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The Clockwork Wings by thedreadeddolly The Clockwork Wings by thedreadeddolly
Back view of the wings for my clockwork fairy automaton character, Katinka. Each wings is made of two layers of foam core board, with a layer of buckram (spray-painted bronze to look like wire mesh) sandwiched in-between. I cut out each layer of foam core board individually with an exacto knife, which was a complete bitch. I used hot glue to make the raised details outlining the gears and the scroll designs, then spray painted each layer gold, and glued it all together. I put gold bias tape around the outside of the wings to cover up all the raw edges, then made a harness out of leather to hold it snugly to my body. See the finished costume here: [link]
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:iconsexykinkychains:
sexykinkychains Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Wow, this is beautiful.
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:iconsuus777:
suus777 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely brilliant!
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:iconjenbracey:
jenbracey Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
AWESOME
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:iconsteampixy:
SteamPixy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.
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:iconmarjolijn-ashara:
Marjolijn-Ashara Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing wings have been featured on the Through the Faerie Door Blog! [link] :happybounce:
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:iconleya-katz:
leya-katz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I saw this at the gaslight gathering last May. Very cool!
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:iconmycookielife:
MyCookieLife Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So perfect *-*
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:iconmc-neko:
MC-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this looks absolutely brilliant!
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:iconlilgypsyqueen:
LilGypsyQueen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this!
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:iconx--siegfried--x:
x--Siegfried--x Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesom *__*
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:iconblackwings-jewelry:
BlackWings-jewelry Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing job!
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:iconmoonsbreath:
MoonsBreath Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Wow!
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:icondragongirl1:
dragongirl1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
WOW, I'm going to an anime/comic con as a Clockwork fairy and need wings to go with it. These are awesome. Looks like a lot of work went into that!
You're completed outfit is WOW too.
Hope I look half as good as you did. Any tips for making the wings would be appreciated.
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:icongoddess-within:
Goddess-within Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
these are awesome
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:iconbarbedlotus:
barbedlotus Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Wow!
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:iconzebrrra:
zebrrra Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
woa, pretty cool!
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:icondust-bunny:
dust-bunny Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These look amazing, very creative.
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:icondaleksinwonderland:
DaleksinWonderland Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I wouldn't have guessed those were foamcore. They look nothing like it. :)
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:iconsarah-d-anderson:
sarah-d-anderson Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
cool.
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:iconmarjolijn-ashara:
Marjolijn-Ashara Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ab-so-lute-ly gorgeous! Wow, those are so amazing! :faint:
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:iconduvallonfecit:
duVallonFecit Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thats Gorgeous! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
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:iconsteampunkmolly:
SteampunkMolly Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
These are AMAZING!
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:iconcherished-lover:
Cherished-Lover Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Seriously awesome job on this.
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i'd wear that, and i'm a guy. because it's that awesome and the cogs and gears are so brrrrrrrilliant!
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:icondarth-kitsu:
darth-kitsu Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
these are stunning! and thank you for detailing how you created them...knowing is just adding to my awe. beautiful work!
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:iconelphieofkiamoko:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*w* I want.
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:iconpaul-nasca:
Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
excellent detail! Can't wait to see the whole thing together!
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:iconthedreadeddolly:
thedreadeddolly Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Just posted a pic of the whole costume actually :)
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:iconpaul-nasca:
Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Great job! Looks like you had tons of fun!
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:iconpixelflood:
PixelFlood Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Fantastic!!
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:iconqueen-of-leaves:
Queen-of-Leaves Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
wow, this amazing work
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:iconconjure-photography:
Conjure-Photography Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Killer!
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:icontheshyfox:
theshyfox Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are the most beautiful steam punk wings I've ever seen! Well done!
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:iconthedreadeddolly:
thedreadeddolly Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Ohmygosh thank you! That means a lot to me because there are a lot of really cool Steampunk wings out there :)
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:icontheshyfox:
theshyfox Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a fairy (lol) and a steam punker and I love these A LOT!
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:iconthedreadeddolly:
thedreadeddolly Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Well thank you fellow fairy steampunker :)
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:icontheshyfox:
theshyfox Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:) No problem!!!
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:iconnekochi-kamitsuki:
Nekochi-Kamitsuki Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
all i can say is spectacularly beautiful
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:iconprofessorbats:
ProfessorBats Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
These are fantastic!
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:iconlollipopdunce:
Lollipopdunce Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I saw you at gaslight gathering! Your wings are so pretty and your whole outfit was just spectacular!
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:iconthedreadeddolly:
thedreadeddolly Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thank you!
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:icontalondesign:
TalonDesign Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
This is absolutely lovely :D Amazing job!
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:iconbunnybennett:
BunnyBennett Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Even better in person! Such amazing work!
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:iconwillowforrestall:
WillowForrestall Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW!
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:iconnut-ka:
Nut-ka Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
usually, I don't like stuff like that, but this looks great:D I love the fact that cogs touch eachother, you can think that they have practical use;)
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:iconthedreadeddolly:
thedreadeddolly Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Yeah I really prefer for my work to at least *look* like it works. In reality the entire wing is carved out of one piece of foam core board, so all of the gears are attached to each other. It made cutting them out quite a process, but they are much more stable that way.
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:iconnut-ka:
Nut-ka Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Yeah, I can see that you put a lot of effort in making them. You inspired me to maybe try some wings in the future ^^'
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:iconmorbid-maggie:
Morbid-Maggie Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are so amazing! They look so beautiful and sophisticated!
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:iconthedreadeddolly:
thedreadeddolly Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Thank you sweetie!
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