View Full Version : Making plush prop wings... How do I rig them to my back

08-25-2009, 06:21 PM
I'm doing an APH Arthur Kirkland/England Double Crossplay, and for the casual part of the double, I'm adding cute, plush angel wings.

I'm making them attached to each other so that I can put the rigging in the middle, but I'm not at all sure how to rig them! I don't think I should clip them to my shirt, because the shirt for the casual cosplay is too light to support them. I saw this one famous cosplayer's wings at her stall at Otakon, but I don't remember how the rigging on the wing sets went at all. How can I go about making rigging that won't make them sag or lean backwards? I'd prefer not to have to use straps...

08-25-2009, 07:28 PM
I think you mean Yaya Han's wings?

Here's her site, so you can see how they're rigged up: http://www.angelicstar.net/foamwings.html

I have a pair. It's sort of like.. a crossbar across your back with wire sticking the wings up and out, attached to a pair of elastic bands that go over your shoulders :)

http://www.angelicstar.net/store/angelwings/foam/angel43.jpg This example probably shows them the best.

08-25-2009, 08:03 PM
i made a pair of plush mothra wings out of felt and cotton. I then sewed and glued them onto a vest. Basically I glued them in place, then sewed them down. with the vest open, they kinda fell down and drooped, but with the vest zipped, they stayed perky. I dont know what you'll be wearing but if your wings are plush, have you considered attaching them directly to your garment?

08-25-2009, 09:06 PM
Ah! those are exactly the wings about which I was speaking. I couldn't remember her name for the life of me. I have something parfect for mimicing those bands, actually.

I can't attach them directly to my shirt, because the shirt is made out of a material that is to thin to support them.