1st Pioneers:  Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead, also known as Dia de Muertos, originates from Mexico and is a celebration to remember and honour deceased loved ones. It is celebrated at the end of October/beginning of November. We thought this was a fitting theme to adopt as our 1st pioneers costume as it is the perfect time of year, a carnivalesque way to remember our Heathfield Martyrs and a theme that no other society has as a pioneer costume. We aim to make this our signature costume along with our HDBS smugglers.

Think Sugar Skulls, Fiestas, Mexican & Spanish senoritas, Mariachi.

HDBS Smugglers:

Traditional Smugglers Costume includes – black boots, white trousers, HDBS smugglers jumper, red spotted neck scarf, red hat (optional)

HDBS smugglers jumper colours:
Black, Green (Stylecraft Special DK acrylic yarn in Kelly Green), and White

Downloadable knitting patterns:


IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS:  ALL costumes should be made from non-flammable material and be adequately fire-proofed! This is of utmost importance and is the responsibility of every HDBS Member and Nominated Guardian/Parent of a Junior Member.