Choose something that you can either ball up or fold into a really small space. You don’t want to be forgetting or leaving out something because the wings from your Wizard of Oz Flying Monkey costume take up just a little too much room in your rucksack. We suggest something like a Morphsuit, which is light and can be folded up to the size of a pair of socks.
A few years ago my friends and I decided to partake in some Mexican food on the Sunday at Download music festival. I think it was the year that Soundgarden and Black Sabbath played. We only had 3 day camping tickets so the tale I'm about to share isn't as impressive as if we'd been festering in a field since the Wednesday.
One guy, who will remain unnamed because his anonymity is very important and I would never besmirch our friendship, his good name or ever want to embarrass him, was tucking into some tasty overpriced nachos. Mark Stroud from Newbury loves nachos and as he fed upon the wholesome Mexican goodness that his sustenance provided him, we found our eyes meeting over the cheese and beans. We simultaneously had to seek (and destroy) the toilets. Now, this would have been my first visit of the weekend, if you know what I'm saying, after a full 3 days on site. I myself was in the salle de bain a little while. Upon returning to my friends I noticed Mark Stroud was nowhere to be seen. As time passed we assumed that he had been hunted and eaten by (fine young) cannibals. He returned sometime later under a shroud (not Stroud) of boxerless chaos. It turned out that he had such an ordeal that he had to use his own underwear to tidy himself due to the lack of bog roll being available.
Ever since we celebrate Mexican costume Sunday. If you see us on Sunday evening clad in sombreros huddled round the Mexico delicacy food outlet in the main arena ask Mark (he looks like the wrestler Bobby Roode) if he still has his underwear on this time. Thank you.
There you go guys, hope that helps. If you need help finding a costume for Download hit us up on the Jokers' Masquerade Facebook or Jokers' Masquerade Twitter page and we'll sort you out. When it comes to ideas we're full to the brim, just like the contents of Mark's underwear.
This post was penned by +Ian Tomkins from Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress.