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dressing up!

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you'll know that I love dressing up. When I started going to comics events, particularly MCM Expo, I realised that there is no such thing as Over the Top. But what's just as much fun is seeing other people dress up as the characters in my books! And I got a few peeks at these costumes from World Book Day. Here are a couple of photos of Iris the Mermaid, uploaded by Alice Brewer of craft company BeanPi:



And from @sorrelhersh, here's an Oliver!



But mega points to @helen_geekmum for her beautiful blog post today about making an Iris the Mermaid costume for her daughter.



She's included her drawing for the costume, and her daughter's drawings, too. Click over to have a look!! Thanks so much, Helen!

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Ha ha, this Shark in the Bath had me in stitches. So awesome. Cheers, @bevismusson!



And this Princess Spaghetti from You Can't Eat a Princess! on Instagram via Emma Tanswell! Princess Spaghetti here has some very accurate hair (styled with drinking straws!).



Awesome! If you or your kids ever dress up as my characters, send me a photo, I'll be dying to know. I do have a few pre-made costume items on my website, including how to make your own paper Seawig, your own Superkid mask, and a Princess Spaghetti tiara.

One more thing, Oliver and the Seawigs is up for the Booktrust Best Book Awards! Here's an article in The Guardian about it.


The article's fab, but slightly confusing in that it makes it sound like everyone can vote. But what Booktrust are really looking for is people who are in charge of groups of kids: schools, nurseries, play groups, Brownie troops, libraries, etc. It's a chance to get your group of kids reading and discussing the books, then you can submit their votes. If you're interested in taking part, check out the Booktrust Best Book Awards website! (And vote for Seawigs, if you like it! I'm also a big fan of Benji Davies' Storm Whale; it's a fabulous picture book.