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heavenleigh
Old 01-10-2007, 1:23 PM
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Default In need of ideas for a nursery rhyme costume

Afternoon all,

DD has book week this week at school and needs to be dressed up as a nursery rhyme character on Thursday.

I still have last years litle red riding hood costume i made (that she claimed first prize in) but as she wants to win again (ok I want to win) i need to make something else.

Most parents send their children in shop bought costumes, and thinking about it this is the cheaper way to do it, but it is always the home made costumes that claim first place.

How old am i?

We have thought about little bow peep but apart from a dress and a crook i dont know what else i could make, for red riding hood i made a dress, gingham apron, red satin cloak, wicker basket etc i need something that takes a little imagination (can you tell i really want to win?)

The sewing machine is at the ready, my sister in laws mother owns a bridal shop so i can snaffle material, ribbon, props etc for nothing .

I wanted Abbie to go as humpty dumpty in an outfit i was going to make out of bridal dress hoops and material but she has refused point blank darn 6 year olds:rolleyes: .

Can anyone think of any ideas, and i will of course post a photo of the finished item when done (probably 3am thursday morning if little red riding hood is anything to go by).

Remember it needs to have a little imagination and i dont mind the work involved, the point after all is to win!

Bad, bad competitive mother:
Leigh xx
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Old 01-10-2007, 1:41 PM
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I won first prize in a fancy dress competition when I was 5 (1970). My mum made me a ladybird costume. Does that count as a nursery rhyme, I'm thinking of 'ladybird, ladybird fly away home....' ? Of course I learnt to read from Ladybird books sorry indulging in nostalgia

My costume was; black tights, a black sweater and a red tunic dress (sleeveless). It was an outfit wore to school and my teacher used to say if I had spots on my back I'd look like a ladybird. So, that's what mum did- appliqueed black spots on the back with a black line down the middle. She made me a little helmet-like black cap that did up under the chin. Final touch were some black pipecleaner feelers.

If you're handy with a needle you could easily make a red tunic. Pattern companies do loads of fancy dress patterns as I'm sure you know. There's bound to be one with a suitable hat pattern or you could just use a black headband with pipecleaners.
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For Little Bo Peep, you would need a sheep on a lead.

How about Little Miss Muffet, hours of fun making a pipe cleaner spider.
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Old 01-10-2007, 1:50 PM
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Twinkle twinkle little star

or

Mary Mary quite contrary

or

Little miss muffet

or what are little girls made of

hope these are of some use
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or ride a !!!! horse - if she has a hobby horse
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How about one of the three blind mice? You could dress her up in a mouse costume, and give her a white stick?
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oops just realised it has deleted the c word - i am sure you get my gist

ride a .... horse to banbury cross - just in case you don't
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queen of hearts


ooh i am getting excited for you - do tell us what you decide on and good luck
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Old 01-10-2007, 1:55 PM
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baa baa black sheep, the queen of hearts, this little piggy

Hope these give you some ideas.
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Wee willie winkie in his nightgown with a candlestick
Itsy bitsy spider
goosey goosey gander
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As a brownie we had to dress as nursery rhyme characters etc and my mum made 2 tea pots out of cardboard, painted / decorated them and then hooked them over me for 'I'm a little teapot short and stout'.

Just a thought
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  • What about Doctor Foster. Only need a white coat and a stethoscope
  • Polly put the kettle on - a parrot costume holding a teapot!
  • I'm a little teapot - teapot shaped tabard with the lid as a hat and arms as spout and handle!!
  • Incy Wincy Spider - black furry tabbard with legs dangling off!!
Shame on you being competitive. My OH is like that. DD won a Maths hat competition in school. OH made a times table hat from a shoe box & toilet rolls complete with mini table cloth and clock faces and maths symbols.
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Hickory Dickory Dock, make a Grandfather clock from Supermarket boxes with her face painted as the clock face and make a little mouse to go on the side
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Old 01-10-2007, 2:28 PM
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What about humpty dumpty!!!!1 If you have a hoola hoop you could sew material on it to make the egg shape!
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Whats your little girl called, is it a name used in a Nursery Rhyme?
My 4yr old Polly, went as Polly put the kettle on, white apron from and old white waffle dressing gown, with net curtain frill attached and an old cooper kettle ornament. She Won!!!
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My Mum has a picture of me aged 5 dressed as the Queen of Hearts (white pinafore dress with red cloth hearts cut out and stuck on. My crown was card covered in gold foil and a muffin baking tray and wooden spoon).
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You must be getting over the morning (all day) sickness then! How about a dog- as in there was a farmer who had a dog and bingo was his name-o. Good luck- be careful the other competitive Mums, they can be a vicious breed.
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me and my bro once won a competition dressed as the owl and !!!!!cat, my mum even made us a pea green boat, its a good idea if she has a little friend also stuck for an idea you could share the glory of winning and its unusual so no one else will think of it
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What are little girls made of?
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:48 PM
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a bridal hoop could be used as ring a ring o roses by sticking paper roses on, or ones you could make with fabric, give her a pocket full of posies(again more fake flowers) and some tissues. dress her in pink or in something floral to set the theme.
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