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Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kudrel-Cosplay Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kudrel-Cosplay
I've been getting countless compliments and questions on my Gilda the Griffon wings, so I finally put together this tutorial! Yes, I'm aware there is some grammar errors. >.<

Hope this is helpful for some of you. ^.^

Feel free to download and share, but please credit! [link]
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:iconequitableeqsa:
equitableeqsa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member Professional Interface Designer
It's perfect!!

 
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:iconlooneylune:
LooneyLune Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you attach the wings to your jacket? I'm doing a costume where I need  have wings (essentially the same as yours), with a varsity jacket, but, to fool young children, I don't want whatever keeping them on to show, and I don't want to mess with the jacket (because I want to wear it on a daily basis). Any advice?
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Patch-Hansen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) I want to thank you for the tutorial. You are such a kind person for sharing this! Keep being amazing!
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:icon221b-gallifrey-rd:
221b-Gallifrey-rd Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there anything you could use other than wire mesh? For example, plastic or cardboard? Or something else?
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:iconkiratheusagii:
KiraTheUsagii Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
(y)
But where did you get those feathers? I need familiar ones if I'm going to make Maleficent's wings!
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superwholockian4life Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you a ton!!! I will most likely use this design for my Castiel Halloween costume this year!! My mom is finally letting me put together my own costume instead of buying it and I want to show her I can use bargain box and making it thanks a ton!!! 
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Dolphinz514 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so helpful! Thank you! This will be perfect to use for my Castiel cosplay! :D I love your Glinda cosplay btw! Amazing!
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG! Castiel! :heart:
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:icondolphinz514:
Dolphinz514 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Right? I love him! <3
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:iconannaku1:
Annaku1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Hey so ive made my wings and am at the point of making the harness, which in retrospect I should have done first. But I cant get anything to stay attached to the center portion for the harness the wings just keep rotating and dropping down. How did you get the plastic to stay??
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:iconvivid-dreamer-kimiko:
Vivid-Dreamer-Kimiko Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for this tutorial, it makes me want to try cosplaying Gilda :D
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:icondocskitty:
DocsKitty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i was wondering what size feathers did you use for the bottom of the wings?
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:iconartzfreak957:
artzfreak957 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi! great wings!!!
I was going to use your tutorial, but i was wondering how heavy they were when you were wearing them and how much support they needed? i am trying to make an alternate harness so that the place where the wings come together is under a sweatshirt and im having trouble figuring out how =(
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:iconguardianofheavens:
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im gonna try this for the first time...sadly mine arent gonna be as great as yours since in here we dont have this kind of stores...so my feathers are smaler and not as gorgeous...but either way im gonna try ^^

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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Best of luck, I'm sure they will turn out great! ^.^
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:iconguardianofheavens:
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally done it *.* for a first try they were awsomeeee i will post some photos and give you the credit because of the tutorial :aww:
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm excited to see them!
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:iconguardianofheavens:
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
guardianofheavens.deviantart.c… here you can see it ^^
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are super cute!! :D
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:iconguardianofheavens:
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :aww: but it was thanks to you also :aww:
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:iconguardianofheavens:
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe im gonna take a photo only of them :aww:
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:iconlyokolover2:
Lyokolover2 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
How big did you make your wings? I'm doing Fluttershy and I'm not sure how big to make her wings. I'm not sure if you've gotten this question before but if you could answer I'd love you more by 20%
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there,

These wings measure about a foot and half wide each. I'd probably go smaller for FLuttershy since Gilda's wings are a bit bigger than the ponies. Also, no one has asked this one yet, lol!
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BelleBottom94 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
So, I have made my wing's frame.
And the wire is on.
But I'm soo afraid to do the feathers.
I mean, I have like 200 of them so if I goof up I can fix it...
But I'm still afraid!!
I'm making Skylander's wings
Sonic Boom and Sunburn!!!

I'm doing Sonic Boom's first because his is almost all black (I'm splashing in some turquoise with the fluffy feathers)
And if I goof up it wont be as noticeably...
Not to mention Sonic Boom is for me, and Sunburn is for my little sister lol

I know it seems super simple, but can anyone give me any tips on feather placement??
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Try looking up photos of real bird wings and study the layers of the feathers. Also, be sure to start from the bottom!
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PremiumVenture Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
For the part that connects to your jacket, did you just cover the back of it with more feathers to mask it? I'm trying to do a rule 63 Gilda for an upcoming con, so this tutorial was very very helpful. Thanks a bunch for posting it!
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Nocturnal--Artist Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I have some question. If you can answer that'd be great! :)

 

I still don't understand how you make the back support and keep it down to your back. Can you explain more?

Also, how did you get your wings through your clothes without showing your support and straps?

Is it heavy at all?

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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there! Sorry this reply has taken me forever >.<

My Gilda wings are attached to the back of the jacket with glue and then covered with the match fabric, and straps are coming through the inside of the sleeves. Others ways to make you support stay are by using magnets (create a pocket inside the outfit with the other end on the wing support) or wire slots (done very much like corset boning, only you're sliding the actually wing wires into the slots of the outfit)

Hope this helps!
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yaoiofthewindclan13 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
do you have any tutorials on how to make articulated wings? (preferably dragon or bat wings)
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:iconcatcollectingfeather:
Hey there, awesome tutorial! I just have a question. My characters 'wings' kinda span out from her shoulders, not her back, since its a mantle. Do you have any idea how I could alter the wiring to make it so its closer to hers?

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Thanks for any advice you could give :)
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello!

Perhaps you could build it as a shoulder harness instead? If it were me, I would build the wings right into the collar part and bring the wiring all the way to the front, or not put wiring at all and just use the diamond mesh alone. Also, making the front area heavier will help balance it all!

Hope this helps!
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:icondragonlover77:
Dragonlover77 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   Digital Artist
This is incredible! And you my dear look incredible in anything you do! :heart:
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you hon! Very much appreciated :hug:
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:iconalbuerto:
Albuerto Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So how exactly did you get these to stay in place on your back? I'm a wee bit confused >.<
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
There are straps going through inside the jacket, as well as the center support piece glued to the back of the jacket and covered with fabric/feathers.
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:iconalbuerto:
Albuerto Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooohhhhhhh okay okay that makes a bit more sense~ Thanks for explaining it to me!
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:iconkwr2k11:
kwr2k11 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Will this work for realistic Pegasi wings?
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:iconmongoosemyth:
MongooseMyth Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I would think so - The person below you, merryalycen, did that. merryalycen.deviantart.com/art…
Take a look at her cosplay!
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merryalycen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thanks for making this great tutorial~ I used it to create the wings for my Rainbow Dash cosplay :)
Here's a pic:
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Those look beautiful! Your whole costume is fantastic! ^.^
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:iconmerryalycen:
merryalycen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
aw thanks so much! the wings wouldn't have been possible without your help :) I had no idea where to even begin before looking at your tutorial!
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:iconkaitobunny88:
kaitobunny88 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweeeeeeeeeeet this tutorial is awesome!!

Out of curiosity, how do you attach the wings to yourself? Did you just attach it to your jacket or something after covering the little plastic piece with feathers (which I think is what you did...)
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's basically it! They are glued right into the back of the jacket, with straps underneath for extra support. ^.^
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:iconkaitobunny88:
kaitobunny88 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaaaaah thank you! That's super helpful, PS THESE ROCK :D
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yachiru34 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Artist
where did you buy your chicken wire and what kind?
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Sprinkles4Breakfast Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello! Sorry to bother you, but I have a question. I've made them according to your instructions, but I seem to have caught a snag and gotten stuck.

I don't quite understand what you did for the back of the wings. Did you just put fabric over it or did you repeat the feather process? I'd really appreciate a reply, because right now I just have open mesh on the back that I don't quite know what to do with. Thank you for this fabulous tutorial! It's really made my cosplay come together!
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Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there! I repeated the same feather pattern on the back of the wings. Covering with fabric would probably also work fine. :) Good luck!
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Sprinkles4Breakfast Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh okay. That's what I thought, I just wanted to check to make sure before committing to something drastic. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!
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lilviolinist1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
hi,i was wonder how much u would charge for a pair of wings;3....
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:iconkudrel-cosplay:
Kudrel-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there, I depends on the size of them really. A pair about the same size at the Gilda wings would cost around $200 plus shipping.
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