The feathers are heated and bent a little to give them some depth, and they're attached to the skull using thread. The "earrings" (call them what you will) are also attached to the skull using thread.
I've added a built-in brim to the hands. My slicer's brim seemed to be insufficient.
I'll be posting more photos when I've had time to paint it. I'll also be adding a base as I plan on using 7 to hold my stylus :)