As a decoration or costume piece, these wings turned out well for only a short amount of time and common supplies.
- Wire coathangers (2) OR very heavy gauge wire
- Black pantyhose (preferably without reinforced toe)
- Needle and thread
- Black boa (feathered or not, your choice. Check the dollar store, they're often much cheaper there than at a craft store!)
- Tin snips or other heavy-duty cutting tools
- Black pipecleaners (optional)
Slide one leg of the panythose over the tip of the wing, pulling it tight over the wire frame. Cut the end when the wing is covered. I ended up using about half a leg for each wing. Pull tight, and wrap the hose around the end of the wing several times. Twist it into something like a rope and knot it around the twisty part of the hanger.
Step 3Cut the excess wire from the hook part. I found the easiest way to do this was to make a groove with tin snips then use the pliers to bend the wire at the groove. It should snap right off. Cover the sharp end to keep injuries at a minimum: I used scraps of pantyhose and tape.
Bind your two wings together. I used black pipecleaner. If you need something sturdier, you could easily stitch them together or use thin wire.
Wrap a small length of the fluffy boa around the center to cover the ugly wire and connector and provide a fuzzy body. Hand stitch it in place.