|Mary's costume consists of a scarf and a safety pin.|
For at least four years (I honestly can't remember when I started) I've been taking Nativity Photos for the 3's, 4's, and 5's at church. In the past, we've relied heavily on borrowed costumes. We have a small stash of our own stuff but most of what we use, does not belong to us.
In the spring I bought a pattern for nativity costumes, because I did not think we could continue to rely on a borrowed source. However, my summer was so busy, I didn't make a thing.
|Joseph's robe is a old (ancient) boy's bathrobe and often doubles as a shepherd's robe in our costumes.|
This year, we have been unable to acquire our costumes from our source. We will probably get them in a week or two, which will make the photography portion of the event very short and stressful.
On Sunday, we started with what we have (most of which you see in these photos).
|Good props, obviously help - a staff goes a long ways towards making a shepherd.|
|Wise man bearing gifts.|
|Follow that star!!|
|A large napkin and the belt off my helper's sweater made his head covering.|
|The shepherds were sore afraid.|
|This wise man's robe is a a tablecloth folded in half.|