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Unread 04-20-2018, 06:40 PM   #1
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I need suggestions for opalescent wings

Hi there, I watched the first season of Children of the Whales and I may or may not cosplay someone from this anime (I havnt decided yet)

If I do end up getting the funds togeather to start on a project I was thinking of cosplaying Aima

I think I understand how to do plan out most of the cosplay... but the wings might prove as a fun challenge. This character is commonly seen with opalescent/ glowing wings

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about this (Iím probably going to make the wings larger than what is pictured) I love hearing your suggestions!

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Unread 04-21-2018, 06:52 AM   #2
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opalescent gift wrap? there are fairy type wing tutes that use this and it's awesome. the challenge is her wings look fluffy and feathery. Maybe use the gift wrap to cut the feather shapes? (OMG tedious) That gift wrap stuff does float nicely though.

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Unread 05-30-2018, 04:15 PM   #3
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I would start with a wire outline to wrap everything around.
Then find mylar gift wrap and glue it down.
Or use a pretty fabric, Joann's fabrics has lots of pretty fairy wing fabrics at my local store.
You could also use a combo of these to get the look you want.
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Unread 05-30-2018, 07:21 PM   #4
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I was going to just suggest fairy wing tutorials but Penlowe pointed out the feather shapes. I think if you want to go a little more daring what I'd try is cutting out the pieces for foam wings, the duplicating everything in the gift wrap used for fairy wings and gluing the two together, then put the wings together. It'd be very easy to at least make a few test feathers to see if it gets you the look you want.

If not you could just fake the outline with the usual fairy wing instructions and make the edges torn/feathered but it won't look nearly at layered.
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Unread 07-22-2018, 04:49 PM   #5
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Wrapping paper on its own will likely tear and be super loud. I recommend doing what Scunosi said (the wrapping paper on foam), doing the same thing with fabric, or fabric alone if you want it to be more fluttery. If you manage to find fabric that fits the wings, it might be less likely to tear.
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