I'm hopeless at sewing, my husband has already made an impressive full sized shield, but now my son has just told me he needs to dress up in full legionnaires costume on Wednesday. Tin foil and cardboard spring to mind, but has anyone done this already and could set me off on the right lines or has anyone got any great ideas?... I could really do with some. Thanks
For the weapons make a spear (pole with cardboard/tinfoil on top). thatll look impressive. For the armour Id use one piece of card covered in foil for the front and one for the back and then a piece over each shoulder and tie up with string. large t-shirt (as already said for tunic) Helmet doesnt need to have brush on top think it depends on the date and the legion but sould have cheek panels.
Roman Soldier helmet is now made and very fine it looks too .
One old dress-up Chinese Mandarin Hat (courtesy of our friend from Singapore)with the pigtail removed and with a babies bib stapled to the back to get authentic neck shield (plastic duck bill bib gives superb effect ), chinese meal plastic cartons cut into cheek flaps and the whole lot smothered in silver foil! Its just a shame that I've missed out on that new Blue Peter presenter job, ah shucks....