Last Friday we got the letter home about bookweek and dressing as their favourite book character. It has taken DS until tonight to decide he wants to go as a Stormin' Norman from the horrible histories series - it is his school reading book as it happens.
So I am sitting looking at the cover and it basically shows Normans in tights (will I persuade him? ) and chain mail with shields, swords and axes. I think we have a shield and sword and an axe is pretty manageable in the run up to Halloween. But how do I go about doing chain mail and a helmet?
I can nip out at lunchtime tomorrow and have access to a reasonable range of shops but not all in same direction so would have to choose between but - Asda, Toys R Us, Hobbycraft, Big W, Disney, M and S etc.
Well after that fantastic response I have rung DH (away tonight) and come up with the following. Make a helmet out of some grey card. Buy some grey fabric, cut a hole to make a tunic and draw circles on to make it into chain mail. DS to wear a belt with that.
Whadya think? Anyone got any embellishments to add to this? Or a better way of doing chain mail?