Friday Photos: Little Penguin

Yesterday was World Book Day and Bunny’s nursery asked the children to come in dressed as their favourite animal in a story.  Bunny chose (thankfully!) to go as a penguin from the book, And Tango Makes Three. Here she is dressed and ready, looking somewhat unimpressed by her costume.  Walking to school was fun as we spotted different characters from stories, joining us on the pavement.  Fantastic Mr Fox, Peppa Pig, unicorns, ladybirds, cows, butterflies, cats, tigers.  A whole menagerie was represented.  Maybe I could have saved myself some work and ordered a costume online (like many others did!), but where’s the fun and satisfaction in doing that?!

child in penguin costume

Bunny is…

child in penguin costume

…a penguin

Mind you, it would seem her sister got caught up in the excitement and decided to go as an Antarctic explorer

child in beanie hat

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6 comments on “Friday Photos: Little Penguin
  1. I love the homemade costume! I can’t wait for the fun of making them although I bet I am saying something different when the day actually comes! Bunny looks fab x

    • mummysallygg says:

      I did enjoy the challenge of making it, but was a little fed up on Wednesday evening when I was trying to finish it and Bear decided she wasn’t going to sleep. But it is nice to give these things a go and see results. It was a little rough round the edges, but it worked and that’s all that matters!

  2. Gorgeous photos. Such a fantastic expression and a fabulous costume – well done!

  3. Vicky Stipling says:

    Hi there! I found you via Pinterest as I’m looking for ideas for a penguin costume for World Book Day next week for my 7 year old daughter! Your pic came up on there & the costume is fantastic – although the pic doesn’t seem to be here on your blog anymore. But can I be really cheeky & ask if you can remember how you made it or have any hints or tips on how to go about with making something similar? Bearing in mind that I’m hideously inept at anything to do with sewing, am not in the least bit crafty & always end up cussing away & wondering why I started it! But their little faces at the end are worth it! Thank you! Vicky

    • Hi Vicky! Thanks so much for the lovely comments. I will have to look into getting the photos working – think it’s where I went self-hosted and they didn’t transfer across.
      As for the costume… from memory, I put her in black leggings and shoes and then found a black long-sleeved vest and sewed a pillow case onto it which I stuffed slightly with cheap pillow stuffing. I then bought some yellow felt which I cut into shape and sewed some elastic loops onto each side to make the feet. For the beak, I think I used some card cut into shape and folded and then stuck the felt over it and sewed it onto a black beanie hat I found in a charity shop as well as some big googly eyes that I sewed onto some larger white circles of fabric which were then also sewn onto the hat. It was very basic as my sewing skills are non-existent, but I was determined to try. If you have a go, please come back and share your photos with me as I’d love to see what others do! Good luck and thanks again!

  4. I think this is the cutest little penguin I ever saw! What an absolutely awesome costume, I’m so impressed at your costume making skills!
    Thank you for helping me celebrate World Book Day by linking up to my special penguin linky!

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