We had lots of
fun walking around taking steps like our pieces.
Felicia was going diagonally (like the bishop),
I was taking one step at a time (the King) and
Michael was taking two steps forward and one to
the side. The only disappointment was that
it was pretty rainy during the two local parades
we entered. Nonetheless, in both costume
contests we won first place in the
families & groups categories.
Felicia did all the sewing. Blaine created the
castle, decorated the knight's shield and made
each of the hats (bishop's mitre and the crowns
for the king and queen). The knight's
helmet was the only store-bought item, but we
painted it to match the rest of the black color
scheme (since we are the black chess pieces).
Alas we did not come upon another family dressed
as white chess pieces.