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LEDs and Angel Wings: How to Build Your OwnUpcoming

Dec 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

In this lecture, we’ll go over the different steps and materials required to build your own LED Glowing Angel Wings.  We’ll discuss how to build a base, how to layer feathers for a realistic look, how to create longer ‘fake’ feathers from light weight foam, and how to add a glowing element using fairy lights. We’ll also discuss where you can take this project using microbit/programable LEDS.

Skill Level:

Experience with a Hot Glue Gun required.

Skills you will learn:

How to craft anatomical bird wings Foam-crafting for Feathers Weaving LEDS Discussion on where to go with programming or incorporating Neopixels/Programmables

What You'll Need:

No Materials necessary for the lecture component, but if you'd like to build your own wings, you will need: Glassware Packing Foam Roll Coroplast, Cardboard, or Foam Board Elastic Chicken or Goose Feathers Hot Glue Gun and Refills Fairy Lights Velcro Optional: Rhinestones, Wire

About your Facilitator:

I'm a Maryland-based cosplayer and costumer who has a passion for teaching. I'm an accomplished maker who creates my own costumes from scratch. I began cosplaying in 2003, and currently compete and win at the master craftsmanship level. I hold a B.F.A. in Technical Theater and Costume Design as well as a M.A. in Puppetry (with a high focus on Fabrication). I've taught for over a decade for both higher education and for K-12 students. I work frequently as a panelist, teacher, and cosplay judge at several conventions on the east coast.


  • Cori Leyden-Sussler

    I like to make things, all sorts of wonderful, amazing things. As a hard worker who is driven to succeed, I work full time as a Maker Educator in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally from Connecticut, I currently live right outside of Washington DC.

    I began my passion for creating and realizing ideas in the cosplay world, and still enjoy the hobby in my free time.  Over the years, I’ve earned several awards for my work and also judge contests around the east coast of the US. I also enjoy teaching, and have several years experience with both college and primary school.

    My specialties include sewing, sculpture, embroidery, fabric painting, foam fabrication, thermal plastics, wood carving,

    3d printing/modeling, leather, painting, and prop work. I am highly detail-oriented, but always striving to add new abilities to my repertoire. 

    I am a disabled cosplayer/professional, and am outspoken in my support for my communities. I always strive to make this hobby accessible for everyone!

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Details Price Qty
Ticket - LEDs and Angel Wings: How to Build Your Own $20.00 (USD)  


Ticket - LEDs and Angel Wings: How to Build Your Own
  • Dec 8, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Pacific)
Cost: $20.00
Age Range: 18+ 14-18 12-14
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

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