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World Book Day – Past and Present Costumes


Thursday was World Book Day and to celebrate I thought I’d share a photo of Master Steely’s costumes. World Book Day seems to be a big thing in schools, at least in the UK, and children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book characters for the day.

It’s become a household tradition for us to create a costume and we always enjoye the cutting, sticking, sewing and painting that comes with each new costume. Master Steely has never been short of inspiration and we have, over the years, really stretched our skills to the max.

This year, Master Steely declared that he would like to be Skulduggery Pleasant, the skeleton detective, from Derek Landy’s fantasy book series. Skulduggery is a magical character, who solves crimes, wielding fire-balls and driving an old Bentley! Master Steely has been enjoying this series of books – they are fast-paced and full of action and magic. We all pitched in; Master Steely created the Skeleton mask, Mr Steely concentrated on the skeleton gloves and I helped out with the fireball and sourcing the hat, shirt and suit. It was very much a collaboration.

Skudugerry Pleasant

Below is Darth Vader, one of our previous costumes:

Darth Vader

Did you make a special costume for World Book Day? Or does the costume making get all a bit too much?

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2 thoughts on “World Book Day – Past and Present Costumes

  1. Fab costumes! My boy is at high school now but I miss helping him dress up. His favourite was Dennis the Menace! 😃

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