World Book Day – The Cat in the Hat

My son takes his dressing up very seriously, and for him, getting into character for World Book Day is more than just putting on a costume – it’s weeks of talking about it, planning it and making it. Last year, he went to school dressed as the Cat in the Hat, an ensemble which was pretty easy to make, with a pair of black trousers and a top, a bit of felt and ribbon, cardboard for the hat and a YouTube tutorial in oversized millinery! 

This year, he’s expecting a fantastic costume re-run, so the pressure is on. His outfit of choice? Puss in Boots. So I’m trying to fashion some sort of cat costume from brown trousers we already have and a t-shirt which I’m yet to find. I’ve tried looking for a basic top in H&M and Tesco so far but no joy. The hat we have covered, I just need a feather. The key hurdle I’m facing here is the boots, which aren’t so easy to find. Thigh-high black boots in a size 2 anyone?! This time next week, we’ll either have a fab or failed Puss in (or out of) Boots costume to show you. 

Any ideas?! 

X Julia

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    Kat | Beau Twins
    February 27, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Your son looks amazing! The real McCoy here!! Puss in boots is a fantastic choice for this year! xxxx
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    Katie life on vista haydock
    February 28, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    That’s an impressive costume. I’m sure you’ll come up with something… maybe a bit of faux leather from the fabric shop rouched over the top of some shoes????
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    You Baby Me Mummy
    March 1, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Wow that is amazing, he looks awesome! xx
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    March 1, 2015 at 11:39 am

    When my twins need to start dressing up for things I AM COMING TO YOU! Wow you and him are super-stars! He looks FAB! xxx
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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    March 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    That costume is amazing!! And he wears it so well, hope you find those thigh high boots 🙂 Lucas was going to be Percy the Parkeeper but he has finally succumbed to chicken pox this weekend so won’t be in I don’t think! xx
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    Katy {What Katy Said}
    March 1, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    WOW!!! Check you! Award for the best fancy dress right here!!!! Can I hire you for when my girls need outfits?? x
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    Mini Travellers
    March 1, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    You are a genius. What an amazing costume. You’ll have to keep it safe (for me) for Florence!
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    sarah christie
    March 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Cat in the Hat is just amazing, can’t you get some shiny fabric and make boot overlays if you get what i mean xx
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    Megan - truly madly kids
    March 1, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    He looks fab! We have Paddington here, and also either Veruca Salt or Snow Queen!
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    March 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    What a wicked costume – you did so well! Mim @ #SundayStars
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    March 3, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Wowee I love that outfit! My son gets a bit self conscience and won’t go ‘all out’ these days. he wants to go as something understated and ‘cool’ which basically means his own clothes. This week he wants to go as Julian from Famous Five! xx
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    March 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    He looks great! I love making costumes too although I’ve never made a hat quite so big, I bow down to your super size millinery skills 🙂
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    Samantha Rickelton
    March 1, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Love this costume idea – it looks fab! Our kids are dressing in PJs this year x
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    Tracey Williams
    March 1, 2016 at 9:30 am

    What a fantastic costume and I love the enthusiasm your son has for World Book Day. Thankfully our school is doing WBD a week later this year, so gives me more time to get organised. I am such an uncreative mother lol x
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    March 1, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    What a fabulous outfit! That hat is fab
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    March 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    This is fantastic! Well done Super Mum. He looks chuffed to bits with his costume 🙂

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