Mud does nothing to deter Glastonbury costume fun


Forget wellies, waterproofs and jeans: Glastonbury Festival is the perfect excuse to raid the dressing up box.

Philip Lyons, 38, a builder from Gravesend, said he had decided to wear his son's white feather boa.

Philip Lyons at Glastonbury
Philip Lyons (Ben Birchall/PA)

He explained: "I was doing work round someone's house and they said, 'Do you want a feather boa?' And I said: 'My youngest son loves dressing up, so yeah I'll take this'.

"And then I decided to bring it with us instead."

Decked out in love heart socks and an orange fedora, he explained: "I don't wear this normally. Not on the building site."

Orla Farmer, an 18-year-old from North London, was philosophical about getting mud on the train of her long dress, worn with wellies.

Orla Farmer at Glastonbury
Orla Farmer (Ben Birchall/PA)

She said: "I knew it was going to happen and I just had to live with it.

"It's my look, enhanced a bit."

Wearing a pink wig with unicorn leggings, Michelle Byatt, from Potton, said it was also not far from her everyday look.

The 38-year-old explained: "They're pretty much dog-walking leggings."

Michelle Byatt at Glastonbury
Michelle Byatt (Ben Birchall / PA)

Martha Harrison, 28, from Wirral, said there was a story behind her Native American headdress.

The original headdress came from Glastonbury, but was later destroyed by a dog.

Martha said: "My mum got me this one for Christmas because she knew we were all going to Glastonbury together."

Martha Harrison at Glastonbury
Martha Harrison (Ben Birchall/PA)

Steph Scrutton said she had decided to dress up for the final day of the festival, donning a sequinned dress.

The 25-year-old from Liverpool said: "I just thought I wanted to do something really sparkly for Glastonbury, why not? All the sparkles.

Steph Scrutton at Glastonbury
Steph Scrutton (Ben Birchall / PA)

"This hides a multitude of sins. There's probably all sorts of mud over this, but it's fine, because it just covers. A couple of people have said: 'Oh I love your dress!' I was like, do you know what, I want to come to Glastonbury more often because I keep getting compliments.

"I've been to a couple of other festivals and I just wore boring T-shirts and shorts, and I was like, it's Glastonbury, I need to get the sparkle going."