Step 10: Assembly
I hot glued some extra feathers around the PVC elbows and onto the cloak to cover up the joint (photo 3 - it's an awkward angle: a friend photographed me standing behind the wing holding the board).
I used a staple gun to attach the ratchet straps to the wooden board (photo 4). I hot glued the leather armor to the straps that would go over my shoulders, and then reinforced it with twine (photos 5 and 6). This would allow me to put the wings and the armor on at the same time, armor in front, wings in back, kind of like putting on a weight vest or football pads.
Feed the cables through the holes in the cloak. I fed each wing to the opposite hand (right to left, vice versa) because it had less of a mechanical disadvantage than each hand controlling the same side wing.
Congratulations, you are now ready to wear your costume!