Easy Book Character Costumes


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School is back in session and that means all the school activities you’re involved in are just beginning too! Nothing says “parent involvement” like a school dress-up day, right? Between school spirit and silly dress-up days, there’s usually a costume thrown in there somewhere too! When it comes to easy book character costumes, we’re here to help you out! 

Many schools have started replacing traditional Halloween costumes and parties with book character dress-up days and even if your kids are totally on board, there’s still work to be done! These 15 easy kid costumes will earn you bonus points with your kids and you’ll earn an A+ in creativity (even if you borrowed the creative idea, we won’t tell!).

Whether you’re a talented seamstress or more handy with a glue gun, there’s an option here for every crafting ability! 

Easy Book Character Costumes for Halloween or School Dress Up Days

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DIY Easy Book Character Costumes


DIY Peter Pan's Shadow Costume

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Peter Pan's shadow, or just a regular Peter Pan costume too!

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DIY Dog Man Costume

If your child loves this quirky book series this no-sew costume couldn't be easier to make!

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DIY Mary Poppins Costume

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This Mary Poppins costume is practically perfect in every way!

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DIY Harry Potter Quidditch Robes 

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Ready for a Quidditch match? How fun!

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DIY Sheriff Callie Halloween Costume

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Yes, this is a television show, but there are books too!

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Pete the Cat Kid’s Costume

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Have a Cricut? You can use it for this fun costume! Don't have a Cricut? You can copy the ideas with paint!

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Fox in Socks Costume

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Hard to beat a classic book character like this one!

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Dr. Seuss Inspired Mr. Brown Costume

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If your kids are into Dr. Seuss there is no shortage of fun ideas!

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Shh! We Have a Plan Halloween Costume 

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How adorable are these costumes from this well-loved book!

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DIY Cat in the Hat Costume

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Cat in the Hat is always a classic!

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BFG Costume

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If your child loves The BFG, they might love dressing up as him too!

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DIY Lorax Costume

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Another class Dr. Seuss character kids will love to become!

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DIY Pioneer Dress

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Perfect for any frontier story especially Laura Ingalls Wilder from Little House on the Prairie!

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Percy Jackson Costume 

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This costume couldn't be easier to make! Percy Jackson fans, this one is perfect!

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Alice in Wonderland Costume

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A little more advanced (this one requires a sewing machine), but it's worth a look if you've got the sewing skills!

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Dog Man, Fox in Socks, Harry Potter, or maybe Laura from Little House on the Prairie? So many awesome ideas! Now, go check the school calendar and start planning your awesome costumes!  

Originally published August 21, 2019

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