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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 ^_^

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: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 )
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Baboombop Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Hi!
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
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SanaraHikari Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll definitly use this tutorial. It's awesome!
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kirilee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial mate. Congrats on the dd!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :)
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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 :)
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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.
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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
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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:
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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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Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! Yeah, I'm not really a costume maker but if I ever need to make wings, I will refer to this tutorial :D
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anime-sketcher1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So.... say if I wanted dragon fly wings that stick OUT, not to the sides like your butterfly wings, but out and away from my back... how would I go about doing that? o0 Think the fairies from the Thumbelina movie... >.>
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You would just bend your wires to be perpendicular to the base :). My wings are actually movable too and that's how I transported them in a gift bag for my cousin. I just folded them up, and when she wants to wear them, her mom helps her bend the wires back out. I hope that makes sense!
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Juju-gurl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
This is EXACTLY what I needed for an upcoming costume! Thank you SO much!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOOT! Glad I could be of some assistance to you and your project. All the best
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foreverbroadway Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist
cool
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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foreverbroadway Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist
sure :)
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TifaIA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on your DD! ^^
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^o^. I was quite shocked to be honest. I still can't believe this humble tutorial got a DD O__O
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iLaughAtYourSmile Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very clever! :)
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :) I get pretty innovative when it's 2AM and crunch time hahaha
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Nightlyre Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice, and very simple! I might have to try this out. Thank you for taking the time to put the tutorial together, and congratulations on the DD - you definitely deserve it.
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for checking it out and for the kind words! I do hope you have the opportunity to incorporate wings into a future project :)
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Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
very cool!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
welcome
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student
That's really beautiful! I'm going to have to remember this the next time someone needs fairy wings. ♥♥
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm happy that this could be of use to you! :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
This is very clever :D
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome :D
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CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thats awesome^^ Can I ask which book that is, with the wing references?
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for checking out my tutorial! The book is called Dreamscapes by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Definitely check her art out! She is one of my favourites [link]
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CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for that information :D
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! Congrats on the DD!!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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CreativeKender Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I might have to try this XD
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweet! Let me know how it goes
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CreativeKender Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I will for sure. This looks soo much eaiser then any other way I have found to make them
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javatori Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
definately a well deserved DD! such a cool idea
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm happy that you like it :)
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MistyDawnAmara Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! thats really super helpful! homestuck cosplayer here and ive been trying to find good tutorials for wings like this!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! I'm so happy to hear that you find it easy and good! :D That was the whole goal was to create wings with the least amount of hassle. If you have any questions let me know
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MistyDawnAmara Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, i will^^
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Chyanime Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude! I can use this for my Legend of Zelda Navi cosplay!! Thank you so much!!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I would love to see this method used on a Navi! Link me if you can! I want to see what yours end up looking like :)
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SuperAimster Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^_^
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Jellie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial!!
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