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Fancy Dress Ideas for World Book Day

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Theresa Sun 11-Feb-07 20:26:42

Each year my daughters school encourage all pupils & teachers to dress as a character from a book for World Book Day and it is such a hassle! She's in year three and when she was younger it was easy they all just went in a Disney Princess dress. Now she;s older, wants to look cool, thinks she;s a bit old for fancy dress but still wants to take part as otherwise she'll stand out (!). Any ideas? I can be slightly creative, but not very, but its the ideas that i lack!

MamaG Sun 11-Feb-07 20:34:39

Hermione from Harry Potter?
Pippi Longstocking?

Californication Sun 11-Feb-07 20:35:37

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MamaG Sun 11-Feb-07 20:39:00

great minds eh?

pinkbubble Sun 11-Feb-07 20:43:44

The worst witch! Actually thinking about it DD in yr3 went as the ladybird from James and The Giant Peach- that is a really easy costume- large red T. shirt if I remember she has a certain amount of spots (which I sowed black felt cicles on. I painted her face and made her feelers out of the doodle boppers and she wore black tight and black plimsolls! easy

Californication Sun 11-Feb-07 20:54:54

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Sparkler1 Sun 11-Feb-07 20:57:07

Theresa - our local library had a Roald Dahl day recently. Any of his characters make good costumes.
DD1 was Verucca Salt from Charlie and Chocolate Factory
DD2 was an Oompa Loompa!

FluffyMummy123 Sun 11-Feb-07 20:57:14

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janeite Sun 11-Feb-07 20:57:16

Milly Molly Mandy.

Lucy from Narnia is easy to do.

Red Riding Hood?

Little Miss Muffet, complete with big spider?

FluffyMummy123 Sun 11-Feb-07 20:57:33

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Californication Sun 11-Feb-07 20:59:42

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Theresa Mon 12-Feb-07 06:20:00

Great thanks, i think we may go along the Roald Dahl route

KTeePee Mon 12-Feb-07 08:08:50

My dd and her friend (at a different school) both were CB on last book day - but don't know if they would have been instantly recognisable as "characters" unless someone was a real CB fan!

fennel Mon 12-Feb-07 11:11:29

Californication, my dds like Swallows and Amazons.

but then DP and I both grew up with it and sail so we have pushed it rather.

LindzDelirium Mon 12-Feb-07 13:29:55

My daughter wants to go as "The Dog That Dug".
Not entirely impressed!

Californication Mon 12-Feb-07 16:28:43

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fennel Mon 12-Feb-07 17:58:15

Susan (except noone would go as her, she's boring) and Titty were the Swallow girls, Nancy and Peggy the Amazon girls. With a little wooden boat with a red sail. We're getting a little wooden boat with a red sail, the dds are going to hoist a pirate flag

Blandmum Mon 12-Feb-07 18:06:27

Normal clothes on , but back to front. She would be 'All of a' Twist

Sparkler1 Mon 12-Feb-07 20:32:48

martianbishop that is a flippin brilliant idea - I'm going to pinch that one at the next fancy dress party I go to.

whatkatydidntdo Wed 14-Feb-07 13:17:37

Tracy Beaker
Sophie from the BFG

Theresa Wed 14-Feb-07 16:19:23

Not familiar with 'all of a twist'?

Blandmum Wed 14-Feb-07 16:19:54

Say it out loud.

Oliver Twist

Theresa Wed 14-Feb-07 16:20:53

Just read it again and got it, very clever (do i admit to searching on it as a book title?). It is a brill idea but i'm sad to say that it's probably 'too different' for her!

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