jbelson wrote:I've looked online and a couple of halloween stores. The problem is that I'm a guy, and all the wings I've seen are very feminine.
What I want is pretty specific too (plus I want to add some glow wire later).
Where did you find the wire for the frame of the wings?
When your 6'4", 255, you need a serious set of wings. That's my problem...everything is scaled for the kids or females, and even the adult ones are not really what I had in mind.
So like most good BM projects I'm thinking I'll tackle this myself. But where to start? I know the material I want to use...KC Carnival supply has some irridescent material that looks fantastic, and should hold up to abuse well. I'm just not sure on wing shapes, what to make the wing frame out of, and most importantly how to mount the wings so I can wear it. At BM I made a simple set of fairie wings at fairie camp that were made out of clothes hanger wire and saran wrap...while they are not exactly the prettiest I liked them. I hooked those to my camelbak as they were attached to a wood block and it slid inside some of the straps on the camelbak just fine.
I also need something that is flexible so if I go to a club or out on Halloween I can fold them back to get into tight places or through crowds.
Does anyone have plans or specifics they can offer? The bra mounting idea makes sense, but I need something that I can wear out...and a bra won't work. The wood block is out as it wouldn't look right. This is going to be interesting but I've just gotta have my wings!