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    Default Book costume? Help!!

    Yasin has a dress up day at school next week where he has to dress as a character from a book.
    I have absolutely no ideas so I would really appreciate some help.

    Nothing complex, expensive or uncomfortable please


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    My DS has his next Friday..he wants to go as Bert from Mary Poppins. The Chimney sweep costume. So I have found a broom at Lombards, will make up a scarf and he can wear dark clothes and DH has a chimney sweep looking hat. I'll dirty his face up to somehow

    Last year he went as a tiger...we just bought ears, nose and tail on Ebay, it's great. The boys still like to put the tail on. Plenty of tiger characters in books.

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    Got any pirate gear? He could go as Captain Hook or some other pirate character.

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    The Mad Hatter?
    Relatively easy, and you could find most of it at the Op Shop or dad's wardrobe...


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    Woops! Wrong character!

    peter pan or captain hook?

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    What are his favoutite books? How about the Cat in the Hat?

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    Where's Wally?
    A pirate ( lots of stories have pirates in them)


    LOl I am in the same boat except my DS is insisting as going as a red dragon from one of his books...

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    ooh Where's Wally!
    That is cool. And super easy.

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    Harry Potter. You can buy/make a cape, get some cheap fake glasses and wand. And of course draw a scar on his forehead. Easy peasy.

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    James from James and The Giant Peach - pretty standard clothing.

    Old pants and shirt with a couple of holes/patch work spots and some straw out the bottom of the pants = scarecrow from Wizard of Oz

    A bear - all brown/dark clothing and some ears and a brown face = Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    light clothes and the egg cup from a carton of eggs painted pink with two black nostrils - use elastic to fasten around face. A curly tail from some pipe cleaners... and you have yourself a pig from The Three Little Pigs

    Some boots, jeans, and a pirate style shirt (read button up shirt usually white), pretend sword, long tail (think old pantyhose stuffed with newspaper and painted black or orange) = Puss in Boots

    Sorry, that's all I've got right now...

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    Harry Potter would be pretty easy but i'm guessing every kid would be dressed as him.

    I like the Where's Wally idea.

    Charlie from Charlie and the chocolate factory would be easy too, just put him some old clothes too small for him lol

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    My sisters 4 kids had their book parade today - her eldest went as Poseidon god of the sea, middle boy as a footy player, youngest boy as Pinocchio and her DD went as Belle from Beauty & the beast - Her eldest and youngest boys both one prizes for their costumes, all made up from stuff she already had at home!

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