Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Costume Preparation

So, it’s All Hallows Eve and Littletree has been hard at work getting ready for the big home schoolers Hallowe’en party.

If you’ve been reading along, you’ll remember she’s been working on designing her Were-Cat costume for a while, starting from the first step of fashion design and scouring op-shops and dollar shops for materials and props. We even dyed her hair.

The amazing goddessmother Lady Demelza of course helped her a lot with working out the sewing of the costume and getting it all together, and the results are… well, I’m biased, but I’m intensely impressed.

They found fluffy black material, sewed it into a vest, just like in Littletree’s design, managed to get cat ears onto a headband. So, all prepared, Littletree did her own make-up



And her own hair


Which turned out amazing!


And the finished product


Which bears a striking resemblance to her original design


So then it was time to team up with her friend Indie, and away we go to the party!'


On the way, we talked a bit about the old Celtic traditions and Beltane… and Littletree interrupted me to give me a lecture on the spread of the Bubonic Plague and the importance of hand-washing. She somehow manages to bring everything back to microbiology.


  1. Great job on the costume, Littletree!!

  2. Costume looks fantastic! I love how close the real thing ended up being to the design. :)

  3. thanks both :) of course I'm entirely proud.


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