This week is book week at school and yesterday was “kids come dressed as a favourite book character day”. I don’t know about other parents but in our household this equates to, “the kids come in a costume Mum was able to scrounge together at the last-minute and then think of a related book for”.
We spent Monday afternoon scouring the children’s section of Tesco and BHS (the only shops in walking distance) in search of something Harry Potter’esque and a brown hoodie for me to make Master 4 a bear costume with. Naturally we were plum out of luck on both counts. I finally found a checkered dark gray hoodie that would have possibly worked for the bear but at £12.00 it was £1.00 cheaper then a ready-made Knight costume and what kid can resist a foam sword he’s allowed to take to school the next day? I ended up making a slightly dodgy Harry Potter costume from clothing we had at home + a cape from Halloween and a pair of chopped red tights with yellow stripes painted on for a Gryffindor scarf. Far from perfect but I think we did okay in the end!
Without further ado here is King Arthur:
A ginger Harry Potter (he would have made a rather believable Weasley brother but in our mad rush I didn’t think to try and persuade him to switch characters) minus the glasses (I popped the lens out of a pair of 3D glasses but they stayed firmly in his pocket for the day):
…and last but not least my almost 10-year-old who thinks dressing up as a book character is completely uncool. He wore a striped hoodie and tucked away a vague story about being a pirate from Treasure Island for his teachers.