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Monday, 24 September 2012

Well, that's just fantastic!

Last night, at about 01:30, I remembered that it was "Dress as a Roald Dahl character day" for Josie.

I had not prepared the BFG, as per her request. So, we had to fall back on our old faithful, Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Here's all you need to do it:
  • 3 facepaint colours: orangey-brown, white, and black
  • White shirt
  • Tie - any colour, but blue looks good
  • Waistcoat or jacket - again, we went with the blue theme. Tweed is also an excellent choice. I did have a yellow waistcoat, but it was from Anne Fontaine and I wasn't really sure I wanted to unleash it on Josie and school.
  • Trousers - He doesn't wear trousers in every picture, so you could use brown leggings to make it look like fur. Josie wore joggers that only went down to just below the knee, which I thought made a good stand-in for britches.
  • Boots (we went with trainers - comfort over style).

Here's how to assemble it:
  1. Get dressed.
  2. Paint face
  3. Paint bottom of legs (if wearing britches) and backs of hands in orangey-brown.
Job done. 15 mins, start to finish, and no clothes used that you wouldn't have in the house anyway.

The finished product, after 7 hours of school and after-school club, is a pretty angry-looking fox:

Save your chickens! Or your horses' heads standing in as a proxy for chickens!

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