Book Week Costume Help

August 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment »

It’s book week next week!! This is a very exciting time for everyone. The awards have been announced and you can find them here. One of the most exciting things about Book Week is the Book Parade. A lot of people come to me for advice on lots of things, like for instance, what they should name their children (Tetris is my favourite choice), or what flavour gelato is best (all the flavours combined is the best flavour). I’m full of wisdom. Today I thought I would impart some of that wisdom for people facing the daunting problem of what to wear for the Book Parade.

What to Wear for Book Parade: a helpful advice column by Nathan Luff

Today I will take you through 2 simple choices:

The first is very simple. It is The Invisible Man, from the book of the same name by H.G Wells.

Method: You have a few options. 1) Dress up exactly like the background you are standing in front of as I have done above – I bet you can’t even see me. This is important – you can’t move all day. 2) Spend the whole day hiding behind plants and inside cupboards. Throw your voice so people think you are really there standing in front of them. 3) Stay at home and when the teacher asks, ‘where were you?’ say, ‘I was here, miss. I was dressed as the Invisible Man.’

The second is Percy Jackson, Lightning Thief. I had some problems with this one. I haven’t read the book, so I didn’t know what Percy looked like, and lightning was really hard to find, so I decided no one would notice if I took one of the letters out of lightning and dressed up as: Percy Jackson, Lighting Thief


Method: Wear a lot of black including a beanie or balaclava and put some black paint on your face so you look like a thief. Next, take as many lighting devices (lamps, torches etc) as you can find and run around with them in your hands.

So, as you can see, 2 brilliant costumes. I hope they come in handy. And I hope everyone has a great Book Week!!!

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One Response to “Book Week Costume Help”

  • Lee Brown

    As usual, you exceed all my expectations.

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