Who Want's To Fly? Girl Has Wings!


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Artist Alexis Noriega of The Crooked Feather has designed a handmade pair of bird wings fit for an actual human. As a matter of fact, the artist's creation is equipped with pneumatic automation, which means that the wings can extend and retract through a sophisticated air pressure system, operated at the flick of a switch.

"Ever since I made my first pair four years ago and wore them to a cosplay convention, people have gone nuts over them," she tells PEOPLE. "I mean, who hasn't wondered what it would be like to have bird wings?"

She purchases Cruelty Free Feathers that are naturally molten feathers as well as makes her own.

"But the mess is more of a punishment to her than to me," he says, "because she is the one who is constantly vacuuming."

"With the popularity of angel wings like the ones at Victoria's Secret fashion shows, it's a look a lot of contestants want right now," says Noriega, who spent months perfecting how to make her wings fan open mechanically like a bird's. "Women who wear these want to look like they could just fly off the stage."

"Well, in a way, that already happens," says Noriega. "I always tell people not to wear their wings in the wind because they basically have a giant sail on their back. So far, nobody has flown away. But I suppose that anything is possible."

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