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No Sew Fairy Wings Tutorial Part 1 of 2 by vickybunnyangel No Sew Fairy Wings Tutorial Part 1 of 2 by vickybunnyangel
These wings took me about a day to make. I designed them for a special little girl (my cousin) for Halloween so she could be a fairy queen! They are incredibly lightweight and are durable enough to withstand all the energetic activities little kids do.

I like the elaborate butterfly wing design look, but personally suck at manipulating wire to get it. So I decided to cut the vein designs out of bristol board, and then reinforce the overall outline with wire.

This is also a no-sew method for those of you who find it a hassle to whip-stitch fabric onto a wire frame.

Questions? need clarification? Feel free to leave a comment and I'll do my best to demystify things for you ^_^

Looking for Part 2?

:star:OMG A DD?! For THIS little tutorial I threw together? I can't describe the level of elation I'm feeling right now. I'm really happy that you all found this tutorial useful and easy to understand. Happy costuming! :star:
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[Stock & Resources] No Sew Fairy Wings Tutorial Part 1 of 2 by *vickybunnyangel The suggester states: " This is such a great tutorial that cosplayers and stockers could highly benefit from... be sure to check out part 2!" ( Suggested by DamselStock and Featured by Elandria )
Baboombop Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Would it be possible to use an iridescent Cellophane instead of Organza? I am planning to make insect wings and I would like them to look especially thin.
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Kakee-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for the tutorial
SanaraHikari Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll definitly use this tutorial. It's awesome!
kirilee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial mate. Congrats on the dd!
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :)
BlueberryCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
This is so cool!:w00t: I've always wanted to make fairy wings but just couldn't figure out how to sew the fabric onto the frame smoothly...

I'd like to recommend you post this tut on Instructables. They are currently running a contest for new authors [link] and if you want to link back to me [link] in your intro I could win a prize too ;)

Of course you don't have to link me in but I'd love to see this tutorial on Instructables. Its easy to follow, uses easy to find materials and the finished product is beautiful :)
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow thank you! I'm very tempted by the instructables but what is the commitment like if you become an author? Do you have to regularly contribute? I'm not sure if I have time to pump out tutorials on a regular basis :P.
BlueberryCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Nah, go for it, there's no commitment or anything to upload instructables. The last one I did was about a year ago, it wasn't great,didn't even have any instructions. Your tutorial however, would be perfect :thumbsup: Its a great place to get ideas, just like Deviant Art, its free to sign up but you can also buy a Pro membership if you want :D
Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is great tutorial and really easy to understand and follow! I would love to make a pair of these :excited:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for checking out my tutorial! I hope you find the opportunity to use it :) I always like seeing what others make using my tutorials so link back if you can!
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