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Cath Murphy from UK is reading Find out on the Unpr!ntable podcast March 9, 2013 - 9:07am

This lovely article brought back a few memories - I did costumes for my kids for World Book Day a couple of times.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21700727

But if I ever got the chance to dress up as one of my fave books I would totally be a Moomintroll.

 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig March 10, 2013 - 7:57pm

We did something like this once when I was in elementary school, I think I went as Nancy Drew... But this article makes me think it is a much bigger deal on your side of the pond. I wonder if the HusBang ever did this...

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Cath Murphy from UK is reading Find out on the Unpr!ntable podcast March 11, 2013 - 1:49am

Yes I think it's a Brit-thing.

But what does Nancy Drew look like? Shamefully I have no idea.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 11, 2013 - 6:53am

It's relatively common that I dress as Randall Flagg.

edit:  *like Randall Flagg*

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 11, 2013 - 7:06am

Nancy Drew:

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 11, 2013 - 7:16am

Oh, yeah.  I also dress like her sometimes.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 11, 2013 - 7:39am

Once I had this when I was in second grade.  To be different, my grandmother insisted I dress as Laura Ingles from Little House on the Prairie .  I even had a bonnet. 

I hated life. 

 

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Cath Murphy from UK is reading Find out on the Unpr!ntable podcast March 11, 2013 - 8:48am

Nancy Drew has scary hair.

I would have hated a bonnet too @averydoll. But perhaps less than Nancy's hair.

How does Randall Flagg dress @Utah? King is always coy about stuff like that.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 11, 2013 - 8:50am

Nonsense.  He was pretty overt with Flagg.  Denim jacket.  Denim...jeans.  Boots.

Didn't say whether he went commando.  We can only speculate.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig March 11, 2013 - 4:48pm

Cath-- I just wore an outfit from the cover of one of the books. I wasn't actually a big Nancy Drew fan, but I did like The Hardy Boys, and I didn't want to dress as a boy, haha.

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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money March 12, 2013 - 4:14am

My old band would dress up as different things for our shows. This was the only one that was literary-themed, but a great one.

 

This was from a thread a while ago... even before this site existed, I think...

But obviously that's Siamese Vodka, and I'm dressed up as Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat.

I used to dress up more... but I'm saving up for next halloween because I'm dressing up as The Corinthian from The Sandman and the sclera contacts for that are a little pricy.

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Cath Murphy from UK is reading Find out on the Unpr!ntable podcast March 13, 2013 - 5:32am

But obviously that's Siamese Vodka, and I'm dressed up as Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat.

Also makes an excellent William Burroughs costume. Just add a couple of giant centipedes...

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Ghostword from Cornwall is reading 'The Core of the Sun' by Johanna Sinisalo March 17, 2013 - 10:04am

My girlfriend is a teaching assistant, so she made herself a Mole costume from 'The Wind in the Willows'.  Although some kids try to go as various footballers on the grounds that they have an autobiography out.  I think this is cheating, but what do I know?

 

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Ghostword from Cornwall is reading 'The Core of the Sun' by Johanna Sinisalo March 17, 2013 - 10:05am

My girlfriend is a teaching assistant, so she made herself a Mole costume from 'The Wind in the Willows'.  Although some kids try to go as various footballers on the grounds that they have an autobiography out.  I think this is cheating, but what do I know?