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Reading is Magic | Book Week Ideas For 2024

Get ready to adventure down the 2024 Book Week parade with the best Book Week costumes you’ve ever seen. Celebrate the beauty of Australian literature and the incredible environment with some of our one-of-a-kind costumes. The Book Week 2024 theme chosen by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is ‘Reading is Magic’. Stuck asking yourself “When is Book Week 2024?” or “What are the best Book Week costume ideas?”? Well, here at CostumeBox we have you covered. The Book Week 2024 dates are from the 17th to the 23rd of August and with our range of costumes you’ll be covered from the scientific magic of Albert Einstein to the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more. So like any good adventurer or knight on a quest, we recommend pre-planning and packing your Book Week 2024 character ideas 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 Reading is Magic and sporting the best Book Week costume possible.

If you’re struggling to pick whether you want to dive into Reading is Magic for your Book Week costume, then look no further than CostumeBox. We have the best list of last minute Book Week ideas for teachers and students, just think the likes of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, Matilda and The Witchhes Roald Dahl costumes, Scarlet Witch and more for the perfect Book Week dress up ideas online. We stock a huge array of book character costumes and magical 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 Book Week dress up ideas.


Step Back in Time And Bring the Magic of History To Life

Discover History with Books of the Past with Einstein, Dracula, Frankenstein, Convicts, Gods, Early Explorers and more Book Week dress up ideas

Fictional books from the past are rich with characters like Dracula, Medusa and 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 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 costume ideas 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 costumes this Book Week.


Prepare for a Magical Whirlwind Adventure In Space

Fly Your Rocket to Places Undiscovered with Aliens, Astronauts, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and more of 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 costume ideas 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 this Book Week.


Jump into an Exciting Comic Book Universe With the Avengers, Justice League and more Book Week dress up ideas

Delve into the world of comics with these fun Marvel and DC Book Week costume ideas 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 as your choice of book week costume idea, simply don an Iron Man costume, Spiderman costume, Thor or Maybe you’re more of a DC Comics fan, well our range of easy Book Week costumes will get you ready for the parade. Discover Joker costume, Harley Quinn costume 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 for Book Week. Shop CostumeBox today.


Explore Worlds of Imagination and Magic

Apparate into the Wizarding World with Hogwarts Students, Dementors, Deatheaters and more Harry Potter Book Week 2024 costume ideas

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 Week characters. Play a bit of Quidditch, read the Quibbler and ride a broom to school. Discover this incredible world of magic that brings your imagination to life at CostumeBox in Book Week 2024.


Fall Down the Rabbit Hole into Wonderland with Alice, White Rabbits, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatters and more Book Week characters

Make your dreams come alive as you find characters like Wonderland with CostumeBox’s range of quirky Book Week costume ideas. 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. Shop the best Book Week character ideas and 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 2024?


Take a Tornado to Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrows, Tin Man, Cowardly Lions, Wicked Witches and more Book Week costume ideas

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 this Book Week so start shopping our wonderful world of Oz Book Week dress up ideas today and bring the dream to life.


Find a Thing Here and There with a Cat in a Hat and More Book Week character ideas 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 Book Week characters for you. Are you looking for a grumpy Grinch costume? Or maybe Thing 1 and Thing 2 are the costumes for you. Are you a cat with a hat 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 up ideas and have all sorts of Dr Seuss costumes for adults, teachers and kids alike this Book Week 2024.


Kings, Queens, Aslan and more Book Week dress up ideas to Bring Narnia through the Wardrobe and into Reality

Dream with your eyes open and bring Narnia to Book Week. Dress as the Pevensie children, 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 Magical Worlds Await with Matilda, The Grand High Witch, BFG and more golden Book Week dress up ideas

Discover loads of magical worlds dreamt up by Roald Dahl and choose these amazing Book Week costumes and ideas 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 up ideas for teachers and students alike at CostumeBox for this year's Book Week 2024 parade.


Book Week Delivery

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. You can be sure to receive our 100% happiness guarantee when you take advantage of our free delivery* option on Australian orders, as well as free and easy returns. Our customer service team is also always available to lend a hand if you have any questions to ensure you have a seamless experience shopping with us. With Afterpay and Zippay payment options also available, there really is no better time to start shopping with CostumeBox for Book Week 2024 than today. Just don’t forget that the Book Week 2024 dates are August 17th to August 23rd so grab your Book Week costumes before then.

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