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World book day costume inspiration needed

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BoneChina Sat 09-Feb-13 12:11:39

Okay - so DS has just announced that he wants to go as

Blind Pew from Treasure Island



noramum Sat 09-Feb-13 10:10:39

DD was Pippi, great success. This year she went as the witch from Room on the Broom.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sat 09-Feb-13 06:44:43

It was world book trail? Day at ds' school on tues and they had to go as hansel, Gretel a witch or a woodland animal.

MegMogAndOwl Sat 09-Feb-13 06:17:07

My ds wants to go as the BFG. I was thinking of getting a waistcoat, cloak, suitcase and small doll for Sophie.

Last year the children didn't dress up but his teacher was daisy 006 and a bit

MuddlingMackem Fri 08-Feb-13 23:37:04

DS's best ones have been Bob, from Simon Bartram's 'The Man on the Moon', and the Mad Hatter.

Bob is green trousers, shirt and patterned tank top. DH did the badges for him. Mad Hatter is just black blazer/jacket, black trousers, white shirt and the hat. DH made the hat for him from cereal boxes and painted it black. grin Fortunately DH is very creative, I just watch and admire. LOL!

I do like the Charlie Bucket suggestion though. smile

plentyofgrowingroom Fri 08-Feb-13 23:09:19

DS wants to be Kipper - stripy t shirt, jeans and a "magic key" on a string around his neck.

SKYTVADDICT Fri 08-Feb-13 23:00:57

We did the smartest giant in town. white shirt, drew on a tie to make it stripey, belt and school trousers and shoes

JammySplodger Fri 08-Feb-13 23:00:47

Mr Bump : blue clothes and hat plus bandages or masking tape.

TheNoodlesIncident Fri 08-Feb-13 22:58:39

DS was Charlie Bucket last year. Checked shirt, jeans, golden ticket showing in shirt pocket.

I don't think anyone knew instantly who he was meant to be, mind. I didn't care particularly.

This year will be from Oliver Twist, probably.

thewhistler Fri 08-Feb-13 22:44:27

What age?

Small girl, do the tiger who came to tea. Dress, tiger, and mug. Or the princess on the motor bike from the babette Cole stuff.

Small boy, robin hood. Green Tunic over t shirt and black tracki e bots, triangular hat, bow. Tunic is just one piece of fabric with home cut for head and belted, triangular hat made like a paper hat.

Or pirate from peter pan. Captain hook.

ArbitraryUsername Fri 08-Feb-13 22:40:25

Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs is nice and easy.

Makingchanges Fri 08-Feb-13 22:36:38

We had world book day today. Had about 5 where's wally in my daughters class.

ArbitraryUsername Fri 08-Feb-13 22:35:03

Skulduggery pleasant is an easy one for slightly older kids (especially if their uniform involves shirt, tie and blazer). Some black and white face paint a cheap fedora style hat and some gloves with bones on them and you're good to go.

Leeds2 Fri 08-Feb-13 22:32:49

If you have a girl, Pippi Longstocking is easy enough. Any skirt and top, one long sock and one short! With a stuffed monkey to carry if you have one!

If they have a Halloween outfit, that can usually be adapted eg skeleton costume for Mr Funnybones, witch's outfit for the Worst Witch etc.

PeppermintCreams Fri 08-Feb-13 22:25:25

Last year my son's teacher was dressed as baby bear from "Whatever Next". Dungarees, wellies, and a colander on her head.

Pinner35 Fri 08-Feb-13 22:08:50

Where's wally? Stripy red/white tee shirt, blue trousers, bobble hat, glasses and cane. Reasonably easy.

acsec Fri 08-Feb-13 22:08:08

I'm going to be one of the many Rainbow Fairies as there are many to choose from and they are easy costumes and all young girls will know who I am!

BoneChina Fri 08-Feb-13 22:06:47

Please help.

Yet again we have a home-made costume thing to do for world book day assembly.

I'm out of ideas.



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