How to: make articulated wings
Who hasn't dreamed of rocking a pair of wings? Those birds have all the fun. Flapping around up there in the heavens with their feathers and their swooping. Sigh. Well, you might not be able to take flight but you can certainly conjure you own pair of amazing articulated wings? Don't believe me? Check this out.
This How To for Articulated Wing Framework is the work of Instructables member Rachel. It's a total cosplay win. The wings spread as the wearer raises and lowers their arms, and flap back and forwards in an eerily realistic motion.
The skeleton of the wings is made from balsa wood and an old frame backpack, but there are a whole lot of materials to make the magic happen.
If you've got time to get fiddly how amazing would these be to own? Cover them in feathers, sparkly fairy fabric, or scaly dragon skin and flutter about your neighbourhood scaring the bejesus out of passers by. Love it.
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