This was originally going to be a modification of one of those large fans that you can find at asian trinket shops, but I completely didn’t trust it to hold up the rigors of cosplaying.
An 11th hour idea that came to me to use slats from a set of window blinds. since the ones i got were faux wood (plastic), i added some spokes that were wooden molding for support. After drilling holes, some tapering, and paint, they were ready to go
Dots were purple fabric that I added with heat and bond.
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Updated on 10-24-09