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Feather Fan Tutorial

Hello! Due to some people asking me how I made my feather fan, I made a simple tutorial to explain it. Please notice, this is my way of doing it, but of course, there are others types of fans.
So, let’s begin!
Warning: Long post and lots of snapshots.

Materials:

*hot glue pistol
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*long feathers with the color of your choice. Here in Brazil, this one is called “espigão”. The price will differ depending on the feather’s quality.
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*This one is optional: feathers points
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*Small feathers. It’s better if you can find all feathers in same color, but I don’t have this lucky. Because of Carnival, the store was out of feathers in October!
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*Fan. Two, of course. I choose wooden fans because I’m not so delicated with acessories on stage and I always ended up broken my plastic fans. Except the Tai Chi / Kung Fu ones. But I strongly recommend that you didn’t use martial fan. You’re gonna regret about the fan weight later :F
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*mirrors. They come together like this, so you have to split it up before use it.
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*pencil, stylet and scissors
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*cardboard. Two.
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*hot glue pistol refil
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*chopping board
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How to do:

First you need prepare some things before your start the fan. This fan will remain open forever, so, you need to trace the shape of your open fan on cardboard. Make 4 of them. This shapes will help your fan be more rigid. Also, I suggest that you work in a large table, with no distractions and a nice music on background :D
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So, you have to choose feathers, and you need to pay attention on two details.
1) Every feather have a specific inclination, sou, you must respect that.
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2) If your are using cheaper feathers, reserve the good ones, with nice points.
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Let’s begin! :~

I’m working with axis, like that: 5 feathers arranged around the fan to make that half-moon shape. Don’t glue the feathers so close to the end of fan. You need a huge one, to cover your torso, at least. It’s normal you find some stubborn feather that don’t wanna stay glued.
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Now you turn the fan back and fill the empty spaces of axis. Please notice here that I’m respecting the feather’s direction.
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Take now your shapes of cardboard and glue it on both sides. This keep your fan rigid and prevent hurting your hands while you are performing with them.
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Take the other feathers and continue filling the spaces on both sides. Now you can cut the final of your feathers on the chopping board with anything sharpen. You don’t need long stems now.
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And now it’s time of our little feathers. Cover all the extension of fan, both sides. Don’t need to be very systematic here, the beauty lies on random feathers.
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Pay attention to hide the wood on the end of fan.
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They have to look like this:
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So, now the mirrors! Remember what I say previous about systematic? Here applies the same principle. I use mirrors in both sides. It’s my personal opinion, but it’s up to you do whenever you want! =)
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And Tadáááá!!! It’s done! 8 hours of work splited in two days.

So, that’s it! I hope that you enjoy it!

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xoxo

Kiyuri

Comment

Ricky? 

Adorei o tuto!
(to entendendo nada desses kanjis nos espaços bytheway! O_o)
^^ Principalmente pela foto q elogio do final! ^^
Ahaza bee!

NoTitle 

o_o caraca, que tutorialzão!
agora quando eu precisar de leque ott pro meu ero lolita cabaré tendência, já sei onde procurar. OIAHAIUSHAIUH (não tenho intenção de fazer, mas eu acho made of awesome -> http://yaplog.jp/a-pierrot-o/archive/386)
e eu SEI que tú deve estar precisando msm de um guarda-roupa só pra coisas de dança, porque afinal de contas vc anda comprando mais pra ela do que pro dia-a-dia, né não? 8D e elas nem ocupam espaço, são discretíssimas como o leque. h490hr49hr4 só quem viu ao vivo tem uma noção da epic grandiosidade dele. 8DDDDD

e hey, fazem alguns zilênios que eu não passava aqui. vc postou coisinhas que comprou. <3 e... obrigada pelo apoio lá em setembro, de verdade. vc não tava fisicamente, mas me ajuda a ter forças msm assim.

take care. <3
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Re: NoTitle 

haauhauhauhauh Ficou meio grande né? xD
Gente, O QUE É ESSE LOLITA CABARET TENDÊNCIA primeira vez que vejo algo todo branco e que fico com vontade de usar! Faria um desse feliz pra usar no meeting. Mas é perigo que me chamei de ita pela saia estar muito curta v-8

Olha basicamente todo mês é um figurino de dança. Seja dança do ventre ou vintage. Esse mês foi exceção que comprei 2 saias da Keka. Sendo que uma delas minha mãe quis comprar pq dá pra aproveitar pra dançar rockabilly.
Juro que faria mais um leque se não desse tanto trabalho! haueuheuhauhe

Sinto falta de você passando por aqui, basicamente tu é a única que lê as coisas aleatórias que escrevo aqui! haeuhueh

Você sabe que só quero o seu bem e que te desejo tudo de bom né? v-300

Take Care! :*
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