Hello out there! I am in urgent need of some advice and suggestions. On Tuesday, my boyfriend and I would like to march in NYC's Halloween Parade, dressed as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He is going to be the Turkey Float (the one that blinks a lot.)

Any ideas on how to make the oversized tail feathers, sturdy and light enough to attach to the main body (which will consist of a bean bag on his back)?

And/Or how to create a square frame around his waist for the float part? We'd like to drape or hang grass skirts on all four sides to create a rectangular platform effect.

Link to image: http://static.flickr.com/29/66962395_92601f0a6a_m.jpg
Link to image: http://www.nyctourist.com/images/macys/turkey.jpg

Any advice on materials or execution is greatly appreciated!