These easy-to-make Angel Wings are great for school plays, Halloween costumes, even dress-up.
They could also be used as butterfly wings, fairy wings, bug wings.
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- Verybest Crepe, 1 fold No. 100 White;
- 1 pc. No. 7 Flower Wire;
- 1 pc. 1/2″ white Gift tyying Ribbon.
Wrap two 18″ pieces of wire with 1/2″ wide strips of crepe paper. (see Tips for Cutting Crepe Paper)
Cut crepe paper 19″ wide, 24″ long.
Paste one wrapped wire to each 19″ edge. Fold edge over 1/2″ and paste, arranging so that the paper extends 1/2″ beyond the wire at both ends.
Fold in 1/2″ accordion pleats. Fasten at middle with thread, Fig. F. While still in tight
pleats, cut ends in semicircle, Fig. F. Cover center fastening with a narrow wrapping of crepe paper.
Sew ribbons to center in crossed position so that they may be brought over shoulders, under arms, crossed in front and tied at back.
Bend wires at center so that wings will open into correct position.
Would you like to make fancier wings? Then check out: How to Make Feather-Like Angel Wings.
Making Feather Wings
Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a foundation of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape and then cut out the center, leaving a narrow frame. A wire, shaped to follow the outline of the wing, is fastened to it with tabs of gummed cloth tape (illus. No.1). After the wires are attached, cover the frame smoothly on both sides with crepe paper.
“Feathers” made of rows of pointed petals are pasted to the foundation. The wings are made separately, each one having an extension that bends back and fastens to the other. The wings are sewed to the back of the costume. Large wings, in addition to being sewed, are often tied with narrow ribbons across the chest.
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Feather-Like Angel Wings & Costume Using Crepe Paper (16 pages)
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Are you looking for simpler wings to make? Check out: Simple Angel Wings
Here’s some vintage inspiration for your little one’s Halloween Costume:
“Here’s a gay bevy of Carnival Folk – Oranges and Lemons in tarlatan skirts and black gold-laced bodice – the White Rabbit of Alice in Wonderland fame, in a home-made brushed wool or animal plush costume. The Butterfly wears a little pleated under-dress of sulphur yellow tulle with gauzy wings, daubed with orange and brown paint. True to tradition, the little Red Witch flaunts a bold blak cat on her scarlet head-dress, which matches her sateen frock. The fluffy Chick is just a mass of muslin frills, with fluffy wool cap. Dress the Candlestick in bright green with candle head-dress and wool “light”. “
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Butterfly Themed Crepe Paper Costume
Materials Needed (adult sized):
3 Folds No. 51 1/2 Azure Blue Crepe Paper
3 Pieces No. 100 Butterfly Border
To a straight foundation are added extra pieces about 12 inches wide from the Continue reading “Butterfly Themed Costume”
Many kinds of wings are used with crepe paper costumes.
Making Feather Wings
Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a foundation of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape and then cut out the center, leaving a narrow frame. A wire, shaped to follow the outline of the wing, is fastened to Continue reading “How to Make Wings”