I am talking about a superhero mask and cuff set from iwishiwasa - AKA Tamsin, a London based costume designer and maker who makes the coolest dressing up costumes around.
Rory is a serious wannabe superhero and can often be seen shooting imaginary spider webs from his hands at passing babies (he neither likes nor trusts babies) a la Spiderman. He also loves dressing up. Now, I can and do use a sewing machine, but not brilliantly, and not in the genteel sort of way that one imagines a woman should sew. I bash clothes together whilst swearing like a sailor at the machine, sewing over my fingers and using the sort of commentary usually only seen in bad S&M porn: "Come on you bastard, you can do it. That's it...faster...FASTER. NOT LIKE THAT. Rein it in, bitch. That's right, who's your daddy?" The resulting items are wearable, but only just and not always desirable. So until now, Rory's superhero endeavours have been limited by a slightly crappy cloak that I knocked up in 30 minutes:
As a result, he was delighted (and extremely vocal about it) when we opened our little package of awesome.
This outfit was instantly donned and he refused to take it off when we went into town to run errands. This was interesting. Women tutted and avoided my eyes in a "HOW VERY COMMON" sort of way. Little boys looked envious. Grown men high fived him. Later on, Daddy stole the mask and was overjoyed to discover that it stretched enough to go over his head. Please excuse all the boxes and crap in the background of the photo below. I have taken on an Avon round, the detritus of which you cab see behind Richard (yes, an Avon round on top of everything else. It should be me wearing a superhero costume really shouldn't it?)
We all LOVE this costume and it ticks all my fancy dress boxes by being a) handmade, b) colourful c) really well made and c) so so so cool.
You want to win one don't you? WELL, YOU CAN! Fill in the Rafflecopter form below to win your choice of either a glam rock mask (like the one Rory is wearing) or a star mask and cuff set. Don't forget to take a look at the iwishiwasa Folksy page or their website to lust over more fancy dress costumes - you have to check out the capes and the Indian headdresses.
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PS Congratulations to Emma W who won last week's giveaway. Your cards will be with you soon. Anyone who missed out on winning and loved the gorgeous personalised cards from Clarkie designs, go buy some from here: http://folksy.com/shops/clarkiedesigns
PPS I know it's not Friday. I know I'm a day late. Coughing boy had to stay off pre-school yesterday so I'm drastically behind. Forgiveness?