Mama OWL Blog: The Great #WorldBookDay Dressing-up Box Raid of 2012

The Great #WorldBookDay Dressing-up Box Raid of 2012

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

It's that time of year again. And until about an hour ago, I had forgotten again.

Yes, tomorrow is World Book Day and my three sons are expected to go to school dressed up as a character from a book. I can't go out anywhere to go and get some costumes and as I forgot all about it until now I haven't formulated any sort of plan to make or borrow costumes, so a raid on the dressing up box it is.

I quickly decided on reusing Harrison's skeleton costume from Halloween, and will be sending him as 'Funny Bones'... A wee bit lazy and possibly a bit cheaty, but perfectly legal in book character terms. One down, two to go.

In a dark dark house, down a dark dark staircase... Some skeletons lived!
Now, there is a book called 'Where's My Mummy?'... I have wondered - do I want to make my lack of preparation glaringly obvious by sending two of my boys in wearing what are clearly recycled Halloween costumes, or do I need to be more cunning?

A pair of too-small trousers with some artfully placed rips, an old white shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a waistcoat? I think I can just about pull off an 'Oliver Twist' costume.I think I might even have an old 'baker boy' hat kicking about the house somewhere too...

So, that's two...

Last but not least... In the depths of the dressing up box I have found a pirate costume that I had suspected was there... Arr, avast ye scurvy swabs! We have Captain Hook.

Panic over, job done -- World Book Day 2012 is GO!

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