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DIY C.S. Lewis Costume

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When my boys were little, I was invited  by a friend to participate in a project for book site.

I was challenged to show my boys (at the time 1 and 3) love for the written word. My boys love being read to, and I was so excited to see what I could create!

I grew up reading C.S. Lewis’ The Complete Chronicles of Narnia ( Boxed Set 7 Books )Chronicles of Narnia series and the The Screwtape Letters. The passion and creativity he wrote with captivated me and drew me into his books.

I made my one year old into C.S. Lewis by sewing a Sunday best bow tie. The dinner jacket was given to me by a friend.

DIY C.S. Lewis Costume
DIY C.S. Lewis Costume

I made a pair of round spectacles out of pipe cleaners and black electrical tape. We had so much fun (even though he wouldn’t wear the spectacles)!

DIY C.S. Lewis costume

Mark Twain has also been one of my beloved authors.  I love his adventurous writings of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. His look in old age reminds me of Albert Einstein. I wanted to make my 3 year old a full white fur hair cover, but due to time I just made a turned down mustache

DIY Mark Twain Costume
DIY Mark Twain Costume

Read to your kids often! Teach them about the authors who wrote the books you are reading. I bet you already have everything you need to create something amazing!!


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