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#26 Jenflea

Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:53 PM

Our school tells us the theme but no one ever sticks to it.

#27 seayork2002

Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:58 PM

View PostJenflea, on 16 August 2019 - 12:53 PM, said:

Our school tells us the theme but no one ever sticks to it.

same, the theme is in the newsletter but the suggestions on who/what you can dress as are just random.

everyone just goes as they want

#28 rainne

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:11 PM

View PostWaitForMe, on 16 August 2019 - 06:35 AM, said:

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.

This is so interesting to me because it's the exact opposite in our school. The Yr 6-7s like to show off, so they do elaborate group costumes, like the entire cast of the Wizard of Oz plus a borrowed small dog for the assembly.

#29 Little Bean

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:14 PM

DD is going as Matilda, which is super easy and I also think fits the theme perfectly.

I told DD I thought most people would either go as Harry Potter characters or superheroes this year and her response was "they do every other year anyway".

#30 klr75

Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:21 PM

Easiest book week dress up I done was last year, and my DS went as Steve Backshall from Deadly 60.   My DS had his book at home, and loves the TV show.  I just dressed him up in khaki coloured clothes and printed off the Deadly 60 logo and pinned it to his shirt.  Sent him to school with some plastic snakes and crocodiles - he loved it!!!

#31 seayork2002

Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:48 PM

View Postklr75, on 16 August 2019 - 02:21 PM, said:

Easiest book week dress up I done was last year, and my DS went as Steve Backshall from Deadly 60.   My DS had his book at home, and loves the TV show.  I just dressed him up in khaki coloured clothes and printed off the Deadly 60 logo and pinned it to his shirt.  Sent him to school with some plastic snakes and crocodiles - he loved it!!!

I love this idea! would have used it on DS if he was a few years younger

#32 MrsCee

Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:58 PM

View PostLucrezia Borgia, on 16 August 2019 - 06:59 AM, said:


ds is going as Dogman

Same as both my DS’. Was gonna be 1 Dogman and 1 Iron man... but then DS2 saw the fluffy tail and ears and decided he wanted to be Dogman as well... so back off to the shops :rolleyes:

#33 Gumbette

Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:00 PM

We've already had ours.  She went as Moonface.  Lame but it only cost $4 and it was her pick.  Either that or it was the Saucepan Man, and I didn't want to count on her bringing them all back home.

Edited by Gumbette, 16 August 2019 - 03:07 PM.


#34 GreenEgg

Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:27 PM

One is going is Ella (or Olivia?) in the sleepover novel,  I convinced her that wearing pjs to school would be cool.  the other child I am trying to steer towards Anh Do's Ninja Kid.

#35 Pink Flamingo

Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:35 PM

My kid is going as Wally from Where’s Wally.

#36 Pooks Combusted

Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:40 PM

My son is going as Thanos in a mass produced costume. He doesn’t like reading. He doesn’t like books. He likes Fortnite, and does hilarious Fortnite dances while wearing the costume. I found a Little Golden Book about Thanos, and he read it perfectly cover to cover.

#37 ERipley

Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:44 PM

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Edited by ERipley, 19 August 2019 - 07:37 PM.


#38 EmmDasher

Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:04 PM

I wish there was a bit more variety in the in store costume options. Every major store has the exact same 10-20 character options at about the same price point. I love costume events but it’s a boring having such restricted options. I’ll have to be more organized for next year and order online further in advance.

#39 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:10 PM

Maybe DD would go as Jill from the Treehouse books - being able to talk to animals is a pretty cool superpower.

#40 ERipley

Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:16 PM

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Edited by ERipley, 19 August 2019 - 07:37 PM.


#41 GreenEgg

Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:40 PM

View PostEmmDasher, on 16 August 2019 - 04:04 PM, said:

I wish there was a bit more variety in the in store costume options. Every major store has the exact same 10-20 character options at about the same price point. I love costume events but it’s a boring having such restricted options. I’ll have to be more organized for next year and order online further in advance.

Or were up to a decent size! My 9 year old is almost as tall as me and so hard to find something suitable at a reasonable price.

#42 hoohoobump

Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:24 PM

View PostGreenEgg, on 16 August 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:



Or were up to a decent size! My 9 year old is almost as tall as me and so hard to find something suitable at a reasonable price.

Yep. There’s great costumes for the toddlers and under 5s. A decent sized primary kid - difficult.



#43 TinCat🐱

Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:46 PM

Red riding hood and the wolf are leaving my house on Monday.

I walked into an opp shop and they had a red riding hood cape! So that part of the costume cost me a whole dollar! Happy Mum :)

#44 EmmDasher

Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:49 PM

View PostGreenEgg, on 16 August 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:



Or were up to a decent size! My 9 year old is almost as tall as me and so hard to find something suitable at a reasonable price.

Yes that too. You could just get the adult ones but I’m guessing that they’re all ‘sexy’ whatever. H&M had some in the 10-12yr age range.

#45 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:19 PM

View PostEmmDasher, on 16 August 2019 - 07:49 PM, said:



Yes that too. You could just get the adult ones but I’m guessing that they’re all ‘sexy’ whatever. H&M had some in the 10-12yr age range.

actually that’s funny...i must have been googling “dog dress ups with police uniform” and yeh....i was getting some interesting suggestions....definitely *not* suitable for book week...

#46 aluminium

Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:25 PM

Nancy Drew and EJ Spy here. Both just wear normal kid clothes but with extras (spy stuff, detective stuff).

#47 Quick hedgehog

Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:29 PM

DD's teacher apparently decided it would be easier if the whole class dressed to the same theme. What the?!?  how is that easy???

Then they chose Harry Potter. DD doesn't like HP so she is going as Hedwig.  Year 6 for us so the last year of dress ups so I am happy to put in a bit of effort.

#48 WaitForMe

Posted 16 August 2019 - 09:05 PM

View PostLucrezia Borgia, on 16 August 2019 - 08:19 PM, said:

actually that’s funny...i must have been googling “dog dress ups with police uniform” and yeh....i was getting some interesting suggestions....definitely *not* suitable for book week...

Its a bit disturbing isn't it. I was doing a search for My Little Pony costumes and some were a bit suspect...

I blame the US and Halloween.

#49 null

Posted 16 August 2019 - 09:08 PM

The best book week costume I heard about once was a child who came as Arthur Dent from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - they popped on a bath robe and chucked a towel over their shoulder. They got bonus points because the theme was bedtime!

Another one was at a school with a blue uniform with tracksuit pants and jacket. They shoved a pillow down their zipped up jacket and wrapped themself in bandages - Mr Bump!

I am still patiently waiting to find out what my youngest decides he wants to go as this year.

#50 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 16 August 2019 - 09:30 PM

View PostWaitForMe, on 15 August 2019 - 10:19 PM, said:

The theme is:
Reading Is My Secret Power

That's dd theme too but she going as Wanda from where's wally provided the costume arrives on time

Last year she was Elsa and they apparently had a theme.
I don't think it gets enforced at dd school, thankfully. How the hell do you ebay reading is my secret power?




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