So, last year (last year? I think?) I saw this picture of Rumi (from fashion toast - not one of my regular reads, but occasionally I like to go indulge and paw through shots of Rumi's outfits) wearing a reid peppard headdress. Hadn't ever heard of reid peppard before. Loved the headdress, but - yipe! - it's 350 gbp. As of today, that's $578 USD. Ouch!
It took me 5-6 weeks to find taxidermied bird wings online that weren't old (as in, Victorian/Edwardian) turkey wings (too big!!). I went with a pair of starling wings from etsy seller okiedokieartichoky, as they are slightly more diminuitive and - again - I do plan to sport my new headdress when teaching/at the university. I ordered some metal headbands, and covered one of them with a bit of leather from a leather jacket I thrifted, then applied the wings with tacky glue. There is a small patch of leather on the inside of each wing, that covers the headband and part of the wing on either side - just for added stability. Pretty simple, really!