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Please help me - I promise not to be awkward!

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janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 18:09:26

Once again, a need a book-inspired fancy dress costume please.

Any ideas for something easy but a bit quirky?

How easy would Lady Macbeth be for instance?

Any more ideas very gratefully received!

aristocat Sat 03-Oct-09 18:18:26


BecauseImWorthIt Sat 03-Oct-09 18:20:43

Ophelia? You could go all wet?

<sick emoticon>

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 03-Oct-09 18:21:15

Or go as a scout?

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 18:21:21

Think I might be a bit old and norky for that! But thank you.

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 18:23:58

Had already wondered about Ophelia! Don't really want to have to buy a dress and will be in front of teenagers, so can't wear a nightgown!

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 19:35:25

Is anybody not watching the dancing and therefore available to help me, please?

TotalChaos Sat 03-Oct-09 19:40:48

Penelope from the Odyssey = simple dress plus some unfinished sewing/weaving?

Pyrocanthus Sat 03-Oct-09 19:41:09

Lizzy Bennett if you have the right kind of nightgown.

If you have the wrong kind of nightgown, then it would do for Lady M if you carry a bar of soap.

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 19:42:54

God I would love to be Elizabeth Bennet but think it would mean hiring stuff and want to avoid that.

I don't have any kind of nightgown and really couldn't wear one anyway, as is a secondary school. Did see a v Lady M-ish one in Past Times though!

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 19:44:54

Penelope is a possibility. I have been Medussa before. Any other mythological possibilities?

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 03-Oct-09 19:46:44

Oi - what about my scout suggestion? That's pretty quirky!

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 19:52:06

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 20:13:13

Or any less-obvious fairy tale characters?

VintageGardenia Sat 03-Oct-09 20:19:43

Lady of Shalott in a headband and belt?

Miss Marple in a tweed suit, hat and handbag?

Boudicca, in a helmet & something belted under the bust?

VintageGardenia Sat 03-Oct-09 20:20:24

Oooh you could be poor old Karen if you have any red shoes...

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 20:25:01

Arghh - don't mention red shoes. It gave me nightmares for years! Would be a good costume though.

Miss Marple sounds fun! Or Miss Moneypenny maybe?

Believe me, a belt under my bust would so not be a good thing!

VintageGardenia Sat 03-Oct-09 20:30:18

Yes, even if you're a teacher dressing up in front of teenagers you still want to look mildly attractive I think but hard to think of heroines who are not girlish.

What about Sweet Thursday or Mrs Morales?

Or Aunt Ada Doom!!

Longtalljosie Sat 03-Oct-09 20:31:16

Mad Mrs Rochester with a candle and everything peculiar from the back of the wardrobe?

VintageGardenia Sat 03-Oct-09 20:32:43

Oooh yes with your hair all beddy and a singed dressing gown!

Ledodgy Sat 03-Oct-09 20:33:23

wear a long dress. Then stuff a few pairs of tights and stick them on your head and go as Medusa.

Ledodgy Sat 03-Oct-09 20:33:54

Oh just read the whole thread and its been mentioned already. blush ignore me!

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 20:35:18

Just googled Miss Marple - too old!

Ledodgy Sat 03-Oct-09 20:36:06

What about wearing a long rope and a fake beard. Put a sign on your back saying I love my mum and you can be Oedipus? grin

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 20:36:54


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