Count Louis de Theudubert (Arcane) - Flight of the Valkyrie, Arcanepunk, Steampunk

Status :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)




Spread Wings

Wings Billowing

Wings on Stage Closed

Wings on Stage 2

Wings On Stage

Hold Fire

Ladies and Gents

Man Down

New Louis

Louis and Eleanor



Wanted a bit of an update without a complete overhaul so am trying to modify Louis a bit. Don't expect much gadgetry for his first outing as I'm severely running low on time LOL


Leadmill posted on 14 March, 2011 - 01:09
Looking forward to this. I demand Tesla coils!

sjbonnar posted on 14 March, 2011 - 21:01
Hehe we'll see! Not in time for Kita though!

Littlegeeky posted on 5 April, 2011 - 22:29
I adore the new design hun, that waistcoat huuugh <3

sjbonnar posted on 6 April, 2011 - 08:13
Glad you like the new design hun ^_^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 9 April, 2011 - 20:37
Damn you count fruity boots! your shots are impressive!

sjbonnar posted on 12 April, 2011 - 13:47
Damn Luke, you complimentary!

Littlegeeky posted on 30 April, 2011 - 16:55
You looked amazing hun ^_^

sjbonnar posted on 19 May, 2011 - 10:30
THank you honey. Only half done though! LOL

Saffron posted on 31 May, 2011 - 11:16
The wings look amazing!

J-Po posted on 31 May, 2011 - 20:00
you guys were amazing :D

sjbonnar posted on 2 June, 2011 - 21:49
Thank you both so much!

Lady Bahamut posted on 3 June, 2011 - 14:52
I think I may have seen you from behind briefly and thought those wings were epic! *_* And dat hat 8D

sjbonnar posted on 6 June, 2011 - 21:09
Haha thank you so much!

Kacela posted on 7 June, 2011 - 13:49
This is fantastic, the wings are amazing =]

InfiniteJester posted on 7 June, 2011 - 14:03

Zedela posted on 7 June, 2011 - 15:23
Awesome at Kita and Awesomer at Expo! You did such a fantastic job! *thumbs up! :D

Sephirayne posted on 7 June, 2011 - 16:15
This looked really fantastic. Love the wings. Another amazing job.

sjbonnar posted on 7 June, 2011 - 18:38
Aww thank you so much guys!

Fizzykat posted on 7 June, 2011 - 21:09
hey i saw you in the masquerade! your group were awesome!! i loved your huge steampunk wings!!

sjbonnar posted on 8 June, 2011 - 08:40
THank you ^_^

eternal_aranel posted on 9 June, 2011 - 14:45
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings!! Was awesome! You guys were great on stage!

sjbonnar posted on 9 June, 2011 - 21:28
Aww thanks honey ^_^

cowiee posted on 12 June, 2011 - 02:24
Wow, incredible wings ! :O

sjbonnar posted on 12 June, 2011 - 13:22
Aww thank you very much ^_^

LittleMissMetamorph posted on 15 June, 2011 - 22:42
very impressive collection of SP outfits..the wings won it for me!

sjbonnar posted on 16 June, 2011 - 08:10
Thank you for the lovely comments ^_^

Rayi posted on 16 June, 2011 - 13:17
Steampunk is so cool! :D Intersting cosplays! Looks nice!

sjbonnar posted on 16 June, 2011 - 15:45
Aww hun that means loads coming from you ^_^ Thank you!

PokethePixie posted on 29 June, 2011 - 21:30
I really enjoyed watching this performance :) those wings were just epic! *o* amazing costume =D

sjbonnar posted on 30 June, 2011 - 01:16
Oh wow, coming from you that means loads! Thank you so much!

BlueberryTale posted on 1 July, 2011 - 17:11
Very impressive cosplay and the wings are amazing!

sjbonnar posted on 1 July, 2011 - 23:31
Aww thank you very much ^_^

ToroSonyCat posted on 5 September, 2011 - 18:36
Very impressive! So cool ^^

sjbonnar posted on 7 September, 2011 - 23:31
Thank you very much!

MadlyScientific posted on 18 June, 2014 - 19:57
This is so cool! The wings are fantastic!

MadlyScientific posted on 18 June, 2014 - 19:57
This is so cool! The wings are fantastic!

sjbonnar posted on 19 June, 2014 - 13:31
Aww thank you!

Progress Journal

Wings Step 6 - Completion Wings Open (Posted 31st May 2011)

So the wings worked and looked alright.

Then the straps broke...

So I had bloody Duct-Tape straps at Expo...ah well the Mark II wings will be better!

Wings Step 5 - Completion Wings Closed (Posted 30th May 2011)

Forgot to mention that I also drilled some holes in some blocks of wood and attached the PVC to them with screws.

Right LOL

Once everything was painted, I attached the material to the hooks and hot-glued it in place around one of the joints. It was then testing time!

Wings Step 4 (Posted 29th May 2011)

For the next step it was a case of measuring out where I would need holes to attach the material to and drilling through them. I then attached shower-curtain hooks and hot-glued them in place.

Next step was several coats of plastic primer and several coats of copper paint. (I actually had a few people over the weekend who thought it was real copper piping so I was really pleased with the result ^_^)

Wings Step 3 (Posted 28th May 2011)

Attached the PVC piping and joints together with PVC cement...this failed as I used push-fitting joints so instead...filled the joints with copious amounts of hot-glue and connected them.

I then drilled a small hole through the top of the opening section and threaded braided cable through it, tying it in a knot and crimping in place.

Following that, I added eyelets along the length of the PVC pipe to create a simplistic pully system for them.

Wings Step 2 (Posted 27th May 2011)

In my lovely kitchen (sorry housemates!) I used my dremel tool to cut the PVC piping down to a size I was comfortable working with (was a hacksaw first, it broke...another trip to B&Q...). I then cut the thicker PVC into four smaller pieces to make the joints of the wings.

Using the dremel, I cut slots in the wide PVC piping so that the thin PVC piping could slot into it nicely. Then it was a case of drilling through both and using a nut and bolt to hold it place but also leave it flexible enough to open and close.

Wings Step 1 (Posted 26th May 2011)

Spent a load of money in B&Q buying materials and power tools (but at least the power tools will be useful for later!)

Lots of PVC piping (can&amp;#039;t see in this photo) as well as braided cable, drills, screws, nuts, bolts etc.