Some of the games we play for Pop Up Playground requires nothing more than players. Sometimes the games needs a prop or two, and occasionally they need a piece of costuming.
For Halls of Westminster, the old king is dying and leaves the kingdom no heir but two pretenders to the throne. The players discuss, debate and interrogate each other to elect the true prince or join the growing revolution and over throw the monarchy.
One of the main roles in Halls of Westminster is the queen. And a queen needs a crown! So I made a almost proper sized crown based on a tutorial I found on Jack and Jules from Orignauxmoose’s blog (which you can find here)
One of the things I love about this crown is that the only thing I had to buy was the gold spray paint. Everything else I already had at home. There’s much to be said for a well stocked craft cupboard!
Two other points of awesome – The decoration was done with hot glue, which comes up pretty damn good with a quick spray of paint, and the fur is a scrap of the goat creature Alexander from Where The Wilds Things Are. I found a couple of scraps of different fur I’d clearly put in a toolbox for patching purposes while working on the film and never opened again – until now! Random fur is a blessing from the craft gods, I’m telling you!