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DIY Madeline Costume for Adults & Teachers

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This DIY Madeline costume for teachers and adults makes it so quick and easy for you to dress as this beloved children’s literary character for Halloween, Book Week, and beyond. You can pull these items from your closet and/or purchase them from Amazon!

DIY Madeline Costume for Adults & Teachers

How do you dress like Madeline?

1. Madeline book by Ludwig Bemelmans
2. Straw hat with black ribbon trim
3. Blue dress with white-collar
4. Red necktie
5. White socks or tights
6. Black flats or heels

This particular Madeline costume for women also includes her signature straw hat with black ribbon trim, blue and white collared dress, red necktie, white socks, and black shoes.

Since this is a book blog, I always suggest you carry a book with your literary character costume! There will be no question exactly whom you are dressing as.

Madeline book by Ludwig Bemelmans

A Caldecott Honor Book

In an old house in Paris

that was covered with vines

lived twelve little girls

in two straight lines

the smallest one was Madeline.

Originally published over 75 years ago, Madeline remains a classic children’s literary character and book series. At a boarding school in Paris, France, our courageous and cheerful Madeline is scared of neither tigers nor mice, but she must overcome a ruptured appendix. And the whimsical, vintage illustrations of her adventures keep her in the hearts of readers everywhere.

Straw hat with black ribbon trim

This straw hat with black ribbon trim is simply perfect and super affordable. There’s no need to look elsewhere on this one!

Blue dress with white-collar

For the signature blue and white collared dress of Madeline, I am sharing two highly-rated options from Amazon — a long-sleeved dress and a short-sleeved dress — to suit your preference.

Red necktie

This red necktie is Amazon’s Choice, with over a thousand reviews and a reasonable price point.

White socks or tights

If you already have white socks or tights in your closet, go ahead and pull them out. But, if you need to buy some, I own and recommend these Amazon’s Choice Dr. Scholl’s women’s knee-high socks for a simple reason — they have compression, so they perform double duty between Halloween and travel for me.

Black flats or heels

You can really wear almost any black flats or heels already in your closet with this DIY Madeline costume for adults, but if you want or need costume shoes, these Mary Jane shoes are an affordable, well-rated option.

Now, you have a full DIY Madeline costume for adults and teachers, which you can pull from your closet and/or purchase on Amazon.

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