Book Week 2017 – Escape to Everywhere!

Book Week doesn’t have to be a drama – I know easy to say right?  On the bright side, there is plenty of time till the wonders of 26th August and the start of Book Week 2017!  The theme this year is Escape to Everywhere which I love cos it is super easy to work with whatever your darkling little rug rat is into this year…….I’ve started a few thoughts, just to begin with some tried and true characters….

Escape to….Wonderland!

Can’t go wrong with the classic from Lewis Carol – Alice in Wonderland…….there are plenty of cool characters to choose from.  Bonus mummy points if you actually read it with your lovelies and double bonus points if you can sprout some memorable quotes from this gorgeous text!

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Alice in Wonderland – quaint version
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Caterpiller and Cheshire Cat
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Queen of Hearts
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Cutie Alice in Wonderland
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“We’re all Mad here – but the best people are!” Mad Hatter
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“Off with their heads!” Don’t mess with the Red Queen
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Mad Hatter exceeds at eclectic!

Escape to….a fairytale once upon a time….

There are so many fairytales to choose from!  Twisted versions are always great to get kids thinking out of the square – you don’t have to go for the standard fare, see what varieties on fairytale themes you can find out there to spark some creative thinking….

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Red Riding Hood – always outsmarts that mean Wolf!
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Which Witch? So many witchy characters! Bonus pet familiar!
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Witchy with cat friend – spot her?

 

Escape….Over the Rainbow

Poor Dorothy – searching for something she already had!  Still she had some adventures and met lots of interesting characters!  From Dorothy and side-kick Toto, to the Witch, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin-Man – these guys are unmistakable.

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Dorothy – just needed to tap those shoes together!

Okay, so far I’ve just scraped the surface of the possibilities here.  Time to get down to the shop and start dragging out the Book Week costumes – whew, hang on to your knickers folks, it’s about to get costume crazy!

When you have to dress as an “E”: Costumes that start with “E”

Costumes that start with “E”

Wowsers, this one was hard!

  • Easter Bunny – see Rabbit
  • Edina – from “Absolutely Fabulous” – Red ringlet style wig with awful designer style 1980’s wear
  • Effie – also see Cocktail Dresses and Eighties
  • Egyptian King – tunic with ornate belt, collar and headpiece – sandals
  • Egyptian Queen – see Cleopatra
  • Eighteen Century Aristocrat – see Amadeus/Courtier
  • Eighties Poodle Perm Girl – see Cocktail Dresses and below
  • Costumes that Start with "E"
    Eighties Glamour Girl
  • Elephant – furry elephant suit in grey fur
  • Costumes that start with "E"
    Elephant costume
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine – Queen of both England and France in 11th Century – see Queens and Ballgowns
  • Elizabeth the First – the Virgin Queen – jewelled gown with large collar, shortish red wig.
  • Elf – variety of elf tunics with stripey tights, pointed elf shoes, pointy elf ears
  • Elton John – stage outfit
  • Elvira – black slinky dress, gloves, wig
  • Enchantress – see Witch
  • Elvis – either signature white suit with cape or black vinyl pvc suit – in a pinch use a Hawaiian shirt – pair all with classic Elvis wig and lots of goldtone bling
  • Costumes that start with "E"
  • Emo – black and ripped clothing, flannels, denim – dark straggle fringe wig, goth make-up
  • Eric the Viking – see Vikings
  • Eskimo – fur lined tunic etc
  • Esmerelda – see Gypsy
  • Eve – bodysuit with flower bikini etc, long hair wig, flower garland for hair.
  • Evil Fairy – black and gauze fairy with black wings
  • Evil Kenevil – stunt man outfit with gold cape
  • Evil Queen – black queenly garb
  • Evil Stepmother – as above
  • Evil, Doctor – see Doctor Evil – grey long sleeved tunic and pants, wear with a bald head wig
  • Executioner – Black robes or viking/barbarian attire, worn with black hooded mask and axe

Still there are heaps of great “E” characters to consider!  Please be sure to leave a comment if there are any I have forgotten!

 

Costume ideas that start with D: D Costumes!

It’s always popular to have a letter themed party!  We are gradually going through our huge collection to list some ideas that might be helpful to those going to a D party!  D costumes!  From Daisy Duke to Dame Edna you are sure to find some inspiration here!

Costumes that start with D:  D Costumes!

  • D’artangnon (The Three Muskateers) – same as other Muskateers, flouncy shirt, cape, bootlettes, sword etc
  • Dad’s Army – army clothes, from the television series based on WWII
  • Daisy Duke – cut off shorts with western shirt tied up
  • Daisy Hillbilly  – cute gingham dress or denim shorts outfit with piggy tail hair
  • Dallas/Dynasty – selection of 1980’s dresses with wigs – see Cocktail
  • Dame Edna – 1970’s maxi dress with wig, glasses, beads and flowers – see below plus Maxi’s
  • Damsel – selection of medieval gowns – see Princess/Queen
  • Dancer – Ballarina costume or Flashdance dancer
  • Danny Zuko (Grease) – Wig with chops plus Thunderbirds jacket worn with jeans
  • Dark Bride – Zombie Bride with headdress etc – see Bloody Bride
  • Dark Nymph – Dark shredded gothic fairy with punk accessories
  • Darth Vadar – Black bodysuit, cape, helmet, gloves, light sabre, black boots
  • David Bowie –  Ziggy Stardust 1970’s suit with red mullet and makeup
  • David Livingstone – safari suit plus pith helmet – see Safari
  • Davy Crockett – western man with Crockett styled hat
  • Dead – use a zombie
  • Dead Man Pirate – Zombie pirate
  • Death – black robes, black hooded cape, scythe
  • Deer – furry brown suit, make up, headband, tail
  • Delilah – see Belly Dancers
  • Delinquent – see Schoolgirls
  • Demis Roussos – see Kaftans
  • Demon – see Devil
  • Dentist – see Doctor
  • Detective – See Gangsters, also Beige Trench Coat with Fedora Hat
  • Devil – all things red, from red bodysuit to red dress, cape, gloves, wings, horns and tail of course!
  • Diana Ross
  • Diana, Greek Goddess – see Ancients
  • Dick Tracy – gangster suit with yellow jacket worn over the top
  • Dick Turpin – highwayman and smuggler, plain pirate costume with cape
  • Dinner Suit – see Formal
  • Dinosaur
  • Disco King/Disco Queen/Disco Stu/70’s Disco Suits, shirts, flares/Disco Diva/Safari suits/1970’s suits and all things disco…………..
  • D Costumes
    Disco King – D Costumes

    D Costumes
    Disco Bunny – D Costumes
  • Disney costumes – see Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cruella De Ville, Shrek, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mr and Mrs Incredible, Dash Incredible, Pirates of the Caribbean etc.
  • Divinyls – see Chrissie Amplet
  • Doctor
  • Doctor Evil – medium – grey jacket, grey pants, bald head wig Doctor Livingtson
  • Doctor of Death – see Zombie Doctor
  • Dog, Hot – onesize – foam hot dog costume
  • D Costumes
    Hungry for a Hot Dog? – D Costumes
  • Dog
  • Dolly Clown
  • Dolly Bird – word used to refer to ladies in 1960’s who wore bouffant hair, white go-go boots and minidresses – see Retro Minidresses
  • Dolly Parton
  • Dolly Varden
  • Dominatrix – PVC bondage style – use Catwoman, punk bits and black PVC clothing
  • Don Juan
  • Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) – blue gingham dress with white blouse, white socks, red glittery shoes, basket, blue hair ribbons, auburn wig, Toto dog optional!
  • D Costumes - Dorothy
    Dorothy – D Costumes
  • Dr Watson (Sherlock Holmes offsider)
  • Draco – bad guy from Harry Potter
  • Dracula – can be a full tuxedo with cape/mask/widow’s peak wig or a more simple and lightweight version with formal shirt, vest, formal pants, cape with collar and red lining, mask/fangs etc
  • Dracula - D costumes
    Dracula – D costumes
  • Dracula’s Bride – a wide variety of slinky dresses suit this look, pair with a cape, gloves, bride headpiece etc
  • Dragon
  • Druid – see Wizard
  • Duchess – see Princess and Queen
  • Dumbo – see Elephant
  • Dungeon Master – see Executioner
  • Duran Duran – 1980’s
  • Dusty Springfield – famous for her blonde beehive, heavy eye make-up and often wore shorter A-line 1960’s style dresses – see Retro dresses
  • Dutch Girl
  • Dynasty – see Cocktail Dresses

Phew!  That turned out to be more than I had bargained for!  Please be sure to let me know if I have neglected any “D” characters!