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Reviewing Your Book Week Costumes

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– So the month of August
is always a fun month because that’s Book Week, which I think is where
kids have to dress up as a favorite character from a book and go to school as that. I don’t have children because I haven’t ruined my life. I live a great life as you can see. I’m in a hotel room right now. Oh, hello! Someone’s living the high life! People like to critique red carpet. Oh, what a snooze! Red carpet! It’s always like gowns
and beautiful things. I wanna take it back to
the people, to my people, and I’m gonna review
your Book Week costumes. On Facebook, I asked you
to post a photo of them and you have and we’re gonna look at them. Okay, our first photo comes from Rochelle, who says this is a friend of hers, who teaches at a school and she’s dressed as Professor Trelawney. Now, I’m gonna say it’s a bloody good one. I give this a solid
seven-and-a-half out of 10. It’s definitely a green Millers top. I’ve seen that top in Millers, it’s an old lady clothing store. That’s good! I like that one. My son was so proud of this costume. He made it with his dad. Oh, my heart just melted! Oh and he’s a transformer. Oh my god! That is so cute! When he like he squats down, it makes a little car. Oh my god, Mon! Your son is so adorable. 10 out of 10. Naomi said, “I’ve spent so many
hours sewing this costume.” You made this! Your daughter looks so uncomfortable but (laughs) this is
an incredible costume. Oh, see what I did there? Mum’s put the book in the background. She put, “No, it’s also a book.” Is it just me or do Book Week characters mostly come from movies and not books? Like, it’s so fun! Like, I love this Incredibles costume but I love that mum has
put the book to be like, it’s a book, guys! Trust me. I found the coloring book. It’s a book! Oh my god! This girl is the cutest
thing I’ve ever seen. We went against the conventional and didn’t dress as a book character. Well, as I said previously, I don’t think many people
go as book characters. Instead, we made our own character based on this year’s theme. There’s a theme for Book Week? I thought the theme was books. The theme is reading is my special power, so we created super-reader. Oh, I’m gonna cry with
how cute this girl is! She’s a superhero. Oh! I mean I hate children, but she’s so adorable! Okay, well Kiki’s made this costume. Look, Kiki, it’s more
effort than I would put in and then on the back it
says to be continued. Oh, that’s a three dollar
Kmart shirt I can see. Nothing like splashing
the cash on your children! Good on you, Kiki. I like that. You’ve actually put in in
a decent amount of effort. I don’t mind this costume. I like the idea. Once upon a time, it covers
sort of every book ever and then to be continued ‘cos you know the narrative is your
daughter so, you know, it’s very deep and meaningful even though it is a sort
of a lazy man’s approach. I like it. Amy says, “My daughter’s
school were told to dress as a superhero. She went as a doctor. Not all heroes wear”– Oh my god, she’s so adorable! Oh, I mean Book Week for
parents is a nightmare, but these photos are just so cute. Oh, Jack says, “I love a
spotlight run the night before. My son wanted to go as
(laughs) Albert Einstein.” That’s a very good costume. I’m quite surprised at
the caliber of these because I was expecting
a lot of Ralph Wiggum’s. – And special awards
go to the two students who obviously had no
help from their parents, Lisa Simpson and Ralph Wiggum. – You know, just like
once upon a time shirts. I was expecting (laughs) lots of Kiki– No dissing your shirt, but like that’s the caliber of Book Week (laughs)
costumes I was expecting. A mattress with Florida written on it. Melanie, her daughter wanted
to go as a book fairy. Ah and she made a costume. Look, fairy wings are made
from the pages of a book and the dress is books. That is red carpet worthy because didn’t one year
Baz Luhrmann’s wife go in a dress made of Amex cards? This is basically the same thing. Oh my god! Rebecca’s daughter went as Eleven. I love that! I mean, again, Stranger
Things is definitely a television series and not a book, but that is a good Eleven. Rebecca says, “I love that
she wanted to go as Eleven because she had everything in her room and I didn’t have to do any midnight runs, but this year’s Book
Week was a win for mum.” (laughs) Remember the show Madeline? Like, as a parent, I would try and convince my kid to go as Madeline because she wears a school uniform. So, it’s like, no different from any (laughs) school day and then like, if you forget that it’s Book Week and you put your kid in a school uniform, it can be like, she’s Madeline from the book Madeline! That’s a TV shot and not a book. (laughs) Alana, “My son went as a tradie.” Oh, man! That’s so great. He actually looks like a legit tradie. What book character do you wanna go as? I wanna go as a plumber (laughs). Okay, let’s find a book
that has a plumber in it. “My eldest went as the Green Sheep.” What’s the Green Sheep? I mean that is a elaborate costume that I would say looks more
like a piece of broccoli. Oh, man! These are so great. Chantelle says, “My nephew,
Ethan, dressed as Brian from Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas.” 10 hours of work from his favorite aunty and he won Best Dressed and even donated it to
hang in the school library. Look at that outfit! Oh my god! That is (laughs) incredible! Oh my god! This one comes from Chloe. Ah, this is Wyatt! He’s so cute. Oh, he’s so adorable! She says, “This is Wyatt’s favorite book. It’s called Wonder. It’s a heart-warming story
about a boy called Auggie with facial deformities
who enters the fifth-grade for the first time
after being homeschooled and he eventually finds
beauty in being different.” What a beautiful story! Chloe says that Wyatt said, “People look at me like I’m different. They stare and say mean things just like in the book, Wonder. I know the theme is
reading is my secret power, but maybe being able to be yourself when everyone things
you’re wrong or broken is the biggest secret power.” Chloe says, “Wyatt has ADHD and autism, so he knows all too well
about being different.” Oh! I just wanna give him a hug! Oh, he’s so cute! Oh, why are kids so mean? Oh, Natalie! Natalie’s daughter went (laughs)– Natalie’s daughter went (laughs)
to Book Week as Chewbacca. That’s really cute! Oh, she’s got the hair for it, I have to say! Well, Becky’s posted this photo. That’s nothing like
terrifying the entire school. That is the most incredible
IT costume I’ve ever seen. Katie writes, “My daughter
is a monster from the book There Is A Monster
Under My Bed Who Farts.” Oh my god! She’s so cute! Oh, these kids are so adorable! From a distance, in the photo, adorable! In real life, terrifying! Wouldn’t go nowhere near them! Erin, “When your son wants
to be a rainbow fish, you make a rainbow fish costume including a swishy fish tail.” Oh, look at how happy he
is being a rainbow fish. Oh! Mrs. Trunchbull from Matilda. That is absolutely amazing! Oh, that is just like such a
niche character done so well. Oh my god! Mandy’s daughter went
as Alice in Wonderland when she got stuck in the house. These are so genius! All the effort you guys have
put in is just incredible. I was really hoping for a
lot more Ralph Wiggum’s. Your costumes are absolutely outstanding, like I am beyond impressed. Well done, parents! Well (claps) done and you’ve
got through this year. Now we’ve just gotta push through and get to next year or at least you could use
them for Halloween maybe? Just keep that costume in a little bucket and store it away. Anyway! Just, I mean, I don’t
understand Book Week. How painful! What a painful day! What a painful week! What a painful month!

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100 thoughts on “Reviewing Your Book Week Costumes”

  1. Olivia SKEGGS says:

    My school had book week in June 😂 and I dressed up as Jughead Jones from Riverdale with a sore ankle 😂 yeah I severely sprained my ankle the week before because I’m bad At sports 😂

  2. Commander Tamama says:

    i dident do a costume i just wore a hoddie

  3. Lara Beer says:

    I has book week last week and I dressed up as myself from the 2017 yearbook lol

  4. Holly bruse says:

    Your absolutely hilarious 😂

  5. Donna Shopaholic says:

    "I mean I hate children but she's so adorable" hahahahahahahaha

  6. J Byrnes says:

    Madeline is definitely a book series. God I loved that as a kid

  7. Be good if not Be good at it says:

    Okay hands down the Ms Trunchball costume 10/10

    And Stranger things started off as a book series Christian 😂😂😂

  8. Sarah Tannock says:

    shattered 😅

  9. purplegrrl711 says:

    Book week is awesome as a future librarian just love it

  10. stella star says:

    i'm sure lots of people have said this already but Madeline was a book they made into a tv series and a movie.

  11. Anne Taylor says:

    Watch it Christian, you're getting clucky lol

  12. Shifting Realities says:

    That was fun and entertaining, Ralph Wiggum, cutest lil red crayon muncher, ever 😜😂❤

  13. That Aussie Guy says:

    the 501st and rebel legion would rip that chewbacca costume to shreds because it doesnt meet there elitist standards

  14. abidabbydoo 777 says:

    Yay I'm erlie also good videoxx

  15. hailstorm91 says:

    You should do a part two. I would love to show you my costume that I made

  16. Emily Mae Boxall says:

    I haven’t ruined my life either HAHA

  17. Antwo Poultie says:

    I think you should do a "lies you have told your parents". I mean, if you want.

  18. Luke Morse says:

    He said "maybe being different can be seen as being a super pow -"
    "- Shut up Rachel, he did not."

  19. ThatAussieGirl says:

    I work at a book store and had a harried mum come in looking for anything with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because her son was determined to be Leonardo for Book Week even tho she told him thats a cartoon. The only thing we had was a Batman/TMNT crossover hardback collectors comic (yeah, i know) thats definitely not geared towards literal 5 year olds. She said that was fine and bought it anyway because she was so harried about having to make a TMNT costume and not even having a book that went with it.

  20. Emily Mae Boxall says:

    I wanted to dress up as hermione but my two sisters got to instead because I was to small to fit into my mums clothes that she had and there were not many clothes she could let us borrow. But instead I went as a stupid fairy. Maybe I should of gone as a broke kid cause my parents didn’t buy us costumes lol

  21. Sweet Archangel says:

    When my daughter was in year 5 she really wanted to go as a raindrop for some unknown reason. She even made her own book about a raindrop to get away with it. And yeah, she technically got away with it – she had the book, lol.

  22. FridayKetchup says:

    My daughters last book week (grade 11) she wanted to buy a costume (hundreds of dollars, no thanks) so thinking hard about what we had in her wardrobe or could source at the op shops, I came up with Hanna Baker from 13 reasons why. Her cinema uniform. Kiddo looked pretty spot on. Unfortunately, the school focused entirely on the suicide angle and harassed me for months to get her into therapy. Taking her out of class multiple times a week to ‘check on her’. I pointed out after the 7th or 8th time, that nobody is checking up on the Scooby gang, or Alice in wonderland for drug use, or the Harry Potters to check for child abuse, or the where’s Wally’s for felling like they’re invisible. I know you can’t be too careful, but when the brief is a character from a popular book, in a year where that was a popular book, well yeah, that’s all it was.

  23. Nyssa Silver says:

    These parents are so good. I order my son's book week costumes from eBay because I would rather be tortured slowly by a serial killer than sew a bloody costume.

  24. Amber Johnson says:

    You're clucking!

  25. Leasha Sydes says:

    Hey there is now coles minis two out if you didn’t know

  26. RJ's Vlogs says:

    You need book week fails christian

  27. Ruby Lette says:

    Stranger things is a comic book too.

  28. hannahxx17 says:

    My school uniform looked like Madeline so there were a LOT of those. This year I also saw a kid dress all in green with a swim cap and be the pea from princess and the pea. My favourite one I've seen!

  29. Courtney Collier says:

    When I was in primary school I went to book week as Pippi Longstocking. Complete with wire plaited into my hair to keep my pigtails sticking outwards.

  30. Ba Ri says:

    I am a parent and I sound like you. I hate book week. Other mums be like" ive got little Timmy sorted he is wearing two costumes we ha been working on them for 3 wks."
    Me: Meh I'll get Brittany something premade at the last minute. Can't chat gotta run.

  31. Roxane Walker says:

    Had the shittest day at work and you made my day with this

  32. MADELINE Terblanche says:

    I should've been Madeline. DAMN! And it was my last year of primary school!!!!!

  33. Kimberlea McCall says:

    When I was younger my mum made me wear all black and say I was Peter pans shadow.

    Thanks mum

  34. Willow Moon says:

    My sister is a genius at costumes and has twins so it’s a double up for her! She has made Stickman, The Gruffalo, Luna Lovegood, Bellatrix Lestrange, (Harry Potter) a dream jar (BFG), The Snow Queen…the list goes on! I do any sewing for her but she’s a whizz with cardboard, papier-mâché, makeup, hair and paint!

  35. Tricia Q Bee says:

    I hated book week and so glad my children are in highschool.

  36. Marie says:

    "I hate children, but she's so adorable." – I've never related to anything more.

  37. Miss Elephant says:

    I went as a Teletubbie

  38. Miss Elephant says:

    One teacher from my primary school had 2 kids take around a bike that had a note on it that said “Mrs Smith is wearing Harry’s invisibility clock”

  39. Miss Elephant says:

    One of my teachers went as Madeline

  40. Alex Blokkeerus says:

    Me and 12 of my friends whent as thing 1, thing 2, thing 3, thing 4, thing 5, thing 6, thing 7, thing 8, thing 9, thing 10, thing 11, thing 12 and thing 13

  41. Jessica Kavanagh says:

    the Simpsons reference killed me HAHAHHAHAHA! holy shit this is great

  42. Sharon Skipper says:

    You would be a great dad. Yes your life would change but you would be great.

  43. Shae Heath says:

    I hate kids but omg she is so cute!
    ME!!! Hahahahaha

  44. AbbieCadabbie20 says:

    Wonder is now an amazing movie and made me cry like 100 times. Worth the watch.

  45. Dragon maid says:

    Thank God we didn't have book week when my kid,was at school. No wonder parents are wrecks

  46. Kath Linke says:

    Piranhas don't eat bananas, they eat bums!!!! 😂😂

  47. Todd Vlogs says:

    Since when is The Transformers a book?!

  48. Elizabeth Wilkins says:

    I work in retail and i had children arguing with their parents because they wanted to be a footballer, an icecream truck, and there's one who I can't exactly remember but I'm pretty sure they just wanted to be a colour.

  49. Rachel Rachel says:

    I think my favourite costume unrelated to these costumes, was the time you dressed up as a giant penis

  50. Kasey Foote says:

    I used to dress up as Robin Hood, bow and everything, almost got perma banned from a shopping centre and suddenly we didnt dress up for book week anymore. I recently found the pattern for the costume…it goes up to my size…

  51. TheMossyrocker16 says:

    I also hate kids, but Whyatt made me melt.

  52. Kerrie McCoy says:

    Oh Miller's isn't a old lady shop, I buy clothes from there & I'm only 47.

  53. Lucy May says:

    Omg. When you said stranger thing is a TV show, but it actually started off as comic books. D:

  54. Jasmin Gatti says:

    My sister went as a twit one year for book week!! It was amazing

  55. Alex Channon says:

    My principal in high school dressed up as Mrs Trunchbowl for book week, and my science teacher dressed up as Ms Frizzle from the Magic School Bus, she had the exact dress and hair for it, she even brought her pet lizard on her shoulder like the one in the show 😂

  56. Casey Smith says:

    1 more year of book week for me!! Then I would have done 13 years of bookweeks… all I can say is… tha k f**k for that!! 😉

  57. Jamie McCavanagh says:

    You should do a " what have you lied to your parents about and never told the real story " video

    I literally cried with laughter when you done the what have you lied to your partner about oh boy 🤣

  58. bubblesh says:

    Madeline is a book…..I have them all at my parents lol

  59. A&J Fam says:

    So glad my son not in primary school no more so they don’t do book week in high school

  60. MelodyeW300 says:

    How are you so in tune with the pain mothers go through? 😂

  61. Stella Mortis says:

    Crying at Wyatt's story. What a little champion

  62. The reStyler says:

    This is HILARIOUS! Such a GREAT idea, and you have a lot of great ideas! This is one of the best, especially as I have both parents as teachers 😂 bravo!

  63. Sarah Henderson says:

    Super Reader is so cute!

  64. Trips&Blips says:

    My mum sent me to school in my normal clothes and told me to say I was one of the kids out of the famous five. Tragic

  65. Alyce Sol says:

    my mum sent me to school in a box with a head hole and 2 arm holes cut out and wrapped the box in Christmas paper and that was my book week costume… I was so embarrassed and it was awkward af all day trying to sit in class or play on the playground. hahaha

  66. Roimata Ngametua says:

    Someone looks clucky 😂😂😂

  67. Katie Wolcott says:

    Do you have any photos of your book week costumes as a kid?

  68. Kirstie Roche says:

    I just love book week 🙄😂

  69. Cheyanne Jane Videos says:

    Dammit! Didn’t make it into the video.

  70. dogsarefab says:

    Nothing like terrifying the entire school hahahahhaha

  71. Sheree says:

    I'm lucky to live near a 24 hr kmart which helped when my son changed his mind about what he wanted to dress up as. He went as Harry Potter instead of a Minion.

  72. Susan Ahrens says:

    I'm so glad we don't have "Book Week" here in Kansas…. That would have put my start-of-the-school-year stress over there top!

  73. Metamorphosis Rox says:

    Those costumes were all adorable and the boy that dressed like Wonder broke my heart.

  74. Claire Brianne says:

    Dang my elementary school did nothing like this I feel like we maybe participated in book week but we’re not allowed to dress up and for Halloween we couldn’t dress up either then I got to middle school and high school and we could dress up 🤷‍♀️

  75. Jackisascooterfag says:

    My sister is the alice in wonderland in stuck in the house

  76. Jessica Stunden says:

    I love how you say you don’t like kids but turn to mush at the mere sight of some of them 😂🥰

    Did anyone else cry when Wyatt’s quote was read out? I also wanted to go as Ms Trunchbull but dressing up wasn’t cool when I was in school.

  77. Lauren O'keeffe says:

    My daughter went as Miss Trunchbull 🙂

  78. Paige Larson says:

    Holy shit Wyatt is an old soul 😭😭😭😭

  79. Chantelle Cawthorne says:

    Can you do a part 2 for all the kids who had book week this week ?

  80. bundyrumgurl1 says:

    My son doesn’t like to dress us so he wears his uniform and goes as a school kid lol

  81. Jessica Dartnell says:

    Ruby (alice in wonderland) is best friends with my little girl. 🙂
    Its a awesome costume

  82. Monique F says:

    I'm so freaking glad my kids school doesn't do it. You'd have Ralph Wiggam from me!

  83. Raychill Ylia says:

    Awwwwww those kids were sooooo cute

  84. Raychill Ylia says:

    Omg I’m guilty I’m I did a Ralph wiggum 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  85. Carolyn V says:

    Tried to get my kids to go as muggles

  86. Danielle Chapman says:

    Our school dressed up for under 8s day, so we did that (with all 3 kids 6 months, 4 and 6) then they did dress up at kindy for v actual book week so I did that…. Then the school did book week but you had to dress as something from the thrass chart. Oh my god so many costumes! Plus my daughter has a dress up birthday party. In his cupboard my oldest son has a spider, the flash and a mouse.

  87. Emily Gleeson says:

    Wonder is also a beautiful movie. Should check it out

  88. hittichowa says:

    I went as Madeline one year, except our uniform didn't look anything like her's so mum still had to crack out the sewing machine. 😛 My favourite book week costume ever!

  89. Taz and Cammy says:

    Wonder is also a movie a must see!!

  90. Cheya Lee Wells says:

    I love the book fairy 😍 I made my own book fairy costume 2 years ago when I was volunteering at my primary school

  91. jen R says:

    Omg book week is hetic, at my son's school each classroom had a theme, makes it so hard. 😂 luckly my son was not in kindy that day, so got out of it for one more year. Haha

  92. Veronica Duran says:

    My daughter is only 15 months old and I can not wait for book week and Halloween!

  93. Krautski says:

    book week is one thing I am glad we don't have here in Germany… having to do that for each of your kids over the course of a few years… *ugh*…. Major KUDOS to all the mums (and dads) who create these costumes for their kids every year…. !! (y)

  94. lil bunny19 says:

    I’m my niece ahhhhh xx she’s the little chewbacca

  95. M S says:

    Wonder is a movie now too and I was a crying mess thru the trailer alone.. 😭👶🙋‍♀️

  96. Heather Hendricks says:

    Madeline was a book first 😉

  97. Mimzula says:

    I'm IDAHO!

  98. lara t says:

    ‘I hate children but she’s so adorable’ ME

  99. nomesy81 says:

    My son's was a ralph wiggum. A pirate costume from the place i work, so i got staff discount!

  100. Lisa Smart says:

    We have book week tomorrow an my daughter dosnt want to go as anyone but herself.
    She loves there was an old lady who swolled a mozzie there's a possum in the school.
    All horse books

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