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Awesome Book Week Costume Ideas PLUS a Giveaway!

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One of the most anticipated events in the school calendar will be upon us sooner than you think – book week!

I’ll hold my hands up and admit (as with most things) I am often guilty of leaving the book week costumes until the last minute because a) the notice to tell me about it is still in a crumpled-up ball in the bottom of my child’s school bag b) I forgot and c) um…I forgot. The resulting pre book-parade panic is nothing short of stressful, as I attempt to pull something (anything!) together at the last minute. (On the flip side, I may have also sent my youngest to her kinder dress up a week early once. Really – organisational abilities are certainly not my strong point!)

So this year, as well as marking book week clearly on my calendar Saturday 22 Aug – Friday 28th August with a big thick blue marker pen, (that even I can’t miss), I’m also getting the kids costumes in plenty of time. It’s all part of my stress-less plan, and besides that, if I sprout one more stress-induced grey hair people will start to think I’m wearing a Cruella de Vil wig…every day!

This year’s book week theme is ‘Book’s light up our world,’ and I’ve pulled together some awesome kids costume ideas for bringing your child’s favourite book characters to life.

Book Week costume ideas harry potter

The Harry Potter series features so many great characters to choose from – you’ll find everything from witches, wizards, house elfs and Dementors and much more here. 

book week costume ideas

These Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters are sure to delight Roahl Dahl fans of all ages. Find more Roahl Dahl characters here.

book week costume ideas

Wizard of Oz fans will be spoilt for choice with these costume options – seriously? How cute is that flying monkey?

book week costume ideas

Follow the white rabbit down the hole into wonderland in one of these gorgeous Alice in Wonderland costumes. 

book week costume ideas

Go crazy in these uber-cool Dr Suess costumes and accessories. 

book week costume ideas

Play hide and seek dressed as Where’s Wally and Where’s Wenda!

book week costume ideas

Surprise, surprise! My little Miss has her heart set on this Cruella de Vil outfit this year! You can find more 101 Dalmation costumes here. 

book week costume ideas horrible histories

Avid readers of the Horrible Histories series will love the huge range of costumes available here. 


Costume Box has everything you need to bring your child’s favourite book character to life this year – and with next day express delivery, even last minute shoppers are catered for. (Phew!) Shop their entire book week range here for hundreds of other costumes and accessory ideas. 



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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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