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22 Responses to “Articulated, flapping steampunk wings”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    DOG: “Human with wings. B.F.D. Anyway, I found cat poo!”

  2. I thought Steampunk had to at least look like it might work.

    • for_SCIENCE says:

       Anymore it’s more or less just gluing ̶b̶i̶r̶d̶s̶  broken mechanical watch parts on things. I think at this stage as a ‘-punk’ its having an identity crisis.

  3. Boundegar says:

    Vinyl?  I would expect any self-respecting steampunk to demand leather.  Vegans be damned, only the finest materials, what?

  4. Monarch Henchman costume version 2?

  5. jimh says:

    I like this guy’s version:
    (At the end of the 47 second video you can hear a worried dog’s response, which is great.)

    These remind me of Sam’s wings during his dreams in Brazil…

  6. Orion Salvaje says:

    And now for something completely different https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTd5Gj2KV0

  7. chroma says:

    Here’s a much more refined version of the same concept. It took first place at the Dragon*Con Masquerade.

    • Chris Lee says:

      Here’s a direct link to some videos of our wings: http://apparitionabolishers.com/2012/09/04/we-won-best-in-show-at-the-dragoncon-2012-masquerade-costume-contest/

  8. Knock a zero off and let me use it in a photo and I’d buy a pair.
    Like I did with this…
    (somewhat nsfw)

  9. SedanChair says:

    $2750 seems like a bargain, when you consider most steampunks have to die to get wings

    No way, I’m a steampunk Jehovah’s Witness. When the world ends, the slumbering dead will rise from their graves to face judgment by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Those who believed in him, will live forever in an earthly paradise made entirely of brass gears

  10. wygit says:

    Brewster McCloud is back

    • B E Pratt says:

      I always like the story of how Robert Altman got Leonard Cohen to do the music for McCabe and Mrs Miller. When Altman first asked, Cohen turned him down saying he didn’t really watch movies much and that the last one he liked was about some guy flying around in the Astrodome. When Altman told Cohen that he had made that one, Cohen changed his mind.

      • wygit says:

         I saw that Amazon has a remastered edition. It’s always good when movies like this don’t just disappear.

  11. CH says:

    The text promises an “authentic “Icarus – Assisted Flight Apparatus” brandplate”. So… how do I know it is actually an authentic one? I assume there are a lot of unauthentic “Icarus – Assisted Flight Apparatus” brandplates, as this seems to be a big selling point, but how can I verify it? I mean, for $2750 I want to be assured it is an authentic one! Also, does the brandplate guarantee it is indeed an “Icarus – Assisted Flight Apparatus”, and… does it also guarantee that it will fly me all the way to the sun? The text doesn’t contain any disclaimer about the issue, so I do assume that it does. Hmm, actually… with all these features it is a bargain!

  12. Joshua Jordan says:

    Heyyyyyy, these are my friends from Vancouver Island!  Kyle also made T-Pain’s touring mic!  FAAAAAME!