Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sherlock Holmes Outfit by Corey

Corey, my beautiful granddaughter, is participating in a project through the orange county education department called Destination Imagination.  She is in a group of 4 girls.

They had to write a skit that they could complete within 6 minutes.  The skit had to include certain well as the costumes they wore.

The theme for their skit was "In Disguise" which was designated to them by Destination Imagination Organization.

They had to do these on their own.......

The girls decided to write a skit based on a Sherlock Holmes mystery that they wrote, made the costumes, painted triple purpose scenery, and even played the background music in "silent film" was a silent film skit!

Corey used one of my old sheets for her costume.  She used the felt Tree Skirt for our Christmas Tree as a pattern for her cape.  She used a nightshirt pattern for her coat.  She found an example of how to make the hat online and adapted it to what she needed,

First she sketched her ideas:

After she sketched, she started making all the parts of the costume.

I did thread my sewing machine and reminded her how to use it as it had been a while since she sewed anything.

And........Presenting.........the costume...........
The Cape
The Coat
The Hat
The Hat - Top View

One of the best parts of the costume is the pipe.........made from toilet tissue role and wire coathanger wrapped with brown construction paper; then painted with acrylic paint.

The Finished Fabulous Costume!!!! 

And to top it off, her group won 1st place in Regional Competition and 3rd place in State Competition.
Click here to see video of performance.

My name is Sherlock Holmes.  It is my business to know what other people don't know.'
Sherlock Holmes Quote

-The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle


  1. Some serious creativity going on there! Children need to be engaged in these types of activities. Unfortunately where I live most kids are playing computer games, surfing the net or watching tv. Your granddaughter will be a better person ;-)

  2. Wow! You have a very talented granddaughter! I know you are proud.

  3. Kay, I love this! She did such a great job, it turned out fabulous!


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