Thursday, 28 August 2014

Easiest Book Week Costume Ever: Dear Dumb Diary "My Pants Are Haunted"

Last year my eldest was feeling a little self conscience and was worried about what to go dressed as for the Book Week parade. About the same time, she was getting into the Dear Dumb Diary books by Jim Benton, and that is where we found the solution to the easiest, most comfortable, non-embarassing Book Week costume to date.

This is what the book cover looks like, and where we drew our inspiration:

The blurb on the back:

"They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on . . . Then they became a tight, scratchy, slightly smelly, and utterly ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans with an embarrassing haunting problem. Do the pants have the power to soothe a vengeful beagle, vanquish The Prettiest Girl in the World, or make the wearer irresistible to the eighth cutest guy in the grade? Are the haunted pants so dazzling they can hurt and maybe permanently damage the eyes of onlookers? Or are the haunted pants just, well, haunted (which is kind of gross when you think about it)?"

And the resulting costume:

You can't see under the hoodie, but she had a mauve top with a heart on it, a pair of jeans and white sneakers. And because it looked a lot like regular mufti and not a book character, we printed the title of the book onto some fancy scrapbooking paper using a haunted looking font, laminated them, punched holes for the safety pins, and pinned them to her jeans.

Too easy! And she was very comfortable all day. If you have a daughter who is feeling a bit self conscience at dressing up, give this a try. It's a winner all round.

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