Who's making a World Book Day costume this weekend?!

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  • Madmel
    Madmel Posts: 798 Forumite
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    Thankfully mine are too old for this now. However, I got a brilliant tip from here around 6 years ago. DD1 had a Hallowe'en witch outfit, so wore the hat and fingernails then we made a wardrobe from a cardboard box and she carried a toy lion and went as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. DD2 made a car from another box (mince pie foils for headlights) which she wore over her head. She borrowed my dad's flat cap, a pair of her dad's socks over some trousers and some green face paint and went as Mr Toad. Costs for both: nil. Enjoyment: loads. Prizes won: 2 :-)
  • BargainJunky
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    Last year both of my boys went as Where's Wally (red/white stripey top/glasses/bobble hat and blue trousers). This year the youngest is Tigger courtesy of a onesie bought from a car boot sale last year for £3.00 - I knew it would come in handy one day just wish I had also bought the bigger Scooby Doo one as well.

    The eldest is Spongebob - £4.80 cheap (ish) ebay purchase a couple of weeks ago.

    I did however see a fantastic home made costume on Topsy and Tim (Cbeebies) this week. It was a cardboard box turned into the house off three little pigs - one side had straw stuck to it, the other had bricks painted on it and the final side sticks. There was then a hole at the top for the childs head and a hole on each side so that it can be turned round as appropriate.
  • masonsmum
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    DS1 aged 7 is going as Harry Potter, my neice has a Hogwarts Cloak so I have borrowed that and purchased a wand, glasses and Hogwarts Tie from Amazon for £8.
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  • rochja
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    I reported all 3 posts. Too much bacon is just not good for you.
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  • sillyme673
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    My DD is going as Bella from twilight. So normal clothes. She is 9 and thinks it is soo romantic. :rotfl:
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