The Most Outrageous and Cool Book Week Costumes

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Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

Book Week is finally within a glimpse and boy, are we excited here at Teach Starter! As a teacher, you either love a good dress up, or you don’t! There doesn’t seem to be an in-between. But, coming from an avid dress up lover, Book Week is the perfect time to get creative and make your students smile.

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Of course, this year’s Book Week 2019 theme is – Reading is My Secret Power… which lends itself to a bit of a superhero dress-up…

Paul, our Resource Manager in his element! (he’s on the right)

 


The Best Book Week Dress Up Ideas For Teachers

We have searched #bookweekishere and found a collection of easy yet effective costume ideas, as well as some totally outrageous ones. So, without further ado…

Oh, There’s the Green Sheep!

How absolutely adorable does @missodowlingteaches look as the Green Sheep?

Book week costume ideas for teachers

We’ve seen this around the ‘gram a bit and vaguely remember @miss.goodytwoshoes also dressing up as the Green Sheep.

You can stick cotton wool onto an old dress and then spraypaint it green for this effect.

But, Where’s Charlotte?

How awesome does this look? @teachingwithmissbee said it was a pretty easy DIY project and she paired it with a sparkly, grey spider in her hair. Her students were very amused with one saying…

“Miss, Charlotte’s crawled into your hair!”

Book Week dress up ideas for teachers

Oh My, Alice!

How absolutely insanely amazing is this costume of Alice when she grows into big Alice?

@teachingcreative has definitely got creative with this Book Week costume!

Book Week costume ideas for teachers

Sam I Am!

We can’t get enough of @missfoskett costume from last year! She was one of our best-dressed winners last year and each time we look at this photo it makes us smile!

Book week costume ideas for teachers

Who Has the Golden Ticket?

Well, Mrs. G from @little_learners_big_ideas certainly has the golden ticket with this awesome costume!

So clever – all you need is some black paint and a piece of cardboard. Voila!

Book week costume ideas for teachers

Seatbelts Everyone!

Apart from the cutest ‘Thing 1’ we ever did see! We absolutely love @yearthreeshenanigans dressed up as Ms. Frizzle!

Book week costume ideas for teachers

Look at Those Shiny Scales…

How stunning does @teachingwithcrayonsandsparkles look?

This looks super fancy but seems pretty easy to make if you have the time. Cut out the scales from fabric and use hot glue to stick them on an old t-shirt.

Get a piece of elastic that will fit around your waist and then cut out strips of different fabric or tulle and tie them on to the elastic to create a skirt!

Get some sparkly face paint and voila. You’re done!

Book week costume ideas for teachers

Little Miss Tidy

Any of the gorgeous Little Miss and Mr. Men book characters could easily be created just as @little_miss_cs_classroom has done using some cardboard and extra accessories.

Book week costume ideas for teachers

Paper Bag Princess!

Who couldn’t love the book The Paper Bag Princess@teachingonthegc has the right idea dressing up as the Paper Bag Princess, all you really need is some brown paper and a crown!

Book week costume ideas for teachers

I Quit!

The Day the Crayons Quit is a popular book and how cute does @miss.goodytwoshoes look in her crayon costume with her sign?

Book week costume ideas for teachers

Teach Starter Past Teachers

Here’s the delightful Emma from the Content team dressed up as none other than Snow White.

But, who’s that in the background?

Book week costume ideas for teachers

And, here’s our wonderful Royce from the Resource team donning another superhero-inspired costume…

Book week costume ideas for teachers

We’d love to see your creations!

Share them on Instagram @teachstarter #bookweekishere.

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