International Book Week was back in August, the theme for 2013 - was - "Read across the Universe" .Our younger children had no hesitation in choosing their character - to dress up as. Both characters were based on the books from the compete series that they were currently reading. It was only after the event, that I realized they possibly had characters that were 'Read across the Universe!
Low key effort with Harry Potter; --- cape, wand and glasses purchased from a local chain store.
Miss 5BN has read her way through Lily Quench - The Dragon Slayer series, and loved them all; after discovering them in the school library.
A Brisbane / Aussie author --Natalie Prior has written these books, aimed at the middle to upper primary school years.
|Lily Quench the Dragon Slayer.|
Miss5BN knew exactly how she wanted the costume made. Luckily the current Spotlight had costume mesh featured in that current week's catalogue. Unfortunately for us, our local Spotlight received a limited range of the product - and none of the silver that we needed. Many phone calls and hours later, we located 1.6 metres left of the silver costume mesh in Frankston.
A telephone order was arranged, and we awaited the postie to deliver.
|$9.99 / metre|
I was surprised at the price variance, price in the current catalogue was listed at $7.95 metre.
VIP Price was also listed as $6.50 metre, and we were charged $9.99 metre, despite giving my VIP number to the staff member on the phone.
Anyhow despite this --we needed this last 1.6metres for Lily Quench to wear to school in less than 48 hours!
|Pattern drafting a la very rudimentary style!|
|Bemsilk was used for the cape, as well as the skirt.|
|Miss 5BN concentrating on sewing the hem of the cape.|
|Lily Quench the Dragon Slayer|
The hat was found in the local $2 shop, from memory it was labeled as a gnome hat! Miss 5BN found some yellow feathers in the craft department and inserted them into the hat.
Only a couple more years of costumes to be chosen and made at the 11th hour!
In the next week, her class re-enacted for the school - the arrival of the First Fleet to Australia.
Miss 5BN was to be a convict. Her outfit was hastily borrowed from another school family the night before. Oh thank goodness for the class curriculum that is repeated from year to year, just ask a child in the class above, can you beg, borrow or steal their outfit---it may ensure that your child has convict entry into Australia.