Toothless Cosplay: Wings

Some of you may remember a while back that I had a little survey on which cosplay to do for Comic Con in May. The overall winner was Toothless! Well I haven’t forgotten, I have been busy!

Here is my initial design:


Fancy, isn’t it?

Materials and Spending:

4 metres black scuba diving-like material – £20 (Local Market)
20 metres Garden PVC coated wire – £6.48 (B&Q)
2 bottles of standard kid’s PVA glue – £2 (Wilkinsons)
3 gauze bandages – (my mum’s medicine cupboard)
Duct Tape or Brown tape – (from the kitchen in the drawer)
2 metres thick black elastic – £2 (Local Market)
Black thread – £1 (Local Market)

Total spendage so far: £31.48

The Wings

Following my rough design, we lay the wire out into the basic shape, and built up the structure from there, securing with tape as shown below:


Then I made a cheap modroc with old gauze bandages and PVA glue to make the wire frame more sturdy. This was a lot more difficult than it sounds, as my mother forced me to do it outside so I wouldn’t ruin the carpet. Let’s just say the friendly neighbourhood cats got a little too friendly…


Once dry, this layer was quite rough, so I put a layer of newspaper over the top to stop it snagging on the material.


Then finally we cut the material to slide the frame into. We sewed the bottom and the side first so we could turn it inside out and put the frame in before hand sewing the rest. Each individual bone part in the wing had to be sewn around to create a more awesome wing effect.
This. Took. Forever. But it was worth it.


When all of the sewing was finally done (quite badly if I’m honest, but only if you look up close) I had to try and find a way to attach the wings to me and keep them attached. Cue elastic!

I made straps for my arms, but that failed miserably. The wings needed to be attached together at the top and bottom, but then that still didn’t work too well. So I made a belt too. Finally, they stay on properly. Here’s a few pictures of the finished wings. I’m rather proud! 🙂

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For an amateur cosplayer, I think they’re pretty good! Now just to get on with everything else! Can’t wait to get it all finished. I’m so excited!

Special thanks to my mum for some of the ideas and all the help she gave me :3


Prince Ali, Fabulously Made Him a Costume

So for my birthday party we decided to be very grown up and dress up as Disney characters. Only for some insane reason we made the costumes ourselves. I figured you guys might want to see the process of an amateur tailor!

– Approx 2 metres of white cotton.
– 1 metre of Purple cotton.
– 1/2 metre red (any).
– A tiny bit of Yellow cotton.
– 1x white zip.


Total average cost: £10

I won’t put the exact measurements down as we made them specifically for certain people, but here’s what we measured for each part:

– Shoulder length
– Armpit to shoulder
– chest
– back
– neck


We created these templates based on the measurements and cut the material around them. The smaller panels needs to be cut out twice to make the front parts of the waistcoat.

– Waist

– waist
– ankle
– length of leg


These were so funny to make, mostly because they look like… well… you know.
So fold the white cotton in half, put this template on it with the straight edge on the fold and cut around the other sides so that when you open it, ta-da! You have the front or the back half of your pants.
When that’s done, hand sew a yellow patch onto the right leg.

And here’s the finished products: