Ideas for dressing up as characters from your favorite books
Dressing up as characters from your favorite books can be educational as well as fun. For many situations, such as primary school, Halloween costumes are not appropriate horror. Dressing up and pretending to be a character in the book helps children remember what they have read. Teachers can dress well, to teach students lessons they will remember forever.
Choose from your favorite tales when going to sleep, as Little Red Riding Hood or Hansel and Gretel. Miss Viola Swamp was lousy substitute teacher Miss Nelson in “The Miss Nelson is lost”. This costume is easy to recreate with a curly black wig and an ugly black dress. Princess Rapunzel Create a frilly nightgown, a princess hat (cone-shaped and the color of the gown) and a long blonde wig. Paste wig hat with hot glue. Madeleine has been adapted for film and remains a popular character. Simply recreate it with a plaid skirt and a buttoned blouse. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the popular book series “Little House” which later became the basis for a television show. A simple dress with boots, a cap and an apron can make a costume of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Alice in Wonderland is also a simple costume. A simple blue dress with an apron will play Alicia.
Recreates Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, a coat, hat and pipe. A monocle completed the costume. An old (or new) can serve a tuxedo costume Jeeves “Jeeves and Wooster” series based on the books of PG Wodehouse. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a simple coverall costume with knee bent and no shoes. Bring a fishing pole and a bag made with a red bandana for a more realistic result. A stylish gray suit costume achieves the perfect James Bond. A toy gun will achieve the desired effect. A black suit and glasses used to disguise Harry Potter, the hugely popular character of the series of novels by JK Rowling.
A costume for “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss only requires a red and white hat and black mustache. The Mouse “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary or “If you take a mouse to school” by Laura Numeroff can be achieved with a tailored gray gym a headband with attached pink ears and a little black paint in the face for whiskers. Take a motorcycle for “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” or a stack of books for the mouse at school.
Finding materials for the costume
Used clothing stores are great places to find material costumes. Think beyond established. Check the fabric scraps and sheets if you can not find what you need to make your costume. Hats, belts, scarves and other accessories are often together in a large bucket. When you have time to search you find good ideas. You can often borrow a hat from “The Cat in the Hat” and some stores sell it again. Use Mickey Mouse ears and mouse ears instead of a headband with pink ears. If you need, you can add a pink cardboard circle to the ears you have.