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Sequins, wizard robes and cries of Let It Go will echo across the Border this week.
But as we officially arrive in Children’s Book Week, August 19 – 26, many Border parents are scrambling to put together their child’s dream costume.
For some parents this means digging out the Janome, or a frantic trip to the shops.
For my dear mother – who in her defence had six children – it meant tying a brown towel around my neck and telling me I was a princess.
It didn’t work.
Everyone thought I was a bear, and I was told to walk on my hands and knees at our book parade.
On another occasion she covered my brother in garbage bags for his starring role as a rock in the annual school play.
As adults, we are both relatively well-adjusted, with only some costume-related nightmares.
To help prevent younger generations from enduring the same humiliation, we’ve prepared 131 photos to inspire last minute costumes.