As a child I was absorbed in the books by Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl; stories about a world that was very different to my own, but the classic words painted pictures so vividly that I still remember them.
I know exactly what that magic wishing chair would have looked like, and I can almost taste that giant peach. I was one of those kids who escaped the every day into books, often reading one after the other until there was no more to read, begging my mum for a trip to the library to refill my stocks.
As Poss grew older, I always hoped she’d follow my footsteps into this literary world. I always wanted her to find the wonder I had found in these books, but despite my best efforts, they never really took.
Instead she’s found her own path. As it should be. Her bookshelves are filled with an eclectic mixture, but it’s those books that lean slightly towards the edgy that take her interest the most.
After a recent introduction to DC Comics, her shelves are now slowly filling up with more and more comic books.
Classic stories of good and evil, and sometimes those lines are blurred. Harley Quinn, who dances between the two, usually with a crazy grin on her face, is her favourite and she’s adorned almost every wall of her bedroom with merchandise.
We’ve got Harley Quinn products from the early Mad Love series, through to Suicide Squad and the new DC Super Hero Girls series. There’s no Harley Quinn left unturned, so to speak.
So when Book Week rolled around earlier this month, we knew she’d be going as Harley Quinn. Because what else? And when the team at Warner Bros. suggested Poss might be interested in checking out their new range of Harley Quinn apparel (available at Big W), it seemed as though it was fate.
While not strictly a costume; the dress and leggings were perfect for Book Week, especially when teamed with some coloured hair, a crazy grin and a giant baseball bat.
But the best bit? Taken apart, the individual pieces are perfect for adding a touch of Harley Quinn to her every-day wardrobe. The leggings are perfect with a plain t-shirt and runners, and the dress looks great with a belt and a cardigan.
Gotta love any ‘costume’ that can pull double duty and be integrated seamlessly back into the clothing rotation.
To celebrate the launch of this new clothing range, the team at Warner Bros. and Big W have offered me the chance to give away nine Harley Quinn outfits; each including the skater dress and leggings that Poss is wearing, as well as a super cute singlet.
To enter, just tell me what you or your kids love about Harley Quinn, and what size Harley Quinn set you’d be after. Easy as that.
The small print: Entries are open between September 6th 2016 and September 14th and all judges decisions will be final. This is a game of skill, chance plays no part. Postage for prizes will be to Australian addresses only. There are limited sizes available as part of this giveaway, and judges will do their best to match you with the closest size to your request. This is a sponsored post, in partnership with About a Bugg and Big W.