Dream cosplay for the last ten years. I finally felt confident enough to make this costume to my satisfaction.
Much of the clothing is made of either canvas or vinyl.
The helmet was an interesting task as I needed to be able to see through it. So, I got some clear malleable plastic from my father and he showed me how to form it to my head as I'd never had to make this sort of helmet before - and he had.
I stretched a mesh-like fabric over the helmet for in front of my eyes and clear coated it so it would appear smooth. This took MANY applications. The back of it however is pleather.
The wings were a nightmare to do. I don't look forward to making another set any time soon and I had to make two since I made my wife's for Angewomon. The basic support system for my back is straps, dome snaps, velcro, and cording. The wings are supported with foamboard, wire, mesh, and glue. Feathers... I counted while applying them. The are over 1000 feathers on these wings. I can't believe how many I used...
I didn't make the weapon, but perhaps one day I will.
Anime North 2012 - Hall Award