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Old 14-01-2009, 19:25
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Have got to dress my seven year old up as a book character for Book week at school. Am racking my brains for some good ideas for costumes that are easy to create - that aren't Harry Potter!

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:26
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Is it a girl or a boy?
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:27
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How about Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the chocolate factory.
I would imagine just very shabby clothes.
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:28
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Where's Wolly ) Stripy top and hat and away you go. Can't remember but think he had glasses too...
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:30
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I dressed my son as Oliver Twist for his book week!

A lot of other children went as Spiderman and other superheroes, they were mostly from Marvel comics before they were cartoons I think?
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:32
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An oompa loompa?
Little red riding hood?
One of the seven dwarfs
A witch from the wizard of oz
the tinman
dorothy
Goldilocks
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:41
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As a fairy as they are many fairy books out there.
As a cool girl, like the bang on the door cool girls.
As a bratz.
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:49
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Dress as anyone you like - chances are they have featured in a book at sometime or another!
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:51
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Burglar Bill. Pair of jeans, striped tee-shirt and a mask. Easy as.
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:52
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The Worst Witch would be easy if you have a girl and she's got long hair. Or the girl out of BFG, glasses and a nightie
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:53
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A lion or a white witch from The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe?

one of the characters from Charlie and the Chocolate factory, like the girl who turned blue? A bit of face paint and blue clothes would do it.
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Old 14-01-2009, 19:53
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Harry Potter?
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Old 14-01-2009, 20:03
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Tom Sawyer, checked shirt, straw hat, ripped jeans, and a stick with a hanky and baggage

Or is that Huckleberry Finn

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Old 14-01-2009, 20:09
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Burglar Bill. Pair of jeans, striped tee-shirt and a mask. Easy as.
I LOVED Burglar Bill when I was a kid. It was the only book I remember my dad reading to me. Every so often, even thirty+ years later, one of us will say (without being aware of it) that something or other is a NICE something or other, and the other one of us will say I'LL HAVE THAT! and we both giggle (and my mum rolls her eyes at us.)
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Old 14-01-2009, 20:10
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Tom Sawyer, checked shirt, straw hat, ripped jeans, and a stick with a hanky and baggage

Or is that Huckleberry Finn

That's Huck Finn. Tom was a nice boy, lived with his auntie. Huck was the one with the rips. Aaaaah, my misspent summer holidays in the 70s!

I agree that it would be a nice easy one to do.
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Old 14-01-2009, 20:25
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As a fairy as they are many fairy books out there.
As a cool girl, like the bang on the door cool girls.
As a bratz.
Yeah or building on this how about as a Soviet commissar from Antony Beevors' Stalingrad?
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Old 14-01-2009, 20:29
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Very Hungry Caterpillar - green top and trousers, cut fruit shapes, with holes in middle, out of coloured felt and tack on to the top. Add a pair of antenna - band and pipe cleaners.

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Old 14-01-2009, 20:38
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I LOVED Burglar Bill when I was a kid. It was the only book I remember my dad reading to me. Every so often, even thirty+ years later, one of us will say (without being aware of it) that something or other is a NICE something or other, and the other one of us will say I'LL HAVE THAT! and we both giggle (and my mum rolls her eyes at us.)
Yup. To this day in our house when we see something we like we say, "I'll have that". We all know what we mean.
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Old 14-01-2009, 20:49
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Yup. To this day in our house when we see something we like we say, "I'll have that". We all know what we mean.

And in this house too


I don't know if the child is a boy or girl . Alice in Wonderland or any character from that, Mad Hatter etc, or The Jolly Postman .
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Old 14-01-2009, 20:54
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How about Alice in Wonderland - for a girl
Or Michael Darling-( out of Peter Pan) for a boy ? John Darling is the second youngest of the Darling children. In some of the adaptations, such as Disney's Peter Pan, he wears glasses and a long nightshirt and top hat carries an umbrella with him in Disneys Peter pan. When Peter Pan can't lead the Lost Boys, he acts as their leader. He is ten years old, and is fascinated by pirates. ,

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Old 14-01-2009, 20:57
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Jesus off of the bible.
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Old 14-01-2009, 21:08
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The emperor from the emperors new clothes.
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Old 14-01-2009, 21:10
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The emperor from the emperors new clothes.
Easy to do and it will be talked about for ever.
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Old 14-01-2009, 22:01
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Thanks for the reply's so far - he's a boy by the way, definitely more difficult than a girl!
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Old 14-01-2009, 22:04
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Where's Wolly ) Stripy top and hat and away you go. Can't remember but think he had glasses too...
Ha!! I do this every year, add a walking stick and you are sorted!
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