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12 Book Themed Halloween Costumes!

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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! 

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

Book Themed Halloween Costume: A Bad Case of the Stripes

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For final costume in this series, we went with our current favorite: Camilla Cream from A Bad of the Stripes by David Shannon. 
I cannot tell you how many times we have read this book. The spine is worn out already. 
I was going to be a lot more ambitious with this costume, but I decided to make it easy on myself. If I was doing this for Halloween, I would have added a rainbow striped shirt under the white tank top, and rainbow leggings. Those were a little hard to find at the moment, and since I was in the throws of moving states, I just painted her face. 
I wish I would have made sure I had orange and purple face paint instead of trying to mix colors... a friend suggested that I could have just used washable markers!

In the end, this was Georgia's most requested costume but we only did it this once. 

This whole process has been so fun for us! I am excited to have these to show Georgia in the future! Stay tuned for tomorrow as I will have a post with ALL the costumes in one place :)

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: Fancy Nancy

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This was probably Georgia's favorite costume so far. She stayed in it long after I took the photos (even the wig) and has requested it many times since. 

We love Fancy Nancy books because they teach "fancy" ways to say different words and watching Georgia try and pronounce them is gold. 

I didn't spend any money on this costume!  

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Cat in the Hat
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Fern from Charlotte's Web
The Paper Bag Princess
Olivia 
Emily Elizabeth

Book Character Halloween Costume: Fern from Charlotte's Web

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This costume is the ultimate "I have no money and no time to dress up my kid" get-up. We threw Georgia in some overalls and pigtails and she walked around with a little stuffed pig she called Wilbur. She refused to change out of this costume for the rest of the day. 

"I just live on a farm with my pig, mom. Like Fern does." 

It's been so sweet as Georgia has gotten older. She finally sits and listens to stories, even the ones with very few pictures. Charlotte's Web had been the first she's say through consistently and I'm finding that I love the story now more than ever. She still requests to dress up like Fern sometimes, and since the costume is so easy she can :)

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Cat in the Hat
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The Paper Bag Princess
Fancy Nancy
Olivia
Emily Elizabeth