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Some results of the above tutorial - SQUEE! Bask in their greatness!

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Rebecca Pike
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
I am sort of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to art - have a little bit of everything - but my favorite so far has been my costuming and wing-making so you'll see most of that highlighted here.

All comments whose contents reflect a single thankful thought will be read, appreciated, and hidden - I am a bit OCD about this so it's for my own sanity. Thank you.

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Progress pics/wing reblogs
Livestreams occasionally

~My Ponysona~

WIP site:
Happy half-the-year-is-already-gone! :o (Eek) I'm still in mild shock about this myself, but no worries, ain't letting it stop me from finishing what I've set out to do.

So that poll I have up on my page - about RWT videos, pre-fabbed wings, or opening for commissions next - since the magnitude of interest was in roughly this order I'll this a try and focus my efforts there. :D I'll be working a bit on each all at once, and since I'll be getting footage for said videos while making my for-sale wings expect images of those to start showing up first.

In other news, I bought tickets for this years NYCC! :la: So far only have tickets for Thur/Fri (CURSE YOU! darn ticket queue) but will do my best to get Sat/Sun once they come out, and make a new costume to stomp around in. 

Updates done, now on to the wing feature!

This may be a WIP, but color me impressed! Oops! Arm wings AND stilts?! Be careful BethanyFirebird!
These were for a parade back in April, sorry for waiting so long to share it.
Firebird costume Saint Patrick's Day parade 2014 by BethanyFirebird
Next is a fairly new one, from tumblr user raafling, she made a unique Nature Spirit costume that looks a bit like a Crow - interview below!
tumblr n86bxzRRAb1r8iahdo4 1280 by Sunnybrook1
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ME: Was there any part of the tutorial you had trouble following? Did you “wing it” for any part? Or otherwise do your own thing to make it work?
raafling: I found it easy to follow and pretty much followed the steps as you showed them. I only put secondary feathers on the inside because of time/weight constraints. I think I’ll add single-layer secondaries on the outside. I’m planning to make coverts, but I’m not sure how yet. I’m probably going to do something a little more simple than what you’ve shown in your tutorial, and I’m planning to go through the pictures of costume wings you’ve reblogged for inspiration. The crocodile clips that connect the wings to my back have come loose from the ribbon a few times, so I’m still looking for an alternative for that.

ME: How heavy did the wings turn out to be? Where they difficult or tiring to wear? 
raafling: The wings are fairly heavy (I don’t have scales or anything) but definitely wearable for an entire day. I tire easily if I spread them, but when keeping them low a lot of the weight is on the elastic, so it’s pretty comfortable mostly. They are really sturdy: I’ve worn them to a LARP camp, and even though I did not do any fighting, I still wore them two full days while doing normal things. I get a bit tender (not quite a bruise) where the buckles from the harness weight on my shoulders, but that was after two full days of wearing the wings.

ME: How was the reception? :D Did people like them?
raafling: People really like them! I keep showing them off, and people react really well. One of my friends is also looking to make them, so I pointed them to your tutorial. ^^ 

ME: What is your favorite part of making/wearing them? ALSO think you’ll ever add coverts?
raafling: I really liked the stringing, even though it was a quite a finicky task. The harness was a lot easier to make than I thought (I bought most of the supplies on a sail-making website) and I quite enjoyed bending the frame for the screw and bolt, even though I ended up with blisters. I’m going to paint my wings some more, and am thinking of adding metallic bronze highlights, so I’ll see how that turns out as well.
With wearing, I love spreading them fully or using them to point at things.
tumblr n86bxzRRAb1r8iahdo1 1280 by Sunnybrook1 tumblr n86bxzRRAb1r8iahdo3 1280 by Sunnybrook1 tumblr n86bxzRRAb1r8iahdo2 1280 by Sunnybrook1 

:happybounce: Keep on bouncin'~ :happybounce: 

So many wing-things to do, so little time. What should I tackle first? 

14 deviants said Make a VIDEO version of your tutorial! :teevee:
10 deviants said Start making basic wing blanks & parts that I can buy from you & modify~ :plotting:
4 deviants said Open for commissions already!! :la: I want you to make me a pair!
4 deviants said I like seeing YOUR wing stuff, make some more cool ones. :D
2 deviants said Don't want to have to use the dA to follow your tutorial/progress, make it's own website too! :aww:
1 deviant said OTHER (leave a suggestion in the comments) :spinsmile: by de-Mote


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gmagdic Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
Thanks for the llama.
synersignart Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hi again , still haven't incorporate the wings yet on my latest project thought. still wishing to have it worked on in the future,
still think its cool to have a wing set thats retractable.
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem~ :thumbsup: Just shoot me a note when you do.
YokoSama Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome aweseom aweseom!!!! Haha I cant think of anything else to say but AWESOME! SO FRICKEN AWESEOM! hahah!
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, thanks I guess~ :blush:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eeeee! :happybounce:  So that was YOU guys, they look great! :D

Did you have any difficulty following the tutorial? Were the wings super heavy at all? Easy to move in? Best/worst parts of the whole thing? Did everyone like them? TELL MEEEEE! :la:
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Den-drummer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Thanks a lot for the :+fav: and all the mentions! :O
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! :D Thanks for cataloging most of the meme's chain, 'tis quite useful and cool! :thumbsup:
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