It was really hot and kind of itchy, but everyone really liked it! And that’s not my sheep – it just happened to be in the room.
I made the costume entirely out of things I already had in my apartment (except for the face paint and the Velcroe). The fake sheep fleece was left over from when I made my Thermorest slip cover. It was already sewn up one side like a bag so I just kept hacking and stitching until it fit me. I had to add a triangular piece down the front because it was still too narrow to fit over my hips. The wrist and ankle pieces are just scraps though the head piece took a little work. I must be one of the few remaining SCA costumers that hadn’t made one of those white bonnets that tie under your chin. But that’s what I did, more or less, to get the fit I wanted for the sheep hat. It took a bunch of tries to get a good fit, and in the end it was still a bit wonky, but what do you expect from a hat made of polyester sheep skin?
Also, I couldn’t resist pulling out my drop spindle and practicing my spinning.
Everyone thought it was hilarious! Lots of fun was had by all! But next year I need to plan a cute costume that is more appropriate for the local weather.