Seven-Year-Old Makes Her Own 'Matilda'-Inspired Costume That Got The Cast's Attention

Emily McWilliams 10 Mar 2020

I think most '90s kids can all remember the moment when they watched Matilda for the first time. Maybe it was at home with a rented VHS tape from Blockbuster. Or maybe, you were lucky enough to see it in theaters with your friends.

Even though the years have passed since the movie was released, I'm sure the terror of Miss. Trunchbull has stayed with you. I know it has for me.

If you grew up in the '90s, chances are that you watched the beloved classic "Matilda".


Matilda was based on the book with the same name by author Roald Dahl. The 1996 movie adaptation featured Mara Wilson as the young heroine with magic powers who loved to read.

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Now, depending on how old you were when you saw the movie, there's a good chance you were traumatized by the villain, Miss. Trunchbull.

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Pam Ferris' take on Miss. Trunchbull, Matilda's crazed school principal, will probably go down in history as one of the best cinematic villains.

Recently, one little girl decided to pay tribute to this epic villain by dressing up as her for World Book Day.

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Seven-year-old Lilly Jordan gathered her shot puts and 1972 olympic sweater for this amazing transformation.

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Lilly's mom, Laura, shared the photos on Facebook where they quickly went viral. The original post got 33,000 shares on that platform alone.

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Lilly's costume has even attracted the attention of the film's cast online.

Mara Wilson retweeted the photo of Lilly's costume and gave it her stamp of approval. Lilly's mom hopes that Pam Ferris herself will see it soon and comment.

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