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

This year was our fifth adventure with Just So. Half of me can’t fathom how quickly those years have flown by, the other half can’t imagine a year without the Just So Festival knitted into the fabric of our family life. Five years in, I know my way around, I recognise the same volunteers, the same festival goers, the same costumes. We’ve got our festival rhythm down pat, but that feeling of magic, of being swept up in a glorious weekend of pure joy, has never faded. I still have those skin-tingling moments when you suddenly look around you and… View Post

Bee face paint done, now it’s over to my lovely friend Victoria, who’s finishing up our week of Just So creativity with her fantastically easy bee costume. I’ll pass over to her now to share the step-by-step instructions… The biggest buzz this year is the arrival of a new swarm. The bees are set to to make quite the entrance at the festival. Without any past ideas to inspire, you are the new kids on the blog. Go cute, bright and bold with bright yellow and black fun fur, tutus and googly eye antanneas or how about a bit Kew… View Post

A brand new tribe is joining the Tribal Tournament at Just So 2017, and there’s much excitement about the costume and face paint possibilities the Bee Tribe offers. We were very tempted to jump ship from the Fish to join the Bees this year, but I think we’re set on Fish for a second year. Maybe we’ll join the buzz around the bees next year. The bee tribal head is one of the most beautiful from this year’s designs, so I was excited to create a bee face paint version (using a Snazaroo party pack and a Snazaroo set of brushes).… View Post

Why not make a fun and super-easy frog costume to go with my frog face paint idea for the Just So Festival Tribal Tournament? Here’s creative genius Victoria to show you how… The amphibians of Just So seem to always be the underdogs but who wouldn’t want to go green for a festival! Be the eccentric Toad of Toad Hall or one year we witnessed a frog member in a full body green lycra suit with only pin holes for eyes. Hopping mad if you ask us! To make these fun google eye frog eyes and matching web hands you… View Post