Monday, May 6, 2013
Luckily the group has 20 years of costumes in storage, AND the parents do most of the work.
Here are some of the things I did this weekend. I'll have more tomorrow.
Turned a black and silver metallic woman's shirt into the Shadow Demon. Includes headwrap with red horn and flames.
Not shown - Heaven Boy. A black cape with lightning bolts and red wings. Parents providing 'flame halo'.
Not shown - the silver and gold crocheted chain mail for the knights. The gold knight is supposed to be REALLY fat. I got a $1 neck pillow and stuffed it into the 'chain mail' which was built to hold up the big saggy stomach.
And a gold knight's helmet with moving visor. I'm still sealing it prior to painting.
Craft foam armor should deflect any stay missiles. I just hope it survives all three performances, since the knight will conquer the monsters by rolling into them like a bowling ball.
I also made (OK, still finishing) 6 colonial style vests. 4 brown and 2 red and am barely started with 4 colonial girls dresses (NOT historically accurate) including one for school age Betsy Ross that will be brightly red, white and blue.
I got help making the flying cheetah costumes. I drafted and cut, and some volunteer moms did the actual sewing and wing making.
I still have 5 wands to do too!
Here's the patterns I used to scale up the vests and the cheetahs. It was a great learning experience.