ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Storybook Character Halloween Costume Ideas

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Storybook Character Halloween Costume Ideas

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October 31st is going to sneak up on us quickly here! Although we recognize that not all children get dressed up to trick or treat, in recent years it seems that many schools encourage the kids to dress up as their favorite storybook character for a day. So, here are a few fun suggestions from our readers to get your creative costuming juices flowing!

Fancy Nancy from Peppers and Pollywogs
Fancy Nancy from Inspiration Surrounds...Creativity Abounds

Little Bearded Knome from ABC Home Preschool
Three Little Pigs
Little Red Riding Hood
from eHow

BB Wolf from Lisi Go to China
"Find Your Manners B.B. Wolf"
Frog and Toad from Craft

Ms. Frizzle & Pippi Longstocking from Craftily

Max and the Wild Things from Instructables
Junie B Jones from Costumzee

Coraline from MooMama

Wizard of Oz -Dorothy from Fireflies and Jellybeans

Charlotte {Charlotte's Web} from All You

Sam I Am & The Cat in the Hat from Celebrate Yellow Made

Here are some other great storybook characters to consider
Ladybug Girl
Bumblebee Boy
Curious George
Jack and Annie from Magic Tree House
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Harriet the Spy
Stinky Cheese Man
Stella Luna
Little Nut Brown Hare
Angelina Ballerina


  1. Great costume ideas! B has to dress up as a character for preschool and he chose Hooper Humperdink (by dr. seuss). I'm excited he thought of that and is being creative but that means I'm REALLY going to have to get creative myself. I'm trying to prepare him for nobody having read that book. =)

  2. A couple years ago we did Little Bo Peep (old flower girl dress, bonnet, and a cane covered in ribbons), and the baby dressed as a sheep. This year we're doing Little Red Riding Hood and Little Miss Muffet.

  3. I LOVE storybook character costumes! These are great!

    I dressed my toddler up as Mrs. Wishy-Washy (book of the same name) when she was about a year old.

  4. This year my daughter is going as Ladybug Girl. So cute!