Making Tabards (with velcro to attach felt letters indicating character)
We've been using tabards for ages - like the tunics but with tie sides rather than sewn up, so you've only got to edge the neck hole and all round the sides and bottoms. They generally fit any size of child. We use velcro to stick on felt letters indicating the character. A big J usually for Jesus, JB for John the Baptist, P can be pharisee, priest and so on. The older children are reluctant to "dress up" but are perfectly happy with a tabard and a letter. The great thing about tabards is that they can also be used as aprons for cooking or painting.