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Titanic fancy dress - help!

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Chancewouldbeafinethlng · 04/06/2019 15:46

Totally forgot my son has to dress up as a titanic crew member for school. What could I fashion that a) won’t look shit b) won’t cost a lot to cobble together?
Help! I’m so bad at stuff like this

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Soola · 04/06/2019 15:49

White shirt, waistcoat and trousers?

Talcott2007 · 04/06/2019 16:01

3 crew member come to mind How long have you got to prepare?

1)Could be a chef from the kitchens - are you near an IKEA they have a great white chef's had and apron? carry a mixing bowl and whisk

2) One of the musicians who kept on playing? Does he have a smart suit/ trousers/ shirt and bow tie etc or a musical instrument (even a toy instrument?

3) laborer in the engine room - shirt and waistcoat but covered in 'coal dust'

ladymalfoy · 04/06/2019 16:03

The kid from Sixth Sense? I see dead people?
Icy dead people.

Off to get my coat.

IHaveBrilloHair · 04/06/2019 16:04

A life jacket?

MelanieCheeks · 04/06/2019 16:07

Striped waistcoat and tea -towel over arm - waiter
Peaked cap and white shirt (maybe epaulettes sewn on?) - officer
Binoculars or spyglass, map and a compass - lookout/ navigator

Pinkarsedfly · 04/06/2019 16:11

Lots of polystyrene - the iceberg?

BooksAreMyOnlyFriends · 04/06/2019 16:11

Trousers - school ones will do. Old white shirt with collar cut off. Braces or two lengths of elastic sewn on to look like braces. Maybe a flat cap if you can get one?

ArtichokeAardvark · 04/06/2019 16:13

Do you know a man with black tie that you could borrow? If so, he could go as one of the musicians who kept playing as the ship sank.

Otherwise plain shirt and trousers to go as a boiler stoker, just get them nice and grubby first! Best of all if you use a piece of BBQ charcoal to get a sooty effect.

ClashCityRocker · 04/06/2019 16:23

I thought titanic fancy dress had been decried as bad taste?

One of the boiler workers would probably be easiest, if you've got some oldish plain clothes that you don't mind ruining.

ImMeantToBeWorking · 04/06/2019 16:23

have you braces? Them, a white shirt and slacks

AdaColeman · 04/06/2019 16:33

Disposable (paper) overalls from Screwfix are a couple of pounds, trimmed to size (and perhaps paint a White Star Line flag on the back) he would be an engineer or boiler man.

sonjadog · 04/06/2019 16:50

I think I would go as nothing as dressing up as people killed in a major tragedy is really inappropriate.

TreacherousPissFlap · 04/06/2019 16:56

See I'm really laid back and the absolute antithesis of professionally offended that you often see on MN, but I'm with sonja.

But then again I suppose most historic costumes have an element of that Confused

SavoyCabbage · 04/06/2019 17:00

It’s definitely a weird topic.

Apron for kitchen worker?
Broom, school trousers and a navy or white t-shirt for a deck hand.

TinselTimes · 04/06/2019 17:04

That’s a really odd topic. Is it not offensive because it was a long time ago? At what point would it be ok to dress up as a hillsborough or Grenfell victim? Honestly my child wouldn’t be taking part in that theme.

But I suppose if you want to I’d just go with anything vaguely of that period, put him in trousers and a shirt, maybe a cap and be done with it.

Chancewouldbeafinethlng · 04/06/2019 17:10

Yes it’s definitely weird but I’m going to go with it. He has enough issues without making life harder for him.

Do you think I could get away with white shirt, black trousers and shoes and a bow tie, then a cardboard violin?

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SavoyCabbage · 04/06/2019 17:15

Definitely. Sounds perfect.

TinselTimes · 04/06/2019 17:21

Yes I think that’s fine.

stucknoue · 04/06/2019 17:34

Sounds perfect.

Lexilooo · 04/06/2019 18:20

Or rather than the violin a tea towel or tray and he can be a waiter

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