For the past 9 weeks we have been creating our costumes for wearable arts. Wearable arts is when you pick a festival and create a costume dedicated to that festival. Me, Cleo and Emma made our costume about the cherry blossom festival. The cherry blossom festival we based ours on is in america ( there are two of the one is in japan). Japan sent over thousands of cherry blossom trees in 1912 as a peace offering. We have 2 parts two our dress it is a skirt and a top. The skirt is made by individually plaiting strips of newspaper. This took a long time to do because it takes a bit too make one plait and this costume has a lot of the plaits. There are also origami paper cherry blossoms. We put these on the skirt they kind of look like vines. The top is ironed plastic bags paper mache. We then pained it white. The back has an open back with pink ribbon lacing it up. Emma also made a beautiful flower crown out of real flowers. She is going to make another one because the one in the photos have died. Everything went well but sometimes it didn't go so well because they kept painting the top again and again when we didn't need to but we sorted it all out. I am the model and that means when we do the show i'm wearing the costume.