12 Kid’s Halloween Costumes Inspired by Books

There’s no better place to look for costume inspiration than the books you find yourself reading to your kids time and time again. They’ll be excited to dress as their favorite character, and you’ll be excited to find a lot of the items you need already in the closet. This is my favorite costume round-up yet!

  • Lost Boy from Peter Pan

    Lost Boy from Peter Pan

    If your costumes are inspired by Peter Pan, normally the main character comes to mind. But I love this take on one of the lost boys. The long johns are key.

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  • Madeline

    Madeline

    What’s better than one little Madeline? Three of course! And a nun to match.

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    You could have loads of fun with Roald Dahl’s colorful characters. I especially love this take on Fantastic Mr. (and Mrs.) Fox.

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  • Alice In Wonderland

    Alice In Wonderland

    I’ve seen a lot of Alice costumes but this one takes the cake with the clever addition of the tiny house.

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  • Raggedy Ann

    Raggedy Ann

    If you can create a yarn wig, you might be able to pull the rest of this one together with things you already have in your daughter’s closet. Isn’t she a cutie?

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  • Olivia

    Olivia

    I love the Olivia books so this one is a favorite. Although I don’t think Beck would be too keen if I attempted this one on him.

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  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Let the wild rumpus start!

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  • Red Riding Hood

    Red Riding Hood

    I’m seeing more and more capes in stores so you might be able to put this together without any diy.

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  • Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    You don’t even need the long nose for this costume to be a huge hit. I’m now considering a Beck costume change this year.

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  • Sherlock

    Sherlock

    With the popularity of the movies and TV adaptions of this classic, you’ll be on trend with a Sherlock costume.

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  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins

    I thought Mary Poppins was a good adult costume idea but Mary Poppins the kid is even better. The carpet bag is a must have accessory.

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  • Where's Waldo?

    Where's Waldo?

    Pull together a striped shirt, a knit cap and some wide frame glasses and you’ve got yourself a costume.

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