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Morrigan Aensland Wing Process by LyoNaka Morrigan Aensland Wing Process by LyoNaka
So here is a basic picture walk through of the wings I've been working on for a Morrigan cosplay.

Pretty neat eh?

It's all made out of foam, heavy gauge wire, some clay for the horns, and super glue....and of course paint/sealant....Pretty easy on the wallet but I think it turned out fan-TASTIC!

Feel free to ask me any questions!

Edit: Basic walkthrough: Used heavy gauge wire and bent it to my liking as can be seen in the first photo. Then I took 1 inch strips of crafty foam (the kind you get in sheets) and super glue to wrap the wire in like the second now it looks like wing bones, and it's all nice and smooth. Next I layed my wire structure down on some more craft foam, glued it, cut it out, and bent it to give some definition.....Finally I attached the little horns i made out of clay and took some puffy paint to fill in gaps/ give it some texture....then I sprayed it with some matte spray paint to seal everything, then painted it with my black/purple colors. I'm probably going to go back with an air brush and give it some highlights/lowlights.

I've used foam to build armor before so I just adapted it to making wings. I love foam, its so inexpensive but it turns out really great if you know what you're doing. Hope that helped.

Here's a picture of my finished cosplay in action! 
Professor Layton and The Mysterious Letter Cast and MMN: Morrigan Aensland
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Brynhild-Undomiel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Can I ask you how you make the finishing in the part of the horns with the foam? For me, it seems that will be amendments, and your wings are perfect. Thanks!
Axel3601 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
very good work
Spelly Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I hope this isn't annoying or anything, if you don't answer I can experiment til I get it right;

but, Am I correct in assuming that to get the craft foam to wrap around the wire, you heated it up and then moved the foam accordingly to wrap around the wire, then you painted glue on the foam to make it stay wrapped? x_x Sorry if this is confusing or weird to read.
LyoNaka Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
No heating necessary. Just apply glue to the back and bend it around the wire, hold in place until it dries. If you use super glue, it dries fast.
AndurilWielder Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist
I need lots of help from someone like you. X-x in a lot of different ways...

If you can help me (the wings speak to me in a way that tells me you can) I swear you'll be the best person ever.
Avalon-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love this tutorial. Used it for my Lilith wings and they came out awesome! I just have an important question. How did you hide them underneath your wig? And what did you u se for the base headband? Is it wire or a pre-made headband?
juhcell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
i was wondering if you had the complete walk through? i cant seem to find them, thank you

LyoNaka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
I only posted the basics in the comment area. But its really not too difficult. I have faith that you can figure it out, and who knows, you might even improve upon what I did. Trial and error is half the fun. Best of luck.
juhcell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
ok I will try my best :) thank you!
sheireu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
May I know what kind of clay you used for the horns?
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