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This is Bunny of Dinobunny Cosplay. Bunny is 24 years old. She sometimes model, cosplay, watch anime and some tv shows, go to the movies, and spend time with my friends as much as she can. Bunny hopes that by making this blog, Bunny can meet new people and hopefully make a friend or two. If Bunny ever find anything cool or free, She will try to share it here. :)

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Monday, August 19, 2013

How-to Skuld wings(Artbook version)...and the process of how we made it Part 1

So this is my first tutorial so please bare with me. There is a total of 29 or so pictures. Pictures are taken by my boyfriend who is also my prop maker. If you guys have ever met me in person, he is usually with me since I have the bad habit of not remembering the wings are over 6+ feet wide and I poke people with them.

If you ever do see me, please come say hi :) I'm semi-bad at remembering names but I get so happy meeting people who likes my cosplay work.

Alright! Here we go! I will post the picture, then info that my boyfriend wrote(whether or not its useful/funny), and then info that I will add on top of it. This will be a VERY long blog post. I will also try to post this on my facebook page in the photo album.

IMPORTANT: Some of the materials needed to make these wings will require an adult present or an adult doing that step. I DO NOT WANT YOU TO GET HURT. So please be careful if you attempt at making this.

Commentary by my boyfriend: This is how it all started... humble card board... 
Info by Trang: Materials needed: 30x30(?) cardboard. 3 Poster board. 4-5 32x18 foam core boards. A ton of craft foam and 1.5 inches, 1.75 inches, 2.25 inches buttons. Heat gun if u have one. I think u can use a hair dryer too if you dont have a heat gun. But heat gun will be much better. Epoxy putty for plastic. Fiber Glass. 6-8 cans of gold spray paint. 1 can of silver spray paint. 1 3/16th steel rods. Hand torch. Dremel w/ diamond reinforce cut. Acrylic sheet. 

Commentary by my boyfriend: Before actually starting on anything I spend a good 2 weeks mentally planning how I wanted to construct these enormous wings. With the help of photoshop I used this image to scale all of my measurements. My plan is to make the frame tiered so that the feathers can sit at different depths giving it more of a 3d-ish effect.
Info by Trang: I honestly dont know what to add on more. I had sent him the picture picture of this I could find. Since I dont know how he did the math to scale it to me. If u want to know, I can ask him. Let me know in the comments. 

Commentary by my boyfriend: I had my gf lay on the cardboard and sketched out the frame for the wings. Keeping it as close as I could to my planned measurements.
Info by Trang: He really did make me lay on this. This was positions about 5-7 inches down starting from my shoulders. My height is able 5'4 or 5'5.
Commentary by my boyfriend: Here, I'm refining the shape of the frame and making sure all of the feathers will eventually fit by laying down buttons. These buttons will serve as the detail pieces for the feathers.
Info by Trang: Again. Nothing to add here.

 Commentary by my boyfriend: My first problem. The large buttons are TOO large. I figured this would happen since the buttons I got were way off scale from the picture. I thought I could fudge it a little but I couldnt. It was sloppy of me but I had trouble finding the sizes I needed :(
Info by Trang: Again. Nothing to add here.

 Commentary by my boyfriend: I begin cutting out the tiers for the frame.
Info by Trang: 2nd tier is 1.75 inches bigger than the 1st tier. 2.25 inches bigger than the 2nd tier.

Commentary by my boyfriend: I realized the the "medium" sized buttons were almost the perfect dimensions to be moved to the outside and become the "large" buttons
Info by Trang:

Commentary by my boyfriend: Miley Cyrus saves the day. I'll never badmouth her again. These buttons are 1.75 in in diameter and serve perfectly as the new "medium" sized buttons.
Info by Trang:

Commentary by my boyfriend:
Info by Trang: Test Stencil

Commentary by my boyfriend: Stencil for EVERYTHING!!!11one!
Info by Trang: There are 13 Stencil in the picture here. He made a stencil for everything to make sure everything was cut right. Each tier of feathers had 10 stencils. So just for feathers, there were about 30 stencils total. Each layer base had a stencil.

Commentary by my boyfriend: After cutting out a feather I added curvature with a bit of heat
Info by Trang: He had made this test feather curve using a heat gun. Put it under the heat gun for about 15-20 seconds. Then hold that curve you want until it cools down.

I will finish this later...there will probably be 1-2 more parts. Hopefully just 1.
Please let me know what you all think in the comments :)

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