Book Week is often the highlight of the school year for children. It's a week full of excitement, imaginations, and of course, amazing Book Week costumes. In a world full of technology, it's a fantastic way of capturing the attention of young minds, showing them how to explore the universe of books.
There is one rule, though – don't forget the dress-up day. It sucks to be the kid who shows up in school uniform when everyone else is in a dazzling costume. And before you panic about making a costume on your own, check out our range of girls and boys costumes for Book Week.
When is Book Week?
First things first, when is Book Week? The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced Book Week 2021 will be August 21-27. Last year the dates were pushed back due to COVID, but this year everything should go smoothly!
Australian book characters for Book Week
Dress up as an animal from Possum Magic or the fox from Wombat Stew — all it would take is some ears and face paint, and perhaps a bushy tail. You could even bring your own pail to make your own gooey, chewy stew.
You don't need to restrict yourself to just books. Costumes can include favourite television characters, too. Kids can dress up as Aussie icon Bluey, and sister Bingo, while mum and dad can kit up as Bandit and Chilli.
Easy Book Week costumes
If you've run out of time to plan a proper Book Week costume (let's face it, it happens to the best of us), there are plenty of characters you can dress as. The simplest costume is one you can just pull on with no face paint or accessories required — which is why our storybook costumes are so great.
Book Week costumes for teachers
From Disney book princesses to comic book superheroes, we have all kinds of Book Week costumes for teachers. If you're stuck for ideas or left your costume to the last minute, have a look at our collection for inspiration.
Why choose The Costume Party Shop Costumes
Our range of Book Week costumes are:
- Made of high-quality materials that last, meaning you can hand them down
- Available in a range of styles and sizes for kids
- Available for secure purchase online to ensure your details are kept safe
- Can be easily exchanged (within 30 days of purchase)