Back in January 2011, I made a Tudor boy’s costume for F, for school. I blogged about it here and it is one of the most visited posts on my blog. I remember grumbling quite a bit at the time about the idea of providing an outfit to be worn for just one day (and to be absolutely fair, there were lots of suggestions from the school about cobbling one together from jogging bottoms tucked into long socks etc) before deciding to just get on with it, which has more than proved it’s worth, as I had hoped, and the outfit comes out at every possible opportunity.
Both my boys tend to be quite tall for their ages (due to a 6′ 5″ husband, probably) and I made the original costume quite long (but slim fitted, in keeping with the time), knowing I would need it again a year later – here F is in 2012, for his second Tudor Day at school.
Since then the costume has been used frequently, at least twice as a pirate costume for parties, even once with the above mask (from the boys Halloween skeleton outfits) to make a ‘ghost pirate’,
and most recently for C to wear for his first school Tudor Day.
Although his favourite bit is the un-Tudor like bag, which he kept his tissues in. Bless.
Another bit to get regularly recycled are the capes from the boys vampire outfits
Here being enthusiastically (he was a lot happier than he looks, I promise, he just doesn’t do posing in the same was as F) modeled by C, who had a magic party to go to last year.
Which brings me neatly back to today, also World Book Day and two happy little boys in cobbled together Tom outfits from Beast Quest. My boys are quite particular and F, especially, always wants very exact details….I may have myself to blame for this, from past years, but these days I have less enthusiasm I’m afraid, and I try to find the quickest efficient solution, so roll out Tudor boy again! If you are looking at this photo and thinking – well they aren’t bad – wait, you can’t see the shields, which are rubbish, but hey, they are only for one day….or not, perhaps I can stretch out Beast Quest Tom for a second year?…maybe 😉