Roald Dahl Dress Up Day - HELP PLEASE!!!!

(48 Posts)
oompaloompaland Mon 05-Sep-16 12:56:24

You can tell that you're back at school, when the first letters come out about the latest dressing-up initiative. To celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th anniversary, the school are doing a dress-up day. DD is 10. Has anyone any suggestions please as to what we can do? I've got a week to pull something together (am reasonably handy and could make something if I had any ideas, but am clueless). Would really like to avoid Matilda if at all possible. Thank you.

TheSpottedZebra Mon 05-Sep-16 12:57:37

Nice-ish clothes, holding a golden ticket.

Et voila.

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 05-Sep-16 12:59:35

Any old clothes and a bottle of dubious looking marvellous medicine?

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 05-Sep-16 13:00:22

Sorry misread as ds but still...

oompaloompaland Mon 05-Sep-16 13:01:50

BRILLIANT! Love them. Thank you.

FreiasBathtub Mon 05-Sep-16 13:01:53

Nighty, and pigtails, go as Sophie from the BFG. Recent film launch might mean that several others have the same idea though... smile

TheSpottedZebra Mon 05-Sep-16 13:04:19

I think you can cross dress as Rd characters! My DD has been as George before, as that was her favourite book.

Black clothes + witches hat?

Long dress /nightie + glasses for Sophie from the BFG?

Mouse /fox etc if you have the bits to hand?

Roald Dahl - as well as being quite a decent writer (ahem), is excellent for dressing up.

irvineoneohone Mon 05-Sep-16 14:20:45

Veruca or Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ?

www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/characters/children

CalmYaTits Mon 05-Sep-16 14:24:18

A peachgrin

Blueisthemagicnumber Mon 05-Sep-16 17:15:25

My ds is going as Alfie from Esio Trot, believe it or not this was the easier option as his previous request was for a pelican from Giraffe, Pelly and me.

Idliketobeabutterfly Mon 05-Sep-16 18:17:09

I was going to say Sophie too.

Growingpeopleme Mon 05-Sep-16 21:40:02

I reckon Violet could be quite fun.

PoloZolo Mon 05-Sep-16 21:49:43

An enormous crocodile?

EccentricPickle Mon 05-Sep-16 21:53:33

A blue dress, bow in hair, get her to carry a book - Matilda.

Long, green shirt to make a dress, brown belt, knee high socks, clumpy shoes and hair in severe bun - Miss. Trunchbull.

EccentricPickle Mon 05-Sep-16 21:55:52

Or maybe brown shirt for Miss. Trunchbull - her dress is kind of military style.

DD went as her for Roald Dahl day once and she wore my military jacket with a cushion up it to make her look fat.

EccentricPickle Mon 05-Sep-16 21:56:46

Sorry, I missed that you were trying to avoid Matilda!

oompaloompaland Tue 06-Sep-16 09:59:42

These are all wonderful (including the Matilda one) - thank you everyone for the suggestions. Will start scouring our wardrobes to see what we can cannibalise!

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Tue 06-Sep-16 10:03:50

DD wanted to be Mrs Fox from Fantastic Mr Fox.

DO NOT search Ebay for "Mrs Fox dressing up" in front of your child <shudders>

BeaLola Wed 07-Sep-16 19:57:53

I think all these sound great. In addition Oompa Loompa or mr wonky based on Johnny deep version ?

Kathsmum Wed 07-Sep-16 20:01:17

Verruca definitely, basically party type clothes, curl hair, make golden ticket (or print off internet). Personally prefer the purple version but looks more work!

LillianaVess Thu 08-Sep-16 17:17:37

I'm 32 and I remember dressing up in primary school! I went as George I wore jeans and carried a saucepan!

Cinnamon12345 Thu 08-Sep-16 17:19:00

The twits, you go straight from bed, with a bit of extra dirt..

BestZebbie Thu 08-Sep-16 17:32:59

Vaguely 1950s boy clothes (shirt, shorts, knee socks), carry a dog toy pheasant or a bag of raisins for Danny Champion of the World.

Talcott2007 Thu 08-Sep-16 20:15:45

Bruce Boggtrotter from Matilda - send her with an enormous chocolate cake!!

Hoppinggreen Thu 08-Sep-16 21:07:16

Last year my DD went as a fox. Black leggings, orange tshirt, tail and ears .
As another poster said do NOT search fox costumes online with your DC!!

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