What Are You Going To Wear For Roald Dahl Day?
Roald Dahl Day is on 13 September each year. The day was chosen because it was the great man’s birthday. There’s always many events to celebrate the books of an author who is arguably one of the best-known and most-loved of all the children’s authors. Often schools will ask children to dress up so here’s some ideas for costumes for Roald Dahl Day.
Costumes For Roald Dahl Day
Not many of us has the time to create a costume from scratch. I confess that most of our costumes for Roald Dahl Day were bought online. Here’s a tip – there’s always a good second-hand market for these on Ebay so you can recoup much of the cost.
Below are images of children’s costumes available from Amazon* – Willy Wonka, Miss Trunchball, Matilda, Charlie Bucket, Fantastic Mr Fox and an Oompa Loompa.
Accessories For Roald Dahl Day Costumes
Rather than buy a whole costume, you may choose to buy the odd accessory and make the costume using things you already have at home. Here’s a few ideas:
The Twits – There’s some great Twit beards and hair accessories available which will make a really comical costume. Just add old clothes.
Fantastic Mr Fox – Buy fox ears and tail set and wear brown and white.
The BFG – Just buy big ears and wear jeans and and old t-shirt finished with big buttons cut from card.
Sophie from the BFG – We did this a couple of years running with an old-fashioned nightie and Harry Potter-ish glasses.
A Witch From The Witches – There are lots of witch costumes on Amazon. We like the one from Rubie’s.
Remember to get the orange face paint for Oompa Loompas.
About Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is best remembered as a children’s author. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. He was born in Wales to Norwegian parents and served in the RAF during the Second World War. He has been called “one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th Century” and ranks 16th on the list of “The 50th greatest British writers since 1945.
Dahl’s works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine.
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