Hello everyone!

Since there were quite a few people who asked how I’ve made a feather for my Captain Fortune cosplay, today I’ll try to make my very first tutorial!

First you will need:

>Wire (length as long as you want your feather to be + slightly longer for attaching)
>Brush (needed only if you don’t have yarn in the right color and need to paint it; also for white glue)
>Acrylics(needed only if you don’t have yarn in the right color and need to paint it)
>White glue
>Yarn (MUST BE 100% SYNTHETIC! The color you want your feathers to be or white if you are painting them)
>Pet brush
>Hair iron
>Scissors

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Step 1:

Preparing yarn. Make 16~ straps of yarn no longer than 22-24cm because the longer you make hem – more brushes out. Knot them in the middle. Make A LOT  of them!

Step 2:

Brushing it out. Begin brushing those yarn straps from the very end and hold it tight at the top – the knot part. It might take some times to try out and see how much you can brush and when to stop and leave it be.

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Step 3:

Straightening. Turn on your hair iron and straighten your yarn. It makes it smoother.

Step 4:

Making the base. Start attaching one by one to each side and use the same yarn to knot it on to the wire.

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Step 5:

After you are done, brush the yarn ends you’ve used to knot single floof pieces.

Step 6:

Apply white glue on the wire ant knots. The more-the better. It helps to hold them in place and make them stand a little bit.

If you are using the right color of the yarn then congratulations! You are done! Now you can use hairbrush,hairspray and scissors to give it a shape and fluffiness you want.
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Step 7:

But if you couldn’t find the right color and decided to pain it – just paint it with acrylics + water in any color you want. Keep in mind that you might need to cover it a few times because after only one layer and not enough of paint it gets quite a pastel tone. Be sure to cover all the white fibers.
!!After you are finished with painting don’t let it dry fully! You must brush it out when it’s semi-dry because all the fibers will stick together.

20160630_132941P.S. I still haven’t finished shaping and brushing it. But you get the idea how it stands!

NOTE:
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Recently I have made a new feather for my hat. On the left is an old one from white yarn and painted with acrylic paint, on the right side is a new one made only from yarn. The new one looks way better and it did not needed acrylics (depends, maybe you want to shade it), I just found a yarn in colors that were fitting.



Thank you for reading! If you have any others tips, ideas and suggestions please feel free to text me.

Hope it was usefull!

 

 

 

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