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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…
See them in motion! :pointr: youtu.be/jel7W19CxdI
EDIT: See TWO of them in motion! :floating: :pointr: youtu.be/nE5hPNaau5Q
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:icononeliferemaining:
OneLifeRemaining Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats amazing!!!
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:iconishmir:
Ishmir Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMW THIS IS EPIC!!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Be sure to check out the finished wings in the RWT Results folder, they're even better than this! :D
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:iconanon200:
Anon200 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Nice work! So...between the materials and tools, how much did it set you back?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Materials vary, since you can use stuff you already own or can scavenge - fabric cost is the biggest variable - but range is around $250-$300. Tools? Not bad - a good set of lineman's pliers will serve you well, since my method involves a lot of wire bending, though they only cost about $15-$20. Metal file is useful and cheap, disposable paint brushes are easy and disposable cups work well for holding paint/glue. :hmm:

The biggest investment of all is time and effort really - bending the wire for & painting each & every feather (not to mention the coverts!) is tedious and time consuming, and is why I'm not currently open for commissions. ^^; The results are totally worth it though! :D
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:iconcin320:
Cin320 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
This is incredible!!!! Wowow
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:iconthewriterwuck:
TheWriterWuck Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
SO COOL!
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:iconnunnully:
Nunnully Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW this is positively the coolest this i have ever seen
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:iconcaretakerwilly:
caretakerwilly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
I'm not into cosplay etc,  but that's really impressive. Well done!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You'd be surprised at the amount of creative effort and ingenuity people put into cosplay, there's some pretty cool stuff out there! :D And you don't have to share a hobby to enjoy the results~
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SuqMeOff Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2016  New Deviant
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:iconrollingpinkstone:
rollingpinkstone Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
that is very uber cool, im so jell~~~
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MarikAzemusReturns Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Way to go, Daedalus. 
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woah, had to look up that name but high praise indeed~ :la: I've been compared to Icarus a number of times, but never the maker - thanks!
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Jenovar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
thats awesome 
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
wow you put some INCREDIBLE work into making these wings WORK good! i am SO impressed! :) please never give up making props like these:) one day i wanna see your work on the big screen.
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
T'would be cool to see articulated wings on TV/movies that aren't just CGI. :thanks: Thanks for the complement~
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armouredart Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
so good
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Time-Scribbler Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
......WOAH!!!!!! SO COOL!!!
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AvieHudson Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Student
It's a beautiful tutorial!!! Has someone ever made it with fake feathers? 
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The closest I've seen is someone covering their fabric feathers with real feathers :pointr:
 Harpie Lady Cosplay by MyBloodyDeadZombie

Which looks interesting to say the least, quite epic and time-consuming I imagine! :o
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AvieHudson Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Student
Oh wow!! Stunning!!! Wow! 
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:iconfiveh:
Fiveh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
So I'm like six years late but damn, these are awesome!!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries. glad you like~ :D Be sure to check out what others have made, it's pretty cool! :pointr: Extra: Results!
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:iconfiveh:
Fiveh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Oh man so many!!! 
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FoxysPirateCrew123 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
how would you cover it?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's still a work in progress, actually... ^^; For my Raven costume I used a long-sleeved shirt with holes cut out for the wings, and I've seen others use faux fur. 

I am as yet unsatisfied with my own attempts:
WING COVER - Sneak Peak by Sunnybrook1  
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AntoniaTonks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! AMAZING!
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Coldshade80 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
cool!
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racheldane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This wing design, would totally enable making a costume for the Sorceress of Greyskull, from the He-Man, Masters of the Universe cartoon show!  Awesome work!  You are very creative!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah yes, some slight modification of the design (aka it seems her pivot point would actually be in the armpit-region), but the feather-making methods would still work - let me know how it turns out! :la:
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Minatek616 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Looks wonderful!
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illuminator999 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Sunnybrook! 
I'm working on my version of these, will probably make my feathers out of cardstock. Is there any benefit to making them from double painted fabric?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, they last longer, can take more of a beating, maintain their shape better after contact with water (after drying out, anyways - you can iron them flat!), and are mostly silent when moving (aka feathers won't make a "clacking" sound when hitting each other). :shrug:

But cardstock is thinner, cheaper, easier to color and/or paint, and lighter-weight. I've made a posterboard-pair of wings myself, and they were fun as well, albeit not quite as impressive as a fully finished fabric pair. So go for whichever matters most to you. :thumbsup::D 
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azote Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
these are so beautiful I'm crying! 
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ThatDamnSootyOwl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Are these wings able to be flipped forward like that of an owl doing a threat display?
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tried, and nope :no: because (a) the way I've strung the feathers together means they're attached to me at the waist, preventing them from flipping straight up, and even if I detached that (b) they're pretty heavy, and won't stay up long enough for a proper display. :I

Oh well, still fun to wear~
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ThatDamnSootyOwl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay. Thanks for letting me know :)
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooh, good question! I'll have to try that with my swan wings next chance I get... :plotting:

Will let you know - cool pic!
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:iconthatdamnsootyowl:
ThatDamnSootyOwl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Coolio :)

Thanks.
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azulito1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one ; w ;
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:iconwright867:
wright867 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
WANTWANTWANTWANT! Want.... 
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:iconfluffthefluff:
FluffTheFluff Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
I want one!
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:iconleticiamahieu:
LeticiaMahieu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
This tutorial is just GENIOUS! Thank you for sharing!
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:iconzolaris:
Zolaris Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Looks amazing, congratulations!
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:iconarianetatsu:
ArianeTatsu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome...
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:iconeverestmidnight:
EverestMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Can you fly with it?
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:iconsunnybrook1:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, but I've always wondered if this scenerio from the comic XKCD would work. :D Would be totally cool~
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mouette-sky Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why haven't you gotten a  deviation for this????
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o0WhiteRaven0o Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
that looks so awome ! :D
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