Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Greg Heffley - World Book Day

This year our son, who is in Grade 3, chose to dress up as "Greg Heffley" to celebrate World Book Day at school.
Gregory "Greg" Heffley is the hero/antihero protagonist of the realistic fiction book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid created by American cartoonist Jeff Kinney.

It was an easy and fairly quick dress up costume to put together. He wore a white vest, his old (now too small for him) black tracksuit trousers, white socks, white trainers and a mask. I made the mask using a sturdy piece of white card. I copied the face from one of the illustrations in the book. I drew it in pencil first and then coloured it in using a black permanent marker. I had some transparent elastic (that I usually use for making beaded necklaces) that I threaded through small holes I'd made using a needle, and tied it to hold the mask in place.

It was his idea to make a "side fitting" mask which turned out to be very effective and much more practical than a front fitting mask would have been. A front fitting mask would have required eye holes and may have spoiled the face a bit.



He looked super cute, don't you think?

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