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Ideas for Book Week 2023

Ideas for Book Week 2023

Running out of ideas for Book Week 2023 or perhaps this is your first one? We’ve got you sorted!

Here are 20 ideas for Book Week that the kids are guaranteed to love!

20 Ideas for Book Week (with shoes they’ll actually wear again!)

1. Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz”

This classic costume is also one of the easiest for parents to find on a whim! All you will need is a white blouse, a blue dress, pigtails and of course the famous red glitter shoes!

Shop the Coco Glitter here.


Shop the Cherry Ballet here.


2. Harry Potter, Hermoine Granger, Ron Weasley, or any student from the “Harry Potter” series

For entering the wizarding world all you will need is black wizard cloak with a white button up shirt, grey pants or skirt, red & yellow tie (or a tie to suit the other house colours) and of course wizard-style boots: we recommend the Zack II Boots, Mc Lilliana, and Mani II Boots


3. Cinderella

Another easy one for parents looking for an outfit they can whip up with minimal effort! All you will need is a blue dress, a blue headband and of course don't forget about the Glass Slipper! Some of our favourites are Cherry Ballet and some cute shimmery options below


Shop the Lana here

Shop the Camilla here


4. Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking wears a long green or red sleeve t-shirt, a blue pinafore, mismatched tights/socks, and black oversized boots options like Banjo and Rosa.


5. BFG from “The BFG” by Roald Dahl
To get the perfect "The BFG" by Roald Dahl look, the BFG wears a white t-shirt, a brown vest, green pants, and brown oversized brown boots 

Shop the Dublin here.


Shop the Kido Boot here.


6. Willy Wonka from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Willy Wonka from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is often seen wearing a black, red, or brown top hat, a purple blazer, grey or black pants, a bow tie, and stylish footwear such as Twins Geo Youth Boot and Marco


7. Matilda from “Matilda” by Roald Dahl

For a Matilda costume idea inspired by Roald Dahl's book, you can wear a blue dress, a red hair ribbon, and complete the look with black Mary Janes.


8. Alice from “Alice in Wonderland”
The classic Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" is recognized by her blue dress, white apron, white stockings/socks, and black Mary Janes 

Shop Annabelle here

Shop Lana here


9. Peter Pan
To embody Peter Pan as a costume idea, don a green top and pants ensemble, complete with a pointed green hat featuring a red feather. Finish off the look with brown shoes or loafers like Denham Junior and Denham. 


10. The Gruffalo
For a creative Gruffalo costume, put together a brown outfit, attach a pin-on tail, wear a headband with horns, and don brown boots. Enhance the look by crafting and attaching claws or spikes to the front of the shoes.

Shop Tova here


 Shop Chelsea II here 


11. Where’s Wally
For a fun "Where's Wally" costume idea, sport a red and white striped shirt paired with blue pants or jeans, and step into brown shoes to complete the look. 

12. Mad Hatter from “Alice in Wonderland”
An eccentric Mad Hatter costume inspired by "Alice in Wonderland," is always the fun way to go, top it off with a green top hat, wear a red or green blazer, add a bow tie, and complete the whimsical look with vibrant footwear like Jefferson Sugar Tie Dye

13. Fancy Nancy

Embody the essence of Fancy Nancy in a costume, put together a yellow t-shirt, a pink skirt, and vibrant rainbow tights. Elevate the look with pink Mary Janes

Shop Milli Glitter here


 Shop Coco Sparkle here


14. Paddington Bear

Bring Paddington Bear to life as a costume idea, don a red bucket hat, a blue jacket, and complete the ensemble with red boots like Twins Flower Boot Youth.

15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Transform into The Very Hungry Caterpillar with a costume featuring a green top and pants, a cheerful red hat, a playful purple antennae headband, and complete the look with green footwear options like Old Skool V, Vortex 2.0, and Contend 8

16. Pete the Cat
For a groovy Pete the Cat costume, put on a yellow button-up shirt, pair it with blue pants, don blue ears for that feline touch, and step into red shoes such as Contend 8 and some options below

Shop Arishi V4 Infant here


Shop GT-1000 11 Pre School here

17. Mary Poppins
channel Mary Poppins in a costume, wear a white blouse, a blue skirt, and a stylish blue blazer. Top it off with a black hat and complete the look with black boots like Zeal.

18. Olivia the Pig
For a charming Olivia the Pig costume, don a red and white striped shirt underneath a red dress, pair it with matching red and white striped tights, and step into red shoes like Nebzed Minnie and Suede Classic XXI to capture her delightful style.

19. Max from “Where the Wild Things Are”
become Max from "Where the Wild Things Are" for a costume, wear a white outfit or onesie, top it with a regal gold crown, and finish the ensemble with white sneakers such as Court Ultra, Forum Low, and our best selling white sneakers options below:


Shop Court Borough Low Recraft here

 Shop Classic Leather Shoes here

20. Robin Hood
Embody the legendary Robin Hood in a costume, don a green t-shirt, green or brown pants, accessorize with a green hat featuring a red feather, and complete the look with brown boots like Kido Boots and Dublin.

Book Week runs from 19th-25th August 2023 with the theme "Read, grow, inspire”. Although these are the official dates, schools are welcome to celebrate Book Week at a time that aligns with their school’s calendar so best to keep an eye out, so you DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT!