Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Dress-up

We had *dress as a book character* day for the elementary students last week. Carmen and Chloe took it in their own hands completely - I must have given them the "I'm busy" and "As long as we don't have to spend any money on it" brush-off.
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First, Carmen striped her pajamas with masking tape.
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Then she stuck her peacock feather into a green toque of Chloe's. She chose this costume for I would say 3 reasons:
  1. She could wear her pajamas to school. (This is her own stated reason.)
  2. She could use her peacock feather. (Which she loves.)
  3. No-one would be able to guess who she was. (Which is the real reason she won't admit to.)
I'm sure you can't guess, either. Even if you've read the book, it is a very minor character from The Quiltmaker's Gift:
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The striped pajama soldier, of course.
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Chloe wasn't quite so subtle, but maybe equally difficult for her classmates to guess:
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She also made use of the masking-tape-on-fabric treatment:
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Her crest.

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But the beauty of this costume was in the details, like the star stickers on her father's childhood leather belt.
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And the safety pins on her shoulders.
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So the cape wasn't red - the attitude was pure Junie B!

6 comments:

Janine said...

great costumes...your talents have obviously been passed on to your girls.

And I love the "I'm too busy" "as long as I don't have to spend any money" brush-offs

lelly said...

i simply love your girls and their creativity. i'm sad that (at my age) i would have probably a)given the "i don't have time" look; and b)overlooked incredible details like star studded belts...

Natalie said...

I love how Chloe is totally in character - so much passion! And Carmen is much more aloof, in a good way. :)

Marie said...

I want this theme day at my school! What fun!

Jill said...

Their costumes are so creative! I've never seen The Quiltmaker's Gift before so I never would have figured out who she was!

cheetah said...

I thought I commented on this one. I love their outfits. They both crack me up!