- A 7-year-old girl dressed up as Miss Trunchbull from Roald Dahl's "Matilda" for World Book Day last week, and looked just like the movie character.
- Lilly Cant from Devon, UK wore a gray 1972 Olympics sweater, carried a bag of fake shot puts, and completed the look with a hairy mole on her cheek and a monobrow.
- Mom Laura Jordan told Insider: "Lilly makes the costumes so much better because she's in character as soon as she puts it on! She refused to smile this year because the Trunchbull doesn't smile!"
- Even Mara Wilson, who played Matilda in the 1996 movie, retweeted a photo of Lilly in costume and said: "Love this!"
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A little girl who dressed up as Miss Trunchbull from Roald Dahl's "Matilda" has gone viral after choosing to be the character for World Book Day last Thursday, March 5.
Lily Cant from Torquay in Devon, UK executed the details of her Agatha Trunchbull costume with acute precision — from the gray 1972 Olympics sweater to her monobrow, a don't-mess-with-me-scowl, flushed cheeks, and a hairy mole on her cheek.
Mom Laura Jordan told Insider: "Lilly's favorite book is 'Matilda' and wanted to dress up as something different as she felt Matilda was 'too easy' and wanted a challenge. We never do things by half."
Lilly's outfit mirrored that of Miss Trunchbull's in the 1996 movie adaptation of the book when the character (played by Pam Ferris) is pictured at home and off-duty from terrorizing the schoolchildren in her care.
Jordan told Insider the outfits never cost more than what a store-bought costume could be, and she feels that the originality of homemade is better as it has an authentic look.
She said: "Lilly makes the costumes so much better because she's in character as soon as she puts it on! She refused to smile this year because the Trunchbull doesn't smile!"
The level of detail for her outstanding costume went as far as including a hairy mole, filled-in brows to create one long bushy monobrow, hair scraped back into a severe bun, and red cheeks. Matilda describes Trunchbull in the book as "… someone who could bend iron bars and tear telephone directories in half."
Since Jordan posted the viral photos on Facebook they've attracted over 33,000 shares and 23,000 likes.
She said to Insider: "Even Mara Wilson (the actress who played Matilda) has retweeted her!!! We're desperate for Pam Ferris herself to see it, that would be the ultimate reaction!"
This is not the first time Lilly's World Book Day costumes have garnered recognition — previously she's dressed up as "101 Dalmations" villain Cruella de Vil, and the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde from Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
Jordan told Insider the previous attention was nothing compared to this year.
But these incredible costumes take time to plan. Jordan told Insider that prep starts long before World Book Day rolls around, explaining: "Every World Book Day begins planning around the end of January, so it gives me enough time to make or get the materials needed to make the costume."
Asked if Jordan feels the pressure to outdo the costume success for Lilly's World Book Day next year, she commented: "I don't feel pressured at all, we enjoy the challenge and the making of the costume is all part of the fun!"
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