This weekend is Just So Festival‘s 10th birthday and the Wild Rumpus event team are no doubt going to pull out all the stops to make this year’s festival the best ever. We first went in 2013 when the twins were three, and have since been every year but last year, so the twins have grown up with the festival as a marker in our year. The Tribal Tournament is always the main event for us, and we love choosing our tribe and getting our costumes prepped every year. You pick a tribe: Lions, Stags, Frogs, Fish, Owls, Bees, Foxes,… View Post

It’s that time of year when my sense of wanderlust kicks into an even higher gear than normal. Everyone I know is busy booking holidays, and I’m no different, sketching out ideas for trips and adventures and trying to work out what we can make work in terms of budget and leave. This year, we’ve started our calendar of adventures by plugging in a couple of festivals so we’ve got something to look forward to and to work our holidays around. As long-time fans of multi award-winning family arts festival, Just So, we were gutted to miss the festival last… View Post

Victoria’s fantastically easy lion headdress is the perfect partner for my lion face paint design for the Just So Tribal Tournament 2017. Over to Victoria now to share the instructions… Hear me roar! The kings of the jungle are ready to prowl and pounce in their golden fur and wild manes. Lion costumes are all about texture so make use of any scraps of fabrics – velvets, wools etc – it doesn’t matter if they don’t match as it’s the hair/ mane effect that will instantly roar lion! For this version you will need a stretchy hair band or circle of elastic… View Post

Combine my stag face paint design with this beautiful and easy stag costume idea from Victoria to join the Stags at this year’s Just So Festival. Over to her to share the instructions… Prancing through the forest the upper crust stags gallop by in their finery. Tweed waistcoats, bustles, wild branches from the forest floor and a flourish of flowers. If fancy isn’t your thing channel Game of Thrones with big fake fur collars and wild branches in your hair! This is a baby and toddler friendly costume as there are no pointy bits but could easily be adapted to suit the older… View Post

Next up in our week of costume and face paint ideas for the Tribal Tournament at Just So 2017, it’s those proud and mighty stags. We will definitely be stags one year as you always see some awesome costumes around the festival. Here’s my interpretation of the design of this year’s Tribal head as a face paint idea… I really enjoyed this one – it’s simple and decorative. Here’s how I did it, using a party set of Snazaroo face paints, and a set of Snazaroo brushes: Use a sponge or brush to apply white face paint over the nose and up to the forehead.… View Post