Saturday 7 March 2009

Book Week Costumes

To finish off book week, the kids were allowed to dress up as their favourite book characters. Little Lady had this costume at home (a gift from Kooky Little Sister) and I had to buy the Power Rangers costume for Little Man. I looked in a half-a-dozen shops for something more suitable but everything seem to be sold out (looks like thiers is not the only school celebrating). Next time I'll try makingh something at home.

Fashionista also had to dress up as in her school the teachers were joing in. She came to mine the night before looking for a last-minute idea. Kooky, who was with her, proceeded to read off this list to wind her up:

* Carry a quarter and a hammer. What are you? A Quarter-pounder.
* Dress in pink and carry a feather. What are you? Tickled pink.
* Dress all in black, tie a shot glass around your neck. What are you? A shot in the dark!
* Wear all black and put a postage stamp (enlarged if possible) on your chest. What are you? Black mail.
* Draw the letter C seven times on face and arms (use safe ink!). What is it? The Seven Seas.
* Get a small weight (e.g. dumbbell) and stare at it intently. What are you? Watching your weight.
* Draw the letter P around the child's eyes. What are you? "Black-Eyed-Peas".

In the end she decided to go as a girl pirate (black jeans, long white shirt, black bandanna, home-made eye-patch and a chain of gold coins) and looked very cool.


  1. My nephew's school also does this and guess who gets roped in to help with costumes!

    Your kids are so cute, masha'Allah!

  2. My lot has this event tooon thurs and it was the first time for a major fancy dress , i tried to get them to go as Islamic characters but to no avial , we had a little red riding hood and batman. I felt i too should have madethe costumes as some had at the school and they looked great!

  3. i think k's ideas were really good (and funny!)
    can you remind me which book power rangers were in, i forget...?

  4. Assalam-alaikam,

    Sis Washi,
    masha'Allah - if I were anywhere near you I'd be roping you into making my kids costumes too!!

    Sis Rainbow,
    Don't worry, we've got red nose day next week...

    didn't you know, it's this book:
    honestly, some people are so ignorant...

  5. Salaams sisters; Islamically, is it permissible for a muslim to dress up as non-muslim characters and imitate them? i was just wondering...