When I was little my mom made me some wings by bending 2 wire coat hangers into loops and wiring them together, then stretching white pantyhose over them and adding some silver glitter. They were attached with 3 loops of elastic (maybe 1/2") which went over my arms, kind of like a vest. Primitive, I know, but it work for our church Christmas pageant. I'm wondering how I could improve on this. . . my interest has definitely been piqued. I need to experiment! I will post if I come up with anything worth while.
Oh! Did you see this----> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19210.0
The material that was used to make the top looks like it could be very interesting and fun to work with.