Halloween by the Books

Halloween is coming! Are you ready? Need a little inspiration?

I've put together eleven kiddo costume ideas (with a couple of bonus coordinating parent costumes!) based on some of our favorite picture book characters. None of these require crafting (in case you were worried), just access to Amazon! :) If you have a little bookworm at home, one of these costumes might just be perfect for you! And, if you live in Texas, don't forget about the kid's book character costume contest at the Texas Book Festival, which is the weekend AFTER Halloween. And goodness! Who knew overalls appeared in so many picture books?

I'd love to hear if your littles (or you!) plan on going trick-or-treating as a book character! Drop me a note!

Ohh, and BONUS! I just discovered these little gems: book themed pajamas! They have some great ones: Uni the Unicorn, Dragons Love Tacos, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Mousetronaut, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, Duck and Goose, and more! Go check them out! If you've ordered from them I'd love to hear all about it! Leave me a comment!

Please note: this post (pretty obviously) contains affiliate links! :)

Ladybug Girl! (from the Ladybug Girl series by David Soman & Jacky Davis)

Chu! (from Chu's First Day of School and the rest of the Chu series by Neil Gaiman & Adam Rex)
via Boden


Trixie! (from the Knuffle Bunny series by Mo Willems)

(*Pigeon socks for parents)

Flora! (from Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle)

Splat! (from Splish, Splash, Splat! and the rest of the Splat series by Rob Scotton)


Mouse! (from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond)


Llama! (from Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney)

(*yes, it is an alpaca hat, not a llama; blue dress and pearls are for Mama Llama)

A Typing Cow! (from Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin)

(*hat, red bandana and overalls for Farmer Brown!)

Red! (from Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Dan Santat)


Ada Twist! (from Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts)


and last but not least: The Paper Bag Princess (by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko)

  + a brown paper bag

Happy Haunting!

1 comment:

  1. Such cute ideas! Saving for next year, when hopefully the Star Wars obsession has settled down. ;)