While parents all across Australia despair of Book Week and the inevitable Book Week Parade costume, I secretly sort of look forward to it 😉 Mind you, despite the exciting, creative ideas that I suggest all Immy ever wants to be is some form of fairy or princess *sigh* Most. Disappointed. Mother. Ever! So instead of sharing my super duper Book Week costume idea – (because fairy!), here is a collection of the ideas of other creative parents – 15 simple-to-make, fabulous costumes inspired by children’s books! Of course, they work just as well for Halloween and World Book Day too!
Click on the first link for each costume to find the details of how to make it. The second link opens an Amazon page for the book shown (these are affiliate links).
Peter Rabbit Costume via Play & Learn Everyday
Find out more about the book: The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Hey Diddle Diddle Costumes via Capri + 3
Find out more about the book: Hey Diddle Diddle and other Favourite Fairy Tales by Tiger Tales
Norman the Slug With the Silly Shell Costume via Zing Zing Tree
Find out more about the book: Norman the Slug With the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra
Gumnut Baby Costume via The Organised Housewife
Find out more about the book: The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie by May Gibbs
Do your children dress up to celebrate Book Week? What are their favourite character costumes?