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Costume test for Seraphei.

One of my primary feathers on the right wing (left in picture) broke not 5 minutes before this shot, and I couldn't fix it. Boo.

Corset is held in place by my arms, hence the weird shape (not to mention it makes me look huge O.o)

This dress is kind of an 'emergency solution' since I haven't had a chance to create my skirt and sleeves yet for this costume. Figured, hey it works, before the wings fall apart completely, lets take a picture :P
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:iconlovetheblue:
Lovetheblue Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
How do you make them open and close?
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The wings in this picture were taken apart again, so they don't open and close :P 
But the new version ( fav.me/d803xrr ) opens and closes with a little bolt/pin at the upper joint of the wings. I can push up and out to open then, and pull back in and down to close them.
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Lovetheblue Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks
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BajicZivko Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
ah that can do much bether much much
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This picture is from 2012, the costume never happened :P
It was just a test to show off the wings, which were taken apart after as well and have been rebuilt :P
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DarkMage83 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Amazing costume!

I was wondering: Do you take wing commissions? They are gorgeous!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't take wing commissions on articulated ones, I might consider smaller, non-articulated wing commissions. 
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BloodyWolfFangs Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
How well did the wings move with the feathers? I've heard that it's tricky to get them layered just right so they don't bunch up or break as the wings bend
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, with these wings that's exactly what happened, which is why I took them apart again. I'm currently rebuilding them, and so far it's going pretty ok.
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BloodyWolfFangs Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Ah, that's what I was afraid of. Because I have to make two sets of these (if not four) for Gabriel and Castiel in two years and I'm trying to find the best way to feather them with this framework without having the risk of them breaking or bending from being folded up.
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, this is my third attempt on these, lots and lots of trial and error, all I can say is good luck and start now, because I've been working on these wings for 2,5 years ;)
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BloodyWolfFangs Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Yeah, I'm going to start them over winter break. Unfortunately, I have to work around school and without all my tools until summer.
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know that feeling, I used to work all my evening and weekends and holidays, so a single costume could take me half a year. Now I still haven't found a job after graduating and costumes go so fast :p
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BloodyWolfFangs Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I completely understand costumes taking a while. I've not had to do any that are too hard yet, but this summer is going to be full of it. I'm making Toph's wig (ATLA), Maka's 6.5' tall scythe (Soul Eater) and two sets of wings for Gabriel and Castiel for 2015...lots of work cut out for me. But thanks for the tip. I'll definitely take my time and do lots of trial and error with the feathers.
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BigCal69 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Absolutely incredible
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:iconxteara:
XTeara Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Artist
AMAZING! Maybe you can show instructions on how to make them?
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, I got the frame as part of a trade, so I can't make a tutorial for that. And I'm not allowed to make one for the feathers, but you can have a look at =Sunnybrook1 for that, she did make one :)
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XTeara Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks!
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aru Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing wings! I've always wanted to make something like this!!
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Iwings Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
how did you make those o:
i have a cosplay im working on that needs wings but everything ive found isnt good enough
D'x halp
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BloodyWolfFangs Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
For the wing frame, search articulated wings on google and the first link (instructables) will get you it
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, these I made and then tore them apart again because the feathers started to break. I reused the frame for the V2 WorkInProgress I updated.
I had someone help me as well, and I did a lot of research and trial and error on experiments.
What would you like to know?
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Iwings Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
What materials were involved in the production of this
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lots of fabric... lots of glue... and lots of drinking straws... For the feathers that is.

As for the frame, I think it's aluminium but I didn't make that myself, I got it as part of a trade, so I can't say for sure.
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Iwings Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
cool thanks that helps a lot
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Kotone-Sayuri Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist
WOW dit ziet er echt super gaaf uit! Ik ben nieuwschierig, waar heb je die veren uit gemaakt? Ik las iets van twee lagen zijde met daartussen een laag maar wat is daar de nederlandse naam van? :)
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
De buitenste lagen zijn voeringstof, maar lang niet alle voeringstof werkt, ben ik achter gekomen.
Er tussenin zit een soort polyester mat dat wordt gebruikt voor beschadigde muren. Ik weet niet meer hoe het allemaal heet, ik heb het meer dan 2 jaar geleden allemaal gekocht.
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THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
epic!!!... wonder if you could do a bat wing version?
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Probably could, bat wings are much easier and quicker to make since they don't require all the individual feathers.
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THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I bet it is easier. Bet it would still look sweet too!
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ForestFairytails Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely stunning
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks =)
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ForestFairytails Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ur welcome
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RetaredRampage Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Wow!!! O.o its stunning!! Might I ask what you made the feathers out of?? franticly trying to find out how to make wigs for Halloween and this are just incredible!!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The feathers are glued in a sort of sandwich, the outer layers are fake silk lining, with a core of polyester webbing to give it some rigidity. There's long drinking straws in them so I can slide them onto the sticks that are attached to the frame. (you can see that in some of the other pictures)
If you want specifics you'll have to contact the one who taught me to do this, which is Bushitaka here on DA :)
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RetaredRampage Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Thank you so much!! this will be a great help its much appreciated! :)
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooh, sharp & feathery~ :la: Any shots of them closed?
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I took these wings apart again, as most of the feathers were damaged, and I only took this picture of them, so sadly, no. I'm redoing these wings though, so I should have some pics of them open and closed in about 2,5 months.
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Bushitaka Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
ziet er goed uit toch?!
nu alleen nog een beetje er bij lachen :)
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mja, dat was omdat ik ondertussen aardig kram in mijn armen begon te krijgen van het vastklemmen van dat corset :P Die was nog niet af namelijk.
En de jurk was placeholder voor het echte kostuum.
Trouwens was meer dan de helft van de veren echt kapot toen ik ze eraf haalde, is maar goed ook dat ik er niet mee naar de EFF ben gegaan want ze hadden niet eens het eerste uur overleefd :P
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Bushitaka Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
veren kapot... zou dat door de spuitlijm komen? of zijn ze op een andere manier stuk gegaan?

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Mashayahana Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ze waren helemaal opgefrommeld door het in en uitvouwen van de vleugels, het stuk om de rietjes was het enige dat nog wel heel was, vreemd genoeg.
Komt gewoon omdat ze te smal zijn en daarom niet ver genoeg over elkaar vallen. Ik heb ondertussen de vorm en breedte aangepast voor mijn nieuwe ontwerp, nu blijven ze niet meer achter elkaar haken enzo...
Jammer dat ik nog geen tijd heb om de mallen te komen halen, volgende week al een week vrij. Ik wil zo graag weer beginnen met plakken enzo, dan kan ik ze afmaken!
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Meje2 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks seriously amazing 8O
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks xD
Kan je voorstelen als het ook echt af is? Teehee xD
Volgend jaar misschien dragonstalker armor van world of warcraft... wil ik al jaren doen xD
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Meje2 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha suc6 daarmee X)
Als het af is zal it nog mooier zijn
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emerald825 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look great! (although there's a gap in one. my little black wings lost some feathers on the EFF, and it looked terrible :()
I love the leatherwork although it's not the shape you want yet.

Let's just say: Great potential! ;)
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PiratePrincessElayne Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
It looks awesome!!! Just like a fallen angel with one broken wing.. not that bad. Hope you can still fix it later on. Looking forward to see the whole thing;)
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Taka67 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I think I can see the gap where that feather was supposed to go...but I think it actually makes it look better, makes it look more real.
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mmhm, I don't like it, but I guess to each his (or her) own on that one ;)
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