Time for the real thing!
It arrived, she came home from school, we swopped the by now rather manky and disreputable scarf for it, and so far, she seems to approve.
Just to show you how high tech a piece of gear this is,
I'll deconstruct it for you
Yes, that is a pair of men's socks. The plastic foam is both hard and soft; I think we need to keep it warm overnight or she'll be totally immobilised in the morning. I'm sure we can improve on the blue socks though.
But not perfect. And in fact, painful if you stare at it for too long. So the socks are back for now, but Mog rather fancies something soft and feathery. A girl has to accessorise, right?