Who doesn’t adore Dahl? Well, possibly the parent who’s just been told it’s Roald Dahl Day in the morning and every child in the school has to dress up in character! Create a costume in minutes with our easy Dahl dressing up ideas – no sewing required!
Mr and Mrs Twit dress up
Perfect for the child whose default setting is ‘scruffy’! Backcomb their hair into a big mess.
Mrs Twit: Find an adult’s shirt or big child’s dress that you no longer need. Cut it along the hem and neckline to add to the scruffiness! Wear with black plimsolls. For added dirt-effect, dab brown face paint over their skin.
Mr Twit: Wear all blue (trousers and top). Again, cut the outfit to make it look suitably scraggly. You can make a beard using wool fastened to elastic and tied behind the head. The beard will need food in it – ask your child to draw and cut out different pieces of food and stick some in the beard using glue.
The BFG dress upYou’ll need some long flared trousers, a brown waistcoat and a big baggy shirt. With your child, make some big ears by cutting out an ear shape using pink paper, then stick them onto a head band. Find a little doll to be Sophie for them to put in their shirt pocket.
Oompa Loompa dress upQuite an easy one, but don’t try it if your child is sensitive to face paint as they’ll need to have a whole lot of orange all over their skin! When it comes to making up their face, you might also like to do white face paint on their eyebrows too, as in the classic film.
Clothes-wise you’ll need dungarees and a striped top to go underneath. Roll the dungarees up to mid-shin and find some stripy