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This Captain Hook costume is fierce and adorable all at once. It’s machine washable. It does not come with the accessories — no hat, rifle, or sword! And the pants material are on the rougher side so if your kid is sensitive to fabrics, might be better to skip this one.

Beauty and Beast

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This puffy princess dress is so pretty and will be perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast. The manufacturer recommends hand-washing, and the fabric de-wrinkles quickly when hung up for a while. It’s comfortable, breathable, and easy to wear for long periods.

This polyester Beast costume is soft and non-itchy. It looks a lot like the costume from the movie and kids will love it. However, it does run a bit small, so be sure to size up by a half or full size when ordering.

Frankenstein

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Frankenstein fans will love this officially licensed Universal Studio’s Monster costume. It’s top and headpiece-only and needs to be worn with your own pants or slacks. If your kids don’t like full masks or face paints, this is the costume for them.

Nerdy Book Character Costumes

This list will hit a soft spot in kids who love witty books. These costumes will complement your kid’s book smarts and creativity. Each of these costumes stars a witty storyline or character and will appeal to little bookworms nurturing their reading habits.For DIY options, we’ve linked the instructions for making them below.

The Giving Tree (DIY costume)

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This mother-kid costume is so adorable and perfect for fans of The Giving Tree.

Harry Potter and Hermione Granger

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If you’re planning a visit to Universal Studios and have a Harry Potter fan on your hands, grab this costume. It comes with the hooded robe and runs a bit small, so size up.

The Hermoine outfit comes with a skirt, top and attached robe with a satin hood lining and a felt Gryffindor patch. It is hand-wash only!

Diary of a Wimpy kid (DIY costume)

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If your kid can’t get enough of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, they might be into this DIY costume (and also these books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

Junie B. (DIY costume)

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This DIY Junie B. Jones costume is easy to assemble and a great pick for fans of the series.

Doc McStuffins

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This screams ADORABLE. If you’ve got a kid who can’t get enough of science-y stuff and has a healthy love for Doc McStuffins, this is the perfect costume for them.

Ada Twist

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Here’s another scienc-y costume for kids who love Ada Twist! It comes with gloves, a lab coat and sticker sheets along with a family activity.

DIY Robot costume

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If your kid loves robots, this is a low-energy costume for DIY enthusiasts.

Amazon Robot costume (Hello Robots!)

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Not a DIY person? You can buy this robot costume instead. It’s hand wash only and includes the jumpsuit, headpiece, and foam overlay.

Superhero Book Character Costumes

Time to be a hero!

Superheroes come in all sizes and forms. Most of them are humans with superpowers, while some are lab-generated robots and zen-trained turtles. Whichever your child’s pick is, indulge your little superhero in showcasing their superpowers in these fun superhero book costumes.

Ladybug Girl

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This sweet ladybug costume is available in a wide range of sizes. Made from polyester with cute ruffles and no zipper, this one is easy to slip in and out of.

Sonic the Hedgehog

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The hedgehog costume includes a jumpsuit with attached boot tops, white gloves and headpiece. There’s a back invisible vertical zipper closure, easy to wear and off. It’s 100% polyester!

Batman

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Shopsmall with this fun batman costume from a family small business. You can choose whether or not to include the batarang in your order.

Captain America

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This fun Captain America printed jumpsuit comes with attached shoe covers on legs and a half-mask. It’s hand-wash only and 100% polyester.

Baymax (Big Hero 6 #1)

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This adorable costume comes with Inflatable jumpsuit, character mask, pair of gloves and battery operated air inflating fan. (Lollipop and batteries not included, requires 4 “AA” batteries.)

Ninja

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Ninja costume complete with 6 fantastic accessories; the comfortable, all-in-one jumpsuit includes a padded vest to store all of your ninja supplies on. This costume comes in three sizes.

Groot

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100% Polyester comes with muscle chest costume jumpsuit with attached boot tops, cuffs, and mask.

Gamora: Guardian of the Galaxy

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Super Potato

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This costume is just brilliant for bringing the storybook series of “Supertato” to life. Made to your choice of size, each costume includes a black face, red felt cape, and a black belt with a gold buckle adorned with a letter S. Brilliant dressing up for World Book Day, stage productions, imaginative play or themed parties. Simply add some gloves and boots to complete the costume.

Classic Book Character Costumes

For most parents, classic books are familiar territory. These timeless generational pieces are the go-to individual, group, or pair costumes regardless of age. There is no better way to relive your childhood while sharing your most loved book with your child than these classic book character costumes.

Madeline (DIY costume)

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Dr. Suess Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and Sam I am

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This Thing 2 costume comes with a felt tray and adjustable hat.

If you want to add a Thing 1 costume to the mix, this is a fun one to include.

Sam I Am is a complete classic. Dress your kids in this appealing costume.

Max Where the Wild Things Are Costume

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Made out of anti-pill polar fleece, felt and faux fur. One Piece suit is easy to put on with velcro along the upper to lower back for a nice wide opening. HUGE fluffy spotted print faux fur tail sewn into the back and large fleece buttons sewn down the front.

Gruffalo

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This Gruffalo costume is perfect for events and just to hang out in. It can be easily closed by children’s hands with Velcro and is made of 100% cotton cord the gray fur insert on the back, the head, the claws, and ears are made of 100% PES.

Little Red Riding Hood

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Includes a red & white dress with an attached checked apron front and a red hooded cape. Available in sizes Small (4-6 Years), Medium (7-9 Years), Large (10-12 Years), X-Large (12-14 years).

Clifford The Big Red Dog

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  • 100% Polyester
  • Hook and Loop closure
  • Hand Wash Only
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog costume includes a plush body & hood.
  • Available in Children’s Small (4-6), Medium (6-8), Large (10-12)

Where’s Waldo

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Costume includes child’s Deluxe Where’s Waldo knit sweater, hat, and glasses. You’ll need to wear with your own pants or skirt.

Pippi Long Stocking (DIY costume)

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Alice in Wonderland Costume

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This Alice in Wonderland Costume for Kids comes with a blue girl’s dress, a white pinafore apron, and a black hair ribbon.

Prairie Girl

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This prairie girl costume is great for kids who love the The Little House on the Prairie books.

Dorothy, Toto, and Tinman (Wizard of Oz)

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  • 100% Polyester
  • Imported
  • Pull On closure
  • Hand Wash Only
  • Dorothy’s iconic blue gingham dress and matching hair bows
  • Toy stuffed Toto dog in a woven picnic style basket; fun accessory completes your Dorothy costume
  • Measures approximately 9″ Tall, 6.5″ Wide and 4″ Deep
  • Toto is grey with a blue and white gingham ribbon; due to differences in graphic settings and monitors, the exact COLOR received may vary from what it looks like on your computer
  • 100% Polyester
  • Pull On closure
  • Hand Wash Only

Matilda

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This hand-wash-only Matilda costume is complete with a blazer and skirt. Now all you need are the Mara Wilson bangs!

Willy Wonka

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Jumpsuit with attached white suspenders and pant leg detail; attached brown and white striped leggings.

Eloise

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The costume is cut to your child’s specific measurements, so you can decide the length of the skirt. We then cut the skirt from black gaberdine and pleat it by hand onto the waist band cut to fit your child. The top is made from a white poly-cotton blend trimmed with white eyelet lace. All topped off with her little red satin bow attached to a hair clip.

Annie Costume

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Our authentic Little Orphan Annie costume is cut when ordered to fit your child’s measurements. Each costume is hand made from a luscious red and white gabardine. This iconic little dress is accented with a white collar, cuffs and adjustable belt, trimmed around the collar and cuff in black bias to make this little Annie red dress stand out even more on stage.

Anne of Green Cables Costume

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Get your Anne on with this classic Anne of Green Gables costume.

Animal Book Character Costume

This list wouldn’t be complete without works of literature inspired by our four (or two) legged friends. Animal characters are mostly known for their goofy, humorous, and insanely likeable traits. Let your child’s free spirit shine with these animal book character costumes.

Mouse (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie)

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Mouse Costume, Gray Mouse Halloween Costume, Party Costume, For Boys or Girls, Toddler Costume A mouse costume, great for a boy or a girl. This costume is made of gray polar fleece fabric. Can be worn with a t-shirt or a long-sleeved shirt underneath.

Olivia

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Snag this adorable dress with detachable bow, collar and headband with ears. (leggings not included)

Elephant and Piggie

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  • Material – 100% Polyester.
  • Zipper closure
  • Machine Wash
  • This pig costume featuring realistic pig face hood, attach a cute pig-tail, handy zipper in the front designs, adds a fun pop to your kid’s Halloween wearing.
  • Polyester
  • Hand Wash Only
  • 2Pcs Cuddly Elephant Halloween Costume for Kids Includes Hood w/ Ears and Trunk, Jumpsuit w/ tail and bow tie
  • Size: Toddler ( 3 – 4 yrs), Small ( 5 – 7 yrs)

Splat the Cat

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  • Size: 9/12mo
  • COSTUME INCLUDES: This toddler bubble body black cat costume comes with a bubble shaped cat bodysuit with an attached tail and a black cat headpiece with attached eyes, ears, nose, and whiskers.

The Hungry Caterpillar

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Your little one is sure to enjoy this cozy costume! Made of fleece. This costume is a one piece sleeveless pullover.

Winnie the Pooh

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One Piece suit is easy to put on with velcro along the upper to lower back for a nice wide opening. The hood is a separate piece from the suit and has a velcro overlapping tap under the chin in front of the neck and is fully lined with cotton flannel. The hood is nice and open around the face and won’t slip down over their eyes.

Bambi

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This Bambi costume is perfect for parties or just stay-at-home dress-up sessions. It’s comfortable and easy to wear.

Dragon (Dragons Love Tacos)

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Made with soft and breathable cotton this one is designed for little hands to independently dress themselves with stretchy elastics and magnetic snaps. Order the hat, wings, and tail on their own or the full pajama costume. Each piece is made with the highest quality eco-friendly cotton.

Pete the Cat

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Toddlers can’t get enough of this Pete the Cat costume! Help your kids dress like their favorite bookish character.

Turkey (Turkey Goes to School, Turkey Trouble)

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Soft fleece turkey costume comes complete with turkey headpiece, jumpsuit and bright yellow shoe covers. Durable and stain-resistant man-made fabrics.

Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon Series)

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Costume includes a jumpsuit with attached wings, detachable tail and mask.

Garfield

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  • Polyester,Fleece
  • Zipper closure
  • 100% polyester fleece fabric
  • 100% polyester fleece fabric
  • Back zipper
  • Stuffed tail attached to back
  • Jumpsuit’s torso has padding for plump look
  • Officially licensed

Fantastic Mr. Fox (DIY costume)

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Curious George and Man in the Yellow Hat

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  • 100% Polyester
  • Polyester
  • Product includes: shirt, pants, hat, tie and beltProduct includes: shirt, pants, hat, tie, belt and plush monkey
  • Curious George plush is officially licensed
  • 100% Polyester
  • Made in the USA or Imported
  • Pull On closure
  • Hand Wash Only

Angelina Ballerina (DIY costume)

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Rainbow Fish (DIY costume)

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Narwhal

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Narwhal Costume, Narwhal Halloween Costume, Party Costume, Halloween Costume for Boys or Girls, Toddler Costume, Narwhale

Narwhal costume – hooded vest made of polar fleece fabric with a gold horn. Can be worn with a t-shirt or a long sleeved shirt underneath.

More book character costumes

In case you didn’t find what you’re looking for, this section may have something that will catch your eye.

Green Crayon (The Day the Crayons Quit)

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This crayon costume is easy to wear and highly recognizable. No one will have to ask your kid what they are.

Woody and Buzz Lightyear

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Toy Story fans will love this jumpsuit with attached vest and holster, sheriff badge, pair of boot covers, hat and bandana.

Grab this Buzz Lightyear costume with a jumpsuit, hook & loop fastener at center back, and elastic back waistband. It has foam sleeve cuffs & a chest piece w/ printed graphics.

Fancy Nancy

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I’m a huge Fancy Nancy fan, so this costume is absolutely darling to me! Transform your little girl into a larger-than-life posh character not just for Halloween but also for themed birthday parties, school dress-up days, and sleepovers.

Auggie

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This astronaut costume includes one white space helmet with tinted movable visor, and USA flag. It’s one-size only realistic-looking suit with built-in foam padding to protect your head and make your head more comfortable while wearing the helmet.

Beautiful oops! (DIY costume)

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Miss Frizzle: The Magic School Bus

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If you’d like a costume you can wear on other days, this is a great choice.

Junie B Jones Costume (DIY costume)

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Here’s another Junie costume if you didn’t like the first one.

Sparking the joy of reading doesn’t have to depend solely on holding a book in your hand. It can be as simple and fulfilling as bringing your favorite book character to life. From children’s classics like BFG to middle-grade pieces like Diary of A Wimpy Kid, spread your love for books this Halloween season in your favourite costume!

There they are: 60+ of the best book character costumes to try! Which of these costumes have you used in the past? Which ones did I miss?

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As an expert and enthusiast, I have personal experiences or expertise, but I can provide information and insights on the concepts mentioned in this article. Let's go through each section and discuss the various concepts related to book character costumes.

Captain Hook Costume

The Captain Hook costume mentioned in the article is described as fierce and adorable. It is machine washable and does not come with accessories like a hat, rifle, or sword. The pants material is rougher, so it might not be suitable for kids with fabric sensitivities.

Beauty and the Beast Costume

The Beauty and the Beast costume is described as a puffy princess dress that is pretty and perfect for fans of the movie. It is recommended to hand wash and de-wrinkles quickly when hung up. The costume is comfortable, breathable, and suitable for long periods of wear. The article also mentions that the Beast costume runs small, so it is advised to size up when ordering.

Frankenstein Costume

The Frankenstein costume mentioned in the article is an officially licensed Universal Studio's Monster costume. It includes a top and headpiece only, and you need to wear your own pants or slacks with it. This costume is suitable for kids who don't like full masks or face paints.

Nerdy Book Character Costumes

The article mentions a list of nerdy book character costumes that are perfect for kids who love witty books. These costumes complement a kid's book smarts and creativity. Each costume stars a witty storyline or character and appeals to little bookworms nurturing their reading habits. Some of the mentioned costumes include The Giving Tree, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Junie B. Jones, and Ada Twist.

Doc McStuffins Costume

The Doc McStuffins costume mentioned in the article is described as adorable and perfect for kids who love science-y stuff and have a healthy love for Doc McStuffins. It comes with gloves, a lab coat, sticker sheets, and a family activity.

Robot Costume

There are two types of robot costumes mentioned in the article. One is a DIY robot costume that is suitable for DIY enthusiasts. The other is an Amazon robot costume that can be bought. The Amazon robot costume includes a jumpsuit, headpiece, and foam overlay. Both costumes are recommended for kids who love robots.

Superhero Book Character Costumes

The article mentions superhero book character costumes that allow kids to showcase their superpowers. Some of the mentioned costumes include Ladybug Girl, Sonic the Hedgehog, Batman, Captain America, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Groot, Gamora, and Baymax.

Classic Book Character Costumes

The article suggests classic book character costumes that are timeless and can be enjoyed by parents and children of all ages. Some of the mentioned costumes include Madeline, Dr. Seuss characters (Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, Thing 2, Sam I Am), Max from Where the Wild Things Are, Gruffalo, Little Red Riding Hood, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Where's Waldo, Pippi Longstocking, Alice in Wonderland, and Anne of Green Gables.

Animal Book Character Costumes

The article highlights animal book character costumes that are inspired by lovable and goofy animal characters. Some of the mentioned costumes include Mouse (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), Olivia, Elephant and Piggie, Splat the Cat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, Dragon (Dragons Love Tacos), Garfield, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat, Angelina Ballerina, Rainbow Fish, Narwhal, Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon), and Turkey (Turkey Goes to School, Turkey Trouble).

More Book Character Costumes

In this section, the article suggests more book character costumes that didn't fit into the previous categories. Some of the mentioned costumes include Captain Underpants, Green Crayon (The Day the Crayons Quit), Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, Fancy Nancy, Auggie (astronaut costume), Beautiful Oops!, Miss Frizzle (The Magic School Bus), Junie B. Jones, Sparking the Joy of Reading, and many others.

I hope this overview of the concepts mentioned in the article helps you understand the various book character costumes and ideas presented. Let me know if there's anything specific you would like to learn more about!

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