That’s not the only or best way to make wings, but there were demands, so I comply
Wings made by Desler (ErikDesler) and me (ElenaLeetah).
Tutorial made by me
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Those are our kamaels, thanks to those costumes this tutorial was created:
I really want to cosplay Crowley from Good Omens (complete with wings), and I want to make some really lightweight wings, as I don’t have the balance nor joints to be able to support anything too heavy (not to mention pretty much all the conventions I go to are in London, meaning public transport is the only real option to get there). Most tutorials require things like heat guns and thermoplastics, which I don’t really want to get, so this is a godsend for me. Can I just ask how you made the harness to attach them? Because instructions for that would be a great help.
If it is okay, i have 2 questions i'd like to ask :
how many parts does the wireframe consist of? at some point it looks, as if you are preparing foam-layers for a wing seperated in two parts, but that may be just my bad eye
Is there one layer of fabric, where all the foam is glued to - or did you glue every Foam piece on fabric and glued/sewed this onto the fabric? There is this part in the tutorial, where you say that one needs many fabric inlays for the glue - i guess this refers to "not cutting the top of each foam-layer" - am i right?
Last but not least: this looks really awesome! I've been looking for Angelwings for quite a good time, and... one possibility is, to spend hundreds of €s for feathers and build something like they do at victorias secret - or to buy something really cheap for cheap money at amazon. Have been looking quite a while for someone using a cheap material combined with work for a great effect - congratulations on your effort, the results are looking stunning and really great! Sorry for Wall of Text :-D
There is 1 wireframe for each wing So yeah, we had 2 identical wires.
And 1 layer of fabric, everything is simple Every foam piece is glued to the fabric, only the topmost layer is sewn onto the frame and fabric.
If you won;t be cutting each layer - then yes, you'll need more fabric or glue foam layers directly together.
Thank you for the compliments for our first (and last, as it stands) wings )))
Sorry for the late answer! I haven't visited DA in a long time
Edit - I just now saw the comment about spray paint. Would the foam not be eaten away by it? Most foam I've worked with requires priming before being painted otherwise the aerosol would disintegrate the foam.