It’s finished! A project that I started back in May, and finally finished this weekend, just in time for Halloween. Patchwork wings!
Not the best picture, admittedly… hopefully I’ll get some better shots on Halloween once I complete my full costume (which I need to come up with in the next two weeks).
The history: Earlier this year, Craftzine posted a link to this amazing tutorial on how to make play wings out of fabric scraps.
Also in that post, was an adult version of the wings, for a flamingo costume. Not only did it have a complete tutorial, it also showed that they looked great many times the size – adults could pull them off!
My third inspiration was Sufjan Stevens. He had recently come out with two new albums and I saw him in concert… and I somehow ended up with lots of winged pictures of him on my computer.
So I combined all three ideas to create my wings. I had gotten a stash of vintage-y quilting cotton scraps from a Freecycler a few years ago in Berkeley and this seemed like the perfect project for them.
If I had more time, I would love to make a dress to go with them but since I only have one weekend remaining I’m going to have to go shopping in search of one. I do think I will end of making a mask or headband of some sort to tie everything together. I’m super excited for this Halloween – it’s the first time I’ve had a costume in a long while.