Step 18: Wear Your Wings and Expansions

Wear your creation to any gathering! They're a huge hit at raves.

Some ways to add more:

Feel free to design in 3-D. My easier wings curve away from my body.

Go crazy with your design! The more creative the better, and the more likely you are to blow people's minds. For example, I just found this awesome instructable for crocheted fairy wings. It would be awesome to make and then add wire all over the design.

If you have more circuit skills, don't let them go to waste and don't settle for a simple "On" and "Off." There are two different ways to do make it more interesting. You can use triacs and a 555 timer to make it strobe. You could also use triacs, a  microcontroller and several different strands of color for a light show! In my case, I could use some PWM (the analog pins for the Arduino fans out there) to add a flicker or a pulse for better looking fire. (see: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tutorial_info.php?tutorials_id=130)
u know u can use paint to make a picture larger? just got to file, page set up, and where it says scaleing there should be two check boxes. one says adjust to, the other says fit to. click fit to. now just tell it how many pages it should fit to in the boxes next to it. for proof that it scaled it, go file, print preview. it will show you how many pages it fits. you may have an inch or so with nothing on it (the margins) you can adjust those in page set up too, or just cut them off when you print it out.
Some people use a wing jig for this. What you can do is tape down the outline over a piece of wood or maybe even cardboard. Then hammer in needles all around it, leaving enough space to fit the wire around the needles. This ensures every wing is symmetrical as possible. Great for those who want to make many wings for sales purposes.
To avoid this step, you can instead purchase a roll of 14 gauge galvanized steel wire form Home Depot very cheaply. Or a more expensive but better choice would be plastic coated copper wire.
Dude, sweet wings. Where did you get the striped pants? I kinda need a pair.
I made the stripped pants out of two pairs of pants. i just cut loops of fabric from the legs of one pair and sewed them on to the legs of the other pair.
i did this a few years ago
dude that is noice. you shud totally make it pulse or for epic wins, make it pulse with music. unce unce unce :D
Good idea! I'll add that to the last step.

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