Wings are dead. Long live wings!

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Postby Tancorix » Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:23 am

Sarongs are tired, wings are tired...I'm still making both for this year. One pair of dragonfly wings and another pair of butterfly type wings...5 foot wingspan, el-wire lit...as long as I like 'em so what. Wings are "tired" because everyone makes them look the same. Bleech. Get creative and go make some funky, cool looking wings!
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Postby Alexiis » Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:15 am

[quote="Sobretta Franjipan"]When did the eplaya get so kissy huggy? Well I'm here to stop that.


Oh Sobretta!
Gee you're soooo cool girl! Can I *puhleeze* be your friend? It'd be sooo cool to have all your special advice on how neat-o and fabu your style file is. I just can't wait to hop on bored your fashion train.
OH PUHLEEZE!!!!!!!
Pick me! Pick me!
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Postby Sobretta Franjipan » Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:18 am

Good for you. Who gives a fuck what anybody else thinks?

By the way feel free to shriek at sarong offenders with the (stolen) line:

"It's the sa-rong time to be wearing that!"

Here's to your stamen, oh winged one.
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Postby Isotopia » Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:23 am

"It's the sa-rong time to be wearing that!"


Excuse me. I am so sari that's how you feel.
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Postby Sobretta Franjipan » Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:28 am

Alexiis-you're in! I see you were tired of the unicorn feelings and jumped right on the snotty bandwagon. A compatriot! And I must say I'm sensing you are looking smashing today!

Air kisses!
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Postby Alexiis » Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:01 am

[quote="Sobretta Franjipan"]Who gives a fuck what anybody else thinks?

My sentiments exactly!
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Postby Isotopia » Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:46 pm

I'm officially saying that wings are now uncool.
Why?
Because they sell them in the supermarket.


Well, some mega-marts sell 9mm semi-automatic pistols. That doesn't make them uncool. Not for some of us at least.[/quote]
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Postby Sobretta Franjipan » Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:01 am

Especially when they are covered in fun leopard print fake fur!
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Postby Tancorix » Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:49 pm

Getting back on topic and excluding aluminum frames, what materials do people use to make the outer frames for their wings? I'm trying #4 Copper wire right now but before I get too deep into this I was wondering what people use?

A second question would be are there any preferred fabric choices for covering the wings? And last...how do you attach the fabric to the wings? Do you sew it, glue it, make the cloth into a sleeve and slide it over the wing? If nobody knows I'll just experiment and get the answers that way...but I thought I'd ask first and maybe save some time.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Sun Jan 04, 2004 3:04 pm

"Love is never having to stay your sari."

Dr. Pyro, 2001
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