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Dragon Wing out of an Umbrella - Tutorial by Aliuh Dragon Wing out of an Umbrella - Tutorial by Aliuh
Umbrella's will vary
This is a very small wing!  It ended up being 8 inches tall when folded up, and outstretched is 13 inches across.

The umbrella used in this tutorial was the kind that folds like this www.senz.com/wp-content/upload…


Materials for Frame
The average umbrella
Hammer
2 pairs of Needle nosed pliers
Drill and bit (optional)
Wire cutters
A nail

Materials for Fabric
Fabric
Needle
Thread
Glue (preferably super/crazy glue)
Box
Scissors

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skipshot Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
Thank you!
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JadeclawDehUmbreon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you separate the arms from the shaft?
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
The umbrella I had held the arms on with a wire wrapped around the shaft, so I just untwisted the wire and they came right off.
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kikitty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Clever! I'll try this ^-^
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
Thanks. XD If you do, I wish you luck!
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AnimeLolwut1470 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Could there possibly be a higher definition picture for the writing? This is kind of confusing because of being blurred
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
In the upper right corner, next to the image there is a download button, and that makes it a tad larger, but I'm afraid that would be it. 
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:iconanimelolwut1470:
AnimeLolwut1470 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
oh thank you! Also, I don't know how to take the long bits off the middle one, can you please help with that?
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
You're welcome.  I can try!  Which part are you on?  Each row of pictures has a number.  I'm not sure where you mean. 
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AnimeLolwut1470 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
It's fine now, I've finished it and it looks great! Thank you for making this tutorial :)
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Glad to hear it! It was my pleasure.  To my knowledge you're the first person to actually make it. XD
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AnimeLolwut1470 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Haha, good to know this didn't go to waste :D
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Yes indeed! XD
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CrimsonVampiress Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so going to use this method for my Toothless Cosplay. 
Also with part of the tail.. 
Quick question; I was going to purchase two of those largeheavy duty umbrellas; (we have one already.. so two would give enough to use one for each wing. Is there a way to lengthen the endings? :3
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Awesome!  I hope it works for you. :)

The only way I can think of the lengthen them would be to take another arm of the umbrella and just tape it on the end of the existing arm.  But that would only end up looking good if you were going to somehow thicken the arms and be able to hide the tape and new piece.  I don't know of another way, besides a bigger umbrella or some other sturdy rod that you could attach instead.
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CrimsonVampiress Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool thanks. 

I'm assuming that you could also apply this to dorsel fins/tail fins.. :3
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
You're welcome.  I don't see why not.  I think it's the same sort of design.
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jackyjychang Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
Awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing this. Though could you share some insight on how to put these on?
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Thank you. :)  I didn't design them with the intention to be worn, so I didn't put any thought into how to attach them.   The only thing I can think of is perhaps a sturdy harness, like leather or something and sew or bolt them to that.
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jackyjychang Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Oh ok, I am working on the wings now and was hoping to look for a strapless alternative for a dress costume. But thanks anyway!
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Oh yeah?  I would love to see them, if you end up finishing them!  I'll try to think of some way to attach them.  Could you...  Could they be attached to the shirt/outfit you intend to wear them with, or did you want to let them be wore with anything?
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jackyjychang Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Just attachment to a dress. Is it possible to just sew the wings onto the dress? or will that be too heavy?
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
I think they would be too heavy.  What about this: sta.sh/01g4gcq5n2r1

Maybe if you have a heavy gage wire you could make a sort of frame around your collarbone that the wings would be attached to.  It could be under the dress and the wings could poke through the back.  Or the frame could maybe even be built into the dress?
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QueenDracoDragon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so I got the umbrella, three other people in on this, and am going to try my costume Idea.
docs.google.com/document/d/1fT…;
I dont know if the site will work for you, but that is my plan if you are able to see it.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Oh yeah? That's awesome!
I wasn't able to see the page.
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QueenDracoDragon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, hold on, I will send you the plans as a note.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
I look forward to seeing them! :)
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drag0nwing13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016   General Artist
I want to use this for a costume but have no idea how to mount it on a harness for my body-- Any ideas? All the harnesses I can find seem to be for very lightweight wings or for wings attached to PVC....
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QueenDracoDragon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, idea with me!!!!
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
I'm not really sure how to mount them myself.  Maybe, if you do make them, leave extra metal on the arm (the part where it would attach to the shoulder) and use that to sew the arm to... perhaps a leather belt worn around the chest?

The ones I made ended up being very small, so that probably wouldn't work very well if you are making bigger ones...
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drag0nwing13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016   General Artist
I intend to make them small for wearing in school. Thanks anyway!
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Ah, great! XD You're welcome.
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QueenDracoDragon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am planning on making a costume using this idea. I am about 5' and very small. do you think that if I used the larger umbrella it would look normal compared to my body size?
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Well, I think using a larger umbrella would look good, but I think they would still probably be pretty small.  As far as getting a realistic sized wing, I don't think they make umbrella's that big. XD I can't remember for sure, but I believe I used an average sized umbrella and only got the two 13'' wide wing from it.
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QueenDracoDragon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the help, i still might try is just for a draw ref. but still, thank you very much and I think you did great with the design. look forward to more of your art and I will have an update if the wings work. 
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
You're welcome.  Thank you! :)  That means a lot to me!
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nikedadoug Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is something I'd definitely want to try...just so I can have wings. My Grim Reaper might want an Angel of Death partner XD
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Aliuh Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
I wish you luck, if you do!  I don't think anyones actually done it yet. XD
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coolcat108596 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
would it be possible to add a video? 
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
I don't think I could make a video at this point, but I do plan on refining the technique and when I do I will definitely make a video for you. :)
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SoccerStrider01 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I'm sorry of this is a stupid question but do they bend?
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I don't think that's a stupid question. :)
They bend at the elbow, and each 'finger' bends at 'hand' but there are no finger joints so they don't bend.
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Monique-P-L Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, that's AMAZING!!! I always wanted to do something like this but i didn't have the materials for it, but now... You have saved my life thank you.
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Thank you!  I hope it helps you out. :la:
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Monique-P-L Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! I just love dragons and I hope have the capacity to do this. :3
 Ps: Keep your good work, ok?
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Thanks, I will definitely try, for dragons shall always rule. XD
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Monique-P-L Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
of course, dragons are ~life~
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QueenDracoDragon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true dat
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LeedsNinja Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How do you put them on though?
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