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’
It’s half term, I’m still hard at work on the Oz costumes, but nothing more is fully completed, and I obviously can’t get pics of things modelled until I’m back in work next week. Meanwhile, in case you thought I was idling, here’s a few peeks at what’s going on right now. Busy busy! Back … Continue reading Oz Coz #4.5 : Interim report!
Totally immersed in Oz coz, and making excellent progress. It’s not just munchkins folks! There’s more than 20 kids involved, as the show ia largely double-cast, and the dancers/extras are all playing multiple parts, some needing four or five costume changes. Very few roles have been cast so that costumes can be shared, even with … Continue reading Still here, honest!
As if I didn’t already have enough to do, I’ve offered to make costumes for the school’s production of Wizard of Oz. Why not eh? Of course, near-zero budget, no time, lots and lots of cast members [28 or so, most needing more than one costume.] BRILLIANT! I started with Toto of course, who wouldn’t? … Continue reading Oz Coz #1: Munchables