I made my costume from an old bed sheet. I used 'Pattern Y' from Yoshiko Tsukiori's 'Stylish Dress Book'. I spent a couple of days embroidering a colourful pattern of the front. It took a a fair few hours, but I made the most of it and enjoyed the chance to relax by sitting on the 'Poang' and listening to ghost stories on Librivox as I embroidered.....
I hadn't done much embroidery before, so had to learn a few lessons along the way.
I accessorised my costume with some bringtly-coloured jewellery, and bought a flowery headdress from a costume shop. So, altogether, my costume only cost me €6!
Simon's outfit consisted mainly of his 'normal' clothes (chords, a black shirt and a waistcoat). We found a neckerchief in the fancy dress box, borrowed the sombrero, and bought the rifle and bullets. His outfit cost €10!
The face-painting was all Simon's handiwork. He did a brilliant job, I have to say!!!
Would you like to see???
And a bit of a scary one to finish up with.....
Now our faces have been scrubbed and all the decorations and outfits are packed away, we're starting to think about next year's costumes.....