I'm going as Crusnik Abel & am having massive issues with Abel's wings. I have a set of articulated wings already, but they were made for Howl - they attach to & move with my arms.
I'm wondering if I should:
Make new smaller ones with wilder feathers. They'd be made out of wire, so they could be posed, & when folded probably wouldn't go past my waist. When extended I'd expect an unimpressive five to six foot wingspan, but they could be posed to flare up & dramatic & blahblahblah.
Rig the massive ten-foot set up so they don't follow my arms. The wings look anatomically natural, & Abel's tend to be kinda wild, but my current ones are nice & huge. Problem is I'd have to totally dissect them & rerig them with a pulley system, not to mention they were built to sit lower on my shoulders & look like my arms were part of my wings.
These are my big wings with the feather case taken off.