Shern's school is celebrating Book Week this week.
His school has always been promoting the enjoyment of reading, and so naturally they really was into the Book Week celebration.
They invited parents to go to school to share stories with the children, so that the children are exposed to stories from all over the world.
They also had a book swap in which the student can bring their books they'd finished reading to swap for different books from other students.
And the biggest event of the week is the Dressing Up Parade.
Students are encouraged to go to school dressed as a character from a book. Everyone will have a mini parade in the field and parents are encouraged to stay too.
It was all fun stuff in his school the whole week!
Shern came home and told me one week before that he wants to be Harry Potter.
I was busy last week and also this week so I just started thinking of ideas in my head. I knew I needed to have a black robe of some kind and Harry Potter's glasses.
I did publish in my personal Facebook page to ask if I can borrow a black trench coat or a black coat of some kind. No such luck. No one has a black trench coat his size.
So I needed to improvise.
Two days before the Parade day, I went to Mr. DIY and thank goodness I found the last pair of a circle black rimmed sunglasses for just RM2.30!
It was actually quite difficult to break the tinted shades in the sunglasses. Hubby helped and voila, that was Harry Potter glasses!
Went to Mr. DIY and Daiso to find a tie or a scarf in Gryffindor colour (scarlett and gold/red and yellow) but couldn't find any suitable one!
We ended up printing a tie from the internet and then coloured it ourselves, and tada....Harry Potter Gryffindor Tie! We also put a black rubber string for the punched tie so that it goes around his neck.
(For those interested, please click for the Harry Potter Tie Template)
As for the Gryffindor Crest badge, I just printed it off the internet too, and attached a safety pin behind with a Scotch Tape.
(Click here for the Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Badge)
I gave him a chopstick as his wand. We had this suitable dark brown wooden chopsticks with a slight curve at one end, so it was perfect as his Harry Potter Wand!
A last photo of him posing with his lightning scar!
To see more of our previous Kid-Friendly Halloween Costumes, click below
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