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#226 Team Awesome

Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:51 PM

One of mine went as Morrigan Crow the other went as a book fairy which was a way of reducing, reusing and recycling by way of using up some books which had been let’s just say overly loved and beyond repair but kept for sentimental reasons froms when the kids were younger. I turned them into a tutu skirt and wings using a stapler and ribbon we had laying around. DD3 was thrilled to win given all the kids in store bought costumes she thought looked better than hers.

Edited by Team Awesome, 23 August 2019 - 02:52 PM.


#227 CallMeFeral

Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:35 PM

Can anybody recommend me some characters which are either hideously easy to dress up in or or just basically wearing normal every day clothes?

We have nothing, and my kids don't seem that interested, but I'd rather they make some token effort rather than just go in mufti.

#228 ipsee

Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:09 PM

Have they read The Turners where the family turn into lizards/dinosaurs?

You can do that with green rubber glove dino hands and a tail if you have one and normal clothes.

Heidi, Swiss Family Robinson (scruffy clothes) (or Robinso Crusoe), LIttle Women, LIttle red riding hood (if you have anything red or with a hood), and a basket.

#229 MrsCee

Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:11 PM

Gender? Age?

Upper primary girl? Any character from The Babysitters Club? Typical teenage girl clothes???

#230 Riotproof

Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:34 PM

View PostCallMeFeral, on 23 August 2019 - 03:35 PM, said:

Can anybody recommend me some characters which are either hideously easy to dress up in or or just basically wearing normal every day clothes?

We have nothing, and my kids don't seem that interested, but I'd rather they make some token effort rather than just go in mufti.

Harry Potter characters in muggle clothes?

#231 BECZ

Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:21 PM

Damn!  I thought we had escaped it! (New school)
I was surprised that they hadn't planned anything, but thought, you never know!

Nope.  Today they bring home a note for Thursday!
Grrrrrr!

DD2 is happy to wear her Red Riding hood costume, DS2 is happy to wear one of his many superhero costumes (if infants are involved.  He's been home most of the week with the flu along with me) and DS1 has an 'It' costume he can wear, he says he's just going to wear mufti.  We'll see!  
Still not feeling crash hot, so don't really have the energy to argue or care too much at the moment.

Edited by BECZ, 23 August 2019 - 05:22 PM.


#232 Mose

Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:40 PM

View PostCallMeFeral, on 23 August 2019 - 03:35 PM, said:

Can anybody recommend me some characters which are either hideously easy to dress up in or or just basically wearing normal every day clothes?

We have nothing, and my kids don't seem that interested, but I'd rather they make some token effort rather than just go in mufti.

So let's be clear, I did not endeavour to verify my instructions.

But apparently jeans, black t shirt, checked shirt (obtained from op shop, but one of his Dad's would have worked, on reflection) and the all important red notebook referenced in my earlier post = main character from "middle school, the worst years of my life", by James Patterson.

#233 frazzle

Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:41 PM

I will own up to being a book week tragic - my kids still let me dress them up but I reckon this might be the last year.
Miss 15 went as Crowley and her friend as Aziraphel from Good Omens. Got bargains at op shops included jacket for $2 and NineWest boots for $15 (that she can wear later).
Miss 12 will be Major Meowser from Catstronauts. White jumper, white leggings, furry ears, a cereal box painted up as as backpack thingy that astronauts wear.
Master 12 will be Mark Whatney from The Martian.$12 biohazard suit from Bunnings painted up to look like the spacesuit, $6 NASA tee shirt on sale from K Mart. I want him to carry duct tape and a potato but he said that's not cool (!)
We have books in every room of the house. Miss 15 is not a big reader, Miss 12 has learning disabilities but we all still think its fun.
BUT I completely respect people who don't like it or it isn't their bag. Just enjoy the costumes from us crazies who do!!!

#234 frazzle

Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:43 PM

Here's an idea if you have black clothes and a black trilby hat  - someone at my daughter's school dressed up as Peter Pan's shadow!!!

#235 It's Percy

Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:35 PM

View PostCallMeFeral, on 23 August 2019 - 03:35 PM, said:

Can anybody recommend me some characters which are either hideously easy to dress up in or or just basically wearing normal every day clothes?

We have nothing, and my kids don't seem that interested, but I'd rather they make some token effort rather than just go in mufti.

Judy Moody and her little brother Stink. My daughter who is 9 went as Judy Moody today. In the first book, Judy wants to have tshirt from her summer vacation but her family didn't go anywhere special. They just went to the beach and had fish and chips which her dad told her was shark. So she draws on her own white tshirt "I ate a shark" and a picture of a shark. Done!!

Or you could just wear normal clothes and say you're Judy or Stink!

If I knew how to put a photo on here I would!

Edited by It's Percy, 23 August 2019 - 06:36 PM.


#236 CallMeFeral

Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:32 PM

View PostMrsCee, on 23 August 2019 - 04:11 PM, said:

Gender? Age?

Upper primary girl? Any character from The Babysitters Club? Typical teenage girl clothes???

Girl 10 Boy 9. That's good, she does read babysitters club!
Apparently DS is going to draw the diary of the wimpy kid face on a card so that should sort him out if I can find card.

View Postfrazzle, on 23 August 2019 - 05:43 PM, said:

Here's an idea if you have black clothes and a black trilby hat  - someone at my daughter's school dressed up as Peter Pan's shadow!!!

That's great!

#237 JBH

Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:51 PM

View PostCallMeFeral, on 23 August 2019 - 03:35 PM, said:

Can anybody recommend me some characters which are either hideously easy to dress up in or or just basically wearing normal every day clothes?

We have nothing, and my kids don't seem that interested, but I'd rather they make some token effort rather than just go in mufti.

Jeans and an orange t-shirt with sword = someone from Camp Halfblood in the Percy Jackson books (there are male and female characters)

Lots of sportspeople have written books - go in the uniform of whatever sport you play and find a book

Probably a bit old now but my son once chose to go as Hey Jack from the Jack books, which required shorts and a t-shirt

Ballet outfit is a character from the Sadler’s Wells series or a Noel Streatfield novel

Horse riding kit is a character from the Saddle Cub

#238 Murderino

Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:52 PM

DD was Dawn from The Babysitters Club - so easy.

Our school had two boys dress as the boys from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. One had striped PJs and a piece of temporary fencing, the other just had shorts, a short and vest.

#239 annodam

Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:17 PM

View Postfrazzle, on 23 August 2019 - 05:41 PM, said:

I will own up to being a book week tragic - my kids still let me dress them up but I reckon this might be the last year.
Miss 15 went as Crowley and her friend as Aziraphel from Good Omens. Got bargains at op shops included jacket for $2 and NineWest boots for $15 (that she can wear later).
Miss 12 will be Major Meowser from Catstronauts. White jumper, white leggings, furry ears, a cereal box painted up as as backpack thingy that astronauts wear.
Master 12 will be Mark Whatney from The Martian.$12 biohazard suit from Bunnings painted up to look like the spacesuit, $6 NASA tee shirt on sale from K Mart. I want him to carry duct tape and a potato but he said that's not cool (!)
We have books in every room of the house. Miss 15 is not a big reader, Miss 12 has learning disabilities but we all still think its fun.
BUT I completely respect people who don't like it or it isn't their bag. Just enjoy the costumes from us crazies who do!!!



Wow, Book Week in HS, God I would die if our School participated past Yr 6!
DDs Book Week only went up to Yr 4, then a few years ago, the new Principal decided part of the Middle School should also be involved, so now it's up to Yr 6.
I doubt DS will go as anything from this point anyway, so he too will finish up at Yr 4.

#240 ~J_F~

Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:20 PM

Our high school does it. A lot of the kids get involved, they seem to sort their own costumes out, no parent input needed!

#241 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:57 PM

View PostJBH, on 23 August 2019 - 08:51 PM, said:



Jeans and an orange t-shirt with sword = someone from Camp Halfblood in the Percy Jackson books (there are male and female characters)

And you get extra wear out of the harmony day t-shirt - winner!

#242 Riotproof

Posted 29 August 2019 - 10:48 AM

Out in the bitter cold today, we had our book week parade. So much excitement was bubbling around, kids looked so cute.

We discovered ds’s jeans are size 7 and do not fit.




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