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Terrific Costume Ideas For Book Week


MeWhen I was little, my Mum and Dad had a fruit and vegie shop. So when there was any kind of dress-up day, I would end up in a box – a banana box, a lettuce box, it didn’t matter, the bigger the box the better. Mum would spend lots of time improving the box – making it into Hickory Dickory Dock, a present and a robot are some of my memories – but there was no denying that I was the kid in the box. Whilst other children were princesses or fairies I was some version of a box. As a teenager I would look back on these photos and think this was a bit cruel. Now that I am a Mum, I can see the brilliance behind the box – simple, cheap and it was recycled materials!


So if your school is celebrating Book Week next week with a ‘Book Week Costume Day’ you can send your child to school in a box or you can use one of the fabulous ideas from these clever folk:



1. 10 Easy Book Week Costume Ideas – Kidspot Australia



2. Quick & Easy Book Week Costume Ideas – 17 Bright Ideas



3. Children’s Book Week Costumes Made Easy – Random House

Random House



4. Book Week Costume Ideas – Pinterest



5. Make Me A Costume! Make At Home Costume Ideas For Book Week – My Pigeon Pair

Pigeon Pair



6. Book Week Costume Ideas – Windy Hollow Books


Windy Hollow


Most schools will suggest the theme of ‘Dress As Your Favourite Book Character’ but The Children’s Book Council of Australia who promote Book Week and The Book Awards have the theme ‘Read Across The Universe’ – so both themes give you lots to choose from!


Please send in photos of your child dressed up – we’d love to see them!

Happy Book Week!



2 Responses to “Terrific Costume Ideas For Book Week”

  1. Racheal Tighe on August 21st, 2013 9:37 am

    As a teacher, I just love book week! I always find that the home made costumes are the best. It is so great to see people get creative. Some of my favourites have been a playing card from ‘Alice in wonderland’ and the wardrobe from ‘The lion the witch and the wardrobe’. So creative! If you haven’t chosen a character yet, her is a list of top ten children’s books for book week.

  2. theed on August 22nd, 2013 12:39 pm

    Thanks for your comment Racheal! I love all of the costumes that are done with thought and love – some people come up with such great ideas! I always thought choosing a book character who wore pyjamas was a good idea – how comfy!

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