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Andthatsthat Wed 14-Feb-18 12:06:46

Hi everyone, my apologies if this has already cropped up on here! But I’m looking for inspiration. My ds is insisting on wearing one of his beloved Star Wars costumes for WBD, but to me it’s not really ‘booky’ enough. I’m trying to convince him into wearing something more inventive, but nothing is grabbing him. Has anyone any ideas to tempt a stubborn 6 year old??

itstheyearzero Wed 14-Feb-18 12:08:36

D'S went as a Hobbit last year after I talked him out of a Star Wars costume. He loved it, especially because he got to take his sword grin

Andthatsthat Wed 14-Feb-18 12:12:45

I like this, thankyou! I will take a look and show him some pics. I think if he can physically look at a costume, it may raise some excitement wink

Lowdoorinthewal1 Wed 14-Feb-18 12:49:28

Well, the point really is what books does he like?

I would just tell him it HAS to be a book character and then discuss the books you have read together and pick somebody.

Woolvee Wed 14-Feb-18 13:11:36

Any of the How To Train Your Dragon characters?

Tomorrowillbeachicken Wed 14-Feb-18 17:38:51

Ds6 is gonna be willy wonka.

dantdmistedious Wed 14-Feb-18 17:40:05

One of mine is princess Aurora this year - she really wants to wear the dress and we have a book so easy win.

wonkylegs Wed 14-Feb-18 17:48:55

When DS was 6 & 7 he went a Hiccup from how to train you dragon - different book so different costume each time hmm

Roald Dahl day he went as Roald Dahl as his favourite book was going solo which made a change from the millions of Charlie's and UL's in the playground

Last year he went as Harry Potter

No idea what he's going as this year as his favourite book of the year so far was Wonder which isn't really dressing up friendly, trying to steer him towards some of the football books he likes or WW2 evacuees stories

Witchend Wed 14-Feb-18 17:49:16

Really easy. School prospectus. School uniform. No one can say that isn't a book.

Andthatsthat Wed 14-Feb-18 20:35:38

Some ideas here Thankyou. We’ve had a chat about favourite books tonight so I’m hoping it will lead to a decision from him, he’s now brimming with suggestions! At least we have put the Darth Vader costume away grin

Paddington68 Fri 16-Feb-18 14:14:51

put him in a dress, Boy in a dress!

ForgivenessIsDivine Fri 16-Feb-18 14:20:56

Let him decide...

GU24Mum Fri 16-Feb-18 14:35:11

Good idea Paddington68 - my son went as the boy in a dress a couple of years ago. OH was horrified that I let him and that DS found it quite funny seeing how the different dresses twirled (he has an older sister). Mind you, he went more or less in school uniform last year as Just William which is pretty much the polar opposite!

JaimesGoldenHand Fri 16-Feb-18 14:43:09


WhoAmIReally99 Fri 16-Feb-18 20:45:26

My son went as doctor who when he was about 6/7... there was no talking him out of it. tbh he didnt have a fave book at the time other than his dr who annuals so i let him roll with it.

now at 9 he is a total book worm and hes been umming and aaaahing over which character to go as and has decided on alex rider. (hes a spy and ds has been telling me which gadgets are needed lol)

Owletterocks Fri 16-Feb-18 20:55:00

My ds loves fact books about wildlife so is going in a lion onesie.

Pixie2015 Fri 16-Feb-18 21:01:43

Not sure if age appropriate but I loved the idea of wimpy kid masks

MsAwesomeDragon Fri 16-Feb-18 21:09:24

Dd has a million books about puppies, and a dog onsie, so wbd is very easy this year. She wore a different dog onsie last year, and the year before she had a kitten hoodie. It's nice and easy having a child who is obsessed with animals as both books and clothes are animal based.

Snowysky20009 Sat 17-Feb-18 23:22:42

My son used to wear his own clothes and go as horrid Henry! Simple

Tomorrowillbeachicken Sun 18-Feb-18 08:47:42

Go as a muggle!

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