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Tutorial: How to make light-weight wings (Kamael) by ElenaLeetah Tutorial: How to make light-weight wings (Kamael) by ElenaLeetah
I've been asked many times how we made our kamael wings. I really didn't plan to write a tutorial EVER, but after 50th questions I gave up.
That’s not the only or best way to make wings, but there were demands, so I comply :)

Wings made by Desler (ErikDesler) and me (ElenaLeetah).
Tutorial made by me :)

РУССКАЯ ВЕРСИЯ - ЗДЕСЬ

Those are our kamaels, thanks to those costumes this tutorial was created:

LAII: Love and hate of evil creatures by ElenaLeetah LineAge II: Mutual threat by ElenaLeetah LAII: kamael in wilderness by ElenaLeetah LAII: Kamaels waiting for the prey by ElenaLeetah LineAge II on-stage by Hide-Out: kamaels' stroll by ElenaLeetah LAII: Kamaels by ElenaLeetah LAII: Kamael - Ready? by ElenaLeetah LAII kamaels: bow during festival Toguchi 2012 by ElenaLeetah 
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laOchoCinco Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Great work on the costumes! I have a quick question, Do you think using the polyethylene foam would work for wings that are articulated? Would the foam bend/crease? 

I'm attempting to make a pair of wings that will open and close, and I have the frame fairly well sorted, but I'm still trying to figure out the best approach for feathers. Any help is much appreciated! 
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) 
Yeah, I think it'll work, but some altarations are to be made, of course, for articulated wings.
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laOchoCinco Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Ok, thank you! 
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miasaka Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've always wanted to make cosplay wings but I have scoliosis, so my back is very weak.
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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dawnmw Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member
We just saw Maleficent (2014) in the theater today, and my daughter (6 yo) has decided THIS is what she will be for Halloween this year.  (I'm thrilled, I LOVE making costumes!!)  Your solution for lightweight and durable wing material is BRILLIANT!!!  Now - to go find some black PE foam and figure out some sort of harness!!  (Did Erik ever post anything about the harness? If no, I bet I can figure something out)  Thank you for taking the time to make your VERY detailed instructions.
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dawnmw Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member
We just saw Maleficent (2014) in the theater today, and my daughter (6 yo) has decided THIS is what she will be for Halloween this year.  (I'm thrilled, I LOVE making costumes!!)  Your solution for lightweight and durable wing material is BRILLIANT!!!  Now - to go find some black PE foam and figure out some sort of harness!!  (Did Erik ever post anything about the harness? If no, I bet I can figure something out)  Thank you for taking the time to make your VERY detailed instructions.
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad to be of help :) It's always nice to hear that you somehow helped to make child happy :) BTW, I loved Maleficent too :))
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BUtifulDeath Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
What kind of paint did you use? I need a black wing, but I'm uncertain of the effect of spray paint on the polyethylene. (I know some foams don't like spray paint). I have brush paints, but I'm interested to know the effects and coating of whatever you used since yours look aMAZing ^_^
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Betusik-chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I am still a bt messed up :( so... What I see on the pictures (the one in the tutorial where I guess erikdesler is wearing a wing) is really only an isolon?(I mean all those layers, those "feathers" are only from ONE LAYER OF ISOLON?) If it is true, do you think it is possible to spray the wing with the black color? It won§t be totally black I guess, right? Thank you for this tutorial! :)
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