Book Week 2017 has officially come and gone (thank the literary gods for that!).

But it’s not the end of another successful Book Week without a look back at some of the best Book Week costumes from parents who went above and beyond (or, actually got their sh*t together and ordered a costume before it was too late).

Come and have a squizz at the Book Week costumes that launched a thousand social media reactions – and steal their ideas for next year. And be sure to check out our Facebook page for more great costume ideas submitted by our talented readers.

Without further ado… let’s start the 2017 Book Week Parade with some of our favourite Dr. Seuss books.

The Lorax

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The Cat in the Hat

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Or, you could opt to simply go as a Dr. Seuss book, like this clever Mum Central family did.

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Some parents opted to stick to the classics when creating their kids’ costumes. And don’t they look awesome?

The Wizard of Oz

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Where’s Wally

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The Magic School Bus

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Six Lovely Ladybugs 

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Robots, Robots Everywhere

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For the older crowd, these characters based on novels and novellas may be more their style.

Goosebumps

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Billie B Brown

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Fly Guy and Charlotte’s Web

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Anne of Green Gables

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Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland is another popular choice when it comes to Bookweek inspiration. We’ve got Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum, Alice (in her house) and even a crazy cat/Alice crossbreed. Parenting wins right here.

Alice in Wonderland 

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And it’s just not a Book Week parade without Roald Dahl!

Fantastic Mr. Fox (and Malery Towers)

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The BFG

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Then we’ve got the books that are inspired by movies, which still count in our eyes, especially when they are this clever!

UP!

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Edward Scissorhands

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The Neverending Story

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Looking for more information? Check out Instagram’s #bookweek2017 and secure your position at the top of the class in next year’s parade.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe, including her son, daughter, cat, dog, partner and baby #3 who is currently taking up residence on her bladder. When she's not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach or nagging her kids to put on their pants.

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