Book Week Costume Ideas

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas

Ooh my kids have been talking about Book Week since last years Book Week.  I have to be completely honest with you, book week drives me nuts, but that’s just me, I dislike dress up parties too.  But at the end of the day, the kids love dressing up and we do enjoying making the outfits together.  Miss 11 won last year, she dressed up as a gumnut baby.

I won’t be at home this year for the kids book week parade so I need to prepare ahead of time to make sure they have everything ready.  They kids have worked out what they want to be, but have asked me not to tell so that the kids and parents at school won’t know in advance (which is fair enough).  However, I thought I would put together a few photo’s as a little inspiration for you!

Book Week Costume Ideas

This is my Miss 11, dressed up as a Gumnut baby from Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.  We purchased some green tulle to make the skirt and added some leaves made from scrap green fabric.  Added some yellow pom poms to the skirt and beanie.

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 1

Miss 9 dressed up as one of the characters from her favourite book at the time, Ella and Olivia

{The Organised Housewife} Ella and Olivia Book Week Costume Idea

Queen of Guards and 3 other costume ideas  |  Stitch Scrap Sew

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 2

Great DIY Tutorials for Green Eggs and Ham  |  Dana Made It

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 5

DIY Tutorial for The Very Hungry Caterpillar  |  Vintage Gets Crafty

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 6

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley & The Very Lazy Ladybird  |  Janine Kaye

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 4

These are on sale on ebay, but I think they would be very easy to make

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 3

Diction Fairy , this is very cute! | original image source unknown

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 7

Angelina Ballerina  |  Net Mums Blog

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 8

Star Wars  |  Makezine

{The Organised Housewife} Book Week Costume Ideas 9

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 (aren’t they gorgeous, teeth missing and all), I cheated with Miss prep there dressing her up in a store purchased costume (she already owned the costume).  Twins were 7 here.

Mr and Miss 8 as Hansel and Gretel – found these outfits at the local op shop

Miss 6 as Dr Seuss’s Daisy Head Maisy

click here to see loads more book costume ideas I have shared in the past

What is your child dressing up as this year?

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10 comments

Somer August 7, 2014 - 10:18 AM

I started to get heart palpitations when I read in the newsletter how soon book week was coming up. When did it become so big? I do not know what to do and since I’m overseas for another week will have limited time to do much prep. Have always been pretty slack and each yr promise my girls I will be better the next. I will be googling ideas like there is no tomorrow!!

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Katrina August 7, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Yes, I have had years like that too Somer where an easy costume was harry potter or hermioni, white shirt, black pants, one of dad’s ties, black cape (could use a black garbage bag) and a stick from the garden (plus glasses for harry).

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Miss Maudy August 7, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Well, the kids were more or less organised for book week (Four from Divergent for #1 kid, and the blonde one from the Treehouse books for the #2 kid) BUT they’re both away for a week for Book Week. I am so not disappointed about that!

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Katrina August 7, 2014 - 1:00 PM

LOL, Miss Maudy always the way isn’t it…

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Mary August 8, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for the great ideas. I just love your little one as a gumnut baby. It’s the first year of school for us this year but my daughter has told us she wants to be a ladybug. Couldn’t be easier as I picked up an inexpensive ladybug costume at Kmart a few weeks ago for a birthday party. The ladybug idea comes from Eric Carle’s “The Bad Tempered Ladybug”.

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Katrina August 8, 2014 - 1:01 PM

Ooh that sounds really cute Mary!

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Megan August 8, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Eeeeeee!! The Diction Fairy is ADORABLE! Brilliant idea.

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Katrina August 8, 2014 - 12:59 PM

It is very cute, i agree Megan.:)

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Lynelle August 9, 2014 - 11:26 AM

My girls would be horrified by the diction fairy – destroying a book!

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andrea June 2, 2018 - 9:53 AM

I love Angelina ballerina my daughter loves her!

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