My savior in all things attached... This held up so much. It held up the wings, the black drape in front and the long drape/train in the back. And even with all that weight it didn't budge! The wings would come off with all the movement I was doing, but it was all good. All I had to do was refasten the velcro.
I have a love/hate relationship with velcro. It's great for things that need to be fastened with movement. It's a forgiving attachment material. It's horrible to fabric. It has left so much damage to my satin that I have to remake the entire bodice, imo.
I could have used snaps but oh well... I didn't. I don't think I would change out the snaps for the velcro.
The only reason this work was because of how light I made the wings. If you make your wings out of duck tape and chicken wire, more power to you. If you make your wings heavy, one belt will not work. Plus your poor hips will complain. Thankfully, the only body part that was hurting was my feet because in full armor... I had a very hard time sitting down.
koi-ishly posted on 08-08-2010 at 09:54 AM:
I hot glued the feathers down. I worked from the back of the wing base to the front in layering. The best way to see how I laid down the feathers is to look at the ear muffs. It's hard to explain, but if you look at how actual feathers are layered you can see how each feather is tucked under each the previous feather. If you work front to back, you have to tuck the feathers under one another... that's just going to get messy w/ the glue. If you reverse it, then you will have an easier time placing the feathers down.
The velcro was only for the belt attachment, I did not attach any feathers with velcro.
if-i-were-rain2 posted on 08-07-2010 at 06:02 PM:
also, what did you glue the feathers down with?
if-i-were-rain2 posted on 08-07-2010 at 11:49 AM:
how did you get the feathers attached to the base? and how did you put them on? i mean velcro, yeah... but i don't get exactly how... >.<
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