First stage of my rhino costume is here!

Yesterday, on a cold and misty Sunday morning, I went to pick up some American Football shoulder pads, procured for me by the very helpful Oliver Raffle, General Manager of the Reading Renegades (my ‘local’ team) from one of their team members, Ben.

Me and Oliver with the shoulder pads

Me and Oliver with the shoulder pads


A smile in this pic!

A smile in this pic!


Although it was freezing I decided to stay and watch some of the training – wore me out just watching! Hopefully by the time the marathon rolls round my fitness will be at its peak….

The shoulder pads will form the basis of the upper body of the rhino costume, with the help of a little papier mache and paint. I’ll post pics of the transformation as it progresses. As the pads are designed for sport and movement I’m hoping I won’t have to modify them too much in order to prevent the dreaded chafeing!

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One Response to “First stage of my rhino costume is here!”

  1. Oliver Raffle Says:

    Glad they will be of use! Rhinos are a most worthy cause.. and despite their size they are very cute in real life..

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