- A Few Large Trimmed Feathers
- A Few More Media Trimmed Feathers
- A Lot More Small Trimmed Feathers
- A Lot More Small Fluffy *cheap* Feathers
3) Glue the tip of the bone to the buckram. We want to limit how much glue we use for several reasons. A) more glue means more weight which adds no value. B) more glue down the bone means less freedom for it to shift in the wind.
4) From there we continue moving up arranging and gluing the large feathers. Follow these arrangement guidelines.
a. The bone tip should be near the vertical center of the buckram. Never glue near the edge of the buckram.
6) Lay a few of the trimmed feathers on top of the fluffy feathers. You can mix the medium and small feathers, or you can use the medium first and the smaller ones up north. Up to you.
7) Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you’ve reached the top. Because the top line is covered up my the belt for lightning you can skip this step, but I’ll include it for anyone who’s making a wing for other projects. Cover the top row with fluffy feathers. In this case they should point to all different direction and glue up and past the edge. The fluffy feathers should use one another to try to cover up their bones.
Depending on your project you may not need a back, or you may need to only fill up a portion of the back, or may need to fill up all. Just remember to think about your cosplay being viewed from all angles of a sphere. In the case of Lightning, pieces of the inner side of the wing will be visible as I walk, so I do want to cover it up.
9) I usually more of the nicer feathers for the front and save more of the cheaper feathers for the back since they won’t be viewed as often. From here you repeat steps 4-7 again.