“Matilda is Lilly’s favorite book and one of her favorite movies. She wanted to go as Mrs. Trunchbull. I asked her why not Matilda and she said it was too easy,” the proud mom told the Daily Star.
A good classic always stands the test of time. We’re in 2020 and we’re still talking about Matilda, a film from 1996. This isn’t just a coincidence. The film was distributed by TriStar Pictures and became such a success that new generations almost 24 years later still love it.
An example of this is what happened at St. Marychurch Primary School (England), when a girl named Lilly Cant had to choose a costume for World Book Day, celebrated on March 5. The girl wanted to do something different. Her favorite book is Matilda, but she didn’t want to go dressed up as the typical and simple the main character, so she to go in costume as the intimidating Ms. «Trunchbull».
“Matilda is Lilly’s favorite book and one of her favorite movies. She wanted to go as Mrs. Trunchbull. I asked her why not Matilda, and she said it was too easy,” mother Laura Jordan told the Daily Star.
Laura bought some things on Ebay and in thrift stores and managed to create an outfit incredibly similar to that of the character. She was the contest winner and went viral on social media.
“She wanted something completely different from everyone else. I didn’t want a store-bought costume, I wanted it to look home-made and much more authentic,” the mother told Unilad.
She combined the traditional 1972 Olympics jersey with a weight belt, brown wallet, and string bag for carrying balls, «which were fake in this case.» They painted her eyebrows and created that reddish look that the mythical character had on her face. The similarity is undeniable.
«She was about to explode when she put everything together, she couldn’t wait to go to school! She was very excited about getting dressed and everyone knew exactly who she was right away!” the mother continued telling the Daily Star.