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« on: September 02, 2004 08:22:13 PM »

I made these wings for this play called "Marisol" and then decided they were so cool that I needed to keep them for myself. I made them out of chicken wire, hangers, and random wires I found at the theatre shop. I then cut different gray and silver strips of fabric and tied them on. They used to be above my bed, but they don't fit there anymore, so they are above my kitchen table.


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2004 08:35:53 PM »

those are gorgeous!  they sell wings that aren't half as pretty as those at the renaissance festival here for like $200.  if yall have a renfest there, i bet you could look into selling some.  if you're interested, that is.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2004 10:20:44 AM »

How cool! Very cool wings Cheesy

Is it the play Marisol by Jose Rivera??

When I was in High School (at a creative arts high school) we did a workshop with him at the san diego modern art museum and then went to see Marisol performed at the La Jolla Playhouse. What a great play Cheesy!

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2004 03:15:52 PM »

That's the play. I did the costumes for it. The girl we had playing the angel was amazing. I give her major props for wearing these heavy wings ever night. We had to put maxi pads on her shoulders for extra padding! I am very envious of your workshop with Jose. That must have been amazing!

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2004 08:41:24 PM »

I love those! They're so good!

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2004 07:51:32 PM »

Hi there. Nice job on the wings! Currently, I am an Outreach Liason for the Laramie Project at my college. I am researching on how to make different kinds of angel wings and I came across your pair. I was planning on going an ultra-simple route...any suggestions?


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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2004 09:39:05 PM »

My way was definitely not the ultra-simple way. It took me close to 36 hours to make these and I got to add some new scars to my body (I forgot to wear protective gloves sometimes). I found this website that used a simple method with pantyhose and thin wire. http://www.monitor.net/~mamazon/wings.html
I used chicken wire and had to make them really big and sturdy...they were quite heavy as well. I'm not sure if there is anything that is lighter than chicken weire out there with possible smaller holes, but if that exists, it's an option. You can try paper mache. If I come up with any more ideas, I'll let you know!

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2004 04:21:10 PM »

those are absoulately stunning! they're beautiful, if they were mine, i'd wear them everywhere!

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2004 08:38:28 AM »

OMG.I love those.
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2004 04:39:07 PM »

wow, those look really awesome. Cheesy

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