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Where to buy nativity costumes? Help needed with ideas.

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Colourworld Mon 06-Dec-10 14:31:00

We need a nativity costume for the King. Is it possible to buy something cheap (any supermarkets)? If not how do I make one and how do these kinss costumes look like? Is there a particular website which would give me ideas for the kings' costumes so I could think of the material and the decorations? Thanks everyone.

Runoutofideas Mon 06-Dec-10 14:32:11

Tesco had some kings I think - I was in there at the weekend buying an Angel costume which was £8.

caffeinated Mon 06-Dec-10 14:33:39

Sainsbury had them but ours is a large one.

dikkertjedap Mon 06-Dec-10 18:26:04

Tesco.com and can be delivered to local Tesco branch free of charge in most cases

blametheparents Mon 06-Dec-10 18:27:20

Asda have got them too

Colourworld Tue 07-Dec-10 11:40:08

Will check the shops at the weekend. Hopefully they are still there. Thanks for your help!

blackeyedsusan Tue 07-Dec-10 12:50:06

Supermarkets have them, but if you need to make one, try a brightly coloured shirt/ blouse (grownup) over leggins/tights and a rectangle of brightly coloured material from the market for a cloak. velcro at the corners to fasten?

you could make a simple tunic from a rectangle of bright material with a slit cut in the middle for a neck hole. if you hate sewing put some tape on the inside to stop the split getting too big.

Colourworld Tue 07-Dec-10 13:15:21

You say, blackeyedsusan, that I need a bright coloured material. May be we can find him a gown which could be used afterwards. I do not really want to waste money on that rubbish. Have seen something for Kings in ASDA and it looked so cheap yet the price was around £8.00. What are we going to do with it afterwards? So, I am prepared to make one myself unless I see something really good in Tesco or Sainsburys.

Colourworld Tue 07-Dec-10 16:50:58

Does anybody know where to buy tinsel? Where shall we go first, Tesco or Sainsburys ( I have no idea who has a bigger stock of Christmas decorations)? I have not seen tinsel in Asda. Need to buy it today but two supermarkets are in completely different directions. This is what I need www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/global_search/global_resu lt.jsp?bmForm=global_search&GLOBAL_DATA._search_te rm1=tinsel&GLOBAL_DATA._searchType=0&bmUID=1291740 556248

CultureMix Wed 08-Dec-10 00:03:06

Worth looking on ebay - though the closer to Christmas the more likely prices are to rise due to late rush of parents looking for THE sheep/angel/shepherd costume.

Been there - this year my son was assigned a camel, as you can imagine not easy to find so I started trawling ebay as soon as I found out and hit the jackpot two weeks ago.

If you're really organised you can get a cheap outfit in January sales for next year....

Colourworld Wed 08-Dec-10 09:02:37

We got an outfitvery late from the supermarket.Took all the labels off only to find out there was a damage done by someone else. Have been trying to mend it as there was only one suit. We got the tinsels from Tesco.

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