I made no measurements, I just grabbed bits and pieces out of the "welding shop" practice scrap at TechShop and went to town with the mig welder. One side is an inch longer that the other, but with some help, I can bend it back a bit and not ruin the look at all.
This is the mantle to a cloak I am making. The actual cloak is going to be made out of black denim strips. I'm hoping to make it look a lot like feathers. Kinda like some diesel-punk-death-enforces/raven's-wings.
The cloak will probably hang all around like a shower curtain, but we'll see.
Now all I need to do is find some awesome retro welding goggles, fucked up bondage gear, and I can be totally mad max!