Count Louis de Theudubert
Flight of the Valkyrie, Arcanepunk, Steampunk

Cosplayer: sjbonnar

Variant: Arcane

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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31st May 2011: Wings Step 6 - Completion Wings Open 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!

30th May 2011: Wings Step 5 - Completion Wings Closed 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!

29th May 2011: Wings Step 4 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 ^_^)

28th May 2011: Wings Step 3 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.

27th May 2011: Wings Step 2 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.

26th May 2011: Wings Step 1 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't see in this photo) as well as braided cable, drills, screws, nuts, bolts etc.


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Leadmill - 14th March 2011
Looking forward to this. I demand Tesla coils!

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sjbonnar - 14th March 2011
Hehe we'll see! Not in time for Kita though!

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Littlegeeky - 5th April 2011
I adore the new design hun, that waistcoat huuugh <3

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sjbonnar - 6th April 2011
Glad you like the new design hun ^_^

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Captain_Marvelous - 9th April 2011
Damn you count fruity boots! your shots are impressive!

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sjbonnar - 12th April 2011
Damn Luke, you complimentary!

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Littlegeeky - 30th April 2011
You looked amazing hun ^_^

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sjbonnar - 19th May 2011
THank you honey. Only half done though! LOL

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Saffron - 31st May 2011
The wings look amazing!

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J-Po - 31st May 2011
you guys were amazing :D

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sjbonnar - 2nd June 2011
Thank you both so much!

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

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sjbonnar - 6th June 2011
Haha thank you so much!

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Kacela - 7th June 2011
This is fantastic, the wings are amazing =]

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InfiniteJester - 7th June 2011
immense!

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Zedela - 7th June 2011
Awesome at Kita and Awesomer at Expo! You did such a fantastic job! *thumbs up! :D

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Sephirayne - 7th June 2011
This looked really fantastic. Love the wings. Another amazing job.

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sjbonnar - 7th June 2011
Aww thank you so much guys!

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Fizzykat - 7th June 2011
hey i saw you in the masquerade! your group were awesome!! i loved your huge steampunk wings!!

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sjbonnar - 8th June 2011
THank you ^_^

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eternal_aranel - 9th June 2011
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings!! Was awesome! You guys were great on stage!

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sjbonnar - 9th June 2011
Aww thanks honey ^_^

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cowiee - 12th June 2011
Wow, incredible wings ! :O

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sjbonnar - 12th June 2011
Aww thank you very much ^_^

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Metamorphica Cosplay - 15th June 2011
very impressive collection of SP outfits..the wings won it for me!

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sjbonnar - 16th June 2011
Thank you for the lovely comments ^_^

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Rayi - 16th June 2011
Steampunk is so cool! :D

Intersting cosplays! Looks nice!

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sjbonnar - 16th June 2011
Aww hun that means loads coming from you ^_^ Thank you!

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

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sjbonnar - 30th June 2011
Oh wow, coming from you that means loads! Thank you so much!

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BlueberryTale - 1st July 2011
Very impressive cosplay and the wings are amazing!

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sjbonnar - 2nd July 2011
Aww thank you very much ^_^

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ToroSonyCat - 5th September 2011
Very impressive! So cool ^^

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sjbonnar - 8th September 2011
Thank you very much!

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MadlyScientific - 18th June 2014
This is so cool! The wings are fantastic!

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MadlyScientific - 18th June 2014
This is so cool! The wings are fantastic!

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sjbonnar - 19th June 2014
Aww thank you!