Still Costuming . . .
We're down to the last 10 or so costumes, which includes the Norsemen, Roman soldiers and various small parts/townspeople. I'm working on the Norsemen.
We've decided to give the Norsemen fleece-like vests, "leather" helmets, belts and arm guards in addition to the tunics they already have. Fortunately, I will be able to make all this stuff for less than $20.00. The fleece was the most expensive part at $12.00, but the brown vinyl and weird upholstery piece were both remnants, averaging $2.00 each.
All the decorative "studs", which were once buttons, were donated. All I had to do was clip off the shanks. Since they were plastic this was an easy task with the wire cutters. (You can see that you-know-who was happy as could be taking a nap on extra fleece pieces!)
Most of the leather work is top stitched with a heavy thread in the bobbin, since it wouldn't run through the top of the machine. Very easy to do and adds a lot to the costumes.
The actors were excited to see the costume this afternoon when I brought it to play practice. They really are into their parts and have choreographed all the fights scenes on their own. The costumes are just the icing on the cake.
Now I need to clean up the work room and then finish the last belt and two pair of arm guards! Maybe tomorrow I can work on the black fleece warm-up pants for a little bit.
Parting Shot: Jacket. Winter clearance sales are great, especially since we'll be having two to three more months of cold weather. I got a great deal on a hiking specific jacket today and the bonus is that it is my favorite color, red!