The Hat: Cardboard covered with 2 different layers of black cloth. Ruffle of net curtain material, and rose of red felt.

The Belt, Shoe Buckles and Keys.:
Belt cloth made of same fabric as the trim on the tunic.
Shoe Buckles on elastic for putting over shoes.
All Buckles and keys made of a type of plywood.


The Ruff:

Made of fabric which was from Jim’s Grandmother’s Wedding Dress Train. Several layers gathered, and sewn together.

Evidence of fame still survives, as costume makeup is quite obvious on the inside of the Ruff.


The Tights:

Ready-made in black cotton with a white lace (to be sure they didn’t bring infamy to the rest).

These tights are lengthy, as our Jim is extremely tall. They may be special theatrical tights.



For further (sometimes contradictory!) information on the “proper” Beefeaters, and photos of their costume, follow these links…

Yeoman of the Guard:

Tower of London: