Calling all bookworms, story enthusiasts, and aspiring adventurers! Book Week is just around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate the magic of reading and let your imagination soar. What better way to embrace the joy of books than by dressing up as your favourite characters?
From last-minute DIY book week costumes to ready-to-wear ensembles, we’ve got you covered with an array of options to suit every young adventurer’s taste! Join us as we explore a world of whimsy, wonder, and creativity, and discover the marvellous Spencil Book Week range that will bring your literary dreams to life!
Bad Guy Book Week Costume
Who says villains can’t have fun too? Embrace the dark side and let your child become their favourite literary antagonist. From Captain Hook to the Big Bad Wolf, there are plenty of intriguing bad guys to choose from. For a unique twist, consider dressing up as the mischievous and cunning Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz” or the charmingly sinister Count Olaf from “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Accessorize with signature props and add a touch of theatricality to bring out the essence of these infamous characters.
Matilda Book Costume
Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” is a timeless tale of a precocious young girl with extraordinary powers. To capture the spirit of Matilda, your child can don a plaid dress, a cozy cardigan, and a pair of nerdy glasses. Accessorize with a stack of books and let your little bookworm shine as they portray the clever and brave Matilda Wormwood. This costume choice also serves as a great reminder of the importance of reading and education.
Ninja Kid Costume
For little warriors who love action and adventure, “Ninja Kid” by Anh Do is a perfect inspiration. Dressing up as Nelson, the clumsy and hilarious ninja, will surely bring a smile to everyone’s face. The costume can include a ninja outfit, complete with a black mask, throwing stars, and a toy sword. Encourage your child to embrace their inner ninja skills while enjoying the thrills of Book Week.
Get Crafty This Book Week: DIY Your Book Week Costume
Crafting a costume from scratch can be an exciting and rewarding experience for both parents and children. It allows kids to actively participate in the creative process and take ownership of their character portrayal. A cardboard crown and a cape can transform them into a valiant knight from a medieval tale, while a flowy dress paired with some fairy wings will bring their favourite fairytale character to life. Don’t forget to utilize recycled materials like cardboard, old clothes, and craft supplies to create eco-friendly and budget-friendly costumes.
DIY costumes not only nurture the spirit of innovation but also provide a unique way for kids to connect even more deeply with their cherished literary characters. So, grab the scissors, glue, and all the magic you can find, and embark on a DIY adventure this Book Week!
Limited Edition ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’ Range
Australian Children’s Book Week is an exciting time to celebrate the joy of reading and ignite young minds with the power of imagination. We have teamed up with the Children’s Book Council of Australia to create a limited edition “Read, Grow, Inspire” range that children can treasure for years to come.
The gorgeous illustration featured across the Book Week range is by feature artist, Matt Ottley. The illustration is made up of sky and clouds, representing the vastness of the universe; a stack of books, a mystical seahorse and other elements that represent every letter of the alphabet.
Bring Beloved Characters to Life
Whether you choose to be a wizard, a curious adventurer, or a mischievous fairy, these costumes will bring the magic of books to life. So, grab your favourite book, let your imagination run wild, and get ready for a week of literary fun like no other!