swag-jaku said: Hey! I just saw your post about the Gabriel cosplay wings you're making, ( btw looks really good so far!) and wanted to as where you got the feathers for it? I live in finland and i just can't buy feathers like those from anywhere, and wanted to ask if you've ordered them from somewhere by any change?
Hi, and thank you so much! I bought my “primary” feathers bulk from this website:
I ended up getting a mix of the smaller “downy” stuff from a local craft store; but I think they sell them online, as well. As I mentioned before, the feathers were just the simple white ones which I then went through with metallic gold rub and detailed by hand.
The basis of the assembly is actually just a long piece of cardboard that I cut into a shortened wing shape, and then glued (with E6000, not hot glue) the feathers onto that in a pattern derived from avian anatomy photos I found online. Total cost for the project was around $40; most of which was the expense of the longer primary feathers. I had a notion to get really industrious and do the full six-winged set, but when I realized how much more work it was than I had anticipated, I settled for the more traditional two-wings. Maybe I’ll expand one day when I have more time…
Here’s the finished product!
Good luck with your own set, and thanks for the ask!