Check out our list of Bookweek Costume Ideas 2017! Buying a costume will save you time, money and energy and our friends at Costume Box have some amazing deals! They even deliver in 1-2 days so if you have left it to the last minute don’t panic!
Go as Koala Lou by Mem Fox – This cute and cuddly Koala costume is great for young kids and will be a real hit that fits this years theme -Escape to Everywhere perfectly. See if you can find some eucalyptus leaves to take along too.
Go as the Donkey from Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith – This is a great choice for a child who has a cheeky nature and is happy to play the part of this loveable ‘real Aussie’ Wonky Donkey. Why not try a wrap and ride donkey costume which is easy to take on and off. Don’t forget to add the eye patch!
Go as Judy from The Jetsons – The Jetsons was a great ‘space’ cartoon for any space loving kid. She does look super cute too! Here is a great costume the kids will love. This fits perfectly with Escape To Everywhere.
Go as Belinda by Pamela Allen – Young kids love Belinda the cow and she really is a true Australian Story! If you want a total effect, choose the cow suit like this one from Costumebox.com.au for younger kids – its really cute.
Go as The Witch from Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson – This is a good choice of costume that you will be able to re-use for other occasions. There are many different options here but try this one from Costumebox.com.au for a fun look and keep it on hand for Halloween too.
Go as Beatie from Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park – This book is such a classic and really is a great Australian Story. Escape to Anywhere being Historic Australia. A Pioneer Girls Costume is a terrific choice for Bookweek Costume Ideas 2017.
Go as The Butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – Everyone goes as the caterpillar so why not get to the end of the book and go as the butterfly? Invest in a total costume with pretty colours for the wow factor or just get some fairy wings and team with a colourful top for a budget look that will still look great.
Go add Captain Cook from This is Captain Cook by Tania McCartney and Christina Booth – A great choice for the little adventurer, girl or boy. This costume is great and team it up with a telescope made from a paper towel roll covered with foil.
Go as the Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum – We’ve found a fun costume that is a good choice for both a boy or a girl. I wouldn’t be surprised if they wear this costume to the shopping centre too. For a different, more comfortable solution, just buy the face mask with a Cowardly Lion Badge of Courage over a yellow t-shirt.
Go as Thing 1 or 2 from The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss – Hopefully your little ones will be better behaved when they have these costumes on. This one from Costumebox.com.au looks great.
Go as Nemo from Finding Nemo – This fits this years theme well as Finding Nemo is set in Australia’s beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Although it’s a movie, Finding Nemo (and Finding Dory) come in book form and this costume is great as its easy to put on and looks terrific.
Go as a Cockatoo from Cockatoo Too by Bethany Deenay Murguia – This is a really sweet book and a wonderful story about an Aussie Cockatoo. We’ve found this great Cockatoo wrap and ride costume that will work perfectly.
Go as Harry from Harry Potter by JK Rowling – This is such a loved story and a versatile costume that you can use for Harry or other Harry Potter Characters. It also works as a Hermoine costume!
Go as a Shark from Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt – It your child simply wants an easy costume, then why not get them this shark hat. Wear a great top and jeans and your set to go.
Go as Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol – This is a great choice for young girls as its pretty dress that could always be used for other dress-up occasions – just use your imagination. There are quite a few different versions out there so take a look to see what you like and what fits in your budget but here is a great one from Costume Box that is mid-price.
Go as an Alien from Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort – There are a few different Alien costumes out there. Here is a good option from Costumebox.com.au
Go as Nicolas from Space Boy by Leo Laundry – There are a couple of options to choose from when becoming an Astronaut. You can choose with or without a helmet. Check out this option from Costumebox.com.au.
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