Another year, another Book Week costume. How did you go? If you’re looking for some great Book Week costume ideas look no further!
We reached out to our readers on Facebook recently and asked you to show us your costumes, and well, the results are nothing short of impressive!
Anyone can buy a cute costume but these mums have gone above and beyond with a handmade Book Week costume! Fingers crossed they can recycle them for Halloween, or at least pass them down to a younger sibling.
It was extremely hard to choose our very favourites, but here are some of the Book Week costume ideas that definitely deserve a trophy for creativity and an A+ for effort!
Mr Wolf and Mr Shark from The Bad Guys
Aren’t these masks badass? They are made from EVA foam floor mats.
Princess and the Pea
Complete with a bed and a pea.
The Wizard of Oz
Isn’t this just the cutest toddler gang of Oz characters! And all (semi) smiling for the camera too.
And some more Oz-inspired tribes here.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Alice in Wonderland themed Book Week costumes are always popular and we are absolutely floored by this Mad Hatter and her decadent tea party.
Do Not Open This Book (Again)
Andy Lee’s goofy tale comes to life with this clever costume idea.
Matilda and Mrs Trunchbull
What an adorable mother-daughter idea!
Moonface from the Faraway Tree and Polly from Polly and Buster
Paper mache level: Expert.
There Was a Wise Old Sailor
This handmade Book Week costume certainly made a splash!
Lion and the Mouse
The feather mane is the perfect addition to this pawsome Book Week costume idea! We love the jungle background too!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Cute and uncomplicated. It’s a big win for us. Love the paper plate tummy!
The Very Cranky Bear
Cranky meets cutie!
Sirius Black from Harry Potter
Of course, you can’t do Book Week and NOT mention Harry Potter. There are plenty of great Harry Potter costumes to buy but we especially love this one of Sirius Black, completely handcrafted by mum and loved by this little wizard.
Forky from Toy Story 4
So glad to see the newest member of the Toy Story family in costume form!
Maleficent from Villians
Check out that amazing wing detail – well done mumma!
Circus Under the Sea
The award for most creative has to go to this umbrella-themed Circus Under the Sea! Gold star!
Stan Lee and Baby Groot
Clever and cute to boot! Little Groot looks pretty pleased to be in a pot too.
Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus
“To the bus!”
Cat in the Hat
It’s just not a Book Week round-up without at least three Dr Seuss characters. The cheeky grins really add to the fun.
Mary Poppins and Tintin
Two classic books and two great costume ideas!
Room on the Broom
Complete with furry critters too!
Scuffy hair, a bit of dirt and suspenders. Love it!
It took days to create, but this cheeky pirate is definitely Master of the Book Week parade.
The Angry Dragon and Little Miss Sunshine
We love the contrasting themes here!
Autobots, transform! Made entirely from cardboard boxes too.
The Gingerbread Girl
Another costume created out of cardboard boxes, this little one looks yummy enough to eat.
That’s it for Book Week this year, check out our Facebook post for even more Book Week costume ideas. Also, take a peek at our previous articles for even more Book Week costume inspo. Thanks to all the clever and crafty mums who submitted their pics!