View Full Version : Calling all wedding Yunas

08-25-2003, 03:29 PM
I hope this isn't a repeat post. I'm finishing up my wedding Yuna costume, however I can't seem to figure out how to make her wings. They seem to be more like bird's wings than angel wings. I'm tring to come up with ideas, but I've never made wings before. If anyone out there has made her wings, or has even a remote idea on what I should do, would you please be so kind as to help me out on this one. I have to have the costume ready by the first weekend in October for AnimeNext.

09-02-2003, 04:04 PM
sorry i dont kno how to make the wings.....but what kind of feathers did you use on the dress. im looking for some long ones, like exactly like the ones from the game lol. any site i should see?

09-04-2003, 11:12 AM
I am using 6-9 inch pointer feathers. I bought them from Ostriches on-line. I can't find the url at the moment, (I'm at work) but I'll post it up for you when I get it. You can also do a search on Yahoo! Shopping for them. (look up feathers). I decided against long feathers because I didn't like what was open to me, and it was too expensive for the amount of feathers I needed. (I needed 2,400 and I still may need more) I seem to be the only one doing the costume as I'm doing it so I keep wondering if I'm doing it wrong, but at this point I have no choice. I'm using a model I bought of Weddign Yuna to make the costumes and she's ALL feather after the dress stops in the front. I can post up the link to the model I got if you'd like me to. (The link is to the site I got her from since I can't scan things up just yet) Best of luck on your costume ok?

09-04-2003, 11:14 AM
There's no "right" or "wrong" way to make a costume. Just do it the way you see best.

09-04-2003, 01:07 PM
thank you very much! im prob going to try for the long feather because i dont need as many being that im making this as my prom dress, so without a train. itz seems like its alot of work thou gah! good luck with yours :)

09-04-2003, 07:39 PM
I'm planning on making it for my prom dress, too ^^ I'm not sure how I'll make the wings yet, when I do come up with some ideas I'll post them.

09-04-2003, 08:25 PM
wow. that would look really nice, does anybody have any pictures of her in the wedding dress

09-04-2003, 08:42 PM
wow. that would look really nice, does anybody have any pictures of her in the wedding dress

yep, here's Yaya who did the cosplay.....

09-06-2003, 07:11 PM
wow she made the dress so nice :) i like the addons she did. im prob going to embroyder feathers around the top of mine but not to sure yet. but wow she made it pretty :)

Kairi G
09-06-2003, 09:58 PM
Ok for the wings i bought several ostrich plumes and some duck feathers and i constructed the wings using a styrofoam ring and half a styrofoam ball, the flowers were on the ball and the feathers on the ring. i used an elastic band to hold them in place around my waist that was hidden under the costume. if you wanna see a pic go to my member gallery. i hope i was able to help you out.

09-08-2003, 06:48 PM
I am about to make some wings for my Meroko costume. Although I'm not sure yet is it if going to work, I plan on making a wire frame outlining the basic shape, then fill it in with chicken wire and then start glueing feathers on to each side. Although the Yuna wings are more difficult, a simular idea may work for you.

Kairi G
09-08-2003, 09:50 PM
hmmmmm.... chicken wire....thats a good idea, i think i may just use that sometime, i absolutely adore wings and wanted to try making some really cool ones on my own but had no idea how to do it. thanx for the idea!

09-18-2003, 06:05 PM
what kind of fabric do you suggest?

i actually want to make this costume, but not spend too much on fabric.

what would be a cheap, amd good fabric to use?

i found this pic of a cosplayer...
and the fabric doesn't look like satin or anything that pricey, but still is very nice.

what kind of fabric do you think it is...?

09-18-2003, 07:44 PM
hmm not too sure. but depending on where you go shopping you can just look around and find somthing. i made a dress last year, not sure what of, but it was white and looked very nice for only 15 a yard. just look and youll find :) im making mine for a class project and to wear for prom so im prob useing bridal satin, but thats wayyyy to much for jus a cosplay outfit in my mind lol. good luck looking!

09-22-2003, 08:32 AM
I'd love to use a fabric like the one used here: http://www21.big.or.jp/~bkmoon/20000821/neo.jpg , but I'm not really sure what you would call that. What I really would love to do is put a corset in the bodice, like a Maggie Sottero dress, but I think something like that is beyond my modest skills.

09-22-2003, 08:51 AM
It's hard to tell what kind of fabric is used for the body of the dress in that photo, since it's taken at some distance; it looks like chiffon or georgette for the train. It's not at all difficult to put boning into a dress bodice. My Wedding Yuna in progress is three layers: the outer layer, the lining, and then a boned waist-length interlining sandwiched between them, to give the structure that a strapless dress needs without showing through the outer layer (for which I used crepe).

09-22-2003, 06:48 PM
i was thinking..for the outer layer.. or the overdress...
should i use chiffon?

i got CHEAP material LOL a polyester/cotton blend, because i had to buy so much LoL

i think a layer of chiffon on top will hide it's cheapness LoL

09-24-2003, 05:56 PM
guys do you think this is a good feather type..and a good deal:
100 feathers for $7?
think that is enough?

09-24-2003, 06:29 PM
I used Crepe back Satin for my gown. I chose it because in the wedding scene there is a definate sheen to it, be it the lighting or accual fabric, it was my impression that the crepe back satin would be the most appropirate. Like crepe, it draps beautifully, however doesn't look too cheap like some satins. I bought 8 yards of it for my dress.

I'm not sure how many feathers were used, I know over 200. I sold three stores out of their white feathers in my area @__@

09-24-2003, 07:14 PM
those feathers seem cool. im prob ordering these if i dont find anything down in nyc. http://www.featherplace.com/ic/fp/AGS.html

09-24-2003, 08:29 PM
hey i like those feathers better LoL

09-24-2003, 08:54 PM
hehe i tink they fit nice.....just wish they came in a silvery shade lol. im trying to add another color to the dress without makeing it look that different. just want my prom date to match and look different. so what other color do you tink would work with it and still let it look pretty?

09-25-2003, 04:52 PM
actually...i might head over to a walmart to check out the feathers they have.

apparently they are really nice.
silver would be really NICE :D

09-25-2003, 05:06 PM
You can always custom order feather colors from feather distriputors. It will cost more, but they can dye the feathers your silver color if you're really do want them silver. I don't know if that specific feather website does it, but I know that most do.

09-25-2003, 06:20 PM
yippy! they dont have it on that site but ill prob find 1 :) hope i can just find them in a store thou lol.

09-25-2003, 08:40 PM
do silver! Omigosh that'd be SOO pretty!

You can go through a lot of pain and paint/spray... silver glitter on the feathers if possible...

or silver tips on the feathers :D

09-26-2003, 03:00 AM
light spray paint does work, but I would advise a lot of practise before you do it on your accual feathers. I spray painted some feathers on my Rydia head paice blueish-gold, and I had to be really careful because paint is like a glue, it will make the feather parts stick together. You don't want to spend all the money on feathers (cause it'll be A LOT of feathers which cost quite a bit of money) only to ruin them.

09-26-2003, 09:06 PM
ack yes......must find silver ones somwhere lol. im not that good at waiting so if painted i fear theyll be horrible! lol

09-27-2003, 10:09 PM
okay I have a whole list of pics you can look from... this was my first attempt BUT I think I did an okay job... there from Eurobeats gallery cus they are so clear...

here is a side shot where you can see the wings go around me.


this is from my gallery.


the wings this is why I dont have any good pics of me..


better shot...

Hope it helps ^_^