Going to a party as the lamppost from Narnia?

I'm a guy. I've decided to go to a party as the lamppost from Narnia, my current plan is to wear all black (black jeans, black t-shirt) with a £4 lamp shade upside down on my head full of christmas lights, maybe some sprayed on snow and some card cuffs for my legs to look like the base of a lamppost. The lampshade will have some tape and stuff on to try and emulate the frame of a lamppost.

I'm struggling with how to keep the lampshade on my head - has anyone got any ideas?

Any other tips and thoughts for the costume much appreciated, i might also print an 'Elizabeth Royal' crest and stick it on my chest, although i'm afraid it won't look great on white paper

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  • fairy_lights
    fairy_lights Posts: 9,220 Forumite
    You can get iron on transfer paper you could print the crest on to stick on the chest.
    Maybe get a small dog and dress it up as Aslan? :D
  • Grimbal
    Grimbal Posts: 2,334 Forumite
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    hc289 wrote: »
    I'm struggling with how to keep the lampshade on my head - has anyone got any ideas?

    can you glue/tape/pin things to the lampshade ? If you, you could try using hair clips, or an alice band, or even a comb to keep it in place
    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
  • 7roland8
    7roland8 Posts: 3,601 Forumite
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    Are you using just the lampshade metal farm? If so a big one could go over your head, or a smaller one on top.

    Or make a cardboard one painted black over your head, with some cheap battery lights.

    Great idea, sounds good fun.
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  • C_Mababejive
    C_Mababejive Posts: 11,654 Forumite
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    Perhaps you could affix the lamp shade metal frame to a cap/hat/other item of bona fide headgear?
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  • 7roland8
    7roland8 Posts: 3,601 Forumite
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    Some chat about the lamppost headdress here http://costumes.narniaweb.com/scrapbook3.asp
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  • Murphybear
    Murphybear Posts: 7,275 Forumite
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    You can get iron on transfer paper you could print the crest on to stick on the chest.
    Maybe get a small dog and dress it up as Aslan? :D

    Don't be silly, a Great Dane at least or how about a Pyrrenean Mountain Dog, the're quite furry;)
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