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Jibril - Would You Like To Play A Game? by TheGriffinQueen Jibril - Would You Like To Play A Game? :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 3 0 WIP 16 ft articulating wings by TheGriffinQueen WIP 16 ft articulating wings :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 7 5 VS Replica, white angel wings by TheGriffinQueen VS Replica, white angel wings :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 1 2 Foam and feather set mix from the back by TheGriffinQueen Foam and feather set mix from the back :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 3 0 Large spread foam and feather set by TheGriffinQueen Large spread foam and feather set :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 9 5 Ignarro Photography - Angel by TheGriffinQueen Ignarro Photography - Angel :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 1 0 WIP phnumatic articulating hawk wings by TheGriffinQueen WIP phnumatic articulating hawk wings :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 19 5 Maleficent Cosplay Full Size wings by TheGriffinQueen Maleficent Cosplay Full Size wings :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 26 16 Full sized Maleficent wings by TheGriffinQueen Full sized Maleficent wings :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 165 37 Articulating Wings by TheGriffinQueen Articulating Wings :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 10 5 Glamour Shot - Fairy Feather Wings by TheGriffinQueen Glamour Shot - Fairy Feather Wings :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 6 3 Maleficent Foam and real feather mixed set back by TheGriffinQueen Maleficent Foam and real feather mixed set back :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 31 4 Maleficent Foam and real feather mixed set front by TheGriffinQueen Maleficent Foam and real feather mixed set front :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 14 2 Firebird by TheGriffinQueen Firebird :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 27 7 Missing Dean - Castiel cosplay by TheGriffinQueen Missing Dean - Castiel cosplay :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 14 7 Castiel Cosplay by TheGriffinQueen Castiel Cosplay :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 17 11

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Hello Sister by sakimichan Hello Sister :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 17,251 360 Rain on My Sunshine by yuumei Rain on My Sunshine :iconyuumei:yuumei 21,119 642 No Sew Fairy Wings Tutorial Part 2 of 2 by vickybunnyangel No Sew Fairy Wings Tutorial Part 2 of 2 :iconvickybunnyangel:vickybunnyangel 642 57 Bored by nya-nyaa Bored :iconnya-nyaa:nya-nyaa 6 2 Wing's Crystals process by nya-nyaa Wing's Crystals process :iconnya-nyaa:nya-nyaa 8 7 Tutorial Tuesdau: Leather Embossing by AmenoKitarou Tutorial Tuesdau: Leather Embossing :iconamenokitarou:AmenoKitarou 153 11 Juuzo Suzuya SEW SEW by riemicho08 Juuzo Suzuya SEW SEW :iconriemicho08:riemicho08 30 3 Suu - Clover WINGS by decemberwynn Suu - Clover WINGS :icondecemberwynn:decemberwynn 58 20 Chosen children by Su-rine Chosen children :iconsu-rine:Su-rine 304 45 dark valkyrie diana by daraya by Daraya-crafts dark valkyrie diana by daraya :icondaraya-crafts:Daraya-crafts 38 16 Night Elf Hunter: In Teldrassil by OshleyCosplay Night Elf Hunter: In Teldrassil :iconoshleycosplay:OshleyCosplay 40 2 Katarina - League of Legends V by FlorBcosplay Katarina - League of Legends V :iconflorbcosplay:FlorBcosplay 64 6 Vivienne is Angry by MaiseDesigns Vivienne is Angry :iconmaisedesigns:MaiseDesigns 65 4 ++ Dark preistess sketch ++ by Nostradamus217 ++ Dark preistess sketch ++ :iconnostradamus217:Nostradamus217 6 9 Portal by TobiasRoetsch Portal :icontobiasroetsch:TobiasRoetsch 2,376 149 Song of time tee by TheRealRaki Song of time tee :icontherealraki:TheRealRaki 1,188 79

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So this post is a touch late in coming, but I "finished" the robotic wings, enough to try and compete with them.  Unfortunately one of the motor couplers broke mid day and like an idiot I did not bring tools or spairs.  But they held up long enough for the judges to see them move.  They also had a 14ft wingspan, so they were impressive regardless of movement.  Ironically enough I think the thing that won them over was my stitch work on the skirt :P  In the end I got second place.  I did not get to see the 1st place winners performance, but everyone was confused as to why they won over me and the 3rd place winner (full body foam and sculpted Rhino armor and makeup... it was AMAZING!).  


Ah well.  I plan on fixing the motor, adding some gas springs so that they move better, making a better , more concealable back brace, and figuring out how to get the wings to flap. We tried a belt system and a pivot system and both didn't really work the way I wanted.  The pivot system wouldn't sink up even though I modeled it out and everything. The belt system worked so long as the wings were straight up and down, but as soon as my posture was less than perfect the wings were so heavy they slipped the belt and flew back or forward.  We just put in a pin system so that I could position them for pictures.  I didn't want to knock someone out with them.... no bueno.  That is all on hold until I get back on track with my orders.

Currently catching up on orders.  I have so many Q-Q so I have no free time.  I wanted to make a Chaika- Coffin Princess costume for the next con I am going to, but the dress is ambitious, and the GUN... OMG the gun is the best part.  I want to do LED lights and the works on this, including LED lit spell rings around the barrel.  Unfortunately I only have a month to make it all if I am going to have it in time for the con, and with my current order volume its just not going to happen.  I am going to work on it as best as I can for now and it will get done when it gets done.  Definitely in time for the con in March :D  I am also hoping to have my friends New Bayonetta done by then :)

Current fun projects on my plate are a Maleficent wing and a firebird wing. THE FIREBIRD WILL BE ON SALE FOR A DISCOUNTED PRICE when it is done, so those of you who are interested when I post it should message me.  I am making them to support someone in the performing arts.  The wings will serve as advertising, but more importantly, serve to enrich a Violin students final College Masters Performance.  When she is done with them we are going to sell them discounted since they are a custom set and have been worn once.  I am going to do a custom dye, hand paint, hand feather sculpt, and embellished straps.  I really want to spend my time on them, but again... so busy.  The set will require a bunch of pre planning with the custom dye, so hopefully I can find the time and make them as amazing in real life as they are in my head :3  

The Maleficent wings are my next large order though, and I know there are a few people who are looking for sets like this.  I am excited to get it in my portfolio.  This one is also a custom paint and dye.  Keep you all posted.

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Alexis
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
I work in all kinds of media, but my absolute favorite thing to do is bring animated characters to life! My main hobby (and business) is making wings. I am a huge bird lover and working with feathers is hard, but a TON of fun! I am starting work in robotics to bring more creature-like characters to life.
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nya-nyaa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Thanks for the favs! I've seen your works in tumblr and so and thought they were absolutely perfect. Great and magnificient work!
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PrinceVerthym Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your stuff is gorgeous and incredible! You deserve so many more views D; Regardless, never stop making this stuff! It's not every day you come across works quite like this.~  Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
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OneiricOstrich Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Hey, I just came across your page and I just wanted to say that I think your work is really amazing! Can't wait to see more~ :hug:
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Vladinovitch Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
not my stuff, but really well-done
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Daraya-crafts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for fav:) and... woah... your wings are amazing! :D <3
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TheGriffinQueen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey thanks!  Love your armor :)  I am just getting started armor making and your stuff is really inspirational :3
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Daraya-crafts Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
<3
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SecondImpactCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thx for the fav \(^-^)/
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Bmulhoproartist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
WOW! when it comes to wings you are the go to girl for sure. Amazing pieces of work.
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TheGriffinQueen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I do my best :)
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