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18ft Folding Costume Wings PREVIEW by EuTytoAlba 18ft Folding Costume Wings PREVIEW by EuTytoAlba
:star: EDIT 7.14.13: SEE THE MINI PROTOTYPE I BUILT :star:


I have looooong dreamed of making something like this..... :iconadorableplz:

This is another work-in-progress for my new premium-papercrafts website, Towerdweller.com. YES, THIS 3D MODEL IS FOR PAPERCRAFT!! But the website, too, is still a work-in-progress, so there's nothing / no way to buy anything yet. OTL

I made my first sketches of realistically-articulated costume wings like this several years ago, before I could 3D model and papercraft. I even attempted to build a set out of lightweight steel tubing, but they turned out less than functional, let alone graceful... Finally, now that I'm confident in my 3D abilities, I built a small cardboard mockup of the [revised] basic moving parts last night. When I saw that that worked, I took it outside, laid it on cement, and chalked in the basic silhouette. I took a picture of that, and then started 3D modeling a more intricate mockup with feathers on top of that image.

Tonight, I will build part of this model to make sure the feathers fold right. If they do, THEN I will start worrying about how to make the frame both strong and lightweight enough while still using a papercraft template. (Which will probably require some parts to be cut out of wood.) I WILL NOT SETTLE FOR A WINGSPAN ANY LESS THAN 18FT!!! :evillaugh:

I sure hope the feathers behave, because I'm so happy with how these wings look that I just hafta squee continuously while I work on them now. :excited:

And I suppose it's appropriate that I had this stuck in my head the whole time last night. :meow: After all, I named my site "Towerdweller" as a reference to Daedalus, the father of Icarus, the one who really invented the wings that Icarus abused. (They were both trying to escape from a tower.) I first tried to call my site "Daedalia" (about a year ago) but that was too much of a mouthful for it to stick...
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KyRoZt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Awesome. If i want to do a cosplay with ' em. Would you mind? I'd really love to have this file.
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
When I finish refining the mechanics of it, I intent to sell the download on Towerdweller.com.
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KyRoZt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Is that gonna be a long time from now? ^^;  I'm planning on doing a Silver Crow cosplay for the next con and would love to use those wings. It could be beneficial for both of us, seeing you will get a lot of clients (Since i will obviously be crediting you). If you think that i might want to trade/sell them, you can simply resize them for my size (I'm 1.74m) and send me that file, so i can get to work. Message me your toughts, please. I believe we can come to a great agreement you and i. :)
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
At least a month, but I'm considering releasing a beta----the exact files I used to make my test prototype----sooner. Would that be fine?
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KyRoZt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
It's a parting place. :P
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Aw. :(

Well anyways I'll be grinding them out soon because I've written the script for a short film using them---as of last night. :XD:
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SweetCake15 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOODNESS... that sounds amazing!!
I made life-size wings out of paper before!, but too bad it doesn't fold >o<
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Shadowntg Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
THAT IS AWESOME!!!!
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ChuuninJ Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
OH MY GOD
THAT IS AMAZING!
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