This came randomly from watching King Arthur (with Keira Knightley). Ona thought Woad outfits would look great and I insisted we try (especially if it involved going to medieval fairs and getting scolded!). Our patterns relied solely on movie stills and a lot of bluffing. As you can see, we both ended up with quite different outfits! (the weaving was a nightmare – though Ona didn’t seem to mind it).
Our make-up was easy enough – just watered down kids acrylic paint (and a sponge)!
And, finally, we got lucky location wise – I live quite close to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland which has amazingly photographic scenes in every direction! We just had to go at the right time (late afternoon) and risk the walk home in the dark!