One thing to note here... the scale is maybe a little hard to determine in these pictures. I'm a big girl, both in dress size and height; it may not be really clear, but the wingspan is about nine feet. Here they are, before we trimmed the edges:
|Red Bull did not give me these wings.|
(See them trimmed behind the cut!)
I wanted my mom's feedback on the trim for the edges. We wound up deciding on a pretty simple scalloped edge, with a few longer "pinion" feathers at the tips of the wings to add a bit of flutter. The tail also got a simple scalloped treatment.
|Wings that work (for childrens' theater, at least!)|
|Yes, I know I'm making a stupid face.|
I really enjoyed making these. I drew a sketch but no pattern, and so making them was a little bit more relaxed and free form. Felt doesn't require hemming, so it was almost a matter of sculpting the shape I wanted out of the fabric. (Conversely, you - my readers - didn't seem to care much for the project, with the blog post stats being much lower than most posts!)