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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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SavSavvy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
These are great! Would this work on Dark Mousy's wings though? i1011.photobucket.com/albums/a…
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure, for his wing it'll suit just fine.
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SavSavvy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Thanks. owo
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem :)
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LucemonGui Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  New Deviant
As you held the thread of wire?
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Didn't get the question, sorry =____=
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AwesomeNeverDies Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Could you possibly tell me what you used for the base? Beautiful wings by the way! :)
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Some fabric and wire :)
Thanks.
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CandyBrainz Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2015
Okay...have I understood that correctly? This fabric thing...
You had first glued fabric to foam than again a fabric layer, foam layer, fabric, foam....
Right? If thats right. Could you tell me how long the fabric layer were?

PS: Those Wings are so amazing! Good job, dudes. ^^
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karmaqueen588 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what material did you use it doesnt look like regular paper
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For the pattern, you mean? Plain A2 paper sheet o_O
All the materials are mentioned in the tutorial.
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cicilykittycat Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2015  Student General Artist
How long did it take? o: Also how much foam did you use? How much did it cost?
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
20 hours total. How much - don't remember, we had whole roll, though I don't remeber how many meters...
Cost: foam + paint + wire. It was cheap, but it was several years ago, don't remeber actual prices, sorry.
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:iconcicilykittycat:
cicilykittycat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Nono! That's ok! Thank you for your help though! c:
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem :) Wish you luck on your projects
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:iconcicilykittycat:
cicilykittycat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student General Artist
thank you! c:
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WardenQueen666 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi :) what thickness is the wire used in the frame?
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
3mm, if I remember correctly. It was a LONG time ago.
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Cryaotic1girl2013 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this work for this? i.imgur.com/dsyAm.png
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure.
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asinineArSoN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The wings I'm making have to be orange, do you know if they sell orange polyfoam? or do you think i'd have to spraypaint them?
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think you'd have better luck with spaypaint.
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asinineArSoN Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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DancingShizuofan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
let hope I can make this,  or at least find polyethylene foan
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) OK, let's hope
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TheBelovedPanda Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, does one wing have two of the longest piece, or just one of the longest and two of all the others?
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, only 1 longest
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TheBelovedPanda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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duos-deathscythe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really, really cool and really, really good. :)
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) Really! ;)
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QueenaKurai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did i comment on this one? Because those are my favorites wings forever made!
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, it's nice to hear :) 
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QueenaKurai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem ^^! Also i want to try to made them, not for cosplay but just to have them, i love soft good-looking wings xD
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aiyaah Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Sorry to bother you! What width of the foam did you purchase?
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, it was a long time ago, smth like 1m+
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BlackKami Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey :3
Can I ask you for some help maybe?
I want to make also a Kamel, but Final Form :"D And I really have problems on how to make the wings and how to attache them to my back .-.
So I want to ask you, if you have maybe some ideas/tipps for me?
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In final forms wings are bigger and there are 2 of them, but principal is the same. So feel free to use the tutorial
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BlackKami Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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momomil Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
AWESOME ~~~~~~

That's great tutorial !
Thank you very much !
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad to be of help :)
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caligulasaquabats Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
this is WICKED AWESOME. Question: how did you shape the feathers that feathered out away from the wing and how did you keep them there? 

also, could you explain the fabric base thing a bit? since you can't glue foam layers together, how do you get several layers of foam on top of the fabric base?
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thaat's the natural shape of the material, thank to the fact it's stored ir rolls :)

We ended cutting the top of each layer, sio all of them are glued to the fabric.
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YukiaOmoi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
great tutorial :D

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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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MissOdango Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a pair of articulated wings with real feathers, and it was a real back breaker!
Thank you so so much for this loverly tutorial <3 you're saving backs everywhere ;A;

Quick Question
Was your foam roll perforated every 12 inches or non perf?
Thank you again doll face  ;u; keep up the amazing work!
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you liked it :)
Non-perforated. 
Thanks! :)
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Arangurth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Hi! these are the most amazing wings I have seen, you did an incredible job!. One question, what thickness was that foam? it looks super thin, almost transparent.
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) Smth like 3 mm, I guess.
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tiara733 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
These are the most phenomenal wings I have EVER seen! How did you attach the base fabric layer to the wire base?
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