Splendiferous Roald Dahl characters brought to life

Bradley Lowe as Fantastic Mr Fox.
Bradley Lowe as Fantastic Mr Fox.

Some of Roald Dahl’s marvellous character creations were spotted out and about in Rugby this week.

Children and adults came together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author on Tuesday, which would have been the writer’s 100th birthday.

Haydn Taylor-Elward dressed as the BFG.

Haydn Taylor-Elward dressed as the BFG.

As part of the annual Roald Dahl Day, fans dressed as some of their favourite characters - from the BFG to Miss Spider from James and the Giant Peach (both pictured above) - and hosted Dahl-themed parties and live events.

We asked Rugby Advertiser readers to send in photos of their little ones in their costumes and you didn’t disappoint! Here are a handful of your responses, showing some of Dahl’s finest brought to life...

Megan James as Veruca Salt.

Megan James as Veruca Salt.

Evelyn Whisker as Miss Spider from James and the Giant Peach.

Evelyn Whisker as Miss Spider from James and the Giant Peach.