Wonderflex® is an established name in cosplay and was one of the first thermoplastic materials to be made available to the community. Since that time, it has come a long way, from the enhancement of the original Wonderflex® to the development of the new and exciting Wonderflex-PRO®.
When heated using a heat gun or hot water, Wonderflex can be molded and formed and is ready for painting. With a lower activation temperature than other similar thermoplastics it can be hand worked for longer before starting to harden. Just reheat if additional forming is required. It cuts with a utility knife or scissors and bonds well to other thermoplastics such as Wonderflex-PRO®, Worbla®, Thibra® TEX® and Cosplayflex®.
The original Wonderflex® was designed with webbing on both surfaces. This made it very strong, but some found it difficult to paint over the webbing. This led to the introduction of the enhanced version of Wonderflex® that has webbing on only one surface whilst the other surface is much smoother. This has made it much easier to prime and paint. Due to its relatively low cost and great strength, Wonderflex® is particularly good for reinforcing EVA foam costume parts and making basic armor structures. However, the same webbing that helps give Wonderflex® its strength can also prove a challenge for some cosplayers who want to make complex curves such as shoulder pauldrons and breastplates. For this we recommend another great product, Cosplayflex®.
Finally, we know that thermoplastics can be really expensive. As its such a great material, we really wanted to put Wonderflex® within reach of as many in the community as we could, so by working with manufacturing and storing in bulk, Wonderflex® is now way less expensive than other similar materials on the market today and we have a virtually endless supply!! Happy cosplaying!!!!!!
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