Monday, 21 August 2017

Book Week 2017 Costume Ideas:

My children have all enjoyed dressing up over the years for Book Week, but I must admit that it can be quite challenging to come up with different ideas each year for them.
Also, costumes can be quite expensive to buy, but I've found that with a little bit of creativity and effort, there are some great costumes you can put together that not only look good, but don't cost a lot either. These are a few of our costumes that we have made over the past couple of years:

Charlotte's Web 'Some Pig' costume: 

I created this costume for one of my daughters to wear for last year's book week. With only a sheet, or other piece of white material, some markers, and a plastic spider needed for this one, it is pretty easy to do.

I Spy Book Cover Costume: 

I'd seen a similar costume to this one on the internet and loved the look of it, so I designed one for my daughter to wear last year. 
You'll need a glue gun for this, as mine got a real work out for this one! 

Tom Gates Book Cover Costume: 

My daughter has chosen to go as a Tom Gates book cover this year. This took me a bit of time to do, but she is very happy with it and is looking forward to wearing it this week!

Where Is The Green Sheep? Costume:

You'll need a packet or two of cotton balls, green food dye, green leggings/pants and top, and again, a glue gun.
To colour the 'wool' green, I filled up a spray bottle with water and a few drops of the green dye, then lightly sprayed the soloution over the cotton wool until I got the desired colour. Once dry, I glued them onto the top. Keep in mind that you'll need a fair amount of glue to avoid them falling off during the day. A head band with green ears completes the look!

Fancy Nancy Costume: 

This year, my youngest daughter will be dressing up as Fancy Nancy. What I love about this costume is that you can be as fancy and fun as you like with it. Feather boas, pearl necklaces, bracelets (or any bling in general!), frilly skirts, and hair accesories are all able to be used to create the look of Fancy Nancy. 

What about you? What is your child wearing to Book Week this year?
Do you make their costumes or prefer to buy them?
I'd love to hear from you!!


  1. Great ideas! I am drawing a blank this year and don't have a clue what to do for it. I'm creatively challenged when it comes to making costumes lol!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  2. I love the green sheep idea!! So cool!

  3. Cute ideas! Well-done you! My daughter in law goes to a lot of trouble for Book Week and she is clever! Denyse Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 32/52. Next week: Mindfulness.

  4. Love the Green Sheep idea, so clever!


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