Saturday, October 6, 2012

21 Book Inspired Costumes

As you know, our family is a bit book-obsessed.  So it should come as no surprise to anyone that our family likes to dress up like characters from our favorite books and fairy tales! Last year, Molly was Cinderella and her Daddy was her, "Pwince Chawming."  Don't you love her 'dwess'?  (Monday, I will post a giveaway for one of the fabulous costumes from Little Dress Up Shop). 

The boys and I were Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione.

One year, after we read Peter Pan to the children, they decided we should all be the characters from Peter Pan. Daddy even turned our stroller into a pirate ship!  We had Peter Pan, Captain Hook, The Tic-toc Croc, Wendy, and Tinkerbelle. 


While I was looking for this year's ideas for our family's costumes, I came across 21 wonderful book-inspired costumes I wanted to share with you!  I hope you find something that catches your imagination.  Some of these are homemade costumes with directions, some are just pictures, and a few are for items to purchase.   

Rainbow Fish at Here Come the Girls 


Alice in Wonderland at Misha Lulu Blog

Hoot at One Crafty Mumma

The Hungry Caterpillar at Pink and Green Mama

 Olivia at Making it Lovely


Knuffle Bunny Costume at

Little Bo Peep at Vintage Duck

Prince Caspian at Little Dress Up Shop

Pinkalicious at Fancy Frugal Fun

Green Eggs and Ham at Stomper Girl

Ladybug Girl at Glue Gun Crafts 

Madeline at Erica Holland Photography

Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web at Kaboose

Even your family pet can dress up like a book character.  I am in love with this pet costume I found on etsy.  I think I might need to borrow a pet for Halloween!

On Monday, we will be hosting a giveaway for a costume from The Little Dress Up Shop!  I hope you will come back and enter to win your own book-inspired costume!  

For more ideas, check out our Book Inspired Costume Pinterest board!  




I love seeing all these home made costumes! We did Angelina Ballerina last year. It was easy as making a tutu. We found the mouse ears and tell for $3 at a store plus the dance leotard she already owned. I love how your family does an entire theme together!

Rebecca English

Love these ideas. These are great for World Book Day too. Most UK schools have a day when they have to dress up as a book character.

Thanks for sharing my rainbow fish costume.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life

Thanks for including my Pinkalicious :)


~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog*

hehehe, I love the cat as Paddington! :)

Jackie@My Little Bookcase

What a wonderful compilation of book-inspired costumes. I'm pinning this so I remember to share with my readers during Book Week next year.


These are all so cute! Wish I was that talented!


So cute! My little girl wants to be Angelina this year. I hope I can find ears and tail for $3 like you!


Love the rainbow fish!!!


This is such a cute, wonderful post! Your Harry Potter costumes are very cute. I will pin this to my Autumn theme board!

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories

What a great roundup of fabulous costume ideas! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase. :)

Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum

What a wonderful selection of activities - I've pinned this for world book week as children in the UK have to dress as their favourite book characters for the day. Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots last week and just letting you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.


2 years ago my daughter was "Gretel" from Hansel and Gretel, and last year she went as " The Little Princess" ; both were very, very cute.

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