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WIP - Realistic Wings by Sunnybrook1 WIP - Realistic Wings by Sunnybrook1

Well, this has sort of become the splash page for the rest of my tutorial, links are below! :D


Each feather is made out of straightened hanger-wire with two pieces of fabric painted back-to-back over it (think fabric sandwich, with the wire on the inside).

I've added more secondary cover-feathers since these shots, I've replaced the circulation-cutting arm brace with a glove, and I still have to add the arm-hiding fabric/feather combo, but I'm really excited about how these look~

Want to make your own? Check out my budding tutorial!
Part 0 - MATERIALS
Part 0.5 - TOOLS
Part 1 - CONCEPT
Part 2 - FEATHERS
Part 3 - HARNESS
Part 4 - ASSEMBLY
Part 5 - COVERTS
Part 6 - ARM-COVER WIP
EXTRA -  RESULTS: See what OTHER people have made following this tutorial~ :la:

Followed the tutorial? Fill out this survey to tell me how it went, I LOVE seeing and sharing what others come up with!


Livejournal post :pointr: community.livejournal.com/furs…
youtube Icon See them in motion! :pointr: youtu.be/jel7W19CxdI
youtube Icon See TWO of them in motion! :floating: :pointr: youtu.be/nE5hPNaau5Q
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youtube Icon  Disney animator describes the Mechanics of Bird Flight - watch for the useful description of how wings are built from 8:40 - 11:31.
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:iconthetruedjcypher:
TheTrueDJCYPHER Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  New Deviant Student Artist
o m g
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:iconyelzamor:
YelZamor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Still ever such a fantastic piece.
Can't wait to implement it in a cosplay. Thanks for sharing!!
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:iconxeronecross:
XeroNecross Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is pretty cool! I am impressed! :D
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:iconliontroll:
liontroll Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hell yeah!
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:iconinyec7ion:
inyec7ion Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Nice work!
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:iconfelipefeklp:
felipefeklp Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Its Amazing!
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:iconannawolfcat:
AnnaWolfCat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
i love it!!
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:iconsorrynoskill:
SorryNoSkill Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Could make a pretty sweet Arakkoa cosplay with these :D
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup, and someone already has, I think: 
Adherent Arakkoa Cosplay by querulousArtisan
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:iconquerulousartisan:
querulousArtisan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018   Digital Artist
!!!! Ahhh oh my gosh. Thank you!
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:iconmegadelphox:
MegaDelphox Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We can't let these enter the wrong hands...
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:iconmightyprime-1:
MightyPrime-1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Yeah, like Wile E. Coyote.
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:iconjericawinters:
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those are nifty!
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:iconiamhollingsworth:
IamHollingsworth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
great work!
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:iconlawmack:
lawmack Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
amazing
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:icontiptoe2810:
tiptoe2810 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
awesome!
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:iconspacenightlytraveler:
spacenightlytraveler Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Student Photographer
Why do I always see these?
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:shrug: Dunno, where are you seeing it? :confused:
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:iconferalglance:
feralglance Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow!  Those turned out well!!
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:iconarcwest:
arcwest Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
wow! this looks awesome!
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:icongrimhan:
GrimHan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
This is flapping cool. 
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:icondrawingforlife666:
drawingforlife666 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is hella cool! keep up making cool stuff <3
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celeste5574 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o  Those are cool!
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:iconthehonorablereese:
thehonorablereese Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Now that looks like it took A LOT of work!
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:iconfanliterature101:
fanliterature101 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Be awesome if you could actually fly with those.
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:iconspeedmcs3:
speedmcs3 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
That's impressive
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And this is not even it's final form~FrieziePop  
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:iconmopolo95:
mopolo95 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did very well! Yoour tutorial is a great inspiration. It has help created wonderful costumes and will still do! Keep on the good work!
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear, and will do~ :thanks:
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:iconjustsomeonewhodraws:
JustSomeoneWhoDraws Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are magnificent!!! So beautiful!!!
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:iconbeyworld101:
Beyworld101 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
They're so beautiful!
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:iconmidnightflightm:
MidnightFlightM Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So much want! 👍👍😃
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:iconeye-rate:
eye-rate Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
Holy Cow!!! This is fantastic!!!
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:iconcandy-l-lan:
Candy-L-Lan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Oh hell yeah - now this is awesome
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:iconkc-macmillan:
KC-Macmillan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible 
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MapleSyrupOC Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy fuck good damn job
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:iconstarlagirl:
starlagirl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
*now wants to make it but thinks on it more* hmmmm,,,, wouldnt fit with a skeleton- or maybe it will? *thinks of black wings, giggling*
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NotACuleToDo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool
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:iconjack-lant:
Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're getting closer to making this kind of thing without needing the whole arm. Imagine a wing moving in different directions depending on just the fingers alone.
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sounds pretty cool indeed~ :D
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:iconwolfsketch101:
Wolfsketch101 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
thats pretty cool
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:iconr3dunit02:
r3dunit02 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this keeps showing up in my whats hot feed and i dont want to see it anymore. :(
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, this seems to happen every year as Halloween rolls around again, my apologies I guess? :shrug: Is it your feed on deviantArt or somewhere else? I'm always interested to know where people see it first.

That said, there's nothing stopping me from improving or adding to this - any suggestions?
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r3dunit02 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it's nice. no ill intent here just want the what's hot to show current things. i see deviations that are years old and just scratch my head wondering why.
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Lucallia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely stunning. Maybe if people can follow this tutorial there will be a lot less getting winged in the back of the head by someone with huge ass wings that are static and can't be moved while at some sort of convention. This must be spread everywhere to all my cosplayer friends...
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sadly, even these wings can bean people if you aren't careful ^^; but here's hoping, con space is usually tight so its good to have options!
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:iconpepolombarpepo:
pepolombarpepo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Student Artist
now you can fly
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:iconocean-ripple:
ocean-ripple Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
That is so cool! By far the best cosplay wing I have ever seen!
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Celest0285 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If you color them black you'd probably be Castiel 

Castiel Intensifies Castiel Intensifies Castiel Intensifies Castiel Intensifies Castiel Intensifies Castiel Intensifies 
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Or a certain someone else, I'm sure~
Lucifer and Cas (Toronto FanExpo 2013) by superwholocked-bexz
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