I’ve made some pretty fancy costumes over the years. (They don’t call me Mother of Dragons for nothing!) But sometimes that’s not what is called for. Sometimes you need something simple. I love making costumes, but I don’t love dressing up. So every year my friends try to come up with a theme that I can live with. My favorite was Clue. They all dressed up as Professor Plum and Miss Scarlett, et al. I put a toe tag and a black plastic bag on and went as the dead body. No fuss, no muss. You may need a little more than that. In comes the Tabard.
The Tabard isn’t just for Knights you know. It is the perfect piece of fabric that can turn anyone into a pumpkin, a greek philosopher, a robot, or even a furry little animal. Most costumes just need to create the illusion of your character. These can be just as convincing and creative as the perfect Elsa or Batman you buy at the store. Plus, they allow for more freedom. And, they are the perfect project for your first foray into costume making.