Costumed creativity shines
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.
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.