So, my newest cosplay conquest is Nightblade Irelia
. I have my heart set on having all six of her floating blades behind her back, but what I'd really
like to do is have them be 'retractable'. If you watch the video, about 0:34 in her blades fan out behind her; that's the movement I'd like to simulate.
I'm thinking something similar to how a paper fan works, with each foam blade set on a clear plastic rod. I'm not quite sure where to go from there though, like how I'll attach it to my back or how exactly to make them retract.
I'm not 100% sure if I could effectively pull it off but I'm interested to see if anyone has any ideas!