Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A BOY from Ottery St Mary managed to run rings around the competition at this year’s Topsham Carnival with his outer-space inspired costume.
Eleven-year-old Aidan Pearcy claimed first prize in the youth category after his ‘astrological’ outfit wowed the judges.
The costume is made from plastic and aluminium and features a rotating planet, complete with lights, and was designed by Aidan, after he got the idea from some space-based work at Ottery Primary School.
His father, Steve Pearcy, put the outfit together with help from some friends and said he was very pleased with how it had turned out.
Aidan won 18 first prizes on the carnival circuit last year, with a Phantom of the Opera-themed outfit, and he hopes to repeat his success this year.
Mr Pearcy added: “He’s already won first prize at Seaton carnival but there’s more competition this year so we’ll see how he gets on.”