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Old 01-24-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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For your daughter, do you know anyone with a high school girl who has been to a few dances? I just gave several dresses away to a little neighbor to play dress-up. You might have to shorten straps or pin it to make it tighter, but after that all you would need is a tiara from the dollar store.
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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You can make some amazing costumes with cardboard, tape and makers.


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Old 01-24-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Thrift stores, old clothes in your closets that you can remake.

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Old 01-24-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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My children's school frequently has themed free dress days where the kids get to forego their uniforms, but only if they wear the right kind of clothes. Today they announced several new ones are coming up. Most are straightforward enough, but one came out of left field: Dress as Royalty Day. The only description given is "Don't forget those crowns and tiaras."

We have zero income right now and really need to save every penny, but we'd hate to make the kids wear their uniforms on free dress day. So, does anybody have any thoughts on how to make a couple of paupers look like a prince and a princess?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
defeats the whole purpose of uniforms... pity my local schools don't have them, they are great social levelers.
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If you need to save every penny, why spend even one on this when it isn't required? Send them in their uniforms. Done.
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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I would love to have the principal call me to tell me my child isn't dressed royally enough. I'd be happy to supply the school board with many photos of the most respected royals in the world wearing jeans and tee shirts at the next public meeting. What a bunch of pompous a-hole parents you've got there ($1300 for an elementary school field trip to Disneyland?!).
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Marquette, Mich
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You can cut a crown out of cardstock and cover it with aluminum foil. Then just use bobby pins to secure it. Use a piece of fabric or wrapping paper to make a sash and affix foil & ribbon "medals" to it. There are lots of ways to do it on the cheap if the kids want to do it!
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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Tell them that if they want your children to wear costumes, they can just darn well pay for them.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Perhaps post on a Facebook group what you are looking for? I can't tell you how many times that has saved me.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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You can cut a crown out of cardstock and cover it with aluminum foil. Then just use bobby pins to secure it. Use a piece of fabric or wrapping paper to make a sash and affix foil & ribbon "medals" to it. There are lots of ways to do it on the cheap if the kids want to do it!
Good ideas.
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