Cosplayer: DawnKestrel

Variant: Injured

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

16th February 2012: almost done! Made the tunic today and almost finished feathering the larger wing.

After this picture was taken, I feathered more of the wing and added the feathers around the collar. The whole thing looks ten times better now.

Just need to finish the last bit of the wing and finish the frame for the tail now!

15th February 2012: Wings progress Almost done! Just need to buy some more glue, then finish feathering both sides of the larger wing.

14th February 2012: Tail (notes to write up) - Wire doubled over then bent to shape
- Simple felt tube made
- Craft foam rings to pad out the tail/keep its shape
- Stuffing at tip of tail

14th February 2012: Wings (notes to write up in tutorial) - Wire frame bent into shape (skeleton)
- Chicken wire attached to wire frame (not primary section though)
- Wadding sewn onto frame, including section with no chicken wire
- Primary feathers pinned into place to check length
- PVC pipe added to support the weight of the wing
- Primary feather sides sewn together, with wire in to keep their shape
- Primary feathers hand sewn onto frame
- Secondary feathers sewn on, working upwards.

4th February 2012: minus the crow Just a quick test of everything I've gathered so far. Just need to sort out the wings, tail and weapon(s) now! Going to make one of the wings removable so I can cosplay both version at once almost. It also gives me an excuse in case I can't make the second wing in time.

[EDIT - Decided to make a tunic instead of using this shirt]

30th January 2012: Wig & top The wig arrived in the post today, I love it so much! It needs a bit of trimming down and evening of the layers but that won't take long.
Also bough the white shirt, will be making/obtaining the sword next I think, then I'll start work on the wings.

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Twistyprince - 6th February 2012
Davespriteee omggggg.
I must find you at expo! I plan to be karkat : DDD

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DawnKestrel - 6th February 2012
Awesome! Though I don't know if I'll be able to make it to Manchester Expo anymore due to lack of travel arrangements :( Otherwise I would very happily be found by such an epic Karkat!

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HatsuneHawke - 13th February 2012
This is going to be epic =) really can't wait to see the results, good luck with the wings =) currently working on a pair myself so know how tough they can be.

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obsidianMoon - 14th February 2012
this is gonna be epic :DD

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Shintana - 16th February 2012
Wow loving the wings already, can't wait to see it finished ^_^
Good luck, it going to be epic!!

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ToroSonyCat - 4th March 2012
Soooo awesome, I really loved your cosplay! The details were amazing *_*
I took a few photos of you at Expo, here you can have the links of some of my favourites if you want them:

(By the way, you can feel free to use them anywhere if you want, just please credit me ;u; )

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Shintana - 5th March 2012
You have now turned me into a homestruck fan, I'm amazed this is a fantastic cosplay.
Gotta love dat tail!!
How long did it take to make the wings?

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DawnKestrel - 6th March 2012
@ToroSonyCat ty for the pics! :D You're Eridan was epic too, it was great seeing you! :D

@Kayray :DDDDD YES! :D Joing us, we have faygo~
Thanks :) Dat tail = <3 and

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Shintana - 13th March 2012
Yays Faygo *honk honk*
Loving everything to do with homestuck now, I have now joined u xD

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nosferatu - 24th August 2012
The wings are awesome *_*