Having only just arrived home from the Sasha Festival after an unexpected prolonged stay with my friend Sarah, I am only now starting to edit my photos to blog about the Festival. I thought I would start off with the Dress A Sasha Competition as Henry was desperate to show everyone his outfit as he dressed up as Shakespeare's Henry V from the film interpretation by Kenneth Brannagh. We enjoyed watching the film and later I went back through it taking notes and studying the costume and props. I made his whole outfit including his cart, longbows, arrows and flag. The only two things I didn't make were the sword and his belt., although it was customized to fit Henry. Henry's boots, trousers, studded tunic were made with leather with the back laced by leather over which he wore the blue and red velvet tunic with the royal emblems with the studded leather collar which was also laced.
Shakespeare Entries - Costumes made by Entrant
Laura's entry was Macbeth. I loved his 'lit' fire and if you looked into the cauldron you would have found 'eye of newt' and other delights!
This was the winning entry by Carol Sluys.
More of Henry V - 3rd place.
Geraldine's entry came second - just love the armour and the horse - which my Henry was rather smitten with and over the moon about when he discovered the horse was coming home with us! He is now deciding on a suitable name for his new steed.
Midsummer Night's Dream.
Shakespeare Entries - Not made by Entrant
Winning entry for Nursery Rhymes.
Sadly my favourite entry, which was Doll Mum's Ride a Cock Horse photograph didn't come out properly as someone walked in front of me as I took the photo, which I didn't realise at the time. However it can be seen here.
Royal Family Entries:
I think everyone will agree that the entries were absolutely stunning. It was just a shame that not everyone got a chance to vote and that the entries weren't all in one place. Along the back wall would have displayed them a lot better. There really wasn't enough time to really study them properly which was very disappointing, and unfortunately I didn't catch who the winners of the other groups were.