Looking for Literature-Based Dress Up Ideas?
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I prefer the non-spooky costumes to the spooky ones.
Even better, why not dress up to portray a favorite character from a book? In our homeschool, we have read most of the books listed below. Do you need some inspiration? Take these ideas, plus a quick search on Pinterest, and you should be good to go!
What are some of your favorite book characters? If you could dress up as one, which one would you be?
Anne from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Edward Tulane from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Di Camillo
Elmer Elevator and his father’s dragon from My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
From The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame: Toad, Badger, Mole, or the Water Rat
Choose from any of these picture book biography characters (My Little Brick Schoolhouse Library)
Christian from Little Pilgrim’s Progress: From John Bunyan’s Classic by Helen L. Taylor
The Gruffalo from The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard from Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Any character from any of Aesop’s Fables for Children
The Ants and the Grasshopper
Town Mouse and Country Mouse
The Fox and the Grapes
The Ass and His Driver
The Lion and the Mouse
Any of the characters from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Aslan (the lion)
Mr. Tumnus (the fawn)
The White Witch (may be too scary)
Mr. or Mrs. Beaver
Mary Poppins and/or Bert from Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Still Searching for Ideas? Check Out These Book Lists:
My Little Brick Schoolhouse Library
Laura McKinney Adams – sign up to get her FREE Preschool Booklist