Book Character Costumes

Thank you too the wonderful readers that emailed their Book Week Parade Costumes.  This certainly will help with ideas for next year.


Miss and Mr 7 Thing 1 and Thing 2 – Miss 5, The Little Mermaid.

Mr and Miss 8 as Hansel and Gretel

Miss 6 as Dr Seuss’s Daisy Head Maisy

Olivia as ”Jessie” from Toy Story. Red had spray painted red, threaded with curtain cord. Chaps cowhide fabric from Spotlight when they had a sale on cost $3 all up. Felt for the cuffs, fringed and sewn on wrists. ~ Pam

This is Mr 6 dressed as The Saucepan Man from Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree series. His idea, as we’ve been reading it together.  I had to come up with something low key, as he had to wear it all day, and he doesn’t like costumes much, def nothing on his face. ~ Bek

My little boy requested ”gingie” from Shrek. So we figured we could use it because of the original gingerbread stories! ~ Maree

This is my 10 year old daughter, Paris, in her Queen of Hearts costume. ~ Victoria

Raikwon aged 7. He loves where’s Wally books & the character just suited him. It was easy & all his friends thought it was a great idea. ~ Haileigh

Kaea aged 10. Dressed as EJ12. All her girl friends seem to be reading series after series of EJ12. A very simple idea that worked well.  ~ Haileigh

Daisy went as Pearlie this year, and specifically chose the outfit from the book ’Pearlie and the Silver Fern Fairy.’ I made the cape and skirt from patterns I made up myself, and the leaf pockets were made with freezer paper stencils.  ~ Melissa

Butterfly  ~ Nicole

Master 8 is Puss in Boots ~ Nicole

Jungle Theme – Crocolde ~ Nicole

Lachie (Twin B) went as a T-Rex dinosaur from ”How do Dinosaurs….?” series & his Twin (A), Cameron went as Harry & his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs. Easy to do and mostly home made. Cam dosen’t like to dress up so Harry was a perfect choice. ~ Tania

Liam, 5 dressed up as the Daddy Lion from the story “Quiet!” for book  ~ Jen

Zoe dressed up as Princess Jasmine ~ Helen

What’s your favourite book week parade costume?

Please feel free to email me your costumes to add to the collection.

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5 comments

Kirsty @mummytofive October 1, 2011 - 9:41 PM

My son and two of his friends went as the Three Blind Mice! Even got their picture in the paper!!

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Naomi Ellis on Facebook October 2, 2011 - 12:57 PM

These costumes are awesome Katrina. Love them!

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Trish August 15, 2012 - 11:27 AM

I have wanted to do Thing 1 and thing 2 forever with my twins , used to have the image as my avi. How did you make the blue wigs ? Such fab ideas here Kat.

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Kerry T August 15, 2012 - 4:22 PM

My little one really wants to go as Grug. Trying to convince my Mum to make it on short notice…
http://www.instructables.com/image/FQ39F4TGLWR1JSE

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Joyce May 15, 2014 - 8:55 PM

The character given in this post from different books are really interesting to see. Among these some of the characters and the books are new for me. Thanks for sharing this information with us. And keep share the information like this in the upcoming posts too.

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