Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Last Minute, Easy Costumes for Roald Dahl Day

Who in their right mind organises a costume day that falls just after the cherubs are back at school.?One minute you're organising new uniform, shoes, name labels, lunch boxes, the next you're having to come up with a costume just when you thought you could finally relax. Roald Dahl Day is a great day to get behind, we should encourage young readers wherever we can, but if you've forgotten about it, not got used to locating and reading the school newsletter yet, or just don't have the time, I've got your back! Read on to find all the easiest, quickest Roald Dahl-inspired costumes you could ever need! 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Verruca Salt: Smart red dress, white tights, or long socks.

Violet Beauregarde: Blue top and trousers or blue oversized top, stuffed with a pillow, or similar and blue face paint.

Grandma Josephine: Woolly hat, round glasses (pipe cleaners, or drawn on with face paint), blanket round the shoulders.

Grandma Georgina: Mop Cap (a shower cap would work), round glasses, as above.  

Grandpa George: Same as the Grandma Josephine above ⬆⬆⬆

Charlie Bucket: Blue jumper, dark trousers. You can print a Golden Ticket, or make your own.

Augustus Gloop: Oversized T shirt stuffed with a pillow or similar. Brown face paint to look like chocolate around face

Mike Teavee: Yellow/light coloured shirt, light green/blue neckerchief, cowboy hat if you happen to have one, toy gun.


Miss Honey: Pale blouse/shirt, long necklace, long skirt, pile of books to carry.

Matilda: Blue pinafore/dress, red headband, pile of books to carry.

Amanda Thripp: White shirt, pink trousers/dungarees, two high plaits.

Mrs Wormwood: Big hair (back-combed, or scrunched) in a high pony tail with a big bow, very bright patterned leggings and top.

Bruce Bogtrotter: Pale shirt, with brown paint for chocolate stains, dark trousers and face paint to represent chocolate on face. Chocolate cake optional!


Sophie: Pyjamas (they're pink in the book), round glasses, (pipe cleaners, or drawn on with face paint).

James and the Giant Peach

Aunt Sponge: Big sun hat, Over-sized dress with LOTS of padding (such as a pillow)

James: White shirt, tie, black jacket, pale coloured shorts and socks pulled up to the knees.

The Witches

Grand High Witch: Witches hat, black dress, purple eyeshadow, red lips (you may be able to use face paint, but check the packaging first), gloves if you have them (the cotton ones you can get for wearing at night with hand lotion would work).

George's Marvellous Medicine

George: Red t shirt (ideally long sleeved) blue jeans/ trousers and a saucepan and wooden spoon

Esio Trot

Mr Hoppy: Shirt, tank top/ cardigan, water sprayer, or small watering can. 

Fantastic Mr Fox

Boggis: Over-sized shirt, generously stuffed (pillow, etc), toy chicken, or fox, waist coat if you have one.


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