Crab and lobster headpieces from Wintercroft Downloaded, printed onto paper, glued to card, scored, cut out, and assembled with PVA. Time consuming, fiddly, amazing FUN. I find these so wonderful to make, I can’t wait to find an excuse for more… Allow PLENTY of time! These don’t have much in the way of instructions, apart … Continue reading Totally Shellfish: Panto #3
Well, I’m going for it! LGBTQ+-friendly theatre group ‘Pride & Joy’, production of Treasure Island, for this November. The usual practically-zero budget, but a small cast, with most only needing one costume. Piratical silliness, and a DAME! A DAME FOLKS I’M SO HAPPY! Oh, and a lobster. And a parrot. If you’re planning to come … Continue reading Arrr-t for Arrr-t’s sake: Panto #1
Two white shirts for the missus. ‘I need crisp white shirts’ quoth she [ages ago], and I obliged. Eventually. Another tried and tested pattern, McCall’s 6436, with minimal changes- I pinned the vertical darts on her body to get the fit she likes. She likes a fairly snug fit, so we squabbled a bit about … Continue reading It’s All White Now!
I left the scarecrows until almost the last stage, as after all, I only needed old clothes, some patches, and ‘straw’. I’ve already mentioned how I decided to make the wigs from craft foam ‘caps’ and lengths of raffia sewn onto strips of cloth, then glued to the foam. The boy one, complete with ‘manga’ … Continue reading Oz Coz #8- grasping at straws!
Time for the lion suit! Although the two kids laying the lion have a height difference of about 6″, I decided to go with a shared costume, which surprisingly worked, as the girl had longer legs, the boy had longer torso, it averaged out fine! I found some nice lion-coloured fleece on eBay for a … Continue reading Oz Coz #6 :In the Roar…
…well sort of. I keep telling myself my list is down to one page, crossing several things off, then thinking of more ‘small’ jobs to do to improve things. Sigh. I was doing very well last week, using up all my gain time at work making or sorting or laundering things. The rail is filling … Continue reading Oz Coz #4.7 The end is nigh…
Today my eBay head-block/wig-stand arrived [something I’ve always wanted] so I got cracking on making raffia wigs for [of course] two scarecrows. A little newspaper to adjust the circumference to size, then hot glue and craft foam and… Plus [why not] two mouse masks in felt. Continue reading Oz Coz #4.6:Still truckin’