These easy DIY World Book Day and Book Week costumes for teachers and other adults can be put together quickly (even at the last minute) to celebrate with literary style that kids will love. (You can also wear them for Halloween!)
I curated all of these book character costumes myself, focusing on teacher dress up ideas for literary characters that are popular and that you are most likely to teach in the classroom.
These book costumes are mostly female characters, along with a few that I believe can be worn by a male or female. I also focused on Book Week dress-up ideas for teachers that are more modest in appearance since they are generally meant for an adult to wear around children.
Most of these book week teacher costume ideas are from Amazon so you can quickly and easily shop them, but I also linked to some of my easy DIY ideas in case you prefer to create these outfits yourself.
Book Week Costumes for Teachers
What are good costumes for teachers?
Alice in Wonderland Anne of Green Gables Belle from Beauty and the Beast The Cat in the Hat Cinderella Cindy Lou Who Coraline Cruella Deville Daisy Buchanan Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz Eloise at the Plaza Fern from Charlotte’s Web Goldilocks Handmaid Harry Potter Hermione Granger Holly Golightly Junie B. Jones Katniss Everdeen Kirsten Larson Little Red Riding Hood Madeline Mary Poppins Molly McIntire Ms. Frizzle Nancy Drew Olivia the Pig Peter Pan Pippi Longstocking Raggedy Ann Rory Gilmore Sherlock Holmes Snow White Wilma or Wenda from Where’s Waldo Winnie the Pooh Wonder Woman
This Fern Arable Costume is for fans of the children's classic Charlotte's Web, and it helps you pay homage to the young girl who saved Wilbur the pig, Wilbur himself, and Wilbur's wise spider friend, Charlotte, who spun miraculous webs.
Calling all wizards! This costume celebrates the best friend of Harry Potter -- Hermione Granger. And, this female Hogwarts uniform costume is specially curated so that the recommended products can be pulled from your closet and/or re-worn in real life.
Since Junie B. Jones is a sassy and spunky kindergartener and first grader, her cute ensemble works best for teachers of these grade levels. Wear the basics or add some extras to look just like the young protagonist.
With the rising popularity of Gilmore Girls with modern teenagers, high school teachers can consider dressing as television's biggest book lover, Rory Gilmore, with this Chilton uniform costume. It would be great for teaching the classics she loves so much on the show.
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