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Malory Towers World Book Day Costume

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I posted snippets of my daughter’s Darrel Rivers (Malory Towers) World Book Day costume that I have been putting together on Instagram, so I wanted to share with you how we put together a frugal costume that my 9 year old girl is very happy with.

My daughter is a big book worm, so she will not be happy unless she has picked a character that not everyone else is doing (except Hermione Granger who is her favourite, but she dressed up as her last year). So, she chose a character from Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers series, Darrel Rivers. I was thrilled with this as it is a book about a boarding school, so the main dress code is… school uniform.

This is the book she is taking to school, so we wanted to match the cover with the orange tie.

I ordered the tie from Amazon. It was inexpensive, and we can keep it for my son to wear in the future. You can get children’s ties in a variety of colours via this link: Knight – Premium Boys Satin Elasticated Neck Tie, Adjustable Pre-tied Children’s Neck Tie – Various Colours Available (Lilac)

Seeing as it is a school uniform, we opted to stick with a pinafore and white polo shirt that we already had, along with my daughter’s school socks and shoes. Some Malory Towers book covers do show a brown/maroon uniform, so my daughter wanted to wear her burgundy cardigan over the top.

This costume is actually pulled together by the details. The school logo badge was really simple to make. I found a Malory Towers logo on Google and printed it off. I stuck it to cardboard to ensure it would be hardy, and taped a safety pin to the back.

The hardest part of this costume was the suitcase. My daughter had her heart set on a briefcase or suitcase with the logo on it, and I wasn’t buying one just to be used for one day. I made one out of a box, some parcel paper, and a printed logo.

Here is how I made it:


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