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Lydialulu
09-29-2010, 07:57 PM
i know there is a ton of threads on wings, (and i looked through them all, and ive already made feather wings before but this is different), i plan to cosplay miku hatsune from the vocaloid video game project diva and im having a hard time thinking of how to make her wings:

http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3617089&postcount=459
scroll down till you see the pic labeled angel (third pic down)

what should i make her wings out of? feathers is obviously out, and i dont think craft foam would give me the look i want (but might have to be a last resort) i was thinking of plastic styrene sheets, but would that work? if so what thickness do you think i would need it at and where could i buy some? also how would i paint it to keep that transparent look to it? would gallery glass paint work?

thank you!

rubyredrose
10-01-2010, 02:52 AM
I'd actually look into stiffened felt. Styrene has a very smooth, plastic-y look to it, but the ref picture looks more like clothing.

o01101011
10-01-2010, 12:11 PM
I think foam would actually work well for this, you could paint the edge darker and paint on the shading easily enough. Then do the darker spirals as a second layer.
Good example;
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=foam+wing#/d2y8dzj
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=foam+wing#/d17dc0d
Example of shading possibilities (namely wing tip);
http://tokoz.deviantart.com/art/Blue-white-display-155742529?q=boost%3Apopular+foam+wing&qo=49

koi-ishly
10-01-2010, 05:16 PM
^ I agree.

The wings are a stiff and they are not feather like... I think foam would be a good choice in making the wings.

Lydialulu
10-01-2010, 07:06 PM
okay then :) i think ill go with foam then, where would be a good place to buy larger sheets for the main body wigs? because all i can find are the much smaller standard sized sheets :( thanks so much!

o01101011
10-01-2010, 07:50 PM
Joanns sells foam by the yard online, and I know michaels and AC moore sell some of the larger like...10x15" ish sheets.

Lydialulu
10-02-2010, 11:56 AM
really? i just checked and i couldnt find it :(

koi-ishly
10-02-2010, 01:01 PM
At Michaels they do sell rolls of the foam sheets, but it's in black... only down side.

I think your best bet would be to order a large sheet online if you aren't able to find what you need locally. You could glue several pieces together, but you'd see the seam line.