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Whether you’re looking for a costume for Book Week, Halloween, or just any fun dress-up day, you’ll love these book-inspired costumes for kids!
Below, you’ll find an amazing collection of children’s costumes based on popular books. They’re great for Book Week costume parades, Halloween, or just a fun dress-up day when your child wants to act out his or her favorite costume.
I have rounded up quite a few DIY book-inspired Halloween costumes. Some are super easy to make while others are a little more involved. There are costumes for babies and bigger kids alike. Have fun!
Book-Inspired Costumes for Kids
Rainbow Fish Costume
This rainbow fish costume is bright and colorful. It looks pretty easy to make, too. Purchase a copy of Rainbow Fish here.
The Mad Hatter
While this Mad Hatter costume is on a baby, it would be super easy to adapt the idea for bigger kids. Purchase a copy of Alice in Wonderland:Baby Lit here.
Thing 1 & Thing 2 Wig Tutorial
These Thing 1 and Thing 2 wigs require a hot glue gun- no sewing involved! They’re perfect for kids of all ages. Purchase a copy of Cat in the Hat Comes Back here.
How To Make a Dragon Costume From a Sweatsuit!
Follow this tutorial to make a Toothless the Dragon costume from an old sweatsuit. Then, purchase a copy of How to Train Your Dragon here.
The Lorax Family Costumes
Here’s a fun Lorax costume that is super easy to recreate. And, there are ideas for sibling costumes from the same story. Purchase a copy of The Lorax here.
Waldo Crochet Hat Pattern and Costume
If you know how to crochet (or know someone who does), whip up a Where’s Waldo hat in no time! Purchase a copy of Where’s Waldo? here.
Green Eggs and Ham Costume
Kids can dress up as Sam I Am with this Green Eggs and Ham costume. This costume can be sewn by hand and probably even glued together with hot glue if you don’t sew. Purchase a copy of Green Eggs and Ham here.
DIY Peter Pan Costume
This Peter Pan costume is simple to make from an old green tee and some green shorts. Dig through your closet or scour the clearance racks to keep the costs down. Grab a picture book copy of Peter Pan here.
How to Make Pippi Longstocking Braids
You won’t believe how easy it is to make Pippi Longstocking braids. This tutorial will show you how. Grab a copy of Pippi Longstocking here.
ROUND OUT YOUR UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES
These Halloween Lacing Boards are designed to make learning fun. They’re great for teaching kids fine motor skills, precise hand movements, and how to focus their attention. Your children will have so much fun with this toy, they won’t realize they are learning.
This LEGO set features a Vampire with large fangs, movable claws, vest, bow tie and a billowing black cape, plus a small pet bat with movable wings!
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