In words of Allister's Mom:
This is my daughter Allister, who is a phoenix. We looked up pictures of bird wings to guide us on making the wings. They are long, but there is a split in the middle of the wings.
How it works is there is a dowel she holds onto, and the dowel supports the portion of the wing that goes beyond her hands and makes it stiff. She can let go of the dowel and poke her hands out of the wing, in the split we left (you can see it if you look) so she can pick up cupcakes, open doors, etc. etc. It worked beautifully!
Allister, you're looking great in this amazing costume!
Many Thanks Allister's Mom Ü
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If you don't have the time or the inclination to MAKE a costume this year. If you've thought about it, but your heart, for whatever reason, JUST isn't in it... You can probably purchase a costume of the type you were planning to make... and maybe even for about the same as you might spend on the materials to MAKE a costume.
On the other hand, you may look around and spot a Costume that changes your Costume plans completely Ü.