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We've all seen them: white, fluffy angels at Christmas time, their gold-painted, aluminum halos on their heads and store-bought, feather angel wings s...
As with any costume, the first step is to decide what your wings will look like. This may seem simple enough, but I think once you start to look at l...
Now that you know the general shape of your wings and how large you'd like them to be, it's time to come up with a rough life-size outline of your win...
Next, you will need to acquire (buy, steal, or pillage) your materials. You will need the following:-3 yards of 14 or 16 gauge galvanized wire (availa...
This third step might be difficult for those who have not worked with wire before. If you find yourself stumped, I recommend getting a friend to help ...
Because it would be really frustrating to try and secure all those feathers to the wire itself, we're going to add some felt to cover the wire frame (...
Cut the shapes out with the fabric doubled over so you are left with two pieces of fabric. With the wire sandwiched between two pieces of fabric, hot ...
Before you can apply your feathers to this frame, you will need to shape them. A lot of store-bought feathers can vary in their quality, so you will a...
You should (but do not have to) do a âpractice arrangementâ by laying the feathers out over your wire frame and newspaper sketch. This will help y...
Now is the fun and often painful part where you get to cover yourself and your wings in two types of glue! Before you attempt this next step, please m...
When you are done adding the goose feathers, you can add the tiny plume feathers using elmers glue to the top of the quill stems and the spaces betwee...
When you are done adding your feathers, several hours, days, or weeks later, you can cover that ugly wire loop with the ribbon by bending it in half o...
This part is optional. If you want "strapless" wings, simply insert the support loop into a low-back t-shirt like a halter top or a tube top (see belo...
Lastly, celebrate the fruits of your efforts! Dress up! Take some photos! Scare the neighbors!
When you are all done wearing your wings, you can store them by hanging them on your wall using a picture frame hook or a couple nails. They make a ma...
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Posted:Aug 11, 2008
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