Monday, January 11, 2010

Angel Wings Commission

Angel Wings Draft

Lately I’ve been spending most of my time working on a commissioned pair of angel wings. They are going to be a 10ft wingspan with an articulated frame. I’ve made a few modifications to my previous design for the Angel of Death costume and I’m convinced that this pair will be my best yet. The materials are more durable, realistic and, easier to work with.

Hand-Made Secondary Feathers

I’m off to a good start on the assembly of the hand-made feathers. In order to create wings of this size that are proportional and have an accurate arrangement of feathers, the primary feathers must be at least 30” long. Since, to my knowledge, no primary feathers of this length and style exist in nature, they must be made by hand. The addition of ostrich feathers should give the piece a richness that it was lacking before.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Valkyrie Cuirass: Assembly

Valkyrie Articulated Cuirass

Starting this week I’ll be able to spend considerably more time working in my home studio. Today I was able to put in a decent couple hours work on the Valkyrie costume. I’ve got the technique down for creating the finish I want on the articulated cuirass, now it’s simply a matter of sitting down and doing it. To finish off the assembly I plan on using elastic links between the plates so that the pieces will be able to slide over each other when I move. It seems like a durable means of linking the pieces without having to build on top of a fabric base.