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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Dahlicious Girl and Dressing Up

Last week they had Roald Dahl Day at my daughter's school. You could go into school dressed as your favourite character from a Roald Dahl book. So here is my little Oompa Loompa. Amazing what a bit of green hair spray and orange face paint can do!


She looked so funny, and was so excited.  I love it now that she takes the lead with dress-up days, and tells me what she needs. My son used to loathe dressing up, until almost the last year of primary school, when he suddenly seemed to get that it was all just a bit of fun.


I have put together as many of the old dress-up day pictures as I could find. There are a few missing, as I think they were pre-digital camera. I love putting together an outfit. 

But when I worked at my daughter's school I also had to come up with an outfit for myself as well. Strangely I don't have any photos of those.The funniest occasion was when I bumped into an old friend on the way home in my Winnie the Witch purple and black stripey tights, and cape. She was looking at me very strangely, until I reassured her they weren't my usual clothes.

Linking to Saturday Snapshot. I can't believe I forgot to link last week. Meant to put my Sand Dollar post on, but homework just seems to take over the weekends these days. Sigh! 

Noddy
Little Red Riding Hood



Mummy for Halloween
Flower Fairy

Tudor Servant
Pa From Little House on the Prairie










Ok, found one of me that is not too embarassing, as Sheep with Lamb.










20 comments:

  1. Aren't kids wonderful when they dress up! And I bet you have fun creating the costumes. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/ksE6O

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  2. I love it! Isn't dress-up fun? Willie Wonka is one of my fave Roald Dahl classics ... I am most partial to James and the Giant Peach though !

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  3. Dressing up is one of the best creative activities for kids. Now that mine are too old, my daughter acts in local theater so she can still dress up. Last year, The Three Musketeers and the year before Pride and Prejudice. Dressing up is still just as much fun for her. Here's Mine

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  4. So fun that you captured photos to document each costume. Your daughter is sure to enjoy these when she gets older as well. Thanks for sharing!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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  5. Dressing up is always fun...Love the expressions on your daughter's face in each shot. Very creative!

    Mine today includes some "dressing up," too...Halloween. MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  6. Love your dress up pictures! Your Oompa Loompa is a cutie! I still love to dress up...I'm going to miss it this year. One of my friends used to do an adult Halloween Party--but it's not on this year. :-(

    Here's my Snapshot.

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  7. She's so cute and adventurous with her costumes! Yours is fun too!

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  8. Dress up days are the best...some of my best memories of my son's adolescence. THAT is an amazing looking Oompa Loompa. Congrats!

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  9. I love the one with Noddy - so cute! Your daughter really seems to get into it which is great!

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  10. I was smiling when I saw the photos. Were you controlling yourself not to laugh in the sheep with a lamb?
    I like it when our grandchildren do dress-up characters for school.

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  11. Darling photos♫ Happy weekend♥

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  12. Wonderful costumes and so creative! The Oompa Loompa and Pa Ingalls are especially clever! I love dress up days too but my boys never did. I think girls tend to have more fun with it. Great photos! :)

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  13. I love photos of kids dressing up, these are all great. I really like the womble.

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  14. What a fun idea for a school event! Looks like she really got into the role, too. :) I love all the creative costumes!

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  15. These photos would make a nice collage. It looks like your daughter has had fun dressing up through the years!

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  16. How wonderful - you made my day - thanks :-)

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  17. What fun!! Dress up days at school are a hoot. And how very brave of you to share with the world yourself as a sheep, too cute!!!

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  18. Oh, how fun!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  19. Such imagination and fun......kids are a trip....

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  20. Cute photos!

    May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love. Merry Christmas!

    Hope to see you at Life's sweets and spices.

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