Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Costume making (WOYWW)

It is Wednesday and time for another WOYWW, the biggest and best excuse for a nose around the desks of the world hosted by Julia.  Here is my desk, still looking neat and tidy, but this time it has a beard (yes, you did read that right) and a medieval style hat complete with feather for a Little John costume for Alex.  His class have been doing Robin Hood as their topic this term in school and are going to school for a walk and picnic dressed as characters from Robin Hood.
Here he is all dressed up as Little John being fierce with the staff. 
I was surprised how well the costume turned out considering I really do NOT do needles and thread etc. The hat was made from the bottom of his brown cord trousers and a feather a generous pigeon had left on our lawn!
I  made the staff from foam pipe insulation covered with brown carpet tape and then string in the middle.  It was a lot safer than the wooden swords and bows that many of the other kids had!
I have also managed to complete another page in my smash book this week, of the May Day bank holiday (yes I am behind again!). I am entering this into All Sorts 'Fur & Feathers' challenge as the page features photos of both birds and animals.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Eliza said...

Hey he looks awesome what fun to dress up like that it makes me want to be a child again. I always got right into the costume thing when my children were at school.

Thanks for sharing.
Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

glitterandglue said...

Wonderful, Caro. You do do needle and thread, you know!! That costume is great. Well done.
Have a great week.
Margaret #48

Spyder said...

he makes a fantastic little John!! Good ploe moves there!

((Lyn)) #11
Happy Woyww

Lynda Norton said...

well done on the costume make thats great going.

well done on NOT mentioning the heat too, dont know how you did it:)


sandysewin said...

LOVE that beard! The costume is great and your Little John looks like he's quite enjoying his character.

Good thinking making a softer staff. :-)

Happy Woyww!

Sandy #28

Anne said...

Brilliant costume Caro. Clever idea re the staff. Alex looks very fearsome!!! Anne x @ 69

Shaz Brooks said...

Brilliant costume! Love the butterfly house layout- I do love to visit them. Although I can understand people who don't like them landing on them. I'd feel the same about a spider house, lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #50

Ria Gall said...

Hi Caro
wow you rock as a mum just look at that outfit he looks amazing and I bet he will have the greatest time ever. Well done you
Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week with this lovely weather
Ria #75

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Didn't you do well with the costume? I'm should do more sewing! And didn't you look great at the wedding in your earlier post..what a lovely day you all had. And I remember my boys loving the fact they were all grown up and away from us at times like that :-)
Hugs, LLJ 46 xx

Krisha said...

Hi Caro, thanks for the visit. LOVE your son's costume!! How fun to be into Robin Hood.
Have a great week.
Krisha #5

Hettie said...

Great costume you have made there and your son makes a great Friar Tuck, though a little slimmer!
Hettie 59

Danie May said...

What a great costume and I bet your son loved playing dress up, it sure looks like it. Your smash book page is fabulous too! Happy WOYWW! Danie #34

Nan G said...

Alex looks smashing as Little John! Good idea about the foam vs real wood! I'll keep you posted about the white ink. I've seen it used on several mixed media art blogs so I'm giving it a try. It stay wet quite a long time so I have to heat set it before I do more or it would smear. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #104

Bernice said...

Great costume - when I saw the beard on your desk, I thought you were making a leprechaun - they have beards in this colour!! Thanks for calling in earlier.

Annie said...

I'm only just getting round to doing a bit of blog hopping to check out what my friends have been up to this week....a 6am to 9pm day with my gorgeous grandchildren yesterday sort of got in the way of blogging....but I'm not complaining cos it was a wonderful day. :-)
Well done you with the Little John outfit....I'm impressed :-)
Hope you have a great week.
A x #55

scrappymo! said...

Great job on his costume...
He looks very proud of his outfit!

sandra de said...

Little John looks perfect and well done on pulling it all together when you do not do sewing. Love the smash book, we will never catch up with the photos because there are so many wonderful moments to capture.

Mrs.D said...

What fun you have been having with making the Robin Hood costume. Thanks for showing us. I used to love doing that when my kids were little and I remember my parents and I remember my parents doing it for us.
Yet so many parents just go out and buy stuff these days, they miss out on the anticipation of making things and seeing how excited the kids are about seeing teh finished things.

Neet said...

Great smash book page but what a fab costume - what a lovely figure he makes. Love the idea for the staff.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Neet 14 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah car how clever is that, do love the ingenuity and sure it went down very well great share!
thanks so much for popping over Happy WOYWW :D Shaz in Oz.x #30

Virginia said...

Oh that's fabulous - you did a fantastic job on the outfit and well done you for not sending him with a weapon too dangerous! Loving your page too!

Jackie said...

Thank you for visiting me already
Sorry I'm a bit late returning my visit to your desk
What a great costume with you made for your son
I hope that beard didn't tickle him too much Jackie 39

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Even though needle and thread may be foreign to you, you did a fantastic job with that costume. Nice to think outside the box when it came to his safety, too.

Thanks for visiting me earlier. I'm not sure how late LATE is, but I'm here to wish you a beLATEd WOYWW from #2.