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The X-bow Santa

By spotogspindel | November 24, 2011

Sunday is the first in Advent, and it is the half-official “opening-day” of the Christmas-season. This is the day when all the outdoor Christmas-lights are lit in the streets in city-centers. Our local theatre has also made a special marking of the event in our little town for the past at least 20 year. This year however, there is a new Santa in town! An additional Santa, to the 3-4 usual Santas (one from each district of the island). The new Santa is the Eidesvik-Santa. Eidesvik is a shipping-company that employs several hundreds people, and they are pretty much all over the world, even on Christmas eve. So they need a special Santa, to visit them all!

And here he is!

That is, here is part of his newly sewn costume. The silk and wool top is still missing the belt in this picture. And of course the hat, pants and boots. But those we will find in the wardrobe.

The top is quite special, and not because it´s got mongolian sheep-fur lining  along the arms and collar. Nope, it´s the special speed-tummy!

Now if you should think that a tummy like this would only slow you down, instead of speed things up, I am sorry to inform you that you are mistaken. Don´t trust me, ask Eidesvik! They have, after years of innovative research, won international prizes for their super-efficient and environmentally-friendly ship-design. And the X-bow is one of the most famous features on their ships.

See?!! It´s the same shape!

So with this super-efficiently shaped tummy, the X-bow Santa actually WILL reach all of the 26 Eidesvik-ships during on busy Christmas night! 🙂

Topics: Christmas, Costumedesign | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “The X-bow Santa”

  1. gail Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 15:57

    Too funny!

  2. Deirdra Doan Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 05:48

    Wow this is so wonderful..hope you post it when finished! I love it..I think of the fur on my doll heads for hair…it is spendy little stuff..I bought a part of a pelt for hair..not a long as this on the your Santa is. I use 5 inch square’s.