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World Book Day - make your own or buy a costume??

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ctaylorVL Mon 14-Jan-13 14:00:07

Hey all. First post so do be nice! smile

With World Book Day coming up, and all the kids/schools getting involved, just wondering what everyone's doing for costumes?

Seems to me you can either go the DIY way - a good blog here: - which is also cheap, or buy a costume. A2Z-kids seems to have a good selection but can't be sure how long a costume will last after the main event!

What's everyone doing?


ClaraOswinOswald Mon 14-Jan-13 14:17:17

Oh no, it is nearly World Book Day again already?

I tend to look at what we already have and base costumes around that tbh. Fake fur coat- Lucy from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, striped top and 3D glasses with the lenses popped out, Where's Wally? That kind of thing.

Also, I'm a firm believer in if it's a film or a sport, there's bound to be a book.
That way kids can wear what they want.

ctaylorVL Mon 14-Jan-13 15:22:26

Don't fret too much Clara, it's in March! But still... smile

Liking your ideas. Maybe it's a good thing we've got plenty of characters who wear plenty of 'normal' clothes to choose from.

Also like how you've found a use for those redundant 3D glasses we have to get everytime there's a 3D film out!

badtemperedaldbitch Mon 14-Jan-13 15:25:00

We always go mad on the costumes, mainly because dd loves dressing up.

We like homemade, but I enjoy making them too!

BackforGood Mon 14-Jan-13 16:59:49

School really, really, really don't want to put parents to the expense of buying stuff.

Just look at what they have in the wardrobe or dressing up box, then find a book character to match.
There are so many great books that involve normal children in normal clothes you know wink

ctaylorVL Mon 14-Jan-13 17:26:28

School really, really, really don't want to put parents to the expense of buying stuff. - too true @BackforGood

BlueChampagne Tue 15-Jan-13 13:43:43

Kids can't get involved in creating if costumes are bought. We'll be making our own.

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