Of course this means that you have your Book Week costumes sorted out already, right?
Well, if you're anything like me (and I have a 9 year old attending her first Book Character Parade this year so I've just finished whipping up a Jasmine of Del from Emily Rodda's 'Deltora Quest' series, costume), you may not be ready just yet.
The theme for Book Week this year is 'Escape to Everywhere' but what does that mean? When we read a book we are transported to the place and time that the story begins, unravels and transforms to. What a great theme. It provides lots of opportunities for interpretation and of course, this means that there are loads of costume ideas that can apply to this theme. So here goes...
Think Alice in Wonderland - who was in Wonderland? Even the minor characters can become a costume. There are lots of store-bought Alice costumes from Big W and Kmart but the best costumes are those thrown together or created from what you have at home. A blue tutu and an apron would look just as good. How about the Mad Hatter in a jacket with a large hat, or Rabbit in a vest with rabbit ears and a large clock. If you prefer villains, the Queen of Hearts can be created with a dress and heart shaped, red lips. Coming with a sibling? What about Tweedledum and Tweedledee? Matching shorts, t-shirts with a T pinned to each and suspenders is all that you need. And finally, the most simple of all...one of the cards from the Queen's army can be created with two pieces of cardboard decorated as cards, creating a sandwich board.
And if you still can't find something amongst all of these ideas, do a search fro diy kids costumes on Pinterest and you will have lots more to choose from.
Happy creating and we can't wait to see what you come up with for Book Week 2017.