Fancy Dress Ideas for World Book Day

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Theresa Sun 11-Feb-07 20:26:42

Each year my daughters school encourage all pupils & teachers to dress as a character from a book for World Book Day and it is such a hassle! She's in year three and when she was younger it was easy they all just went in a Disney Princess dress. Now she;s older, wants to look cool, thinks she;s a bit old for fancy dress but still wants to take part as otherwise she'll stand out (!). Any ideas? I can be slightly creative, but not very, but its the ideas that i lack!
Thanks

MamaG Sun 11-Feb-07 20:34:39

Hermione from Harry Potter?
Pippi Longstocking?

Californication Sun 11-Feb-07 20:35:37

what age is yr 3?
(am not in the uk)

Fab girls include

Pipi Longstocking
Hermione Granger/Loony Lovegood
Mathilde

Californication Sun 11-Feb-07 20:36:02

missed out a P in Pippi and yuo got there 1st MamaG!

Californication Sun 11-Feb-07 20:36:56

Fleur Delacoeur (Harry Potteragain)


I have younger boys so am flagging a bit!

MamaG Sun 11-Feb-07 20:39:00

great minds eh?

pinkbubble Sun 11-Feb-07 20:43:44

The worst witch! Actually thinking about it DD in yr3 went as the ladybird from James and The Giant Peach- that is a really easy costume- large red T. shirt if I remember she has a certain amount of spots (which I sowed black felt cicles on. I painted her face and made her feelers out of the doodle boppers and she wore black tight and black plimsolls! easy

Californication Sun 11-Feb-07 20:54:54

winnie the witch...or is she too old for that???

Sparkler1 Sun 11-Feb-07 20:57:07

Theresa - our local library had a Roald Dahl day recently. Any of his characters make good costumes.
DD1 was Verucca Salt from Charlie and Chocolate Factory
DD2 was an Oompa Loompa!

FluffyMummy123 Sun 11-Feb-07 20:57:14

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janeite Sun 11-Feb-07 20:57:16

Milly Molly Mandy.

Lucy from Narnia is easy to do.

Red Riding Hood?


Little Miss Muffet, complete with big spider?

FluffyMummy123 Sun 11-Feb-07 20:57:33

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Californication Sun 11-Feb-07 20:59:42

my 9yr old niece wentas the girl from Swallows and Amazons and spent the entire day explaining who she was cos she is the only kid in the school to have read it (she's very G&T) <sigh>

Theresa Mon 12-Feb-07 06:20:00

Great thanks, i think we may go along the Roald Dahl route

KTeePee Mon 12-Feb-07 08:08:50

My dd and her friend (at a different school) both were CB on last book day - but don't know if they would have been instantly recognisable as "characters" unless someone was a real CB fan!

fennel Mon 12-Feb-07 11:11:29

Californication, my dds like Swallows and Amazons.

but then DP and I both grew up with it and sail so we have pushed it rather.

My daughter wants to go as "The Dog That Dug".
Not entirely impressed!

Californication Mon 12-Feb-07 16:28:43

we grew up on it too - shame I can't remember her name tho...and shame your dds aren't at school with DN1!

fennel Mon 12-Feb-07 17:58:15

Susan (except noone would go as her, she's boring) and Titty were the Swallow girls, Nancy and Peggy the Amazon girls. With a little wooden boat with a red sail. We're getting a little wooden boat with a red sail, the dds are going to hoist a pirate flag

Blandmum Mon 12-Feb-07 18:06:27

Normal clothes on , but back to front. She would be 'All of a' Twist

Sparkler1 Mon 12-Feb-07 20:32:48

martianbishop that is a flippin brilliant idea - I'm going to pinch that one at the next fancy dress party I go to.

Tracy Beaker
Sophie from the BFG

Theresa Wed 14-Feb-07 16:19:23

Not familiar with 'all of a twist'?

Blandmum Wed 14-Feb-07 16:19:54

Say it out loud.

Oliver Twist

Theresa Wed 14-Feb-07 16:20:53

Just read it again and got it, very clever (do i admit to searching on it as a book title?). It is a brill idea but i'm sad to say that it's probably 'too different' for her!

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