Ask many adults what their favourite childhood book is and the answer is often one of Roald Dahls amazing tales, be it the BFG, The Twits, Charlie and Chocolate Factory or Boy. I grew up on a diet of Roald Dahl and read the books many many times. 2016 is the 100 Birthday Celebrations of that amazing storyteller and it has culminated with the film of the BFG, the dream jar trail and on September 16th schools up and down the country will be celebrating Roald Dahl Day. For many that means searching for Roald Dahl dress up ideas. These days are great for bringing stories to life and capturing the imagination of our children.
Roald Dahl Day celebrations
Erin has been caught up in this new found love and admiration of Dahl and has been preparing her costume. The great thing about the Dahl characters is that many of the costumes are thrifty and can easily be made using what you already have and just adding a few props therefore we thought sharing out Roald Dahl budget costume ideas may help other parents. Whilst buying direct from Ebay may be less hassle it also takes away the imagination and considering Dahl had the best imagination that seems a shame!
Erin has decided to go as Sophie from the BFG. The simplest Roald Dahl dress up idea out there! This costume could not be easier or cheaper! I do like doing things on a budget or in a thrifty manner.
How to make a Sophie costume from the BFG?
We decided to start by making a dream jar.
Take a small coffee jar and wash it out and remove all labels.
Decorate with scraps of fabric or paper using PVA glue
Label the jar with the ingredients of your dream, to make the label we used a thing card luggage label and punched a hole in one end.
Wrap string around the jar and add the paper luggage label.
This activity is simple and best left for children to do themselves, it needs no adult interaction and for me, that is the best type of craft! Children are able to use their own imagination to create their jar.
Sophie is an easy and frugal costume to put together with minimal planning and minimal costs.
- Erin will be wearing a floral nightie that we already have. It is beautiful and from Their Nibs which I reviewed a while back, it is perfect for creating a vintage feel.
- We have added the really cute fun slippers I picked up on our travels from Kos in Greece.
- Black rimmed glasses that I bought for a pound in Primark and then popped the reading lenses out as Erin obviously does not need them.
- A wide headband bought from Accessorize in the 70% of sale so it cost £1.80
The complete outfit for less than £3 – can anyone beat that??
Roald Dahl Budget Costume Ideas
For more Roald Dahl costume ideas check out these other posts:
- Thrifty World Book Costume Ideas
- Easy World Book day Ideas including the BFG
- Charlie Bucket costume for World Book Day
- Make a Fantastic Mr Fox Mask
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