wood wings

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“Introducin’ everyone in town is a rather dauntin’ task, newcomer, how about we start small, shall we? Meet little Hilda Berg, she’s a-… something.”

(He didn’t want to say she looks like she’s being crucified.) 

TAMLIN/LUCIEN IN ACOWAR

Tamlin: Did I abuse her or show her disdain? Why does she run from me?

Tamlin: Am I not sensitive, clever, well-mannered, considerate, passionate, charming, as kind as I’m handsome, and heir to the throne?!

Lucien: You are everything maidens could wish for!

Tamlin: Then why no?

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Trico is finally finished! My boyfriend and I took him to the park to take some pictures, it was so much fun. He was very fun to pose and looked really cute in the woods and on the beach. A little girl thought he was real and came up to pet him and mentioned many times how much she loved him

I learned so much working on him, I hope you guys love him as much as I do

ACOWAR

I wonder if Feyre will have some sort of connection to the ancient creatures of Prythian in ACOWAR. Perhaps they will be there to aid her court in the battle against Hybern? Or perhaps she has some power that has nothing to do with the seven lords, rather it’s something she was born with (insert Feyre’s missing mother theories) and has yet to know about. 

  • For starters, she’s able to capture the Suriel on multiple occasions and has a quite easy time doing so. Shockingly easy, to be precise, because two High Lords couldn’t even fathom it. 
  • Not only that, but she was kind to the water wraiths and although they’ve supposedly “paid their debt” I doubt they will forget the compassion she showed them, not when everyone else is seemingly the same towards their kind. 
  • Then there’s the Bone Carver and how he granted Feyre answers without asking for more information in return. Of course, she gave him secrets to pay for his riddles, but the Carver took a liking to her that (at least I believe) stretches beyond mere appreciation. He knows something about her heritage or powers or future that she has yet to uncover, and he wants to be on her side when those powers are unfurled in full. 
  • Not to mention Amren is another ancient creature who adores Feyre, although it hasn’t blatantly been stated but the evidence is clearly there. Her actions towards the Inner Circle would make it seem as though she’s familiar with them but remains distant. But with Feyre… Amren immediately took note that she didn’t return with the others and demanded to know where her Lady was. 
  • Oh! And I’d almost forgotten. Feyre literally set the Weaver’s house on fire?? High Lords are terrified of that old blind woman, but Feyre emerged victorious with more than what she’d gone in for. 

All this being said, there is definitely some underlying parallel between Feyre and the ancient beings, and I’m really curious as to what Maas has planned. 

Miles Wood #3 -

Anon asked: Can you please do a Miles Wood imagine of how he and y/n get in an argument and end up breaking up with each other. So she erases him from her insta and a bunch of guys notice and start sending her DMs and commenting on her pics and Miles notices so when he sees her, he apologizes and they kiss and makeup and while there kissing he takes a pic of them kissing and posts it on his insta captioning it “Mine.” Thanks!

Here you go! My Miles Wood requests are starting to slowly increase. I hope you enjoy this anon!


Break-ups are by no means fun but ones ended out of anger are somehow the worst. You and Miles had been together for a while which meant countless arguments but none nearly as bad as the one two weeks ago. You weren’t even sure who truly started the fight but the next thing you knew, you stormed out and went to stay with your best friend. She welcomed you with open arms and let you stay in her guest room.

In an effort to get your mind off of the break-up and because she is the best friend ever, the two of you planned a weekend trip up to a cabin in the mountains. She helped you “cleanse” your social media of any traces of him so that you had no desire to check up on him. After that, she implemented an electronic free zone on the house save for the television in the cabin’s den.

It was exactly what you needed and you felt significantly better to the point that you even refused your phone for the drive back.

“You might want to see what you’ve missed.”

You continued to load the bags in the trunk. “I think I’ll be okay for another three hours.”

“No seriously,” your friend held your phone out to you. “Look.”

“Fine, okay.”

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Hey guys! I promised a tutorial so here’s a little one.

I’m just going to explain overall what I did and not go into anything too detailed. Feel free to throw me a question if something is left too unclear!

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My wings are articulated and they’re not attached to my hands in any ways (Though I’m planning to change that by adding a string connected to my hand because my original way of pulling them up didn’t work, they’re too heavy with the feathers).

Here are some pictures of the base:

The idea of articulated wings is that the whole structure moves when you lift/move one part.

As you can see from the picture there are 3 longer and 2 shorter pieces. They’re made out of plywood but I’ve heard that balsa wood is a better option.

There are a total of 7 (14) joints at the points where the pieces of wood overlap. Each wing is attached to the back with a hinge so that I can fold them behind me (Useful in crowds and when walking through doors).

Then there are the feathers, aka the reason I never want to touch scissors again

I used 7m (23 feet) of white felt. I soaked the whole amount of fabric (in pieces) in a mixture made out of glue and water to harden them. It takes at least one or two days for them to dry completely. I forgot to flip some of them around at least once so they got stuck on the floor, dont do that. Cover your floors! I used some big trash bags I found lying around.

I also glued some sticks to the longest feathers after cutting them out to give them more support and to make them look more feathery–like. I made probably 400–500 feathers. I recommend getting your friends to help cutting them if you don’t want to lose your mind :’D

Getting the feathers attached was a tricky part. You can’t just glue them to the base or they’ll be sticking into odd directions when opening/closing the wings.

They need to move around freely so basically I just sticked a loop of wire to each feather. Then I put another piece of wire through it and secured it into place by twisting the two ends together. After that I glued the thing to the frames.

So beautiful! But hey, they aren’t supposed to show. Hot glue is gonna be your best friend at this point.

The biggest feathers are all attached to one big ”ring” made out of thicker wire. Big mess and the backside of the wings.

The feathers are in 3 layers, each layer overlapping the previous feathers:

The primaries and secondaries (1st layer) are painted from both front- and backside. The 2nd and 3rd layers cover the framework so you’re gonna need a lot of feathers over them. Note that wings don’t look the same from both sides!

I used the same technique for attaching the 2nd layer as for the 1st (wire-thingy) but I glued 3 feathers into each other to save time.

The 3rd layer is just glued to the top because will face the right way even if you do so.

When I had attached the feathers they were just hanging straight down (gotta love gravity). I had to do something to get them to lift up when I open the wings so I sewed them together. There goes a thread in the middle of each feather giving the wings also a maximum opening point (which is pretty big). I made some knots that the thread doesn’t slip away.

You won’t be able to do anything with these if you can’t get them on. I made a harness that you put on like a backbag through a hole in the shirt.

And woop, there it is! A pair of hella big articulated wings.

A picture of them closed

…aaand open.

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Some notes!

– This is kind of obvious but making wings like this is expensive and time consuming. I used probably around 100€ for the materials and the hours I’ve spent on this project are also close to a hundred (2 weeks of working from 10AM to 8PM or more, ugh)

– If you decide to do something like this please be careful not to strain yourself too much! I was crouching on the floor for many days in a row and my back and knees hurt like hell in the evenings. Also my right hand still hurts from bending all the wire although it’s been a week already.

– You’re gonna need space. No, not a small corner with a little table, I mean a huge amount of space. For the most of the time you need to work with the wings open (on a floor unless you have an enormous table), and mine are twice the size of me! tho I’m a 16–year–old short girl The wingspan is around 4+ meters, so, yeah. Of course you could always make smaller ones which I really do recommend.

– Surprise, this is also really messy! Especially the feathers make a big mess and you’re gonna get little pieces of felt stuck everywhere.

– This requires some sort of knowledge of using different tools. And skill. Feel free to challenge yourself but this isn’t the easiest sort of thing to do. It was hard even for me although I’ve made a pair of (still) wings before.

– These were surprisingly easy to wear around the convention even though the place was small. They are pretty heavy but not too much to not be able to wear them for 2 days straight.

– I bet that there are a lot better ways to do some parts and I’m fixing them & updating this tutorial when I can figure out better alternatives. (Also if you can think of something before me, send me a message!)

I hope that this was at least somewhat useful although it’s not really detailed. If you do make something inspired by this I’d love to see the results. Also it would be great to put a link to this so that other people can also get help making a pair uvu

Edit: Check out also my “davesprite cosplay” tag at my blog for more information!