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« on: January 17, 2010 10:22:28 AM »

When I was younger, I constantly wore wings out of the house. Faerie wings were my favorite and I actually became quite well known for wearing them (among other costume pieces) to school Smiley I haven't worn them for any reason in quite some time so I was extremely excited when I got to make them for this costume!

I used green powder over the entirety of my exposed skin which took quite some time as I had different shades for contouring. I didn't want to make myself look completely flat, especially on the contours of my face. Additionally, I had elf ears which were somewhat a pain because it turns out they are quite impossible to do the initial adhering by yourself. This is a two person job! Luckily I got some help last minute for which I was very grateful.



The costume was two separate dresses, the top layer made of a two-toned voile that I frayed around the edges. The under dress was made of green satin.



I decided I needed strapless wings so I opted to experiment with a version that I created to slide in between my bra band and centre back by way of a reinforced circle of metal wire. I was worried it might not stay in there but it didn't come out once. And I also had the ease of just plucking it out from my back when I was navigating through extremely busy areas.

The wings themselves were made of green tinted cellophane. After cutting out the wing shapes I wanted, I took two different gauges of wire and made veins running through them, using the largest pieces to adhere them to the circle base. Then, I ironed the top and bottom wing pieces together and to finish, repeated ironing with a textured piece of fabric on top so they would have a discreet pattern across them.


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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010 04:07:23 PM »

Super cute!  A quick question about the wings, though.  The ring slips under bra straps?  Does it secure to the bra in some way?
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010 03:40:29 AM »

Super cute!  A quick question about the wings, though.  The ring slips under bra straps?  Does it secure to the bra in some way?
It just fits between the bra band in the back and your skin. The circle is large enough that (provided your bra fit is snug) it stays it without any other form of securing. The circle on the one I made was about 5" across.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010 12:07:37 PM »

Brilliant!  I may have to borrow your idea on my next set of wings.   Grin
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