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I need a Roald Dahl inspired costume for Friday - for me!

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Hulababy Tue 03-Mar-09 22:06:30

I was considering The Witches as I have a costume from Halloween, but have remembered that The Witches don't look like a normal witch! So that is out.

World Book Day is this week and on Friday everyone (pupils and staff) has to go to school dressed as a Roald Dahl character.

What on earth can I wear bearing in mind I don;t want to go spending lots of money and have limited time available between now and then.

Please help!

I have to go in my PJs the week after hmm Why did I think going into primary schools would be a good thing?

rempy Tue 03-Mar-09 22:07:40

Giant peach. Bash a box about, make arm and leg holes, paint orange, green scarf for leaf.

ellingwoman Tue 03-Mar-09 22:10:20

Sympathies. I've got to go in as the crocodile in Peter Pan on Friday and Dolly Parton the week after grin

gigglewitch Tue 03-Mar-09 22:10:34

hula, you can only be a witch if you're bald wink
turn up in huuuuge flannelet nightie and be grandma Josephine or whoever - charlie and the chocolate factory

'matilda' would be hilarious

what about 'red riding hood' from the revolting rhymes, make sure you have a wolfskin coat and a pistol in your knickers grin

Hulababy Tue 03-Mar-09 22:20:58

I know - and I think shaving my head is beyond the call of duty; as it chopping my toes off!

I did think of Little Red Riding Hood but assume pistols are probably not allowed in schools these days grin

What does Matild wear?

I hate dress up so much!!!

gigglewitch Tue 03-Mar-09 22:23:00

matilda
if you don't brush your hair from now til friday you should be ok wink

actually, she looks a lot like me grin

notnowbernard Tue 03-Mar-09 22:23:15

Miss Trunchbull from Matilda? (sorry grin)...

Or Miss Honey from Matilda?! (better wink)

stealthsquiggle Tue 03-Mar-09 22:25:15

Miss Honey?

PandaG Tue 03-Mar-09 22:26:05

spider from inside the peach? dress all in black, 4 extra legs from stuffed tights, make big eyes on a headband?

blithedance Tue 03-Mar-09 22:26:43

Adult characteres might be easier.

What about that awful teacher in Matilda? Hair in bun, glasses, starchy clothes? Aunt Sponge/Aunt Spiker? Cross-dress as Willie Wonka?

If it's not obvious who you are you could make an artistic badge!

gigglewitch Tue 03-Mar-09 22:27:19

goldilocks plus porridge, chair and sheet? hmm

then again,mrs twit would be much more fun, unless you have a colleague that looks like this already grin

LilyBolero Tue 03-Mar-09 22:27:23

Willy Wonka? Long coat, boots, trousers, top hat, cane?

blithedance Tue 03-Mar-09 22:27:38

x-posted - Miss Trunchbull that was it!

LilyBolero Tue 03-Mar-09 22:27:40

And LOTS of chocolate! grin

Beauregard Tue 03-Mar-09 22:28:44

Mrs Twit?

AitchTwoOh Tue 03-Mar-09 22:31:34

was also going to suggest mrs twit, there's a very detailed descriptive passage about her that would be fun to go through.

gigglewitch Tue 03-Mar-09 22:31:52

see - that's two votes for mrs twit as well grin

notnowbernard Tue 03-Mar-09 22:37:50

What about the Grandma of the little boy from The Witches? Amputated finger, a cigar... there are opportunities!

<realises this is Primary School thread>

Hulababy Wed 04-Mar-09 17:43:04

I almost did the spider, but wondered about the hassle of having all those ;egs whilst trying to work int he classroom.

have gone for one of Charlie's grandmas. Have a long pale blue flanelette type nightshirt and a mop cap type night hat. Not sur eon rest yet.

n5rje Wed 04-Mar-09 18:02:05

DS1 really hates any kind of dressing up so he went as George from George's Marvellous Medicine. He wore his own clothes (do you have any suitable clothes)a name badge saying George and I made a label for a big bottle saying "Marvellous Medicine, not for chickens or grandmas" and he was quite happy for minimal effort

grouchyoscar Wed 04-Mar-09 18:06:36

Long wig

Black Catsuit

Voila, a lady from the titles of 'Tales of the Unexpected'

grouchyoscar Wed 04-Mar-09 18:08:56

Ah, that's a bit not primary and before tyhe watershed isn't it hmm

Mrs Twit? Just look scruffy and add a few spots

Lilliput Wed 04-Mar-09 18:13:59

My dd is going as Aunt Spiker for world book day. She LOVES Roald Dahl and thought that all the other girls in her class would go as Rainbow Fairies and she wants to be different (I'm very proud of this little bit of free thinking). She is wearing a very old fashioned lace and velvet dress, an old ladies hat and a pair of half moon reading specs.

MrsMerryHenry Wed 04-Mar-09 18:19:15

Big ears. Big nose. Waistcoat.

ta-dah!

Miggsie Wed 04-Mar-09 18:39:49

DD is going as Sophie from the BFG, she is thrilled that she can wear her nightie to school!!!!!!!

If you can find the outfit, go as Miss Trunchbull from Matilda, she is very well descibed in the book as wearing hideous knickerbockers!!!!

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