Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28: 19- 20
Our local Church’s Global Outreach was going to Nicaragua and needed some costumes to bring the Gospel alive to school children. Not only did the children come, but so did the parents which was a blessing. The costumes were left there for additional teaching. It was not only fun and games, they also repaired a roof on the school and dug out latrines. The costumes and acting helped bridge the language gap with the help of translators.
What makes these costumes different is the easy and speed of making. Each one is one size fits all, and pieces are interchangeable. They are light weight and cool compared to others and lower cost than purchasing completed costumes. We also include patterns and instructions for making beards and wigs out of the fake fabric fur which is a big savings and eliminates the rat’s nest created when storing wigs purchased at costume stores.
The costumes are historically accurate including the prayer shawl (talitot in Hebrew) which Jesus wore with tassels (tzitzith in Hebrew) denoting that he was a Rabbi. The garments were woven resulting in rectangular pieces that were layered.
We’ve duplicated that so traditional paper patterns are not used and fabric is cut on a table using quilting tools; cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutting tool. This speeds things up, simplifies patterns and reduces the need to pin patterns to fabric laid out on the floor. Your knees and back will thank you. The selvage edge is left on the fabric to make sewing easier with no finishing of seams required; not hanging threads or surging required.