Costume :Davesprite
Variant :Injured
Source :Homestuck
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo Feb 2012

Costume Photos


dat tail.

at expo

the plan.

ref 2


Costume Information

Cost : £60
Time Taken : 1 week

Main reasons for remaking:

- not happy with wings
- where did that binding go?
- that tail needs finishing...


Midlands expo was awesome! I'm so glad I got this done in time~

Unfortunately, a few things didn't work out, such as the binding, the tail support and also the wing support, so I ended up having to hold a lot of stuff in place xD But I suppose that's what I get for trying to make such a complicated costume a week before the con....

Putting this as 'complete' since I am planning on remaking this entirely! I just need to alter the harness for the wings so that they stay up properly and fix a couple of things, hopefully that won't take too long, then I'll be selling it. I'm not sure if I'll include the tunic since it doesn't fit properly and ended up getting rather damaged due to the wings where I hadn't finished them.
But yeah, wings will definitely be for sale once fixed, and maybe tail if anyone wants it.


Previous post:


Going all out with this - full sized wings, tail, everything. Also turntables, just because I want to make some and I probably won't cosplay Dave in the future.


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Davespriteee omggggg.
I must find you at expo! I plan to be karkat : DDD

by Twistyprince on Monday, 6 February, 2012 - 21:23
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Awesome! Though I don't know if I'll be able to make it to Manchester Expo anymore due to lack of travel arrangements :( Otherwise I would very happily be found by such an epic Karkat!

by Kess on Monday, 6 February, 2012 - 21:39
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This is going to be epic =) really can't wait to see the results, good luck with the wings =) currently working on a pair myself so know how tough they can be.

by HatsuneHawke on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 23:40
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this is gonna be epic :DD

by obsidianMoon on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 17:50

Wow loving the wings already, can't wait to see it finished ^_^
Good luck, it going to be epic!!

by Shintana on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 21:13
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Soooo awesome, I really loved your cosplay! The details were amazing *_*
I took a few photos of you at Expo, here you can have the links of some of my favourites if you want them:

(By the way, you can feel free to use them anywhere if you want, just please credit me ;u; )

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 - 15:45

You have now turned me into a homestruck fan, I'm amazed this is a fantastic cosplay.
Gotta love dat tail!!
How long did it take to make the wings?

by Shintana on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 20:22
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@ToroSonyCat ty for the pics! :D You're Eridan was epic too, it was great seeing you! :D

@Kayray :DDDDD YES! :D Joing us, we have faygo~
Thanks :) Dat tail = <3 and

by Kess on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 22:25

Yays Faygo *honk honk*
Loving everything to do with homestuck now, I have now joined u xD

by Shintana on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 15:51
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The wings are awesome *_*

by nosferatu on Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 10:14

To-Do List

wingsHighIn Progress
neckline feathersHighPlanned


almost done! (Posted 16th February 2012)

Made the tunic today and almost finished feathering the larger wing.

After this picture was taken, I feathered more of the wing and added the feathers around the collar. The whole thing looks ten times better now.

Just need to finish the last bit of the wing and finish the frame for the tail now!

Wings progress (Posted 15th February 2012)

Almost done! Just need to buy some more glue, then finish feathering both sides of the larger wing.

Tail (notes to write up) (Posted 14th February 2012)

- Wire doubled over then bent to shape
- Simple felt tube made
- Craft foam rings to pad out the tail/keep its shape
- Stuffing at tip of tail

Wings (notes to write up in tutorial) (Posted 14th February 2012)

- Wire frame bent into shape (skeleton)
- Chicken wire attached to wire frame (not primary section though)
- Wadding sewn onto frame, including section with no chicken wire
- Primary feathers pinned into place to check length
- PVC pipe added to support the weight of the wing
- Primary feather sides sewn together, with wire in to keep their shape
- Primary feathers hand sewn onto frame
- Secondary feathers sewn on, working upwards.

minus the crow (Posted 4th February 2012)

Just a quick test of everything I've gathered so far. Just need to sort out the wings, tail and weapon(s) now! Going to make one of the wings removable so I can cosplay both version at once almost. It also gives me an excuse in case I can't make the second wing in time.

[EDIT - Decided to make a tunic instead of using this shirt]

Wig & top (Posted 30th January 2012)

The wig arrived in the post today, I love it so much! It needs a bit of trimming down and evening of the layers but that won't take long.
Also bough the white shirt, will be making/obtaining the sword next I think, then I'll start work on the wings.