|As much as I love this costume, I cannot keep the helmet on for too long! It was years before I realised that one could pull the visor of the helmet back far enough to actually put on my head. As brilliant as it was, wearing it for the first time, within a couple of minutes I started to think 'Wow, this thing is uncomfortable!'|
I got used to it over time, and have managed to go fairly long periods wearing the helmet. The cloak was made by a lovely couple who do custom orders. I took my old chef tunic from a previous costume and sewed some velcro straps onto the shoulders, as the cloak has no visible fastening. This along with the gloves and boots helps me feel every inch the master of magnetism!
Trouble is, I haven't worn this costume this year, and there have been a number of times I've spotted someone dressed as Wolverine, which leaves me kicking myself and wishing I'd braved the helmet again!