Costumes with feathers

What to wear? What not to wear? Come here to find and how to make anything you'd wear on your body - from goggles and playawear to bodypainting and adornments.
Post Reply
Lysergic
Posts: 165
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:04 am
Location: Elsewhere

Costumes with feathers

Post by Lysergic » Mon May 30, 2005 6:01 am

I know it's important that feathers don't become moop so I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with angel wings on the playa. It's imperative to the costume. Or if anyone knows of a black non-feather wings available on the market that would be kewl too. I'd imagine they don't shed as bad as say feather boas?
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
--Last words of Gotama Buddha

User avatar
LeChatNoir
Posts: 5906
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:52 am
Location: Louisville, Ky

Post by LeChatNoir » Mon May 30, 2005 9:40 am

Hey Lysergic,

I’ve heard horror stories of feather boas disintegrating out on the playa. Yikes!!

I’ve not seen any readily available black pseudo-feather wings, but then again, I’ve not been looking. Perhaps check with a theatrical supply place? Could you make a wire frame and glue/sew on “feathers” that you cut from a heavy fabric?

And I'm certain someone here can offer better, if not first-hand, advice.
The New and Improved Black Cat... now with 25% more blather

User avatar
CagedKitty
Posts: 80
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:05 pm
Location: Nevadacity, CA

Post by CagedKitty » Mon May 30, 2005 10:05 am

I know, I want to bring peacock feathers, they don't seem like they'd fall appart. Maybe I'll bring them and a backup if it looks like they're shedding.
Where have I been all my life?

User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
Posts: 20227
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:23 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art
Location: Wild, Wild West
Contact:

Post by AntiM » Mon May 30, 2005 5:45 pm

I have picked up angel wing feathers at our regional event. They indeed shed. Peacock feathers hold up well. I have black satin bat wing backpacks, mesh fairy wings, and latex batwings for larry, all picked up at retail mall stores. You can make wings with coat hangers, pantyhose and paint which will turn out nicely.

robotland
Posts: 3778
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:29 am
Location: Kalamazoo

Post by robotland » Tue May 31, 2005 7:44 am

I've been able to stabilize feathers and other light, flyaway stuff TO AN EXTENT with spray glue or clear lacquer, or by spreading GOOP adhesive over areas that are prone to disentegration....Be sure to take your plumage to your corner avionics testing facility's wind tunnel, or log some highway time in the bed of a pickup, before spreading your wings on-playa.....
Synthetic feathers can be made from starched cloth or thin plastic or leather or aluminum or...... (Cut out rows of featherlike but interconnected shapes and overlap the layers. Very nice effects are possible!)
Howdy From Kalamazoo

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40313
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:55 am

I was very impressed with the plumes I saw at the reuse fasion show at work last year, apparently made from the plastic soda bottle rings that kill animals. However, i did not get a close look at same, so I can't give any more details.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

Post Reply

Return to “Clothing & Playawear”