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To boycott the fancy dress???

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lumpylumps Mon 10-Oct-11 19:49:34

My 2 Ds have been invited to a "pirates and Princesses" fancy dress party. Great if you're a girl, Loads of beautiful princess costumes out there.

My boys are 1 & 3 and very small. All the shop pirate costumes are far to big & I don't have any trousers of ds2s that i particularly want to cut up.

Would IBU to just take them in normal clothes?

Kayano Mon 10-Oct-11 19:50:59

Yes... They will be the odd ones out. Bless

purplehonesty Mon 10-Oct-11 19:51:40

get a couple of pairs of girls black leggings for them, a stripy top and a headscarf tied artistically. Bingo!

ScaredBear Mon 10-Oct-11 19:51:42

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nailak Mon 10-Oct-11 19:51:46

dress them as princesses whats with the gender stereo types?

SkinnedAlive Mon 10-Oct-11 19:51:58

Can you try a second hand shop for the trousers?

ThoseArentSpiritFingers Mon 10-Oct-11 19:52:17

can you not just buy a cheap pair of primark trousers to cut? or just send them with a toy parrot and a pirate hat!

I think they would stand out if you sent them without, and they might feel akward/uncomfortable because you didnt dress them up which isnt really fair.

Collision Mon 10-Oct-11 19:52:38

Primark is your friend!

Buy cheapo black trews and cut up.


99 p shop for sword

White shirt - £1 in Tesco cut up.

Patches on sale in tesco too.

Job done.

AgentZigzag Mon 10-Oct-11 19:52:45

I would with the 1 YO, but just buy some crappy plastic stuff from the pound shop, a cutlass and eye patch, give him a head scarf and your 3 YO will think he's the bees knees grin

ChippyMinton Mon 10-Oct-11 19:53:01

You don't need much - a hat or bandanna, stripey top, shorts, eyepatch or a cutlass, a few dabs of facepaint.

squeakytoy Mon 10-Oct-11 19:53:38

you dont need a costume shop.. just go into a charity shop and spend a couple of quid...

lumpylumps Mon 10-Oct-11 19:53:52

I did think about sending them as princesses grin ds2 already gets mistaken for a girl with his long hair!

thanks for the leggings suggestion, hadn't thought of that!

I guess I just think they'll be the odd ones out in a home made crappy costume anyway cos there's only 1 or 2 other boys going that are older so will fit in the costumes!

Collision Mon 10-Oct-11 19:54:35


PaschaTheSlasher Mon 10-Oct-11 19:54:55

My Boy was a pirate for his first birthday party in september (sad I know smile). His outfit was second hand from ebay but it just came from Asda originally. The trousers are actually just mid-blue roll-up types with a button halfway up the calf to shorten the legs, and the top is just a red long sleeved affair with a pirate on the front. Actually its quite cute.

The other thing is I got a few piratey things in the 99p shop - plastic cutlasses, hook, eyepatch, foam sword etc. You could just do a stripey top and 3/4 length shorts with an eyepatch and a bandana.

AuntiePickleBottom Mon 10-Oct-11 19:55:13
for the baby
for the 3 year old

pozzled Mon 10-Oct-11 19:55:20

Pirates aren't that difficult, we did a pirate birthday party for DD1. A stripy t-shirt, black trousers and homemade pirate hat, or a piece of bright coloured material as a bandana. If you haven't got a stripy t-shirt, just a plain white one, dark trousers and bandana would do! A waistcoat is also good, but I'm guessing you wouldn't have that as they're so young.

TheFrogs Mon 10-Oct-11 19:57:04

Charity shop. I get loads of bits from there to make costumes with. Pirate costumes are easy to make. (Jealous...haven't made a costume in ages).

troisgarcons Mon 10-Oct-11 19:57:50

why cant you go and get some stuff from a charity shop and hack it about? Eye patches and cutlass are a plenty in the lead up to Hallowe'en from all the pound shops.

'Boycott' is a silly word ..., I cant see you telling the host mother you are boycotting the party because you dont agree with the theme.

chocolaterainbow Mon 10-Oct-11 19:59:49

who'd pay £20 for a 1yo fancy dress outfit??? Are you crazy!?

lumpylumps Mon 10-Oct-11 20:01:24

You lot are so creative! Will check out the pound shop for some accessories, primark for some clothes and get making. (will still probably have a strop & boycott!!!)

TastyMuffins Mon 10-Oct-11 20:02:34

I find that most of the kids take their costumes off after a few minutes or don't want to wear them. Eye patches don't stay put so try drawing one on with black face paint/eyeliner, an eyeliner/mascara moustache is great too. A length of fabric or scarf makes a great sash around an ordinary shirt or t-shirt.

MrsKitty Mon 10-Oct-11 20:04:37

Fancy dress is so much more fun when it's home-made!

AuntiePickleBottom Mon 10-Oct-11 20:06:17

not crazy, as it halloween coming up so will get 2 wars out of it and it will also go into the dressing up box with every other costume i have got over the years or used again for teddies

pinksomething Mon 10-Oct-11 20:30:38

You Are Being COMPLETELY Unreasonable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know the OP grin and have already lent her a pirate costume for DS1 and if she'd bothered to ask I have stuff she could borrow for DS2 as well!
Her main issue is that she doesn't want them to dress as pirates cause pirates are baddies. So dress them as princes! Stick them in a nice outfit that you already have and get them to make a crown.
You're just being awkward!

lumpylumps Mon 10-Oct-11 21:10:22

thats a bit harsh pinksomething I just don't want them looking all rubbish when all the little girls look all pretty. Your costume is wonderful & now everyone has given me ideas about the pound shop etc its not as bad!!!

still don't like pirates tho! wink

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