Sunday, September 13, 2015

Witch Soiree

My oldest daughter Angie is about to turn the big 40, and decided she wants to celebrate by having a Witch Soiree.  Basically, an excuse to have a witch themed costume party.  It is being held in our back yard, and she has invited friends old and new, near and far.  So, I've been working on my attire.

My first thought was basic witch everyone else does, then my daughter told me that there are lots of different types of witches.  This thought reminded me of Radagast the Brown in Lord of the Rings.  So, I decided I would be a forest witch.  You know I have to be different.  So, this is what I've been working on. 

I picked up a Halloween mask for $1 and ripped off the feathers and trim it had on it.  I then painted it flat green and brown.  I then glued tree bark over the nose area, added a dried mushroom, pinecone, acorn, lichen, moss, sticks..... and more bark.

I am pleased with the way it turned out. 

Now for my witch hat.  I decided to go with the traditional witch hat shape, but with a forest twist. 

I inserted a Styrofoam cone shape into the top portion of the hat for stability. 

I gathered pieces of bark that our pine trees had shed and glued them onto the conical portion of the hat.  I added several types of moss, lychen, berries, acorns, pinecones, etc to cover the areas between the bark.  I used a piece of ivy and wound around the conical section for more stability and interest.

I am working on my attire, but am happy with the hat and mask so far.

What do you think?  Will I look earthy and project the image of a forest witch, or do I need to start over?