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Read, Grow, Inspire | Book Week Ideas For 2023

Get ready for the 2023 Book Week parade with the best costumes you’ve ever seen. Celebrate the beauty of Australian literature and the incredible environment with some of our one-of-a-kind costumes.

This year’s theme chosen by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’. Stuck asking yourself “When is Book Week 2023?” or “What are the best Book Week costume ideas?” Well, here at CostumeBox we have you covered.

Book Week dates for 2023 are from the 19th to the 26th of August. With our range of costumes we’ve got you covered – with Albert Einstein and Sherlock Holmes to amazing Safari Adventurers and Treasure Hunters, right through to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more.

Join the Fun With Our Easy Book Week Costumes

Like any good adventurer or knight on a quest, we recommend pre-planning and buying your costume before it's too late. Here at CostumeBox we’ve curated a wondrous range of costumes specific to this year’s theme that’s sure to have you ready to Read, Grow, Inspire with the best Book Week costume possible.

We have the best list of last minute Book Week ideas for teachers and students. Just think of the likes of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, Gollum from Lord of the Rings, The Cat in the Hat, Roald Dahl costumes, The Joker and more for the perfect Book Week costumes online.

We stock a huge array of book character costumes and other worldly costume ideas for students and every kid has a costume that would suit them at CostumeBox. Start shopping with us today for our unique selection of dress up ideas.

Step Back in Time And Bring History To Life As You Read, Grow, Inspire

Fictional books from the past are rich with characters like Dracula and Medusa. For the ultimate paired costume idea, think Dr Frankenstein and his monstrous creation. There’s nothing more perfect than an old-school Sherlock Holmes with his iconic tweed coat and Inverness cape, as well as his tweed cap, pipe and magnifying glass.

But you can also find amazing historical costumes that will make you look like you’ve just stepped out of an old history book. Just think of the quirky, all-intelligent Albert Einstein as a fun scientific spin on your Book Week costume this year.

Step into the Middle Ages and get ready to battle dragons and save princesses and princes as a Medieval Knight. Encapsulating the gift of knowledge that history gives us with CostumeBox’s Horrible Histories costumes, Kings and Queens and Peasant costumes. We have colonial costumes, Roman gladiators and Greek gods and goddesses.

More book character costumes that celebrate historical periods could see you dressing up as Elizabeth and her sisters from Pride and Prejudice, or share your knowledge with others with these beautiful dress-ups.

The Best Book Week Costumes in the Universe

Fly off to a galaxy far, far away with our alien costumes and amazing collection of space and Star Wars costumes. Venture off into the universe when you shop our Book Week costumes range including martian costumes, green alien costumes, monsters and even Star Wars costumes like Chewbacca costumes, Yoda costumes, Jabba the Hutt and more.

Use your rocket to send yourself to far off planets in a space ranger or astronaut costume, or even become part of the Rebellion with our Princess Leia, Jyn Erso, and Rey costumes. Maybe your path is better suited to the Dark Side, so instead you should become part of the Empire as Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and more. Find friends, adventure and more dreams filled with imagination and possibility.

Jump into an Exciting Comic Book Universe With the Avengers, Justice League and more

Delve into the world of comics with these fun Marvel and DC Book Week costumes that are perfect for this year’s Book Week theme. Open up your eyes to a whole world right here on Earth when you discover there are superheroes living among us.

For Marvel superheroes, simply don an Iron Man costume, Spiderman costume, or Thor. Or maybe you’re more of a DC Comics fan. Our range of easy Book Week costumes will get you ready for the parade. Discover Joker costumes, Harley Quinn and more supervillains who bring crazy dreams into reality.

If you’re looking for the values of courage, loyalty and strength in the face of adversity, then you’re sure to find it in our world of comics selection with our range of superhero costumes. Shop CostumeBox today.

Apparate into the Wizarding World with Harry Potter Book Week Costumes

You can be sure to find the right costumes with one of the greatest novel series of all time this year at CostumeBox. Shop the best Book Week costumes online and dress as Harry Potter himself, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger or even Draco Malfoy with all our authentic Hogwarts robes.

Join Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin and wave your wands to share the magic of books with our great Book Week dress up ideas. If you’ve always wanted to be a Hogwarts professor, now’s your chance. Look just like Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, Professor Snape, or even a house elf like Dobby in search of a sock.

If darkness is more your calling, why don’t you dress up as Voldemort or a Death Eater with our great range of Wizarding World Costumes for some different book characters? Play a bit of Quidditch, read the Quibbler and ride a broom to school. Discover this incredible world of magic that brings your dreams to life at CostumeBox.

Fall Down the Rabbit Hole into Wonderland with Alice and more Book Week characters

Make your dreams come alive as you enter Wonderland with CostumeBox’s range of quirky Book Week costumes. Discover Cheshire Cat costumes and Alice costumes, or perhaps you want to become the Queen of Hearts and yell “Off with their heads!” down the parade.

Embrace your inner Mad Hatter and host unusual un-birthday tea parties, or don a deck of cards with a King of Hearts Card costume. There’s something that will remind everyone of how rich we are when we keep our imaginations alive with CostumeBox’s range of Alice in Wonderland themed costumes. Will we see you down the rabbit hole this Book Week 2023?

Explore the Wizard of Oz

Just like Dorothy, fly into Oz where you’ll find flying monkeys, munchkins, living Scarecrows, men made of Tin and more perfect character choices. Our Book Week character ideas include Dorothy costumes galore with a basket for little Toto, Scarecrow costumes for anyone filled with straw, Tin Man costumes for empty metal and even Cowardly Lion costumes for those who lack a little courage.

More Wizard of Oz Book Week ideas could see you as the sparkling Glinda the Good Witch. Or maybe you’ve always wanted to be a baddie for your Book Week parade? So why not be the Wicked Witch of the West, or the Wicked Witch of the East? With our Wizard of Oz themed costumes you’re sure to find something perfect for you.

Shop our wonderful world of Oz dress-ups today and bring the dream to life.

Cat in a Hat and More Book Week Characters with Dr Seuss

Discover kooky lands full of ‘Whos’, ‘Things’, another ‘Thing’ and more characters from the Dr Seuss books. With characters like the Cat in the Hat and the Grinch, you will be sure to delve into a world of quirky quotes that will stick with you for years.

Boy, do we have some Dr Seuss costumes for you. Are you looking for a grumpy Grinch costume? Or maybe Thing 1 and Thing 2 are the costumes for you. Are you looking for a Cat in the Hat costume?

If you’ve always wanted to know how to dress up as Dr Seuss characters, then CostumeBox has the answers for you. We’re just filled to the brim with Dr Seuss Book Week dress ups and have all sorts of Dr Seuss costumes for adults, teachers and kids alike.

Bring Narnia through the Wardrobe and into Reality

Bring Narnia to life and discover a land of new friends and foes like Mr Tumnus the faun, unicorns and more.

We have some cute Lion costumes to turn you into the mighty and magical Aslan, or you can be King Peter, King Edmund, Queen Susan or Queen Lucy with our beautiful range of knight costumes and maiden costumes.

This Book Week, save Narnia from the White Witch with these awesome swords and crown yourself King or Queen, no matter if you’re a teacher or child. Dreams of Narnia will hold adventures to fill up a lifetime.

Splendiferous Worlds Await with Matilda, Willy Wonka, BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox

Discover loads of worlds dreamt up by Roald Dahl and choose these amazing costumes for all the characters you love.

We’ve got costumes for baddies like Mr and Mrs Twit, the witches and Miss Trunchbull. We have naughty children costumes like Veruca Salt, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde. We also have Roald Dahl characters costumes for Charlie Bucket, Sophie from the BFG, Willy Wonka, Matilda and the Fantastic Mr Fox.

In the Roald Dahl books you’ll find all the splendiferous creatures and characters these stories mention to make you smile. We have Roald Dahl dress ups for teachers and students alike at CostumeBox for this year's Book Week 2023 parade.

All Your Costume Needs Sorted

Since when is Book Week the only time you get to dress up and have fun? Shop with CostumeBox for a variety of costumes for all types of fancy dress occasions including birthdays, Halloween, Oktoberfest and more.

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