The wings are made out of stiffened felt and strapped to my shoulders. I am currently making a second set of wings that are strapless out of craft foam. The felt is indeed more beautiful and elegant than craft foam but I can't wear these ones more than an hour without getting welts on my arms because they're also more heavy.
Crown, Neckpiece, Arm Bands and Cutie Mark are made from worbla and spray painted. Purple gems are cast in resin.
Dress and bodice made from basic matte satin with a cotton burnout 'peek' in the front and panels of the bodice made from the same. Subtle details impossible to see in a photo.
Wig from Arda wigs, embellished with jewels and beads by me.
You can't see the cutie mark in this photo but I still love it. I am currently making a horn so random people call me a unicorn instead of an angel. I got that a lot.
Photographer- Seth-Thomas Tate (thank youuu!!)
Cosplay made and worn by me.
And awesome! I'll be at Everfree again, but I have a new costume planned =]
These wings were my first run off, they have ribbon straps and that turned out to not work with a strapless dress unless you enjoy welts in your skin. On my new set of wings I did them strapless with a 9 gauge wire structure. The wire inbetween the wings is a "U" shape so it slips into the back of your dress/shirt/corset/whatever. Depending on the weight of the wings you may only be able to use this method with a corset or something similar. If they're lightweight then it should be fine in the back of a dress. But you also have to plan to have a lowered back line so the wings sit correctly. If your costume does have a high back and sleeves then the strap method would work just fine as well. It does come down to how you planned your outfit. I like the strapless wings myself because of how they move from your back and not your arms. Since if they're attached by a strap around the arms, they move with your arms instead, and that can be unnatural looking (even though wings on people aren't natural to begin with! Ha!)
And for the record, I really need to make some tutorials. I think I've typed this out 4 times now haha!
Let me know if you have further questions!