Costume Drama

This is all that remains of an afternoon’s crafting. The feathers are stripped from feather dusters. Not our chickens. There are four owls in the school play and, us owl mothers, decided to get together and do the owl costumes together. It was great fun and an afternoon full of laughter. The children were at school at the time and were so excited about seeing the costumes when we collected them.

The costume is very simple, but I hope it makes the children feel the part. All I need to do now is alter the length and add hand holes. The children have already made owl masks at school.

On to the next costume. I have discovered that the costume is not due until Monday. Phew! The school wanted any existing costumes on Friday to provide inspiration. They are suggesting long dresses and cloaks. I’ve been wanting to make a cloak for the children, so I guess now is as good a time as any. At least I’ve got  a bit longer to do it.

7 thoughts on “Costume Drama

  • Thursday 15 July, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Love the owl costume and the idea of joint creation :0)

    • Friday 16 July, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      It was fun. Everyone brought something to contribute and ideas to boot. I don’t often get a chance to craft with other grown-ups.

  • Thursday 15 July, 2010 at 3:23 am

    how fun!!

  • Friday 16 July, 2010 at 12:46 am

    I find your energy, creativity and talent quite inspiring.

    • Friday 16 July, 2010 at 10:31 am

      Energy levels are sapping at the moment. I will be collapsing soon….

  • Friday 16 July, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Love the owl costume, I’m intrigued, what is the play about?

    • Friday 16 July, 2010 at 10:30 am

      It’s the Gruffalo. As they are 4-6 year olds, they are having more than one of each animal, thus requiring the four owl costumes. I guess it is easier to get up in front of the school as a group of owls rather than on your own at that age. There are also more children in the class than parts. I think the teacher has been quite clever! Just got back from the performance and it was so sweet. The owls fluttered in beautifully. I wish I could share the photos! I’ll try and crop a photo down.

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