The Kit

In the spirit of our new incarnation as AnnieMation, we’ve slightly altered our look for 2018 onwards. Instead of the red Annies Fantasies T-shirts, we are now in ‘Dennis the Menace’ style black and red striped tops which match our socks/tights but still with our waistcoats and black skirts or trousers. We’ll keep our individually ‘customised’ look with our decorated waistcoats,hats and jewellery, badges and bells though…that’s what it’s all about!

First outing in new kit at Frost Vandoorn Fest 2018

Our first kit used to be coloured t-shirts, black breeches, red socks and red clogs.  Some dancers used to wear berets

Early visit to Broadstairs Folk Week

that toned with their shirts.  This kit was worn in the 1980s and 1990s.

 

Sometime in the 2000s (noughties?) we moved towards rainbow stripes on the socks and pullovers, and the dancers developed individual designs for the backs of their waistcoats, reflecting their interests such as gardening, or just designs that pleased them.  It all got a bit psychedelic…..

At the end of 2013 a vote was held and the decision was made to change to a red-and-black theme, but retaining the individual waistcoat designs.  The kit next consisted of:

Leigh Folk Festival 2015

Red clogs, with bells on, black breeches OR a black skirt with red underskirt or petticoat, red Annies T shirt, black waistcoat, customised on the front and back in any way you choose, red-and-black striped socks or leggings, and optional extras including headgear, bracelets and strings of beads, and of course a big smile!