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#1 WaitForMe

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:19 PM

We can't agree on anything and the parade is on Monday.

Whats everyone else's little ones dressing up as this year?

The theme is:
Reading Is My Secret Power

#2 ~J_F~

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:25 PM

A jockey/equestrian rider.

I just finished sewing the costume for tomorrow.

I am assuming there will be a lot of superhero costumes (batman, superman, batgirl style) due to the theme.

Edited by ~J_WTF~, 15 August 2019 - 10:26 PM.


#3 AKAmum

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:28 PM

Fly Guy

#4 Cheesy Sanga

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:35 PM

Our school doesn't really enforce the theme. There's a lot of footy gear and princess costumes. It seems to be an excuse to wear something other than the uniform.

One of my kids has her costume sorted, "Agatha oddly" she's a young detective. The other kid has no idea, so I've not sorted anything for her.

#5 amdirel

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:41 PM

Oh I've been googling for ideas tonight too! DS is in year 6 and can be a bit eccentric in his style lol, so wants something "good". Last year he went as the boy in the dress, and wore a bright orange sequined dress. This year he was thinking of thelma the unicorn, but wants a full costume- he's not content with my idea of pink clothes and his unicorn mask. Sigh.

#6 seayork2002

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:41 PM

Vectus from minecraft

#7 SeaPrincess

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:47 PM

Our school doesn’t bother too much with the theme. My children are going as The Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly and Polly (from Polly and Buster).

#8 Jenflea

Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:47 PM

Morrigan Crow from the Wondersmith books will be DD's costume.

Black dress or skirt and cardi and an umbrella. Easy!

#9 Ellie bean

Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:29 PM

There’s a theme? Is this for all schools? I never knew this!
If we have a costume and a matching book I’m happy, now I’m worried about the theme thing

#10 ~J_F~

Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:30 PM

View PostEllie bean, on 15 August 2019 - 11:29 PM, said:

There’s a theme? Is this for all schools? I never knew this!
If we have a costume and a matching book I’m happy, now I’m worried about the theme thing

There is theme every year. I think some schools go with it and others don’t worry.

#11 Ellie bean

Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:32 PM

View Post~J_WTF~, on 15 August 2019 - 11:30 PM, said:



There is theme every year. I think some schools go with it and others don’t worry.
Ah ok thanks!

#12 Riotproof

Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:33 PM

Tbh, I think our school is a bit p*ssed about the theme this year. Mass produced superhero costumes are the bane of the existence. So now, we can go as whatever boom character we like.

#13 Ellie bean

Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:41 PM

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Edited by Ellie bean, 15 August 2019 - 11:52 PM.


#14 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:44 PM

View Postamdirel, on 15 August 2019 - 10:41 PM, said:

Oh I've been googling for ideas tonight too! DS is in year 6 and can be a bit eccentric in his style lol, so wants something "good". Last year he went as the boy in the dress, and wore a bright orange sequined dress. This year he was thinking of thelma the unicorn, but wants a full costume- he's not content with my idea of pink clothes and his unicorn mask. Sigh.

Well he does need a carrot plus nice pink paint and glitter. I tried to get DD to go as Thelma, was a no go. We haven’t figured it out yet.

#15 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:45 PM

My son will be dressing up as the very hungry caterpillar.

I bought a bottle green school uniform (in size 4... lol), and we'll put light green stripes on it (DH bought green duct tape from Bunnings).

I'll also quickly sew up a red beanie (it's really easy, I found a tutorial here) and DH has offered to solve the problem of how to affix the pipe-cleaners (I mean, antennae) onto it. I just hope he doesn't forget; he offered to help because I'm too busy reacquainting myself with Year 12 calculus (so many formulas... ermegerd).

I'm just relieved that my son has found a book he loves. He's not very literary. :D

#16 Dianalynch

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:13 AM

One kid will want to go as ‘a kid in the background of the Harry Potter books that wears jeans and a top’ and the other will want something completely OTT but I have no ideas -

I’m tempted by super hero costumes as it annoys me that people get annoyed by kids wearing them for book week yeah it’s all about the books but it’s just a costume, it won’t make them illiterate

#17 nom_de_plume

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:09 AM

View Postamdirel, on 15 August 2019 - 10:41 PM, said:

Oh I've been googling for ideas tonight too! DS is in year 6 and can be a bit eccentric in his style lol, so wants something "good". Last year he went as the boy in the dress, and wore a bright orange sequined dress. This year he was thinking of thelma the unicorn, but wants a full costume- he's not content with my idea of pink clothes and his unicorn mask. Sigh.

DD is going as Thelma the unicorn. DS x 2 are going as Batman and Superman. The boys are year 5 and 6 and not so into it anymore.

#18 EmmDasher

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:27 AM

I hate the themes. They’re so cryptic and I find them stressful and unnecessary. I’ll be sending a dragon and a princess (or possibly an astronaut - younger DD changed her mind last night).

#19 WaitForMe

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:27 AM

I had what I thought was a great idea but DD1 wasn't impressed. She owns this fantastic superhero style cape with her name on it, so I thought she could wear that, then I could make a paper dress out of newspapers or op shop books, and she could be a reading super hero. But no, she didn't like that as its not a book character.

She has become obsessed with the TV show My Little Pony and once found a My Little Pony book in the library, so thats what she wants to be, but I'm not keen on her dressing up as a TV character thats thinly veiled as a book character. Although I suspect with this years theme most kids will be doing that.

Last night I did think maybe Room on the Broom. She would get to take a bunch of her soft toys to school, stuck on a broomstick.

#20 IkeaAddict

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:29 AM

DS age 9 is going dressed in Ravenclaw HP gear. So a cape, scarf and tie. His request, got on ebay for $18

#21 EmmDasher

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:33 AM

I really wanted to do Madeline but I just couldn’t find the right bits and pieces in store to make it work. I’m going to keep that one as a back up though for next year.

#22 WaitForMe

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:35 AM

I noticed at assembly last year, the number of kids that dress up steadily declines with each grade. I reckon I only have a year or two of costumes to go after this one.

#23 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:41 AM

DD wants to go as 'Anne' from famous five. Anne is the quiet one. She's put a costume together from the dressup box. Which is extra good as a) the sewing machine is broken and b) so is my arm...

#24 JomoMum

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:48 AM

View PostRiotproof, on 15 August 2019 - 11:33 PM, said:

Tbh, I think our school is a bit p*ssed about the theme this year. Mass produced superhero costumes are the bane of the existence. So now, we can go as whatever boom character we like.

Same. And most kids go as superheroes every year anyway.

We’re doing Willy Wonka, 5yoDS’s choice.

#25 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:59 AM

our school doesn’t do the theme....the first i heard about a theme was here on EB.

ds is going as Dogman





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