Book Week Costumes You Can Nail At Home

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Book Week is almost here… again! And even though most of the country is in lockdown, it's a great way to inject some much-needed fun at home. So, we’ve put together our fail-safe list of easy peasy Book Week costumes to mark the fun that starts on August 22 this year. 

1. The Cat in the Hat & Green Eggs and Ham – Dr Seuss

What You’ll Need:
A tall red and white striped hat and a large red bow tie. They can be constructed out of cardboard. Draw on, or buy, a cat nose and whiskers. A cinch! For those green eggs fans, all you’ll need is a yellow dress and a red hat (optional). For those green eggs, take a paint palette or a plastic plate and colour in some eggs.

Book Week Costumes Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat & Green Eggs and Ham – Dr Seuss. Source: Made Everyday

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2. Wally – Where’s Wally?

What You’ll Need:
A red and white striped beanie, a red and white striped long-sleeve top, blue jeans, round glasses and a cane. Voila!

3. Harry Potter – The Harry Potter Series

What You’ll Need:
A long cloak-style jacket (or try a dressing gown?), round glasses and a magic wand. Don’t forget the lightning scar and shaggy hair. Hey presto!

Children's Book Week Harry Potter
Source: Pieces by Polly

4. Matilda

What You’ll Need:
Our favourite bookworm just needs a blue dress with a jacket and a red ribbon. And don’t forget a book (and ideally a glass jar with a newt inside if possible!)

Matilda Costume for Book Week
Source: Pinterest

5. Alice – Alice in Wonderland

What You’ll Need:
A blue dress, white apron, white leggings, black shoes and a black ‘Alice’ headband. Carry a small bottle with a ‘drink me’ label for extra oomph!

World Book Week
An extra easy option.

6. Maisy The Mouse – Maisy

What You’ll Need:
Any clothes will do, but overalls are a favourite. Add mouse ears and a tail, and draw on or buy a mouse nose and whiskers!

Book Week costumes
Source: Real Life Notes

7. The Man In The Yellow Hat – Curious George

What You’ll Need:
Grab a yellow shirt and jeans with brown boots. If you don’t have a yellow tie lying around, make one with cardboard with black polka dots. Bring along your toy monkey and it’s all done!

10. Charlie Bucket – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

What You’ll Need:
Well-loved jeans and a woolly jumper. Beanie is optional. Add a chocolate bar and a golden ticket. A sure winner!

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Jenny Willis

Aug 24 2015

Love the website thanks a bunch