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January 3, 2014 AT 10:26 am

Don’t Blink Near These Weeping Angel Costumes

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The only thing scarier than a Weeping Angel is more than one of them. Cosplayer littlecasaroo and her dad worked together to build the Doctor Who villains, and they did it in just a week. Cassie made the robes, hoods, arm stockings, and wigs and her dad made the wings and masks. They look sufficiently spooky to me, just don’t let Steven Moffat go anywhere near them.

They used a detailed step by step from Crafty_Tardis to make the outfits, and it seems like the wings were the most involved:

Materials: Foamcore posterboard, craft foam, galvanized wire, foam, hot glue, acrylic paint, backpack strapping and buckles
Here’s a peak into the work behind the work: reference images. To get the wings accurate, I went by screencaptures. I saw how far the wings extended on the actreesses, then measured myself to get the proportionally right size. Guidelines drawn onto the reference image help me design the wings to the right size and shape.

Patterns were drawn on newspaper, then transferred to my wing base. The core of the wings is foamcore board. Normal sheets of foamcore were too small, but fortunately there are giant display boards designed for kids’ science fairs. Those have folds in them, but by using two layers of foamcore and lining the folds up so that they wanted to fold in opposite directions, they cancelled each other out and remained sturdy.

Full details on how to make the wings and everything else Crafty_Tardis.


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