Saturday, 27 February 2016

6 Easy Costumes To Pull Out The Bag for World Book Day!

Yippeeee! It's world book day next week! Said no parent. Ever.

Just in case it's been thrown at you last minute, or your child has changed their minds last minute (as they do) Or you know, if like me you think life is too short to sit sewing a spectacular costume sourced from Angels tears and organic cotton. Then here are 6 super easy costumes you could probably throw together the night before!

1. Greg Heffley-Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Easiest costume ever. It's basically a P.E kit!  You will need:
White T-shirt
Black shorts
Black backpack.
You can even draw a picture of his head on a piece of card for them to carry around!Check out the how to video here!

2 ANY character from The Famous Five 

For the boy you will need:

A pair of grey/navy/brown shorts.
Short or long sleeved shirt in white/pale blue/stripes....whatever you have really.
1 pull over or cardigan
A pair of knee high socks
Ruddy reddened cheeks and a backpack are optional.

For the girls you will need;
1 Summer dress - school pinafore perfect or even a plain skirt.
A shirt and either a cardigan to go over the top - an oversized one of your own? Even better.
1 pair of knee high socks.
Again ruddy cheeks and backpack optional.
A brown package tied with string (sandwiches)

Sinister bearded person and Timmy the shaggy dog are again optional extras.

3 Georges Marvelous Medicine

1 pair of jeans
A red jumper
1 wooden spoon
A couple of medicine bottles - empty ones obviously.

4 Paddington Bear:

1 red hat
A Blue coat or even an old Blue jumper as you can draw the toggles on!
Wellies Red pref but any plain will do. You could even put a pair of Red socks over school shoes if you don't mind them getting filthy.
Suitcase or satchel. (I covered an old lunchbox in Brown paper for S last year for a WW2 evacuee costume it looked pretty good actually)
An empty jar of Marmalade or a Marmalade sandwich!

5 Pippi Longstocking

Easy peasy one for the girls.
Hair in pigtails
Brightly coloured , mis-matched clothes
Ankles boots
Freckles all over the nose and cheeks.

6. Katniss The Hunger Games

I would have LOVED to of gone as this character!
If your daughter wants to go as a kick ass, strong female then I suggest Katniss

Black leggings or cargo trousers
Black long sleeved t shirt
Black Boots
Hair in a braid
Bow and arrow, and furrowed brow optional.

And if all else fails then pretty much ANY fancy dress costume will do really....

Knight costume - Prince Caspian, King Arthur, The Knight fro Charlie Cooks favourite book.

Princess dress - Let's face it basically any Disney story or Fairy tale.

And everyone's got a Halloween costume languishing around which can be adapted.
Pirate - Captain hook
Dracula -Well, you know Dracula!
Witch -The Witches, The Worst Witch, Room on the Broom

Oh and If your little darling hasn't actually read the book and helpfully announces this as you're ushering them inside. Loudly and proudly say "No not yet Darling but it IS on our reading list for at home this term"

Good luck!

Rachel x

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