Just sent my son to school without world book day costume

(144 Posts)
chandellina Thu 06-Mar-14 08:49:19

I thought it was optional but now I'm worried he'll be the only child not dressed up. (DH dropped him off so I didn't get to peruse the scene.) Should we drop round a pirate outfit for him to change into? Or should I hold firm that we didn't have any good ideas this year and that's life?

LiberalLibertine Thu 06-Mar-14 08:51:22

Why didn't you just put him in the pirate costume this morning?

Poppylovescheese Thu 06-Mar-14 08:52:20

How old is he? Was he bothered about dressing up?

WorraLiberty Thu 06-Mar-14 08:52:32

I take it, it was your son's choice?

CocktailQueen Thu 06-Mar-14 08:52:47

Ah, poor boy. Ours have gone as a footballer (from a David Bedford football camp book) and a character from a Jacqueline Wilson book - minimal dressing up involved. Yes, I'd drop round the pirate costume. he may be the only one not dressed up.

Nanny0gg Thu 06-Mar-14 08:52:58

How old is he?

Ring the school and ask. Or ask your DH if he noticed any other children not in costume. There are usually one or two...

WorraLiberty Thu 06-Mar-14 08:53:34

My 11yr old DS decided not to dress up this year

Then at the last minute he changed his mind, grabbed his tiger onesie and decided to go as Tigger grin

JonSnowsPout Thu 06-Mar-14 08:54:51

My son's picked a random support character from a book who wears jeans and a t shirt

He's not a fan of costumes

redskyatnight Thu 06-Mar-14 08:55:33

It is optional but the majority of children will have done it.
If you have no good ideas you just send the child in a costume that you have and think of a book to go with it (rather than the other way round iyswim).
Did DS want to dress up? Will he be fussed that he is one of a minority not in costume? IF yes to either of these, then take him in a costume.

Nocomet Thu 06-Mar-14 08:58:52

DD went in ordinary clothes as girls from Cathy Cassidy books in Y5 and 6.

formerbabe Thu 06-Mar-14 09:01:03

I'd pop back to the school with an outfit...I am one of those mums who always forgets these sort of things and always nip home and back with something. I wouldn't want my ds to feel left out of the fun.

coffeewithcreamm Thu 06-Mar-14 09:03:06

ds went as Billionaire Boy. Normal clothes with Monopoly money in his pocket. Easy peasy, he wasn't going to do anything but this was a good alternative,

SaveTheMockingBird Thu 06-Mar-14 09:03:15

My DS is in Reception and it's really surprised me that so many children do dress up. At the DCs nursery it used to be about a third of children dressed up and the rest wouldnt' even notice nor care that much. But we've had a few dress up days now at school and I don't recall any child not dressed up...really surprising. This year it is a Where's Wally theme and I thought hardly anybody would bother dressing up like that but they HAVE! Really glad I bought a costume and put DS in it, I thought he'd be one off a few and thought I'd wasted my money.

Yes, I'd drop off a costume for him.

Dancingdreamer Thu 06-Mar-14 09:06:10

If he has gone in ordinary clothes (not uniform) you could ring the school and tell them he has gone as Alex Rider from the spy novel series. This has been a popular option for my 2 sons neither of whom really liked dressing up.

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 06-Mar-14 09:07:05

Nocomet, one of my dd's did exactly the same!

Op.I would ring the school office for advice.Better,I would have sent him with the outfit in a bag, just so it was there if wanted/needed....

intheround Thu 06-Mar-14 09:09:35

Mine didn't want to dress up today so we haven't made a big deal of it.

RufusTheReindeer Thu 06-Mar-14 09:20:07

Both of mine have gone in normal clothes and we just found books/props to match

Cringechilli Thu 06-Mar-14 09:21:42

Most dress up at ours. One child's mum completely forgot, child was mortified. So yes, drop a costume in.

My DD refused in Yr 2.
I dropped her dress off , I think she was secretly pleased .

DS (14) decided he needed a Christmas Jumper for school two days before the end of term (and I work P/T so I had one day to get it) Of course there were very few because they'd been selling them since November hmm

PublicEnemyNumeroUno Thu 06-Mar-14 09:27:49

I saw a couple of kids at our school who where just in their uniform. I'm surprised i remembered really as i usually forget when its non uniform days. My DS has gone as Spiderman

DD was the only one at nursery in costume other than the staff sad

Rooners Thu 06-Mar-14 09:29:48

Ours have to dress as 'a country' tomorrow.

I am seriously stumped - but mine's y6 so you have to factor in the vanity angle as well.

I am trying not to get too naffed off at the dissonance in the whole concept tbh. A country. FFS

chandellina Thu 06-Mar-14 09:48:50

we didn't forget, just didn't have any inspiration and I wasn't organised enough to come up with anything this week. I was fine with that but then had a bit of panic this morning when I realised it's practically obligatory to wear fancy dress.

DS is 5 (year 1) and would have loved to wear his Spiderman or Anakin costumes but I thought neither really qualified as book characters.

I just rang DH and he said he didn't see any other children in uniform. But he's getting over flu and not minded to go back to the school with an outfit. "it's character building" he said. sad

OpalQuartz Thu 06-Mar-14 09:55:48

Character building? confused

landrover Thu 06-Mar-14 10:00:41

Did he go in school uniform or normal clothes? Normal clothes would be fine, uniform not!

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