I made this weeping angle costume out of a mop, some house insulation foam sheet and a drop cloth... wasn't to bad. The results were great, everyone stops her to ask for pictures with the weeping angel
Step 1: Making Weeping Angel Wings
I had some left over Dow (Common: 2-in x 4-ft x 8-ft; Actual: 1.875-in x 3.937-ft x 7.785-ft) R10 Faced Polystyrene Foam Board Insulation from a project... so that is what the wings are made out of.
- Draw the wing pattern
- Dremel with a metal mill bit. It goes really fast. I just hogged out the drawing then sculpted each feather. Each wing took only 45 minutes of carving
- I spray painted the wings gray
- touched up the color with an airbrush adding some dark shadows and light highlights.
- the back plate is held on with flat bungee straps... like a backpack. I glued some foam onto a sheet of board and attach the wings with long plastic dowels. It took an additional wire to secure the wings in place when in use.
Step 2: Make a Mop Wig for the Weeping Angel
Made the mop wig out of an old ball cap, 2 mops from the dollar store, a ribbon and some spray paint
- cut off the brim of the hat and remove the little button on top
- Leave the center parting line clean while you hot clue mop pieces in place
- I covered the whole hat in one layer of mop to create bulk
- gluing on strands one at a time next to the parting line and then folded them back across.
- i added a ribbon and a few extra hairs
- spray paint....while not wearing it.
Step 3: The Weeping Angel Dress
This is made from a drop cloth and a thrift store shirt... and some paint
- cut the half circle out of some drop cloth
- Hem the bottom edge
- to a larger hem around the top, small circle area, for a draw string
- i bunched it up to give it some depth
- Paint it with gray spay paint
- ad some depth with with airbrush making the valleys of the wrinkles dark and the upper edges light with black and white
Step 4: Pointy Fingernails
simple... just spray paint the nails to match... but be sure to clean your fingernails with rubbing alcohol or fingernail polish remover before applying. She had a bunch of makeup on her fingernails from painting her hands gray.
Step 5: Go Scare People
Paint your face and hands. We used gray, white and black face paint on her arms, face and hands.
- don't blink