Since I'm going to be a raven ("Nevermore" from Poe's poem), I am looking into getting a pair of wings. They aren't going to be totally necessary as I'm going to make some sheer sleeves that stylistically reflect wings, but I would still like to have some if the look I'm going for doesn't quite pull through. Optimally, I would like large black wings (~3 feet in height) that can be compressed or folded up somehow for transport, for under $50. I have searched the threads and haven't really been completely happy with the quality or price of some of the wings mentioned, so I would like to know if anyone has any of the following wings and what your opinion is (good, bad, do they fold or compact, are they comfortable, etc.):
I actually came across these on a thread, but I'm not crazy about how it looks like the main body of the wing is just maribou:
FEATHER ANGEL WINGS BLACK at Bad Planet Costumes -
These look like some nice wings with minimal maribou:
Large Black Feathered Angel Wings | Accessories
I've seen these on several sites and they look pretty, and again they don't have excessive maribou:
Fun World 32612 Black Feather Angel Wings Adult : 149045 - Buy.com
I'm actually really interested in these. They appear to be completely latex, and they are in more of a realistic wing shape. Does anyone have these or has anyone seen them in real life and how do they look?
Grim Reapers - Feathered Wings (black) Adult Halloween Costume Accessory
ALSO: for those who have purchased these sorts of wings (or similar, cheap-ish wings), how do they hold up in the weather? I've noticed some of these use cardboard in the frame, which wouldn't be pleasant in rain. Also, how do the feathers manage in rain and wind? Do they come off fairly easily?
I would gladly consider making wings, but if I do that I am going to start overloading myself with projects for this costume (not that that rules it out, and I've found some good threads and online tutorials that explain what I would really like to do).