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I made this bird or 'birdman' costume out of steel wire and soda cans for Halloween a couple years ago. It has been used for other costume parties ...
Procure materials and tools. You'll need:-steel wire of various gauges: I used 14 gauge for the framing, 16 or 18 gauge for the ribs and smaller details and ...
Make one wing frame. First I made the outer frame out of the thickest gauge wire. I then added a second frame on 2 of the three sides ...
Alright, now it's time to make some feathers to put on that lovely frame you made. Wash out the cans and then dry them or let them dry ...
Start at the wing tip. Add the first feather and wrap the side tab around the rib and top tab around the top. The second feather will go ...
Originally I meant the feathers to help hold each other on with the overlapping that I mentioned in the previous step, but it didn't work as well as ...
So now you have these two wings. (You have two wings, right? If not, repeat steps 2-5 for the other wing, making it a mirror image of the ...
Make the frame for the mask out of wire. I make the beak first (top and bottom separately, then connecting them) and the the eyes and then the ...
Make up some more feather blanks and just fold them over the top and the bottom of the beak. That's all for this step.
You're done! Wear it! I wore it with a jumpsuit because I wanted to wear it with a long sleeve shirt (to protect my arms from any pricking ...
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