Monday, June 2, 2014

Who wouldn't want to be HawkGirl!

I have received many inquiries about HawkGirl wings, the answer is Yes, I can make them. One cosplayer decided to go all out and get the fullest, largest set of Fixed Frame HawkGirl wings I could give her. The result was a pair of wings I'd have loved to keep.

danielle hurley design TruWings Hawk Girl Wings
"HawkGirl" Wings, 54" Fixed Frame, X-tra Full, Two-Tone Grey

This pair of wings differs from the previous 54" models in that it has more layers of faux feathers. I offer three different faux feather options called "styles": Basic, Full and X-tra Full. This pair of wings is an X-tra Full model, boasting 3 layers of faux feathers for really filled out looking wings. 

danielle hurley design TruWings Hawk Girl Wings

These wings are based on an older version of HawkGirl comics. They would also be perfect for a Weeping Angel costume....hmm I see some possible plans for the future. Marbelized effect anyone?

danielle hurley design TruWings Hawk Girl Wings Weeping Angel

Monday, May 26, 2014

Harris Hawk

So we've seen the "Paladin" but what about some variations?

I had the opportunity to produce three pairs of wings patterned after a Harris Hawk.

It was quite a challenge to tackle the paint job on this set, as each feather had to be individually painted before being set in place, but the results were worth the effort.  

danielle hurley design TruWings Harris Hawk Costume Wings
"Harris Hawk" Wings, 60" Fixed Frame

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bigger is Better

And we are back at it folks, with more wings; bigger and better than ever before. So here starts the round custom ordered wings I'm digging up from the archives. 

danielle hurley design TruWings Paladin Costume Wings
The "Paladin" 54" tall Fixed Frame Wings
First up, "The Paladin"
These wings are the most basic layout available for 54" tall wings. (54" being the tallest I can ship non-freight) They are essentially the super large version of the very popular "Sentinel" wings. These wings are still one of my favorite designs to date. 

danielle hurley design TruWings Paladin Wings

The best part is they are durable enough to run around in and they, like all my wings, are ultra light weight. In fact, the thermoplastic harness weighs more than the wing themselves.

danielle hurley design TruWings Paladin Wings

I am happy to reproduce these wings upon request. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Halcyon large handmade white angel wings Truwings Danielle Hurley Design
Halcyon - 6.5ft span

I was recently commissioned to make a pair of fairly large Fixed wings for an angelic warrior character. Here's what I came up with. 

Halcyon large handmade white angel wings Truwings Danielle Hurley

Halcyon large handmade white angel wings Truwings Danielle Hurley

Monday, August 13, 2012

Just Adorable

Danielle Hurley TruWings two tone costum angel wings

I was recently commissioned to make a pair of angel wings based on a specific character design. These were a little more tricky to create but at the same time very fun. In the process of making these wings I learned just how easy it is to dye turkey feathers (provided the color intended is pretty straight forward) 

Danielle Hurley TruWings two tone costum angel wingsDanielle Hurley TruWings two tone costum angel wings

En lien of this project I've decided that its about time I learned how to airbrush. Then I'll be able to create all sorts of fun designs and color palettes.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Any Special Requests?

I've started to accept special requests for small (less than 24" height) costume wings, including custom colors for fairy and angel wings. 

Danielle Hurley TruWings Red Angel Wings Costume

I recently completed a pair of vivid red angel wings which I've titled "Cardinal." I am willing and able to make this style of wings in just about any solid color.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Faerieworlds 2012

large fairy wings backlit


Just went to Faerieworlds a couple weeks ago and had a wonderful time. I created an extra large pair of fairy wings specifically for the visit, both for the love of wearing them and as promotion for my etsy store. 

Once I fix them up a bit they may end up for sale on Etsy, we'll see.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hedgehogs Rule!

So I've decided to make a hedgehog costume. "Why?" you might ask. First off because hedgehogs are just so dang cute! Also, by working on this costume side project I will be able to explore many of the materials frequently used at work that I am less familiar with. This project is a mean of exploring and practicing some new (and some out-of-practice...ahem) costuming techniques.

For starters I've sculpted the head and molded it in perforated aquaplast.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


That's right! And we keep making more. 

Bumblebee - Michael Curry Design

This is what I've primarily been working on at MCD. No, I didn't build all of it, that would be insane. I'm a little crazy but not that crazy. I worked on some of the basic mechanics, carbon & bondo work and such.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Yes, Faux Feathers! Yes!

 Finally, I've managed to come up with a way to make faux feathers that I am just about completely satisfied with. I'm still keeping the specifics under wraps but the gist of it is such: I've switched from fabric to foam.

The results are:
1. Saved Time by Not laminating with glues or epoxies and waiting for the multiple layers of fabric to dry, hoping there wont be air bubble spots on the reverse side.
2. Shape. Finally achieved a compound curve, the shape I've been striving to achieve for months now.
3. Texture. I'm still playing with this one, and I think I've got it right on the next batch of white feathers.
4. Durable and still super light weight. Maybe not more durable than laminated fabric but certainly more crowd friendly. Flexible and forgiving.
5. Color. Okay so the black is still not as black as I would like. It's an issue of reflectivity. Real feathers reflect light in a manner which is extremely difficult to replicate accurately in black. This is why I started with black, knowing it would be more difficult to get a satisfying result than working with white.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring Wings

It's spring time now, and even though it's still rainy, love is in the air. So, I'm now concentrating on producing white wings for brides, flower girls and those who simply choose to frolic in white wings because one might as well wear white until Labor Day and one might as well wear it in style. 

For starters I've recently completed a pair of white angel wings. No faux feathers on this set though; those are still in the making and will soon be revealed.