Have you seen Wally?
As I picked up the most recent issue of The Bookseller I was greeted on the front cover by this charming, spectacled fellow.
As I fondly remember squinting over various editions of Wally’s adventures, I was delighted to see that Wally has been popping up here, there and everywhere in unusual and crowded settings for 25 years. Well, I was delighted after I got over the fact that this made me feel very, very old.
Well, if you happen to leave it rather late sorting your outfit for a Wally party (or, like I did, rushed around like a headless chicken before Halloween) I can provide the following tips:
- Red striped Breton-style tops are very easy to come by, check out H&M for instance. I had trouble finding a red and white striped bobble hat, so ended up using fabric pen to customize a white one and made a red bobble/pom pom to attach to the top.
- Don a pair of your own jeans, clunky brown boots optional
- Round ‘Harry Potter’ style glasses can be found in any joke or costume shop
- The pièce de résistance de resistance – any charity shop is bound to be overflowing with Wally’s trademark walking stick.
There you have it. And no, before you ask, I won’t be posting a picture of myself in costume.
Lesley-Anne Crooks, Sales & Digital Manager