Cloud Cuckoo Land! Costume inspiration for Shambala Festival ’17

I’m off to the small but perfectly formed Shambala this week! This will be my fourth time there and it’s one of my absolute festival favourites, not just due to its perfect proportions, incredible sustainability credentials and beautiful site but also because of its dedication to fancy dress with not one but two themed dress-up days.

Sequin outfit & pink floral unicorn crown at Shambala festival 2015

Natalia at Shambala 2015, headpiece by her & face paint by me.

Every year the Friday is Fruity Friday, a day of cross-dressing and drag fun and is pretty much my new Christmas…. I love a boy in a dress! Dress-up Saturday has a fresh theme every year for the carnival parade and this year is Cloud Cuckoo Land…

“Cloud cuckoo land refers to a state of absurdly over-optimistic fantasy or an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect”

Think dancing cupcakes, candy floss clouds and pure, sugar coated escapism. A month of Sundays at the end of the rainbow, where pigs fly high past blue moons. An all singing, all dancing adventure into utopia.”

As with all great themes this one’s totally up to your interpretation… here’s what it brought to my mind:

Shambala Cloud Cuckoo Land fancy dress theme inspiration - surrealist fairytale festival costume mood board. "Cloud cuckoo land refers to a state of absurdly over-optimistic fantasy or an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect" "Think dancing cupcakes, candy floss clouds and pure, sugar coated escapism. A month of Sundays at the end of the rainbow, where pigs fly high past blue moons. An all singing, all dancing adventure into utopia."

This mood board is brought to you mainly by the genius of Tim Walker, Meadham Kirchoff, Sister by Sibling & Ashish. Go to the original pinterest board I made for more inspiration & all photo credits.

I’ll be at Shambala with my festival fancy dress family in The Fashpack tent where you’ll be able to find my silky wares alongside some special one of a kind headpieces…. There will also be a wonderful array of other traders alongside me & we’ll be providing all the high grade face-paint you could ever need to make your fancy dress dreams a reality! Do pop in and say hello!

Check out some of this year’s Fashpack traders are featured in this ‘5 Homegrown Bristol Festival Wear Brands’ article.

Feature photos are some I took at Shambala a few years ago of my friend Natalia being a gorgeous little unicorn!

"Cloud cuckoo land refers to a state of absurdly over-optimistic fantasy or an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect" "Think dancing cupcakes, candy floss clouds and pure, sugar coated escapism. A month of Sundays at the end of the rainbow, where pigs fly high past blue moons. An all singing, all dancing adventure into utopia."

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