out onto the stage the excitement was palpable, there was a buzz in the crowd that I hadn’t felt yet for any other panel or event and I found myself getting caught up in the excitement.  Very quickly they sat down and took the first question from the audience, and it was about Peter Capaldi.  In fact the first question came from Peter, from backstage, who was poorly disguising his voice and in a surprise appearance burst through the curtains.  The room erupted in excitedment, a mixture of love for the cast of one of their favorite shows overlayed with the positive vibes of what attending a panel at Nerd HQ also meant.  Which was helping to provide smiles for children all across the world.  Oh and don’t miss what Steven Moffat has to say about the possibility of a femail Doctor in the future!

Without any doubt it was another packed house, which means that $4,000 was raised for Operation Smile! That means 16 children will receive new smiles! Operation Smile is a charity dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults by providing free surgical procedures for cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

To find out more and donate to Operation Smile, please visit their site at http://www.operationsmile.org/ You can watch the panel in its entirety below.

‘Gotham’ Interviews and Red Carpet

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Originally posted on Fanboynation.com http://www.fanboynation.com/gotham-interviews-and-red-carpet/

It was the Saturday afternoon of San Diego Comic Con, past the midway point of this beast of a convention. So with sore feet and aching backs the Popcorn crew made their way into the air conditioned, media mecca, the Hilton Bayfront to interview the cast of Gotham. While waiting for the press room to be ready we were given a bit of a treat, rather than escaping out of the backdoor the cast of Arrow exited the front so we could all get a good look at Stephen Amell and marvel at the size of David Ramsey’s upper body.

It had been awhile since we had done round table interviews and I had forgotten just how much I enjoy them. No we don’t get to speak with the actors one on one per say, but it is a much more relaxed environment. The actors are brought over to your table to sit down and have a chat, get off the their feet for a minute and enjoy a cool drink of water. This tends to be a much better recipe for off the cuff stories and a legitimate joking around (just wait till you see the Misha Collins interview from the Supernatural panel). The highlight of the hour was getting  chance to speak with Robin Lord Taylor, and his enthusiasm and appreciation to be able to portray such an iconic character.

 

A Conversation With ‘Supermansion’ Cast – Nerd HQ 2015

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Originally posted on Fanboynation.com http://www.fanboynation.com/a-conversation-with-supermansion-cast-nerd-hq-2015/

It was Thursday, and for the second time I was herded into the panel room. As I sat there, I wondered what would be in store for us at the Supermansion panel. What I witnessed… No words can express.

Eric Artell warmed up the crowed before passing the torch, or in this case, mic, to Mr. Zachary Levi. A few jokes were cracked and then the cast was introduced.  Those in attendance were Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, Matt Senreich, Zeb Wells, Heidi Gardner, Tucker Gilmore, and Tom Root.

The panel was great and the attendees asked some great questions. There was even a woman who talked about how Seth Green was stalking her. And the laughter really made me think of one of those prescription commercials and I feel like I need to state the following:

Are you feeling down? Well now you can do something about it with SupermansionSupermansion is a show about an over the hill superhero and his team of misfits, trying to prove to the city that they are still needed.

Side effects may include:

  • Non-stop laughter
  • Light-headedness
  • Inability to breath
  • Aches in your stomach from said laughter
  • “Your mom” jokes

And you may pee a little…

Speaking of mom jokes, there is one that has been getting a lot of attention. Pay close attention to the kid who is from Albuquerque. Who is sitting next to him?  Could that be… HIS MOM???  Awkward… Watch the video and you will understand. (Yes this is where the viral video of Bryan Cranston that has been making the rounds is from)

Most importantly it was another packed house, which means that $4,000 was raised for Operation Smile! That means 16 children will receive new smiles! Operation Smile is a charity dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults by providing free surgical procedures for cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

To find out more and donate to Operation Smile, please visit their site at http://www.operationsmile.org/ You can watch the panel in its entirety below.

Sit back, relax, and prepared to laugh your ass off!