Cwm Cynon - The Christmas story08:30
Friends, do you remember last year I was a total scrooge when it came to Christmas?
Well this year I can't be, I'm already totally engrossed in Christmas!!
We live in the Cynon valley (Cwm Cynon) and all of the churches have gotten together to put on an amazing production, running the first week of December.
We're being advised by Cardiff - The Christmas story who have run theirs for the last 3 years, and I can't wait to see our version!
However....there are a good lot of costumes. props & scenery that need creating, let alone auditions to be held, donkey's to hire, stables to be built, schools to visit, hand bells to purchase etc. Fortunately I'm only one very small part of the team, I'm not even on the steering group (I know, you're amazed, right?). I'm just one of the costumes team. You know me though, I'm sure I'll let it take over my whole life for the next 8 weeks!
|Not quite a sweat shop yet, but we're nearly there!|
I've got some great posts to share with you as we go through creating the costumes, in case anyone else ever searches for bible times peasant costumes, or King Herod's cloak and can't find a pattern, like us!
|Cutting out the villager's costumes|
Character list & costumes
Blue over garment
Lighter blue long shawl/scarf
Dust sheet tunic (slightly brown)
Brown striped over garment
Possibly a felt moulded hat/skull cap
Dust sheet tunic
Olive green over garment
White cotton shift
Main garment (Purple velvet & calico)
Shoulder cape with embellishment
Black polar fleece cloak
Villagers x 6 minimum
(Mary's friend and Joseph's friend to be slightly more visible)
Dust sheet tunics
Dust sheet overgarments
Both of the above to be made in muted colours, olives, reds, browns.
Roman soldiers x 2
Red short tunics
Armour to be made
Herod's attendants x 2
Long white cotton tunics
Black short over garments with slight embellishment
Shepherds x 3
Grey dust sheet tunic
Heavy cotton over garment
Costumes to look dirty
White cotton tunic
White paj silk billowy dress
Feather wings to be purchased
Wise men x 3
Tunic with elaborate sleeves
T shaped coat
Semi circle cloak with armholes (to ground)
To be made from velvets, silks, brocades
It's a lot to be done, and the props list is hefty too, but there's a lot of us, I'm sure we can pull it together and put on an amazing production! I'll let you know nearer the time when the performance times are etc if you want to come along.
If anyone's interested in helping with the costumes & props, pop along to the Parish hall in Monk Street on Wednesday, this week we'll be there 10am - 3pm but just come for however long you can. Don't worry about not knowing anyone, we're all from different churches and are finding it's easy to slot in when no body knows anyone else!
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