Hope this is helpful for some of you. ^.^
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I'm planning on making this on a much bigger scale... bigger than a coathanger will allow. I also don't think coathanger material will be strong enough to hold up the weight. What material do you recommend?
I'm doing a steampunk cosplay for Katsucon 2017 (my first con ) and i wanted to make it unique with some lovely not-too-big not-too-small wings but most of the other tutorials were either massive, expensive, or just not what I was looking for but this one is perfect for the wings I'm planning on making with some adjustments
I hope you don't mind but I'll be posting progress pics and will credit and put a link back to this because it's awesome
though I do have a question (and I'm not sure if you can answer this still, idk if you still have em) but you said you hot glued the wings to the mesh, correct? Did it hold well? And also do you remember where you got the mesh screen or where it might be available? (I was going to check out Home Depot or micheals crafts)
The glue did hold up well, but I'd make sure to add a little extra for the lower rows and along the edges to help with sturdiness. The mesh was bought at Deseurres and I'm pretty certain they still carry it.
Yay Katsucon!! You're going to love it!
But where did you get those feathers? I need familiar ones if I'm going to make Maleficent's wings!
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!
And the wire is on.
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?
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!
Thanks for any advice you could give
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!