Friday, 2 January 2015

I've been invited to a Medieval themed birthday party.

And costumes are expensive!

It's a 40th so I want to make an effort.  I have looked into buying a costume and also hiring one, the cost to buy is roughly the same as hiring one for 4 days - the party is not local.

I don't know if I want to pay £100+ for an outfit I will probably only wear once, but I know that if I hire one I will be on tenterhooks all weekend in case I damage it.  Or spill something down it as there will be a hog roast and a flagon, or two, of mead, plus other assorted alcoholic beverages.

I don't even know what costume I want to go for - a busty, pox ridden wench; a cone-headed noble woman; a fool (some would say this would be most apt) or a Knight's Templar?

The Birthday Girl also wants us to perform this in the square outside her house as a flash mob type event.

And it is pretty difficult to practice by yourself.

Does anyone have any more suggestions as to a costume?

I am really looking forward to it, the hotel is already booked and paid for, I just don't know where to start!

And are there any costumiers between Coventry and Norwich that could accommodate me the last weekend in May - I can collect - for a less than extortionate rate?

1 comment:

  1. I might try and go for a simple long sleeve dress in a block colour and wear with some ribbons in my hair and a small heeled shoe. I guess it depends how dramatic you want to go.

    Lizzie Dripping