wing harness

How to make wings without a harness

Most of the time wings that are a bit heavy needs the support of straps that goes around the shoulders and under the chest to stay up against your back. 

Harnesses works very good but if the dress etc have bare shoulders however the straps are going to show. 

This is how I normally do wings in a way to avoid having a harness for those character designs.

First of all this method will not work if the top/dress is loose fitted. The wings will require some support to hold them in place on your back. I find that corsets are the best for this especially if the wings are a bit heavy but I have also used it in tops without boning.

Start of making your wings seperated on two bars. Make sure the bars are made out of a stiff material since they are going to support the weight of the wings. If they end up being too weak and bend the wings will slope and gap away from your back. 

For my angel wings in felt I used 3 mm thick aluminum bars to hold up my, a bit more heavy, wings. I then covered them in worbla and connecting them using some more worbla, This creates a good wing base and makes them stay with a good distance from each other. 

In a similar way I attached an other pair of wings made out of worbla to a base, but since these wings are quite light a few layers of worbla was enough to keep them stiff and not bend.

Make sure not to make the base too short since you will stick it into your back lining and don’t want it to fall out.  

One of the most important steps when doing these kinds of wings is to bend the base a bit. Most backs are not 100% flat so put the wing base against you back and mark where on the base where a gap between the base and your back starts to show.
If the base is made of a thermoplastic you can just heat it up and bend it at the marking into the right angle. Otherwise, like for the base with aluminum, you can saw it of and reattach them again to create the right angle.
You can of course make the angling of the base before attaching the wings but I find it easier to do it after. 

When the base is done you can just stick it in to the top. I find that sticking it into the bra strap also helps the wings stay in place a bit better.

I personally love this method since you super easily can take the wings of and back on if you want to sit down or walk in a crowded hallway without worrying about people bumping into you wings.

(Photo at the top was taken by David Johansson)


I just got Mercy’s new skin and noticed her back for the first time?

…Are we supposed to take away from this that her back augmentation / wing port headcanon is [finally, potentially] confirmed? (*☌ᴗ☌)

Edit: is she also using the same fucking hover technology as the vehicles just so she can be aesthetically Extra in this one skin jfc

Fairy dress troll sprites.

Air Signs - Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
Feather Heads 

She’s fading away
Away from this world
Drifting like a feather
She’s not like the other girls
She lives in the clouds
And talks to the birds
Hopeless little one
She’s not like the other girls, I know -
The Rasmus 

Each of the air signs signify unique stages of intellectual and social development. Flying high with airy wings harnessed to the mind, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are spirited, alert, and cerebral. Gemini is the child mind of Mercury, eternally young, free, and cheeky. Libra is middle aged, comfortable, virtuous, socially adept, and enjoying established relationships. Aquarius is the old age wisdom of Saturn. When it’s early in the morning and I hear the birds talking and chirping, enjoying the joy of making sound, I know the air signs have risen. Air is invisible, fluid, flowing, capable of vacating the animal and emotional realm in a moments notice, floating into the air like a balloon. Airy bubbles constantly pop in the mind to reveal new ideas and questions. Air diffuses through each of the elements, so the energy of Air never stops echoing, we have newspapers being typed all night, 24 hour news, a nocturnal social media network. Now we are in the Aquarius Age, it really is a time to be alive for airy people. The information they crave to devour can be accessed within seconds, they can communicate with anybody in an instant through the telepathy of their fingertips, they can share their thoughts with a broader audience than ever. So as we move into the Aquarian Age the qualities and talents of Air become held in esteem, so we will begin moving into the global recognition and awe of brilliant minds, scientists, writers, and thinkers. The Air signs do not utilise emotion as a tool of guidance, this can be their gift and their blind spot. Too often they can respond to emotive events with confusion or disconnection. This ability to ‘disconnect’ also opens the door for free movement of the astral body, so they can think themselves into new states of reality. They can disconnect from their emotional bias to form nonjudgemental and rewarding relationships based on the opportunity to learn and appreciation of different ways of being. Air longs for harmony, but their very nature provokes the opposite. It’s like wind, an invisible force that can erupt so much fury without needing anything physical. The objective mind of Gemini is capable of finding relationships in everything, a glowing display of synthesis. And their incessant conversation is the band that ties these worlds together as they find answers in everybody. Of course this can be irritating to those who can be frustrated at Gemini’s easy boredom or consuming questioning. But Gemini is that little girl that has just learned how to talk and now even better ask questions. This fascination never really ends. And this inherent fascination in Gemini becomes a fascination with personalities and people in Libra. They are personality profilers and character readers who spend a lot of time people watching and creating background stories for strangers. Gemini needs a relationship with information and energy and things. But Libra desires relationships with people. Libra cultivates law and morality, so the righteous and human aspects of air are especially exemplified as we progress. Their airy talents of communication are harnessed so they can engage with everybody in a non intrusive manner. The translucency of air that allows Gemini to so easily multiply permits Libra to reflect the vibration of people around her so they feel more comfortable. Now the conversation is two sided. And finally in Aquarius the global community is awakened. The conversation is with the whole world. We moved from the law of relationship in Libra, Saturn’s planet of exalt into his own sign of Aquarius. As we share information on the internet, we are tapping into Aquarius energy, the ability to convey information to collective masses. The chatter that began in Gemini becomes a conduit that draws drops of wisdom from heaven, ready to be interpreted and released by Aquarius. 


[art: kurtis rykovich]

Touka Kirishima (Kagune)

So these wings were a trek and a half. It took me roughly 3-4 days to complete. This is a quick, cheap way to make it if you’ve got only a few days before a con. (I just finished them with only 1 day to spare…)

First, you’re going to need these things:
1.) Cardboard (Or anything that serves a similar purpose)
2.) A pencil
3.) Scissors or something to cut the cardboard
4.) Spray Paint (Yellow, Red, Black)
5.) Wire (Preferably something very sturdy… I used 12 gauge wire and just twisted it around itself several times to make it stronger)
6.) Elastic Bands
7.) A good-fitting bra (Or anything that serves a similar purpose)
8.) Thin metal rods.
9.) Industrial Stapler
10.) A rectangular piece of wood (This will make sense later)
11.) Also, lots of hot glue…

Okay, so take your cardboard and cut it into three pieces: one big one and two smaller ones.

Draw the shape that you want the wings to take and cut them out. 

Now it’s time to paint! I pained the yellow first. Only a tiny bit of the yellow shows, so don’t go crazy with it. You only need to buy a small canister of it. Then I covered it with red, and then painted the tips black. Let them dry between coats otherwise it’ll just be a mess. I painted both sides and even though there were markings on the back of the cardboard, the paint managed to cover it.

What I didn’t take a picture of is me shoving thin metal rods into the wings. The rods that I had were thin enough to fit through the two layers of cardboard. Be very careful with this step! You don’t want to puncture either side of the wings. I put one in the small pieces and two in the big piece.

Now comes the harness, which was by far the biggest pain in my butt. I really just figured it out by trial and error. Since I’m wearing her school girl uniform, I used my bra as a harness. I took the wire and formed it into a kind of curved oval shape and tucked it into my bra. (You will unfortunately need someone to put these wings on for you. I hope you have some good friends.) Make sure there’s a loop at the top. That’s very important to holding the wings in place.

Now you want to cut a piece of cardboard in a “T” shape. 

Now the top of the “T” is two pieces of cardboard and the bottom part is just one. This is where I wish I’d done things differently. Looking back, I would have used that thin, rectangular piece of wood and sandwiched it between the two pieces of cardboard. That way the base is much more sturdy, which is important.

I attempted to hot glue the three pieces to the top part of the “T”, but that didn’t work out so well. What did work out was using an industrial stapler and stapling the hell out of them. It worked great and I’m not worried about them falling now. 

Ready for the fun part? Now that “T” shaped cardboard goes into the oval shaped wire. It’s confusing and if you need me to clear anything up, feel free to message me, but I’ll try to explain it. 

The base of the cardboard part of the “T” goes behind the clasp of the bra and down into the part of the wire that’s curved upwards. This holds the cardboard in place, but you also need to fold down the piece of wire at the top to make sure it’s not going anywhere. 

And that’s it! They’re done! 
The difficult part is cutting the shirt wide enough so that the wings can stick through. It’s definitely not pretty from the back, so if you’re planning on making the back look good, I would find another tutorial. This was a very urgent few days and I didn’t have enough time to really make it the way I want it.

Maybe in the future, I’ll remake it…

Anyways, that’s all! Ask me if you have any further questions. I know I’m not great at explaining things.


“Medic! Oh wait, that’s me!”

Got my photos back from Florida Supercon’s Overwatch photoshoot! I’m soooo happy with these :D

I’m going to be making a few changes to this cosplay (Remaking the wing harness, remaking the staff/gun, and adding a bit more detail work), but I’m really happy with these!

Photos by PhotoKage Productions!

Reptile harness How-to

You’ll need Felt, thread, needles, toggles, beads, and rope(not pictured)

Draw your pattern, cut it out, make sure it fits.Then trace onto felt and cut out.

Sew around all edges and add wing detail(helps to make the felt more rigid). Glue more felt on the backs if you want a polished look. I also took a metallic fabric pen and highlighted some of the pattern.

Then tie a knot on one end of your rope and thread a bead through, then thread rope through harness, then wing, then other side of wing, then harness, then thread another bead through, then toggle and I made a finger loop at the end but its up to you :)

Honestly the most time consuming thing is sewing around the edges, otherwise they’re super simple to make (and CHEAP!!!)  you could also make a cape instead of wings, maybe sew on a hero emblem to the harness itself ;) ….. Sorry if the instructions aren’t super clear, if anyone has any questions about making them just inbox me and I’ll be glad to help. Also if you feel like sharing any you made I would LOVE to see them :D


Hawkgirl Cosplay Tutorial - Wing Harness (Corset)

Tutorial by: Axceleration Cosplay
Tutorial Link:

anonymous asked:

hello!! i was planning on cosplaying the combat medic ziegler skin, and i was wondering if you have any advice for what fabric to use/patterns/how to make the wings? thank you so much!! your cosplay looked absolutely amazing! <3

I got my pattern and material suggestions ALL from Stella Chu’s wing blueprint/guide! ITS FIVE BUCKS AND TOTALLY WORTH IT! 

anonymous asked:

Could you go into a bit more detail as to how you made and attached your fairy wings? I'm making a pair and the harness really is stumping me.

I can’t take pictures because it’s all covered in fabric now so you can’t see it…but I drew this for you in photoshop. I suck at art so I apologize in advance.

After all of that stuff was attached, I cut strips of fabric that matched the dress and Fabri-Tac’d it onto the harness, leaving holes for the elastic and the wires. The elastic inserts through 4 small button-holes in the back of the dress and ties around my waist and just under my bra.

I hope this helps, let me know if I can further explain anything!