Help with plush bird prop? (MGS2 Emma cosplay)
So, I'm working on a cosplay of Emma Emmerich from Metal Gear Solid 2. If you don't know, she has a pet bird that I also plan on including in the cosplay. Currently, I have two questions.
1.) It will probably be a plush bird. Is there any way to secure it on my shoulder so that it won't fall off? The weight is going to be my issue, I think.
Emma just simply wears a t-shirt, if that helps at all.
2.) The other thing that I want to do with this bird is to open it up and put in a little recording device that will play the "Hal, I miss you" audio when I press it. I've thought about using whatever's inside those cards where you can record your own message, but I'm not sure how well that would work or if I could get the device out of the card without ruining it. So, does anyone know what I could use to do this with the bird?
Thank you! Feel free to give me any other tips you might have in mind for this bird prop. I feel like he might be a small challenge, haha.
Currently working on:
Penelo from Final Fantasy XII - 85%
Emma Emmerich from Metal Gear Solid 2 - 15%