- Electric razor
- Heat gun
- Glue gun
LEGOSHI COSPLAY EAR TUTORIAL
The iconic wolf ears of Legoshi are essential for a great Legoshi cosplay. Frost_Cos takes you through the process of creating, shaping and editing your ears to make them perfect for your cosplay.
- Gray faux-fur
- White faux-fur
- Red and gray acrylic paint
- Crocodile clips
Step 1: Basic Shape
Start by drawing an ear shape on regular paper. Cut it out and try placing it on your head. It took me a few tries before getting it 100%, just keep testing until you get a shape that you like. You can check out the photos below to see the shape I ended up with!
Basic ear shape
Ear shape in worbla
Step 2: Cut worbla and Fur
Take the paper template you ended up with, and cut the same shape in worbla. It doesn’t matter what kind of worbla. In addition, use the template to cut pieces of the furs you have chosen.
NB1: Remember to leave room for the seams! NB2: Remember to mirror the ears so that you don’t get two left ears.
Step 3: Combine fur and worbla
Sew the two pieces of fur together and cut off the edges outside of the seam, until there is about 3mm (⅛ inch).
Shape the worbla using a heat gun. As long as your template is correct, you can do this by freehand, and check if it fits on top of your head, and by fitting it with your fur.
Step 4: Shaving the fur
Next up is shaving the fur. You can use a scissor for this, but you will achieve a much better result by using an electric razor. Search for pictures of wolves or other animals that fit your desired fur length and style, and check where the fur on their ears are long and short.
Usually animals have hair that is longer on the outside, and, at the bottom at the edges and alongside the top fold of the ear.
Step 4: Coloring the fur
When the entire hair has the right fur length, you can move over to coloring the ears. You can use acrylic paint, and make sure you water it out a bit before applying it to the ears. Mix the colours you’d like. I used red at the inner part of the ear, and a light gray to give the ears a more realistic look. Put the fur on the worbla template, so that you can check if you’re happy with the finished result. Comb the fur when you’re done so that the paint evens out.
Step 5: Finish
When your Legoshi ears dry, glue them to the worbla piece. Cut off excess fabric.
To make it easy to take them on and off the wig, I glued crocodile clips to the bottom. You can fasten the ears however you’d like, but I find this to be the easiest.