Early Explorers of the New World (Group)
Jason was the inspiration for
theme. He wanted to be a Viking, so we
quickly thought of people exploring the New
World. We have Amara as an "Indian"
(Native American), Jason as a Viking
(Leif Ericson) , Blaine as Christopher
Columbus and Felicia as an English
All told, it took
Felicia about 3 weeks of constant sewing
to finish up all our costumes. Columbus'
outfit alone had four major parts with the white
undershirt, the brocade doublet, the knee-length pants and the outer coat.
Felicia's dress required lots of gathering,
especially for the drapes. She made her bonnet
and learned about millinery wire, iron-on webbed
interfacing, more gathering, etc. For
Jason's costume, I painted and detailed his
helmet and created a viking shield while Felicia
sewed the armor, shirt and pants and the bracing
for his arms and legs. Finally on Amara's
costume, I did the beading on her headband,
Felicia sewed and detailed the costume and we
both sewed on beads on to the fringe on the
sleeves and the bottom of the dress.
We again entered
two local costume parades and won first place
and second place respectively in the
families and groups categories.
The Creep and
Michael as the