It is this costume I'm going to concentrate on blogging about for you now (I'll do a short blog post on my clown costume later on)...it has so many parts, so I will be spitting it up into individual posts per element. I took an awful lot of photos, so can share quite detailed step by step process with you.
First, for this post, we will look at the basic clothing.
Next task...the trousers!
and then glued in pieces of straw. This was quite fiddly....it helped to pad out the trousers with some bubble wrap which kept the leg end open while the glue dried.
No need for neatness and tidy work here....the messier, the better! I then took some watered down brown paint and worked it over all the hessian bits to make it look more grubby.
(NOTE - total cost, materials used, time taken etc will be listed on the last post for this costume make)