World Bookday Costume angst

(91 Posts)
StarWarsStanley Wed 29-Jan-14 15:13:23

It will be upon us before we know it - tell me about your winning costumes so that I can shamelessly copy start considering what to suggest to my DS and is within the realms of my very limited cobble-up-ability.

Ihatecobwebs Wed 05-Mar-14 18:13:13

I was tempted to do DS as the invisible man, but DH didn't think that was quite in the spirit of the day -DS and I would have been happy doing something on our own for the day, while I got DH to walk to school on his own and pretend to hand him over at the door.

So, he's going as a fireman from Fireman Sam.

PatriciaHolm Wed 05-Mar-14 19:03:47

DS hates dressing up, so is going in school shorts, white shirt, waistcoat bought for Victorian day and a cardboard evacuee label that says " Edmund pevensie" (lion witch and wardrobe). After much discussion!!

Hogwash Wed 05-Mar-14 20:04:31

DC3 wants to be a pigeon - marvelous! How in the hell do we do that? (and more to the point, I can't think of a single book with a pigeon of significance in it!).

Mugglewhump Wed 05-Mar-14 20:04:58

Dd is going as Sophie from the Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Handy as her name is Sophie!
Purple pinafore (charity shop womens top, which will be fashioned into a dress) blue long sleeved t-shirt, blue ribbon in hair, tights, school shoes.
Tin of tiger food (made from old paint can)

I am sure no-one will have a clue who she is but hoping the tin of tiger food may point them in the right direction.grin

Vickiyumyum Wed 05-Mar-14 20:19:37

Alice here. Although I cheated and brought a costume from amazon blush

Spink Wed 05-Mar-14 20:23:50

hogwash 'don't let the pigeon drive the bus' is a marvellous pigeon based book.
Here, dd is going as puss in boots & ds will be Mr Magnolia.

thaliablogs Wed 05-Mar-14 21:42:31

dd is being pippi longstocking - we've sewn a patch pocket and some fake patches onto a pinafore dress and she's wearing a long sleeve top underneath, we'll plait her hair over a wire coathanger to get them sticking out, bought 2 pairs of long stripy socks and she'll wear one of each. Even sewed a tail onto a teddy to make him look like a monkey although now he just looks like a mutant teddy....

ds is being tim, from the edward ardizzone books. He's wearing a red jumper and blue shorts, which he already had. NO one will have a clue who he is (he is in reception so I'm guessing everyone else will be a superhero), but he chose Tim and he's happy.

madeindevon2 Thu 06-Mar-14 09:38:03

irrationally annoyed at the whole thing. wouldn't let son Go as Anakin Skywalker but seems 3 or 4 are star wars characters :-((
before school he was happy with his...

Needingthework Thu 06-Mar-14 09:45:44

Ds3 is going as one of the skeleton crew from Funny Bones. A mix of Halloween Skeleton outfit and pirate outfit. He initially wanted to go as Michael Rosen hmm.

DS2 is going as one of many Charlie Buckets, although I may try and persuade him to go as George with some 'medicine' or the dad from Fortunately the Milk. Neither costume needs much work, thankfully.

mumndadov2 Sat 27-Sep-14 18:02:03

I sent my DS aged 5 as the Highway Code! He loves anything to do with cars so reads it often! Was dead easy to do and cost me nothing!!!grin
I "pinched" a builders high visibility vest so was nice and long on Ds, sewd the sides in so fitted him a bit better printed off tons off road signs and stuck them on simple as that. I sent him in with the highway code book and made sure he knew what the road signs meant! He came home from school with 3 first place prizes! God knows what I'm doing next time around. DD sorted her name is Madeline so yes you guessed it she's going as the French girl Madeline

bibbedybobbedyboo Sun 01-Mar-15 21:53:31

does anyone know of a book with a zebra in it. dd1 decided she wanted to be a zebra this year. where as dd2 decided on goldilocks. two very different kids grin

Essexmum69 Tue 03-Mar-15 20:39:54

I think theres a Dr Seuss book about a zebra.

Fourpetsandcounting Tue 03-Mar-15 20:44:35

Thought we'd got out of it this year but DS Year 5 has just announced that EVERYONE is dressing up. I suggested he borrow a dress from DD and go as David Walliams The Boy in the Dress. Thought he'd say no chance but he thinks its a great idea. Worried he'll get bullied now.

PatriciaHolm Wed 04-Mar-15 11:02:52

We always have a few boys who do boy in the dress, it's never been an issue.

Zebra - there is a whole series of Zigby the Zebra picture books.

GooseyLoosey Wed 04-Mar-15 11:16:25

For the person who wanted a pidgeon, there are a whole series of children's books about a pidgeon, incluing "Don't let the Pidgeon Drive the Bus" and "Don't let the Pidgeon stay up late".

DeeWe Wed 04-Mar-15 14:04:06

Ihatecobwebs that is brilliant. I have parents' evening tonight and will tell ds' teacher that's what he's going as. He'll love that.

Dd2 has now decided on Matlida. Blue frock, blazer, school hat (latter pair from previous Enid Blyton dress ups; just ned to alter the blazer badge) and she desperately needed a satchel... apparently. We found a lovely one for not very much on ebay and she's happy. I think it was just a ploy to get a satchel actually, as she was quite happy for it to come out of her pocketmoney.

Ds is determined he is going as Macbeth, the scotty dog from the Lone Pine Books. Easy as he's got a dog onesie.
However no one is going to have heard of them, so I'm slightly whimpering at which of my precious Malcolm Saville books I can risk letting him take into school to show. I have 2 copies of "Home to Witchend", but they're both first editions, so I'm a bit reluctant. I have a nice 5th edition of Mystery at Witchend, but no dustwrap.
I did manage to persuade him that the redesign a book cover competition that using "The Gay Dolphin Adventure" as his book was probably not the best idea. "Gay" was listed as a banned word at school earlier this year.

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