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Unread 04-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation Sprouting Demon wings, HELP!

So I'm cosplaying as Rozalin from Disgaea. She has these beastly demon wings. One problem.
She also has a low backless ball gown. There's no way I'm tying ribbons around my shoulders and I can't hook it with wire's into my dress because that's what I did for the bow.

I want to make the demon wings with a craft foam and vinyl technique. I don't think I'll make them fully extended, she almost always has her wings folded, so I see no need to have them fully expanded.

My problem is I want them to come out of my back. Do you think if I glued it on with spirit glue that would work? Is spirit glue strong enough to keep them attached?
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Unread 04-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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no, spirit gum is only strong enough to hold a fake nose onto your real nose. none of your links show her from the back.

it might be possible to build a fairly smooth harness that you can wear under flesh colored unitard instead of going bare. when you see actors in movies with wings or horns, they are often fully covered in silicone appliances and lots and lots of makeup.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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Yeah, a full over-the-shoulder latex prosthetic with build in/under support is what you'd need to make that totally seamless.

I agree with Penlowe that a harness under a nude leotard is the best low-budget idea.

Though I'm not sure why you couldn't use the dress for support like with the bow just because you are also attaching the bow to it ? What precludes you from doing both ? Is the dress not build structurally sound enough ?
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Unread 04-06-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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Yeah, I think a nude leotard would be best, you could probably extend off of the harness to offer stability while hooking maybe a clavical brace or maybe a shoulder brace. The wings look very lightweight so you can get away with minimal straps.
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