We’ve just had Dress Up As Your Favourite Book Character Weekend at school, and we all took it extremely seriously.
I had my Professor McGonagall costume imported from England (thank you, Anthony) and then spent hours in front of the mirror working on my role.
The stance was very important –
But the facial expressions even more so …
… think I’ve got Dame Maggie to a tee now.
Cleopatra spent hours on her make up –
And our genuine luvvie – the drama teacher – got into role as Count Olaf every morning –
While our esteemed deputy-head added all his Frankenstein’s Monster stitches painstakingly, one by one, every day –
What a bunch of dedicated professionals –
Mr Toad, ever the narcissist, was keen to play himself, but I managed to persuade him to play Trevor the Toad from Harry Potter instead, which he did grudgingly.
And at the risk of sounding a little like Mr Toad myself, my photo on the school Facebook page has ‘nearly gone viral’ according to the Headmistress
My only worry now is what to do for the next book weekend in October. If I don’t decide soon, I won’t have time to perfect my character. Any ideas for a suitable battleaxe that I could play? If so please let me know asap.