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Demon Wing Tutorial by nolwen Demon Wing Tutorial by nolwen
At last, here by popular demand and just in time for Hallowe'en, the wing tutorial! :boogie:

I'm sooo very sorry this has taken me FOREVER to finish. I'm not really that good at making tutorials, and I hope it's not totally confusing.
Please try and ignore all the typos and spelling mistakes.

If it really doesn't make sense, let me know and I'll do my best to fix it.

Again sorry for it taking forever. My apologies.
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islis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am currently using your tutorial to make a pair of wings for a photoshoot that I have tomorrow. I'll be sure to share the results! Thank you SO much for this tutorial <3
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Bunneh-kins Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay so i have down the basic premise of how im going to make my flutterbat wings thanks to this tutorial and another. Saw you haven't made feathered wings yet so I'll also offer the second tutorial ill be using for anyone who may be doing feathered wings jiajem.com/tutorials/wings/ None the less, I do have a question... When we make the wings and we wrap the fabric tight around the wires, if we were to say, bend the wires after completion for added effect like you did in your second picture, would that provide stress on the glue bindings and might accidentally cause it to separate? If that is the case and we plan on bending some of the wires for added effect, should we glue the fabric a little looser? Jw! Thankies! ^-^
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nolwen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I've never had a problem with the bending after gluing.  And I've bent and reshaped these quite a bit.  The glue paired with the fabric does remain flexible for some time.  

Someday I'd love to make feathered wings.  Thanks for the link! :)
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Bunneh-kins Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No prob!!! <3
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leoFire330 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
omg! i am tottaly making these
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KurisuCosplayer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this awesome tutorial ^^
I'm planning on doing a Male Eniripsa cosplay from MMORPG Dofus 2.0 and this helped me a lot :)
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SugarArtByJulie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is awesome, thanks for sharing! :D
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tobi-2012 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This wire wouldn't be susceptible to bending, would it? (If someone were to bump into the wings.)
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rubylovespie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! I think I'll modify the vest idea for my giratina cosplay.
<3
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MongooseMyth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Curiosity, do you have to wrap all the wire or only the parts shown in the photos?
Actually, do you need to wrap at all? What is the exact purpose of wrapping the wires?
Also, how did you harness your wings?
I will be wearing a tShirt for my cosplay and was wondering if you would have any tips. 
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Luesatora Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Excellent. Just what I needed. Thank you =D
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ChucklingDevil Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you so much for this tutorial! This will be an immense help, believe you me.
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Apple-pipa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is so perfect! I've been looking for a tutorial like this for ages! Thankyou!
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StrawberryCucumber Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello hello! This may be delayed... buuuuut I made some banging wings (if I do say so myself!) for my Lilith cosplay! :heart:
[link]

What do you think? :3
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nolwen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Did I tell you that these are awesome yet? Because they are awesome. The whole cosplay is awesome. I'm glad I could help with it in some small way :-)
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StrawberryCucumber Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! These were the PERFECT wings! 

This was my first cosplay and I knew I needed the wings to be the best part! >w<
I found that clip of the first set of wings on youtube I believe and practically spat tea everywhere! >.>' The wings being flexible is just so perfect! and they were! -dies- I love the way they bob slightly when you walk, it makes them look that much more real! :heart:

I even bent the claws so that I could walk around through the con with them clasping one another. people stopped me just to see the wings spread! XD 

Thanks again! this pattern has not seen the last of me! :P There will be wings! So many more!!!!! :heart: :heart::heart: 
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popcaocao Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know I am SOOO late to the party, but I'm planning on making a pair for this Halloween. What is the rough length of Chrono's wings?
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:iconnolwen:
nolwen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I have no idea, I justed winged (HA!) it. And i don't have mine anymore to measure.
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stryda429 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial. had some success in my own build: [link]
Definately need to keep the size down next time
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LuciferYee0102 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
thanks
that's nice : >
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Shi-Seikatsu123 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gonna be my demon character for Halloween, thank god I found a wing tutorial cause the costume is gonna have wings
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Lady-Ragdoll Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wonderful tutorial , form my Gargoyles cosplay *_*
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ArtyFeather Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice. i plan on making my own wings, but sorta big. huge infact. :O even tho i dont know how to truly make them, these pictures and instructions are really inspiring tho :)
but the real challenge would be.. how the hell they would fit into my room! :XD:
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PlatinaStar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! :D
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aerinoutlander Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you make it stiff enough to decorate it with resin gems?
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kettychan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well this wasn't what I was looking for, but this is awesome! I shall have to try this sometime! My daughter would love some wings ^_^
Thank you for accidentally giving me something awesome to do!
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SapphiraBlue Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm planning on making wings similar to this design for a cosplay of mine, but I want them to be more like sleeves, so that my arms become a part of the wing instead of having the wings separate. Do you have a recommendation for doing something like that?
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WiseLoad43 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I have a question. Do you think these could be usable in a quadsuit? You say they're pose-able so do you think it is possible? Cause these look like they'd work great. But, looks can be deceiving. If you could answer thiis it would be very much appreciative!
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:iconnolwen:
nolwen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Um, can you explain a quadsuit please?
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WiseLoad43 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I'll do my best. A quadsuit is like a fursuit except that your on all fours (with the help of arm stilts) to look like the animal/creature your cosplaying as. Now most wings done for quadsuits (that have them) are usually up and out and not necessarily side to side. (If you want more info on a quadsuit check out gryphern on youtube) However I loved how the shape of the wings and effect they had (from what I saw on youtube) looked great for a Toothless quadsuit (from How To Train Your Dragon). The harness might need to be adjusted but, If they are pose-able as you say do you think they'd still work out the same? (Not to mention being able to fold them up so they don't whack anyone when walking around in it).
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nolwen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late reply.

they should work ok for that. As long as you don't make them too heavy because they may droop a bit when they are laying horizontal. You may just need to reinforce the arm of the wing with more wire. I'd say just start with the wire structure and play around with different numbers of wires (use masking tape to tape them together for now) until you get the right effect. And then use the lightest fabric that you can.
And they are very easy to fold up when walking around.

I hope that helps.
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WiseLoad43 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Oh, and one more thing. (Sorry about all the questions) but were did you buy your wire? And how much did it cost? Cause all thee wire I've seen cost tons of money and I'm not sure if I'm willing to drop so much money for it. Again sorry bout all the questions. >_<
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Mauraelle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
i know this is an older message BUT i thought i'd jump at it. do not go to craft stores for the wire, go to home depot or lowes. they sell HUGE spools of 16 gauge wire for $9 (200ft) and 14 gauge wire for $8 (100ft). its called multi-purpose wire.
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xAi-chanxx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm wanting to make wings like this but I'm worried about wearing it in a trader's hall which is busy with lots of people... I also would have difficulty going through doors. If I follow this tutorial, would I be able to fold them in to avoid destroying them in an environment like that?
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:iconnolwen:
nolwen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I wore these in just such situations and all I had to do was grab the wings by the claws and hold them in front of me while I walked around. Then if someone wanted a photo I would just let go and they would bounce back into position. Or you can fold them up behind you if you don't want to hold them. They are fully pose-able.
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xAi-chanxx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aghhh thank you so much, that is amazing :heart: :heart: Either way works for me :D Also kudos for the Chrono cosplay, since 1. You look amazing and 2. I've never seen such a good Chrono cosplay ♥ Well done :3
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sosoeuso Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT! I am SO using it for my darkest faerie cosplay! ^.^
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Sweet-Eny Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
What an amazin tutorial! Thank you so much!
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Reena-Hana Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you :) This tutorial is helpful as I'm trying to make bird wings :D
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Nice tutorial :wow:
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tychesecho Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
These are awesome! Thanks for the tutorial!
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kaciekk Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is just what i needed!!! i was going to make demon wings with fabric and wire!
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xXLizzardBreathXx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
alright, so say you're making wings to make them look bony (like..limited skin and stuff) How would one exactly do that? Would I just leave the wire structure plain without fabric or...?
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nolwen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
As in, skeletal wings? Or wings that just have most of the skin torn or tattered off? Because I can't really help if they are just bones (I've never done that before) but I have some ideas for the latter.
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xXLizzardBreathXx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
yeah something like that! I"m trying to figure it out I know I could use some wire for like the lining or something, but...yeah..
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totodile-fan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's awesome! Do you possibly do commissions?!
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:iconnolwen:
nolwen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Sorry, not anymore :(
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totodile-fan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh ok ^6; that's fine...thanks for letting me know nicely ^^;
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Zhaitu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
It is very beautiful! Just wondering, could I repaste your tutorials to our local cosplay bbs? I will also share your linkage to my friends too.
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:iconnolwen:
nolwen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Sure, as long as it's always linked back to me :)
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