18 of the Best Book Character Costumes For Teachers

18 of the Best Book Character Costumes For Teachers

Struggling to think of a book character costume and need one quickly? Take a look at 18 of the most creative and handmade costumes for teachers below for inspiration.

18 of the Best Book Character Costumes For Teachers

Thinking of Book Character Costumes for Teachers

Thinking up book character costumes for teachers and librarians can be tricky. But those who work with young children will undoubtedly have to dress up at some point whether it is for a book character day, Halloween or a classroom unit.

Over the years I have dressed up as Where’s Wally, Piggie, Tough Boris, the Grouchy Ladybird, The Lunch Lady and many more. I worked in a wonderful Kindergarten team that would make out costumes from scratch. We wished to encourage our students to reflect on their own costume and not just to wear a store-bought outfit.

Once you have decided on a character, you can raid your school dress-up box or have a rummage in your own wardrobe for costume ideas. So many book characters are regular people but have something distinctive about them. A hand make prop will highlight the essence of the character and make the costume recognisable to everyone.

Inspire Your Students and Their Parents

By preparing your own costume and spending no money will inspire your students to do the same. You can emphasis to your class parents that a costume doesn’t need to cost a penny.

Encourage parents to spend time with their child discussing their favourite books and characters. With adult help, children will create their own costume by considering what and who they love reading about.

Book Character Day Activities

Before you explore the costumes, I have made a pack of graphic organisers and bingo games you can use on or before your school’s book character day. Click on the images to see a full size preview.

18 of the Best Book Character Costumes For Teachers

I hope these wonderful costumes created by creative teachers and librarians will inspire your own costume ideas. Let me know in the comments about your favourite costume and how you go about creating your outfit.

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