Posts Tagged costumes

Book Week 2011

We have been preparing for book week for a while now, see post here.  Big boy painted his stripes (ok I did most of them) two tubes of paint later…

Book Week 2011

Pippi Long Stocking
Book Week 2011

Book Week 2011

We used some wire coat hanger bend over the top of her head and then plaited around it. Then we spray painted her hair with orange hair spray, freckles added with a lip liner. I found this link to help with the hair…How to Pippi Longstocking Braids

Book Week 2011

Big boy’s Wally hat and glasses turned up Monday, just in time from ebay.

Book Week 2011

Don’t they look cute!

Book Week 2011

I’d love to see everyone else’s costumes, leave a comment with a link so I can check them out!

Book Week – Love it or Loathe it?

Book Week is upon us again, three weeks away on the 24th of August is our parade.  The pressure is on to come up with something unique, something we haven’t already done, year after year till Primary School ends.

Last year I was about to give birth (overdue in fact) and I ordered an outfit for my boy two days prior to the parade, and my daughter used a costume she already had.

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I HATE spending money on things like this, I need it for regular clothes! So this year we are trying our best to not buy costumes but to find things cheaply.

So today I went scouring op shops to see what I could find.

The boy has decided he wants to be Wally from Where’s Wally.  You would think it would be easy to find a red and white striped top but not so easy, not even to find new ones.  My daughter wants to be Pippi Longstocking….shouldn’t be too hard, some long stockings, baggy patched clothing.

I couldn’t find a red and white striped top that was the right size stripes or size top for my little man so I bought a red top ($3) which we will paint stripes on, oh and some clothes for me 😉

Ebay has Wally hats for $1, and the same for glasses.

I bought two tops (ladies sizes) which I can layer for my daughter as a dress and the boots all for under $10

I looked on ebay and found some cute striped knee high socks for $4.50

The kids are excited about it and so am I, it will be fun to see how they turn out.  What are your plans for book week this year? Do you love or hate it?