Cos­tumed creativ­ity shines

Whitsunday Times - - KIDS’ ZONE -

COP­PER wire isn’t some­thing one would ex­pect to see fea­ture in a cos­tume.

How­ever one en­trant at this year’s Wil­mar spon­sored Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val Wear­able Art Pa­rade man­aged to pull it off.

St Cather­ine’s Col­lege Year 10 stu­dent El­lie Harper wove cop­per to cre­ate a “knit­ted like” struc­ture to form the bodice, head piece, arm and leg cuffs over an un­der dress of fine gauze ma­te­rial.

St Cather­ine’s Col­lege Man­ressa Cam­pus Arts head and or­gan­sier of this year’s Wear­able Art Pa­rade, Kirsten Oren­shaw, said all kids had demon­strated cre­ative skill re­flected in their work.

“The judges were re­ally im­pressed with the at­ten­tion to de­tail across all of the pieces, usu­ally there are a cou­ple that stand out as hav­ing a go, but each year the stan­dards go up,” she said.

Ms Oren­shaw said any­one look­ing to par­tic­i­pate in next year’s event should start think­ing of ideas now.

“It takes a good year to get mak­ing it,” she said.

There were 15 kids in­volved in this year’s event.

PHO­TOS: AN­DREW PAT­TIN­SON / VAMPP PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

WEAR­ABLE ART: Elli Harper, Josie Bates, Ge­or­gia Reid, Char­lotte Oren­shaw, Bella Pini, Holly Bye, Tia Gibb, Bree Spin­ner, Trin­ity Youd, Aochi Dib­bin, Kiera Hansen (back) and Nathaniel Savy (front).

DE­SIGNER LA­BELS: Kiera Hansen's amaz­ing dress cre­ated from imag­i­na­tion and fash­ion sense.

Ash­ley War­ren's beau­ti­ful pa­per dress.

PA­PER CRE­ATIONS: Linda War­ren, Ash­ley War­ren, Brid­get Pat­ullo, Jack Pat­ullo, Lisa Pegg, Ge­or­gia Mad­sen, Tahlia Brownell, Ha­ley Dib­bin (back) and Amelia McKay, Jor­dan Webb, Casey Yule (front).

Nathaniel Savy's cloak in all its glory.

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