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World Book Day costume inspiration sought.... desparately please!

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Numberfour Sat 26-Feb-11 21:34:45

DS is in Yr 1 and WBD is looming. I am NOT good with needle and thread, and my creativity is a little stunted.

Any ideas?? Please?

He is not a very loud, brave boy and was extremely reluctant last year to dress up, though this year he is lots more confident.

Numberfour Sat 26-Feb-11 21:36:28

despErately, of course. blush

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Numberfour Sat 26-Feb-11 21:37:51

grin I had to read that one to him at bedtime tonight!! I had suggested he and his friend go as Thing 1 and Thing 2 but he was not keen on the idea of blue hair! Maybe he could go as Sally's brother.....

lockets Sat 26-Feb-11 21:41:04

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chickflick Sat 26-Feb-11 22:00:54

We are doing harry and the bucket ful of dinosaurs-easy no costume required only an bucket and some toy dinosaurs!

5goingon13 Sat 26-Feb-11 22:10:40

For the last few weeks I've had to read to DS How to Catch a Star. The character is A Boy! Simple grin

BooToYouToo Sun 27-Feb-11 16:52:12

My DS went as the cat from Pumpkin soup last year as it was a book he loves. Just made a cat mask from card and stuck some pumpkin pictures on a plastic bowl and gave him a spoon. Dressed him in grey t-shirt and trousers.

Does he like Beast Quest books? If you have a shield in your dressing up box could stick some of the symbols on and go as Tom.

Another great look from last year was Willy Wonka, doesn't require much effort but you do need some props The boy had a purple jacket (mum's?), one of those giant lollipops, a big hat (could make of card) and sweet wrappers had been stuck all over him (good excuse to scoff a box of Roses).

Tiggles Sun 27-Feb-11 17:52:15

DS1 has been as Henry VIII (Loves Tudor history books) and Sir Gadabout (worst knight in the world). This year he is going as Reepicheep the mouse from Narnia.
DS2 is in nursery this year he is going as a butterfly - not the 'obvious' butterfly from the Hungry Caterpillar, but a butterfly from the pictures in the Gruffalo! DS3 is going to dress up as the mouse from the Gruffalo for playgroup.

CharlieBoo Sun 27-Feb-11 19:01:31

My ds is going as Charlie Bucket. He's got a crumpled up shirt, a very 70s tank top from ebay, trousers which are too short for him and a big golden ticket..easy

LunarSea Sun 27-Feb-11 19:17:49

We did Asterix last year. Red trousers, plain dark green t-shirt a couple of sizes too big (you can eventually use it as just a t-shirt when they grow a bit) for a tunic with a belt and a wooden dagger (available in the shops at any English Heritage place). And a viking helmet with "wings" attached to the horns.

This year is Dennis the Menace. ds's red and black stripy t-shirt paired with his black football shorts and red and black football socks. Add a home made twig-catapult, crossed over plaster for his knee and some hair gel and black coloured hairspray and it's a resonably effective Dennis.

I nearly did Where's Wally? as I've got a red and white striped jumper. Couldn't find a red and white bobble hat to go with it though. I'll plan ahead and look for the hat in winter next year!

Takver Sun 27-Feb-11 19:49:38

DD went as Paddington last year - easy if your dc has a duffle coat, we borrowed a vaguely suitable hat and accessorised with a large box with 'MARMALADE SANDWICHES' written on it for dd to carry.

This year dd is going as the wolf from Red Riding Hood in my fake fur jacket with whiskers drawn on in eyeliner pencil (her plan)

Mouse is good if your ds has brown trousers & t shirt - again add whiskers/nose in eyeliner pencil, cardboard cut out hazelnut to carry - you have Town mouse or Country mouse as you prefer

Choufleur Sun 27-Feb-11 19:51:21

DS is going as the character from 'the Night Pirates' simply cos it's a boy and we have pirate stuff.

maamy Sun 27-Feb-11 19:54:58

Look at what dress up clothes you already have then try desperately to think if there is a nurse/fairy/princess in any of her favourite books. Then go a bit crazy with the makeup! Works a treat x

Lilyloo Sun 27-Feb-11 19:55:46

ds going as funnybones , got skeleton outfit from halloween with red bowler hat , dd going as tinkerbell

FionaJT Sun 27-Feb-11 20:17:35

DD is in Yr 1 and is going as Harriet the Hamster Fairy. We chose by getting out a big pile of her favourite books (ie Rainbow Fairies), spreading them over the floor then looking at the pictures on the cover to see which outfit could most easily be put together/she was prepared to wear.

LunarSea Sun 27-Feb-11 20:37:20

Just realised that there's a pic of ds's Astrix costume on my profile.

drzeus Sun 27-Feb-11 21:14:59

I'm Thing 1 this year!

collision Sun 27-Feb-11 21:17:26

I'm going as the mirror from Snow White

Boys are going as dwarves!!

aristocat Sun 27-Feb-11 21:20:40

mine want to be Harry Potter and Hermione - we only decided tonight so i think i will be busy tomorrow

dearprudence Sun 27-Feb-11 21:25:48

Horrid Henry. Just a striped top and messy hair with a grubby face. When DS did it I printed out a horrid henry logo and made it into a badge.

Buda Sun 27-Feb-11 21:33:13

DS is a bit older - year 5 - but is going as the kid from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeans, t-shirt and hoodie type top. Fine by me!!!

Foxy800 Mon 28-Feb-11 07:44:32

I have to dress up for work in a nursery so am going as Wendy from Bob the Builder just as a have a green tshirt, jeans and my dd has a hard hat I can use.

MyDearGirl Mon 28-Feb-11 13:06:08

Percy the park keeper? - shirt, trousers,gillet, flat cap and wellies.

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