Book Week 2019: ‘Reading is My Secret Power’ Costumes Guide

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Book Week 2019: ‘Reading is My Secret Power’ Costumes Guide

This year’s Book Week Theme is ‘Reading is My Secret Power’.


Book Week 2019: 'Reading is My Secret Power' Costumes Guide

Once a story gets your attention, you are immediately transported to a different world and living as if you are the character in the story. Every book you read is never the same, and each person goes through a unique journey for each book they read.

It is never the same which is what makes reading so special.

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The school holidays are fast approaching and with the ‘down’ time we thought we’d start giving you ideas to start preparing for book week. Preparing early ought to be better so you don’t have to go through all the panic!

This year’s Book Week will be held from August 17th to the 23rd.

As a parent, this is probably the theme I am most excited of out of all the book weeks we have prepared for.

So we came up with a list of book characters for our kids to choose from and we’re sharing it with you!

There’s at least 130 book characters in here so you’ll definitely have something to pick!

Book Week Costume Ideas For Boys:

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  1. The Cat in the Hat
  2. Captain Underpants
  3. Mad Hatter
  4. The BFG
  5. Harry Potter (Harry Potter)
  6. Death Eater (Harry Potter)
  7. Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
  8. Dementor (Harry Potter)
  9. Peter Pan
  10. The Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz)
  11. Haunted Tree (Wizard of Oz)
  12. The Tin Man (Wizard of Oz)
  13. Courageous Lion (Wizard of Oz)
  14. Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  15. Oompa Loompa (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  16. Augustus Gloop (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  17. Wally (Where’s Wally)
  18. Slappy (Goosebumps)
  19. Jack (Jack and the Beanstalk)
  20. Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
  21. The Billionaire Boy (The Billionaire Boy by David Walliams)
  22. Clifford (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
  23. Ben (Gangsta Granny)
  24. Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
  25. The Lorax (The Lorax)
  26. Inspector Gadget
  27. Charlie (Charlie and Lola)
  28. Prince Charming (Cinderella)
  29. The Gruffalo (The Gruffalo)
  30. Man in the Yellow Hat (Curious George)
  31. Curious George (Curious George)
  32. The Saucepan Man (The Magic Faraway Tree)
  33. Fox (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
  34. Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts)
  35. Giant Peach (James and The Giant Peach)
  36. The Riddler
  37. Sven (Frozen)
  38. Rapunzel (Tangled)
  39. Russell (Up)
  40. Mickie Mouse
  41. Big Bad Wolf (Three Little Pigs)
  42. Donald Duck
  43. Frozone (The Incredibles)
  44. Hercules
  45. Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)
  46. Tarzan
  47. Wreck it Ralph
  48. Goofy
  49. Kristoff (Frozen)
  50. Baby Herman (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
  51. Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh)
  52. Pinocchio
  53. Ring Master
  54. Marty McFly (Back to the Future)

Book Week Costume Ideas For Girls:

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  1. Poison Ivy
  2. Cow Girl
  3. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  4. Pocahontas
  5. Elsa (Frozen)
  6. Mulan
  7. Moana
  8. Cinderella
  9. Giselle (Enchanted)
  10. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
  11. Snow White
  12. Pippy Longstocking
  13. Mary Poppins
  14. Matilda (Matilda by Roald Dahl)
  15. Miss Trunchbull (Matilda)
  16. Sophie (Matilda)
  17. Penny (Bolt)
  18. Alice in Wonderland
  19. Goldilocks (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
  20. Violet Beauregarde (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  21. Veruca Salt (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  22. Tima Goldstein (Fantastic Beasts)
  23. Queenie Goldstein (Fantastic Beasts)
  24. Seraphina (Fantastic Beasts)
  25. Lola (Charlie and Lola)
  26. Bellatrix (Harry Potter)
  27. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
  28. Fern (Charlotte’s Web)
  29. Awful Auntie (Awful Auntie by David Walliams)
  30. Angelina Ballerina
  31. Harley Quinn
  32. Nancy (Nancy Nancy)
  33. Tinker Bell (Peter Pan)
  34. Little Miss Sunshine (Mister Men)
  35. Red Riding Hood
  36. Boo (Monsters Inc)
  37. Witch (Room on the Broom)
  38. Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew)
  39. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
  40. Princess Jasmine
  41. Belle
  42. Wendy Darling (Peter Pan)
  43. Minnie Mouse
  44. The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland)
  45. Olivia (Olivia the Pig)
  46. Glinda the Witch (Wizard of Oz)
  47. Dorothy (Wizard of Oz)
  48. Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz)
  49. Cruella de Vil
  50. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)2 | Stay at Home

Unisex Book Week Costume Ideas:

  1. Dinosaur
  2. Fox in Socks (Dr Seuss)
  3. One Fish, Two Fish (Dr. Seuss)
  4. Shaun the Sheep
  5. Thing 1 and Thing 2
  6. Hedwig the Owl (Harry Potter)
  7. The Sorting Hat (Harry Potter)
  8. The Rainbow Fish (The Rainbow Fish)
  9. Blinky Bill
  10. The Snail (The Snail and the Whale)
  11. Golden Ticket (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  12. Paddington Bear
  13. Winnie the Pooh
  14. Brother Bear
  15. Pigs (Three Little Pigs)
  16. The Caterpillar (Alice in Wonderland)
  17. Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)
  18. The Walrus (Alice in Wonderland)
  19. Zazu (The Lion King)
  20. Simba (The Lion King)
  21. Lightning McQueen (Cars)
  22. Mater (Cars)
  23. Nemo (Finding Nemo)
  24. Wall-E
  25. C-3PO (Star Wars)
  26. Dalmatian (101 Dalmatians)

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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