Top 16 Book Week Costumes of 2023: Read, Grow, Inspire
Book Week is that magical time of the year when we celebrate the joy of reading and let our favourite characters come to life. With the creativity and excitement reaching new heights every year, we've rounded up the top 16 standout costumes for Book Week 2023. From beloved classics to modern favourites, these costumes transport us straight into the pages of our most cherished stories.
Let's take a closer look at the enchanting ensembles that brought literature to life!
A brand new addition to the CostumeBox range of exclusive own brand costumes, this costume captures the essence of the daring young adventurer, Jack, and his legendary beanstalk. Comes complete with a length of faux vine that you can style to make a beanstalk by wrapping around a cardboard cylinder or simply draping around your shoulders. This costume also has a cute little pouch that can attach to the waist tie for Jacks magic beans (magic beans not included!) So fitting for this year’s Book Week theme of “Read, Grow, Inspire.”
With a mischievous grin and vibrant colours, the Cheshire Cat costume lets kids embrace their inner whimsy as they hide and reappear, just like the famous feline.
The Mad Hatter's tea party comes to life with this costume, showcasing the eccentricity and charm that makes Wonderland so enchanting. Its a quality 5 piece costume including comfy elastic waist pants, a lovely soft velvet jacket and the classic hat. Great for girls and boys, and a favourite for teachers too.
This costume pays homage to the wild adventure stories, giving kids a chance to embody the untamed spirit of their favourite character. It is soft and comfortable and has retro appeal, making it popular for all ages.
Another brand new addition to the CostumeBox range, this costume adds a splash of brilliance to Book Week. Girls can look like the prettiest fish at the parade, but also reflect on friendship and the happiness that comes with sharing. The all important silver scale makes a very sweet headband, and the swishy full skirt adds to the look.
A timeless classic, the Harry Potter costume continues to be a hit, transporting kids to the magical world of Hogwarts.
Following the yellow brick road, this costume allows girls to step into the sparkly ruby red shoes (also available) of a brave adventurer in a land far, far away. With an inbuilt petticoat trimmed with broderie anglaise lace, the costume is a joy to wear.
With a touch of eccentricity and a sprinkle of imagination, this costume captures the essence of the famous candy maker and his whimsical factory.
From the pages of fairy tales to the Book Week stage, this classic costume brings Red Riding Hood's journey to life. A highlight of this bright and gorgeous ensemble is the generous red velvet cape and hood which is just the thing for the trip to grandma’s house.
Roaring into action, this costume lets boys unleash their inner dino enthusiast, taking a journey back to prehistoric times.
A journey through the looking glass was never so charming as with this costume, letting girls experience the wonder of Wonderland. Complete with a white apron and the classic black “Alice band.”
Amidst a sea of characters, the Where's Wally costume stands out, challenging kids to spot the elusive Wally. Wenda is also very popular with girls. Teachers also love this distinctive and fun costume.
Who says Book Week is just for kids? The Wild Boy adult costume allows grown-ups to reconnect with their inner child and explore untamed stories with the character from a book that has been popular since the 1960’s.
The classic tale got a grown-up twist with this costume, letting women step into the shoes of the brave girl on her way to grandmother's house. Flattering but with good length and coverage.The perfect teacher costume.
Embracing silliness and laughter, this costume celebrates the headmaster heroes who are always ready to save the day, even if they're just wearing their underwear!
With a dash of elegance and a hint of fantasy, this costume brings the enchantment of underwater realms to the Book Week stage, for teachers too.
Book Week 2023 and the theme “Read, Grow, Inspire” will be a whirlwind of creativity, imagination, and celebration of literature's finest characters. These top 16 costumes stole our hearts and reminded us of the power of storytelling to inspire and captivate across generations.
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