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05-12-2009, 04:50 PM
So for my next convention. im planing to go as Fang from the Maximum Ride series, I'm going for his manga look. I'm working on the outfit which is easy. But i need wings. dose anyone know a good place that sells black wings or a way to make them and make them good?
05-13-2009, 02:08 AM
eBay is always your friend in these endeavors, or even a quick google search for something like "black costume wings" will bring up results. Considering the size of those wings, you're likely not going to get them very cheap. You could also make them yourself. Search for a "wing making tutorial." I remember seeing plenty back in the day. Hopefully they're still around. >.>
Also check out cosplay.com, as there are many talented people there who are willing to do commissions.
05-27-2009, 10:48 PM
I don't know how big they are, but if you want to make them, here's two tutorials for two different sizes of wings. I'm planning on making a tiny pair of the first link. :3
09-24-2009, 08:02 AM
This is a pretty late reply, but if you don't sleep for about 3 days you can get a pair of wings done with a wingspan of 2.6m (without stretching out the curve, it was 3m + if we measured it according to curvature).
Buy feathers: Rainbowfeathers.com is a good start, they also do custom dye.
You will need:
Rounds, Flats, Pointers and Plummage.
Rounds come as Hen and Tom you might want some of both to give your feathers a more gradually receding look before getting to the plummage. You need around 3 pounds of feathers for a pair of large wings. Remember to get half in Left and half in Right.
Make a frame with wire etc, we had to use a steel rod for each wing base.
Cover in cloth (I don't like stocking, but feel free). You can stick stuffing in and sew to emulate muscles, or if you're lazy, just layer the padding on like other tutorials, the only difference is where you want your wings to curve in like a real bird's wing, without sewing, the padding doesn't like staying in one place on the wire.
Hot glue the feathers on, starting with the pointers (the really long pointy ones), space them out since they are those giant primaries. Next layer is rounds, make sure to trim them into shape before use. Use the Toms first, since they are longer. Then move onto the Hens. Study bird wings when you're near where plummage comes in, since that join is rather delicate.
Move onto a few flats, then lay plummage over the final part that still shows exposed 'bone'.
We use hackle pads to hide the very edge (so very top line of the wings), but most people use marabou. This is easier and cheaper. You need around 50 dollars worth in pads otherwise.
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