Hi guys! I've got another wing question!
This time I'm making large light weight wings out of chiffon. However these are not normal fairy wings (which I have made before) these are long chunks of chiffon (about 2 yards long 11 inches wide) which hand from the back of the dress in question.
My problem is that I would like the wings to be able to move from the 'down' position as part of the dress to the full spread wings with a simple pull of a string or something like that.
Here is the dress in question. Sakura from Tsubasa. [1
The 'wings' are the long shall like piece that comes off her shoulders.
I would like them to be able to prop out to resemble wings. It's fine if the ends droop and slope to the floor however I want there to be a good 2-3 feet where they are propped up and look like wings.
So far I have tried 16G wire in many combinations, braided, twisted, 1 strand, 3, 4, etc. It is still too flimsy. However I need it to retain that flimsyness as to not look awkward as they hand from my back in the down position.
In other words, is this possible and how. (: