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World Book Day Character for an almost 10 year old boy who doesn't like dressing up

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RaisinBoys Sat 23-Feb-13 20:27:29

He's Y5 (so almost 10). In the past we've done the popular (Harry Potter, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Charlie Bucket) and the more obscure (Bap the Baker from 'The Giant Jam Sandwich', 'It' from 'Five Children and It').

Any other ideas would be very welcome or I can feel a bit of recycling coming on!

Looking forward to secondary school when hopefully this dressing up lark stops.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 23-Feb-13 20:29:30

DS1 is loving his greek and roman myths book, so perhaps someone from one of those stories?

If you are of the Christian faith how bout David, as in David and Goliath?

spudmasher Sat 23-Feb-13 20:30:59

Not doing this in my school this year for this very reason.
Just send him in his out of school clothes with a diary in his hand.......Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

spudmasher Sat 23-Feb-13 20:31:27

Not saying your Ds is wimpy........just a solution!!!!

chocolatespiders Sat 23-Feb-13 20:33:47

Charlie bucket with cardboard golden ticket.

pellshky Sat 23-Feb-13 20:34:01

Marking my place and feeling your pain. DD loved this kind of thing when she was still at primary school. DS (Y6) does not. Roll on secondary school too. TBH DS will probably be happy turning up in school uniform. I will encourage him to do something, but not sure what!

wisemanscamel Sat 23-Feb-13 20:34:30

Yep, another one here doing Diary of a Wimpy Kid. No dressing up required. Wish his sister was this straightforward.

spudmasher Sat 23-Feb-13 20:36:06

Girls....Lavender, Matilda.....easy!!!

YouBrokeMySmoulder Sat 23-Feb-13 20:38:34

My ds just refuses to do this now and marches in with a look of disdain in his uniform. I tried to persuade him that he would feel left out but apparently he's fine with it.

LackaDAISYcal Sat 23-Feb-13 20:38:55

George from George's MArvellous medicine...jeans and a red t shirt and a bottle of goop.

pellshky Sat 23-Feb-13 20:39:03

@spudmasher Diary of a Wimpy Kid - genius - thanks!

pellshky Sat 23-Feb-13 20:41:52

@YouBrokeMySmoulder - good for your DS!

RaisinBoys Sat 23-Feb-13 21:47:44

Thanks all - ideas much appreciated.

@spudmasher Yes to Diary of Wimpy Kid - brilliant! And no offence taken!

@LackaDAISYcal - My sis has just suggested George too! Great idea & he loves Roald Dahl.

@YouBrokeMySmoulder - what a great DS you have there. There's a little bit of his wonderful attitude in my DS, but still quite a bit of the wanting to conform!

Alonglongway Sat 23-Feb-13 21:51:47

Alex Rider - jeans, trainers and any cool technology you can fake up for the occasion

fudgelover Sat 23-Feb-13 22:11:48

My son went as James Bond. Just look on ebay for cheap suits. X small .

fudgelover Sat 23-Feb-13 22:13:48

Mr bump was also one - just dress in blue and add a bandage. Where's Wally is another good one.

RaisinBoys Sun 24-Feb-13 00:55:49

Thanks all - really grateful smile

BloooCowWonders Sun 24-Feb-13 04:12:24

Jeans, t shirt, hoody.
Harry Potter, Alex Rider, Charlie Bucket, Percy Jackson - any character from any book a 10 yr old might read.
No need for any props -they can just carry the book.
There are a lot of older boys at my dc school who don't do dressing up and just treat it as a mufti day.

Happymum22 Sun 24-Feb-13 18:59:02

muggle from harry potter- i.e. normal clothes :D

BikeRunSki Sun 24-Feb-13 19:01:43

Is Horrid Henry a book? Jeans and a stripey top?

pashapasta Sun 24-Feb-13 20:10:06

Charlie Cook from Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. Jeans, red and white stripey top and a pile of books.

scorpio66 Tue 26-Feb-13 15:47:25

Time Travel Character for world Book Day most kids are doing Dr Who so my son wants something different any ideas

Thewhingingdefective Tue 26-Feb-13 16:46:19

James Bond.

Dancingqueen17 Tue 26-Feb-13 16:49:11

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