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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 :)


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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MissOdango Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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!
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.
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) Smth like 3 mm, I guess.
tiara733 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  New member
These are the most phenomenal wings I have EVER seen! How did you attach the base fabric layer to the wire base?
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sewn it on :)

leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Will this work when making Batwings for a Live action Role playing costume character also?
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Batwings are done not this way exactly, but I think you can use the principal idea.
leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I see. Thank you :) 
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! 
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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