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12 Book Themed Halloween Costumes!

Book Halloween CostumesCarrie Chapman2 Comments

We love Halloween over here SO MUCH. Georgia had the entire family's costumes picked out by August 1st. I was lamenting over how sad it was that you can only dress up as one thing. My cousin told me that she tries to dress her kids like book characters and I had inspiration coming at lightening speed. Couple mine and Georgia's love for dressing up with reading and the result was inevitable. Over two months, Georgia dressed up like 12 different characters from our favorite children's books. 

My mom HATED Halloween and getting the kids dressed up. I really hope that these easy costumes can inspire moms to not feel so overwhelmed. 

Below is a link to each individual blog post to each costume. Happy Halloween! 



And don't forget to grab a cute trick or treat bag from our shop to go with the costume!

Book Themed Halloween Costume: Coraline

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I'm gonna be honest, I could have done better on this costume. I could have found a wig that was a darker blue. I could have made or found a dragonfly hair clip. I could have made a button key to put around her neck. But the point of these costumes are to show what I can come up with with what I have, and this is what I had :) 

Maybe some freckles too? It probably doesn't help that Georgia has no idea who Coraline is. We are gonna save that book for when she's older than 3. Still, I think she looks cute. 

Book Character Halloween Costume: The Paper Bag Princess

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We just recently read The Paper Bag Princess and it has become a favorite in our house. Turns out not a lot of folks have heard of it. It's about a princess who is about to marry a prince. A dragon comes and smashes her castle and burns all of her clothes so all she has to wear is a paper bag. She sets out to outsmart the dragon and save her prince. We love it. 

Georgia's costume did not cost me a thing, although making the paper bag dress was a bit more complicated than I had anticipated. I found Ruth's dragon costume for $10 and I couldn't pass it up! Look at her! She's loving it! 
Again, these pictures were taken back in August so if you're going to go with this costume you obviously need to add some pants and a shirt under that paper bag. I wish I would have had Georgia's hair down like the princess in the book, and I also wish I would have put some dirt on her face. I was racing against the sun this day so it is what it is :) 

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Cat in the Hat
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Fern from Charlotte's Web
Fancy Nancy
Emily Elizabeth