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Roald Dahl celebrates 100 years...what's your children's outfit.

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MsJamieFraser Mon 12-Sep-16 20:13:47

Because I'm a shit parent, I bought ds material and assumed I had until Friday to make ds2 outfit (other child on holiday) he was going as a golden ticket, I bought gold shines material and infill and also black material and black thread for the sewing machine.... Until we received a text at 16.03 reminding us about the celebration....

I desperately need inspiration, I have fabric pens, I'm sending dh to Asda for a white t-shirt, I have material pens, fabric paints, printer, goggle, Roald Dahl books... I want to cry, I'd rather be drinking wine.

Please tell me I am not alone and please give me inspiration. My drawing skills aren't the best either.

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Mon 12-Sep-16 20:14:50

Draw a golden ticket on the t shirt?

HeyMicky Mon 12-Sep-16 20:15:55

I'm just going to not wash DD and send her as Mrs Twit

Lilaclily Mon 12-Sep-16 20:16:18

Make big ears out of empty cereal packet and a horn out of a kitchen roll thingy and go as BFG

Lilaclily Mon 12-Sep-16 20:17:09

Or Sophie from bfg with just a dressing gown and a book

SaucyJack Mon 12-Sep-16 20:18:07

Can you make him a beard out of wool/fake fur, superglue a load of cornflakes in it and send him as Mr Twit?

Lj8893 Mon 12-Sep-16 20:18:45

Dd is wearing a red dress dress, red cardigan with a faux fur collar attached. Golden ticket I have just made, voila Veruca Salt! She has a tou squirrel she can clutch aswell!

PrizeyPrize Mon 12-Sep-16 20:19:56

Bought orange face paint and green hairspray from hobby craft today. Lady at checkout said 'so an oompa loompa tomorrow then is it?' It would seem I'm the least original mum in town. confused

edwinbear Mon 12-Sep-16 20:20:56

dd is wearing last years halloween costume - a witch. Unfortunately for her teacher it cackles when she presses a button on it. Although I'm quite sure dd will only dare press it once.

DerekSprechenZeDick Mon 12-Sep-16 20:21:33

Mine wearing yellow as he hates dressing up

Petal12 Mon 12-Sep-16 20:24:25

Own clothes, plus name badge reading "George" plus an empty bottle with a label marked "Marvellous Medicine". Voila!

PokemonWanker Mon 12-Sep-16 20:25:10

Mine is going in normal clothes with a bottle filled with squash and glitter. He will be George from George's Marvellous Medicine.

He also hates dressing up. grin

SueGeneris Mon 12-Sep-16 20:25:15

DD and DS are both going as the BFG. Green /khaki trousers, sandals, white t shirt and waistcoat. I've stick some battery powered mini fairy lights we had in plastic tubs and mixed some green shredded tissue paper in for dream catcher jars. Thought about sending them with fishing nets but what would they do with them?! Haven't got ears or anything . It's just a day. I thought it was later in the week too.

Marmitemadmummy Mon 12-Sep-16 20:25:55

George. Spill paint on the White tshirt. Wear shorts and tie spoons, old carton etc... to belt loops.

RumAppleGinger Mon 12-Sep-16 20:27:09

DS is going as an oompa loompa and will no doubt be singing their songs all day.

MsJamieFraser Mon 12-Sep-16 20:30:57

Fab ideas, the children will look awesome, dh went off to Asda to buy a white t-shirt, unthinking of doing a compilation of books, and possibly a football style on the back with number 100 however with a Roald Dahl quote underneath the number....

Here goes...

HerRoyalFattyness Mon 12-Sep-16 20:33:52

DS1 is going as James. I'm buying a big balloon tomorrow, and tissue paper and ova glue, cover the balloon, paint it orange and pop the balloon, put some plastic bugs inside. There's his giant peach.

WeAreEternal Mon 12-Sep-16 20:34:23

DS (9) who doesn't 'do' dressing up will be going in normal clothes as either George, with a bottle of marvellous medicine or Charlie Bucket with a golden ticket. (Both of which we already have)

Crisscrosscranky Mon 12-Sep-16 20:36:59

DD is going as Mrs Twit. Apparently all the other girls in her class are going as Matilda!

BikeRunSki Mon 12-Sep-16 20:39:28

Short trousers (i.e. school shorts) or too short trousers all ragged up, knitted jumper, bit mucky, flat cap if you have one, toy spanner, bag of raisins - Danny Champion of the World.

ApollO88 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:10:01

Crochet beard, crazy pencilled in eyebrows, too small waistcoat. dS is clearly going to be mr twit..... Obvious right?..... Poxy costume day on a Tuesday!

WinterIsHereJon Mon 12-Sep-16 21:14:30

DD is going as the enormous crocodile, DS as Mr Twit. Our school isn't doing it til Friday though, thankfully.

queenc81 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:15:12

I've bought this outfit for my ds. Safe to say he's very pissed off and told me he's moving out if I make him wear ithmm

To be fair we only got told Friday that he needed an outfit for this coming Friday, I can't sew or magic up an amazing home made outfit so bought the first thing I saw grin

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Mon 12-Sep-16 21:15:26

Are all schools doing this?

Better check school bags would be too much to assume DH had done it.

glenthebattleostrich Mon 12-Sep-16 21:18:53

Dr is going as the chief witch so doubles as her Halloween costume too smile

She was going to be veruca salt until her best frienemy decided she had to be too.

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