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Unread 11-24-2002, 08:52 PM   #1
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Is anyone familiar with making dragon wings?

Heya. ^^ I was wondering if anyone has made dragon wings before... I'm going to be making a Mink costume [Dragon Half], and I was just gathering ideas from how other people have done it.

How have you guys made your wings? I figured out how I'm going to do the support and whatnot, but what kind of materials do you reccomend? How should one go about it?
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Unread 11-24-2002, 08:56 PM   #2
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velvet!!! it makes the wings and tail look so cool! and satin!
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Unread 11-24-2002, 08:57 PM   #3
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Crushed velevet would look cool to, to make it look a little bit like scales, but that may be to heavy! ^^;
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Unread 11-24-2002, 09:00 PM   #4
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Crushed velvet... that might be pretty. ^^
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Unread 11-25-2002, 10:02 AM   #5
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I'm doing mine in patent leather, I think it would look more real as dragon wings tend to look rubbery.

Although I might just go nuts and make them in shiny vinyl, just because the thought makes me happy. =)
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Unread 11-25-2002, 11:48 AM   #6
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And just think.. if Rosiel made vinyl wings and wore them with her atziluth uniform she would be wearing more vinyl then everyone put together,ever has.

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Unread 11-25-2002, 12:07 PM   #7
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> if Rosiel made vinyl wings and wore them with her atziluth uniform she would be wearing more vinyl then everyone put together,ever has.

LMAO.

Actually, since the oufit the wings go with is floor-sweeping vinyl... I will. ^__________^
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Unread 11-25-2002, 12:21 PM   #8
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-Sweat- ^_^;;... doesn't matter though.. anything you make looks gorgeous! I'm waiting for the piccies already XD
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Unread 11-25-2002, 03:16 PM   #9
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You could just go buy a pair of the pleather ones they sell at costume stores and paint them the right colors.

If you're like me though, you'll want to make them yourself .I would suggest making the harness out of clear vinyl, the frame out of heavy coathanger wire (a few strands masking/duct taped together for strength), and then cover those with your vinyl/pleather. Cut out the webbing sections, and then attach those between the frame pieces (hot glue works VERY well for vinyl, especially at really high temeratures).

That SHOULD work, but I haven't tried it, so I'm really not sure. I'll have to make huge bat wings for my planned Chaos costume though, so I'll be a kindred spirit in the pains of wing making.
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Unread 11-25-2002, 09:40 PM   #10
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Mew, I agree with all the people who say pleather or vinyl. I made a pair out of rainslicker vinyl and pleather and they looked nice and shiney and scaley~ Theres even some vinyl that has scales pre-embossed on it>^_^<
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Unread 11-30-2002, 03:55 AM   #11
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Not to sound like a sentient advertisement, since I already mentioned it in the only other non-introductory post I've made, but Sculpt-or-Coat would be great for creating a realistic, scaly texture. It's wonderful stuff... It would probably take a little bit more sculptury skill instead of just sewingy skill, but it would look really impressive.
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Unread 12-02-2002, 04:48 PM   #12
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I advise on pleather wings, but make sure that the "bones" in the wings are

a) Strong
b) Well defined: One of the things you see is the bones beneath the skin
c) Comfortable....

nuff said...
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Unread 12-03-2002, 11:09 PM   #13
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My best friend is the shiznit at making wings! She has turned herself into a dragon twice and both times they were wonderful. However, she cut out individual scales out of vinyl and sewed them onto a form that she made out of craft foam (you know the light stuff) and they looked so good!

Oh, if you do Mink I Have to see pictures! Mink is sooo darn cute!
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Unread 02-26-2003, 02:07 PM   #15
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I'm using carboard, wire, and vinyl, with milliput for the claw-like parts for my Shinigami wings. They're not *quite* dragon wings, but they're close.

If you need tips on how to make them, I might be able to help you.

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