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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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

I think theres a Dr Seuss book about a zebra.

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

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

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.

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...

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.

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.

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

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

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

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!).

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!!

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.

Adikia Wed 05-Mar-14 17:59:02

Damn it, I read that as 3 year old not year 3, Vicky from the Pirate School books?

Adikia Wed 05-Mar-14 17:54:08

Pirate Gran. It's a picture book about the adventures Gran had when she was a young pirate on the Black Barnacle, before she saved Grandad from the pirates and fell in love.

knickernicker Wed 05-Mar-14 17:32:21

Need some quick advice. dd is year 3 and had a girl pirate costume. Thing is there isn't a pirate she could say she is. Can anyone tell me a girl pirate story character in a book that,someone if her age might read or know of? Thanks

sbutt78 Wed 05-Mar-14 13:23:26

my kids are easy. Yr1 DD is going as Fireman Sam LOL.... she loves him and the book and well we have the costume already and DS Yr3 is going as roman footballer from the Frank Lampard books. :-)

Easy peesey

Ds doesn't like dressing up. He's going as John Grogan, author of Marley and Me. This involves normal clothes and ddog's lead. Think I will take care of the lead once everyone's seen it, though!

BlueFrenchHorn Tue 04-Mar-14 23:42:07

Dchildrens nursery is asking for costumes. Dd is 2 and ds 6 months, any ideas? We have the following items of clothes:

A pink tutu
Fairy wings
Black and white stripes dress
Red and white stripes top
Black top
Purple spotty top
Dungarees
Jeans

Baby has mainly sleepsuits and leggings, tops, dungarees.

Any suggestions?

Churmy123 Tue 04-Mar-14 13:14:36

My DD who is in Yr 2 loves Book Day...me not so much! She is currently working her way through the entire Roald Dahl collection and has decided she wants to go as Veruca Salt this year. Purple skirt, cream furry coat, bow in her air and carrying a golden ticket and a wonka bar. And possibly a bag of nuts as we've failed to track down a cuddly squirrel! Last year she went as the Roly Poly Bird.

BirdintheWings Tue 04-Mar-14 11:13:25

Gandalf, get him any cheap pale brownish or grey onesie, add paper crown? Stick on a furry tail if your resources stretch that far.

Bloomin school only told us yesterday they are doing it they don't normally (which I've always thought was a shame) but 2 days notice! I've ransacked the house this morning and come up with The Little Princess for youngest big white t shirt, homemade crown, wellies & messy hair, older daughter Esmarelda, sandals, floaty gypsy skirt, white blouse, scarf around waist another round her hair which I'll plait the night before so it goes curly. Just hope they'll go for that or it'll be down to asda for a couple of Disney Princess dresses envy

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