Jun 27, 2011

Top 5 Book Week Costume Ideas for Teachers



Book Week is a fun time for the kids to get dressed up in costume, but everyone loves an excuse for fancy dress, and teachers are no exception! If you need a bit of help getting into the spirit, we've listed our Top 5 Book Week Costume Ideas for Teachers here. For more info on this year's Book Week theme, merchandise, and more, check out The Children's Book Council website.






1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. With infamous characters like the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Good Witch of the North, and of course Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz is a fun Book Week idea for dressing up. The story of an orphan girl in Kansas who enters another world when her house is caught in a cyclone, this is one of the most famous books in popular culture for its colourful cast.

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2. Beauty and the Beast. Originally known as La Belle et la BĂȘte, by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, the fairytale Beauty and the Beast is the story of a girl who becomes a guest in a beast's castle. It makes for some great Book Week costume ideas. These Belle and Beast costumes for adults are officially licensed Disney costumes, and really look the part!


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3. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. The story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and has a fantasy adventure, Alice in Wonderland is a perfect Book Week idea. Most recently brought to life in the movies by Disney, these officially licensed costumes feature the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen, and are great re-creations for adults for Book Week.

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4. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Pretty much all of the stereotypes we have of pirates come from this famous coming-of-age tale of the search for buried treasure. Dress up as a pirate in the spirit of Long John Silver, or a pirate wench for a brilliant Book Week costume. 

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5. The Adventures of Robin Hood. There are many incarnations of the heroic tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Recount the adventures of the man who roamed Sherwood Forest - taking from the rich, giving to the poor... and encountering characters like Maid Marian and Friar Tuck along the way. These all make great costumes for Book Week, alongside Robin Hood of course.


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