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10-15-2004, 09:00 AM
hey, does anyone know how to make those metallic wings that Suu wears in the manga Clover, or knows of a site where you can buy them? Thanks in advance :D

10-15-2004, 10:10 AM
I made mine out of foamcore and coathanger wire (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=48839 - there are more pictures throughout my gallery, too.) As for buying them somewhere, uh, I don't think anyone makes them, aside from cosplayers making them for themselves, or as a commission. Good luck!

10-15-2004, 10:56 AM
We made ours (a different style than Dia's, I'm not sure which style you wanted) out of plastic sheets for the "feathers" and tons of balsa wood for the frames. You can see a picture here: http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=167635

A warning though - our method required numerous power tools for the construction... ^^;;

10-15-2004, 12:50 PM
We made a tiny wing version (like the wings on the cover of book 1) for my sister's Suu costume. I used double-thick poster board rigged up with jewelry wire to a doll stand that attached to her necklace and to two staps that went around the arms. The curve of the wings are made with cut-up gold craft hoops. The wings are studded and blinged out with bedazzles and gold-leafed odds n' ends. My little avatar is about the best picture you can get, but here are some more pictures:
And in case you're wondering about construction- lightweight and flexible are key, because even the small ones kept knocking into things!

10-15-2004, 12:56 PM
I used plastic sheets as well, but thinner stuff than Hoshikage's group for the "feathers." They trembled a bit as I walked, which was kind of a cool effect. I used mat board for the feather casings, which didn't require anything more powerful than scissors, but is much less durable (i.e. I had to carry a bottle of Krazy Glue in my pocket at all times ^^;; ). I would highly suggest using wood as Hoshikage suggested, or some other material that can be bolted onto the frame. I still had to use a jigsaw and a dremel on the base structure, which was made out of 1/4" plastic.

There are so many ways to make Clover wings, and half the fun of making them is experimentation!

Edit: Oops, pics of my wings are in my gallery (the Suu gallery, in case you couldn't guess :P). Don't use my method of harnessing -- it seems to only work on my dressform and not on an actual human body >.<.

10-18-2004, 03:33 PM
wonderful! Those are all great ideas :D thank you so much everyone!