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On 19 Oct 2012 at 2:14pm oooh la la wrote:
Godd luck to all societies tonight at the town hall. Looking forward to a great evening of wonderful costumes that have been worked on with blood,sweat and tears
and many hours of hard work. Well done to everyone taking part.
On 19 Oct 2012 at 2:16pm ooooh la la wrote:
On 19 Oct 2012 at 5:51pm My face don't fit wrote:
Ah it's the fancy dress party tonight is it? Are the judges going to be as biased as usual?
On 19 Oct 2012 at 7:21pm Guido wrote:
I expect the plastic helmeted Romans will get the judges vote again, and all the other shop brought costumes. It's a real shame the judges aren't aware of what they are looking at. Good luck Cliffe.
On 19 Oct 2012 at 11:11pm Borough Boy wrote:
The tinsel town Vikings always look good Guido. Great second place this year boy by the way ;-)
On 20 Oct 2012 at 8:16am Pete wrote:
And the results are ?
On 20 Oct 2012 at 9:46am Ed Can Do wrote:
Borough came first, Cliffe second, Waterloo third. Borough won most of the kids competitions, Cliffe won the Pioneer cup and it was a Cliffe viking who took the Champion costume men's cup, a Waterloo tudor took the women's. Comical Square and South Street scored a point each, narrowly edging out Southover on nul points as Terry Wogan would say.

Was a great night out and the costumes were pretty spectacular, especially the Minotaur who clearly should have won his class, although I'd question his ability to actually march like that, at least without putting some boots on first.
On 20 Oct 2012 at 10:14am mrs right wrote:
Sorry to be one of those irritating people that correct others but Waterloo came 2nd with 28.5 points and Cliffe came 3rd with 27.5. It was a great night well done to all those that took part , lots of wonderful costumes.
On 20 Oct 2012 at 11:42am Castle Gate wrote:
Some costumes were seen in the streets last night, and also at the two art-gallery private views: and very lovely all those costumes were, too.
On 20 Oct 2012 at 11:59am My face don't fit wrote:
Is it 1 or a whole 2% of those costumes that get marched on the 5th? I've no idea why the BONCO fancy dress comp has anything to do with bonfire. Please enlighten me carnival people. I don't mind waiting till after you've put your fancy dress costumes back in the loft for another 12 months.
On 20 Oct 2012 at 1:28pm Stripes wrote:
@mfdf none of the best costumes were on show as they are not invited yet, agreed lots are just fancy dress and won't see the 5th , but isn't that the title of the evening ?, bonco fancy dress , anyway a good evening enjoyed by many ,
On 20 Oct 2012 at 2:22pm CSBS wrote:
Just to confirm that ALL Csbs costumes entered are worn on the 5th. Perhaps thats why we scored a shocker. Our costumes actually have real dirt on them.
On 20 Oct 2012 at 2:29pm HearthCliffe wrote:
Is it me or did the Cliffe costumes look like a squirrel fight in a fireplace shop ?
On 20 Oct 2012 at 3:32pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Sorry, I had to rush off at the end and my eyesight isn't what it used to be! I could have sworn from the other side of the room that Cliffe had 29.5.

All of Waterloo's second pioneer costumes were really, really impressive so they certainly deserved all the points they got for those. I did think the viking who scooped overall first place lokoed a little like something out of Flash Gordon but it was a great costume never the less, certainly puts what I've knocked together to shame!
On 20 Oct 2012 at 10:51pm IMEYOU wrote:
"Ed Can Do"
Looking forward to seeing your costume, it will be 500% better than the black n white of last year, MMs !
See You On The Fifth
On 20 Oct 2012 at 11:33pm mickyboy wrote:
my daughter spent hours brushing the mud from rotherfield off hers, of course they are worn not only on the 5th but at the outmeeting as well, the standard was as always incredibly high, brilliant show in throughly good spirits by everyone concerned
On 21 Oct 2012 at 8:03am Roly Mo wrote:
What are Waterloo's second pioneers?
On 21 Oct 2012 at 10:47am Just To Confirm wrote:
All the Borough Zulu costumes are walked on the Fith. The only concession made is when its windy and some of them may wear a shorter head dress. These costumes are completely hand made and start life as a 'box of beads and pile of feathers'. I gather the csbs red Indians import most of their stuff from the USA and mearly assemble it. So maybe the judges do know what they're looking at.
On 21 Oct 2012 at 11:32am CSBS wrote:
"I gather the csbs red Indians import most of their stuff from the USA and mearly assemble it". An ill informed opinion! Can I be bothered to correct you. Nope. Zulu beadwork and costume items are easily purchased online, but I guess that gets swept under the carpet. If the judges believe that our costumes our purchased, then it just goes to show how superior they really are.
On 21 Oct 2012 at 12:33pm CBS wrote:
Oh dear comical boy, you lot really think you're it, doncha?? Just remind us who got one point.
On 21 Oct 2012 at 12:50pm Pioneer wrote:
Have a look on the cup for last 2 years , what does it say , what goes round ,
On 21 Oct 2012 at 2:19pm Here we go!! wrote:
You cannot buy Zulu beadwork or headdresses on line, the majority of csbs Indians are home made, but several have been imported. Waterloo's second pioneers are Greeks!!! They had the 2nd pioneer group changed just so they could enter their Tudors!!! It is up to the judges each year and what they like... Feathers, fur, beads or pretty dresses!!! All the pioneer costumes from all the societies are excellent!!!! Especially CBS, LBBS and CSBS
On 21 Oct 2012 at 2:26pm csbs wrote:
"Oh dear comical boy, you lot really think you're it, doncha?? Just remind us who got one point." We did. As pioneer says it though, check out the cup.

And to answer your last question no I don't really think we're it, merely making a point about JTC's ill informed and obviously malicious opinions. I make no apology for correcting opinions that have no base in reality.
On 21 Oct 2012 at 2:31pm csbs wrote:
"You cannot buy Zulu beadwork " actually you can. I've seen it for sale on various websites. it's not listed under Zulu Beadwork though
On 21 Oct 2012 at 3:34pm Get a life wrote:
Its a fancy dress competition! You all need to get a life!
On 21 Oct 2012 at 6:31pm I'm not in Borough wrote:
I thought it was against the rules to wear the Pioneer costume of another society. But then this is Waterloo we're talking about and they seem to struggle to have an original idea between them.
On 21 Oct 2012 at 6:55pm Here we go!! wrote:
Post the link on here then for the Zulu beadwork!! Only one I've even seen cost an arm and a leg!! It's cheaper to do it yourself!! Note Zulu beadwork and Indian beadwork are totally different!!! Would save me time if it was that easy to get hold of!
On 21 Oct 2012 at 7:30pm v.c. wrote:
I can, hand on heart, promise you that all CSBS Pioneers made everything from scratch, and just like the Borough Zulus it all started as a box of feathers and beads. Unlike some costumes, I feel that all Pioneer costumes, regardless of Society, are made from scratch and should be congratulated for all efforts made - rather than trying to put degrade their efforts. Anyone who has spent hours making a costume deserves more respect whatever Society they belong to!
On 21 Oct 2012 at 7:47pm C wrote:
Spoken like the Bacardi and coke queen
On 21 Oct 2012 at 10:24pm Lost my Tongue wrote:
so many small minded people on here . Lbbs Zulu takes months to make and can assure you non are bought from abroad . Hours,months,years of bead work on looms sewing , sticking it's endless !!! Dedication to make the costumes look outstanding is highly praised . So don't give out dirt without knowing the facts
On 21 Oct 2012 at 10:49pm pirate wrote:
So the free loading walking group has not hijacked the event yet?
On 22 Oct 2012 at 9:05am Pirate prat wrote:
The free loaders are not part of the bonfire council , and as you clearly don't know , or maybe you are just a poo stirrer , it is organised by lewes bonco and therefor the free loaders are not invited to take part , yet !

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