Lights! Camera! Book Week!
I LOVE dressing my characters. I have to know what they’re wearing, in order to get a true sense of them.
Over the years, loads of readers (and their parents) have sent me their Book Week, Truly Tan pics.
But there’s plenty more inspiration in my books.
Here’s my own little parade. I hope it gives you some great ideas!
We’ll start with Tan, of course…
Want to dress like Danny Best? Too easy! Orange t-shirt, green checked shorts, blonde wig.
Personally, I’d go to Book Week as Mae, Danny Best’s friend. She only ever wears a cow onesie. Done and dusted!
Who else would I go as?
Weeeell, if I didn’t go as Tensy Farlow, I’d probably go as Matron Pluckrose from the same book: 1950s New Look, lashings of red lipstick, blonde wig like Patsy from Ab Fab and fox fur stole. Sans the cigarettes, of course…
Or, I’d go as Reafen, the Goblin Elder, in The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack.
Reafen wears: faded ball gown (the more garish the better), black wig piled high, pink feather boa, loads of bling, and Blundstone work boots.
I know one gorgeous boy who’s going to Book Week 2018, dressed as Clarrie, from Clarrie’s Pig Day Out!
There’s also Matilda Valentine from The Accidental Princess. Don’t forget she has the mark of the lilac flower on her right hand. Also, she wears jeans under that princess gown. And her wonky hat is made of cardboard and glue. Keepin’ it real.
I hope this helps.
Go forth! Dress up!
If you’d like, send me your pics. I’d love to see them! I’ll even feature them here, if I have your okay! jen.storer@girlandduckDOTcom