COSTUME MAKING and PERFORMING
What will I be doing?
If you’ve ever been in one of our parades, then this will be familiar to you. You’ll be making an animal costume – a headpiece and maybe some other costume – from cardboard, old clothes, and scraps of stuff around your house. Then you’ll make a really short (seconds rather than minutes!) video of some animal activity – we’ll let you know what scene you’ll be performing, and what to do!
Finally, you’ll send us the clip before the deadline and we’ll make some sense of the chaos!
You can record it on a phone, or on a proper camera, but make sure it’s in landscape format, please.
If you scroll down, you’ll find a how-to video made by Fran, one of our lead artists. She’s made a hedgehog costume – you don’t have to make a hedgehog costume, you can make what you want :).
We’ve also set up a Pinterest board with some brilliant images and making ideas, the link is just below. Also, PLEASE join our private Facebook group for news and updates, a chance to chat to us and other participants, and a place to share your work in progress, we’d really love to see it.
Who is this suitable for?
This activity is suitable for all abilities, but young children might need some help with the tricky bits if you make a 3D model.
How long will it take?
Just a headpiece will probably take at least a couple of hours. In our parade workshop most people finish their costume in 4-6 hours, but some spend weeks perfecting them! Don’t forget to allow time to make and submit your video before the deadline.
What materials/Equipment will I need?
All this is in the instructions, but it’s likely to be things you have in the house already, or are easy to get hold of.
Is there a maximum number of participants for this section?
Yes, if you would like your work to be included in our film then you’ll need to let us know you’re working on this make. Either comment on the Facebook group chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer not to use Facebook. We’ll organise this on a first come, first served basis.
When and how do I have to submit photos/video?
Please upload your video using the link below
If you need to talk to an actual real live and very very friendly person about this project outside of Facebook, please email email@example.com and she can help.