So World Book Day is almost upon us and again it comes to the choice of firstly :
which book and character ?
And then the whole dreaded – make or buy debate ?!?
Actually, I love world book day , probably more than the kids and though I admit I’ve bought in the past due to time restraints, I’ve also had a blast creating costumes inspired from Pinterest.
Popular choices in out household has to be Roald Dahl or Harry Potter. …
I ll admit I bought the boys oompa loompa costume , and he wouldn’t let me paint him orange 😯 But it was absolutely fabulous and I couldn’t have done better .
My daughter one year wanted to be Violet Beauregard , though not as when she’s swollen like a blueberry much to my dissapointment ( there are some fantastic ones people have made and I would have done it !) .
That was a very simple costume to put together – a blue woman’s top from primark which was long enough to look like a dress and some thick red satin ribbon to make a simple belt.
With harry potter, you can just do uniform , add a black cloak , round glasses etc….. plus you can buy great house badges from eBay, even house scarfs.
But my favourite is the prop making for Harry Potter – we made some fancy wizard wands using a straw, paper decorated with beads and patterns made from a hot glue gun then painted them brown . Later when they were dry we added gold detail. Simple , easy to make and effective.
Last year my daughter went as Moaning Myrtle , minus the toilet seat over the head – world book day is a great opportunity to be as creative as you like and brings a lot more fun to the whole world of reading.
Characters come alive and imaginations can run wild and the possibilities for costume ideas are endless !
You can follow my boards on Pinterest for full creative makes and inspiration!