Best Book Character Costumes Inspired by Great Works of Literature
Toddlers are certainly as headstrong as Hermione Granger—though they may need a little more help mastering her go-to spells and charms. The tiny witch's hat here couldn't be cuter.
The Hunger Games' Costume
Help your teen or pre-teen channel Katniss Everdeen's strong, courageous personality with this easy-to-assemble ensemble. It's bound to make them feel as cool as they look.
The Three Musketeers' Costume
You'll just need two more pals to give this swashbuckling costume an adorably authentic feel. Oh, and that hat feather is a must-add detail!
Nancy Drew' Costume
Turn heads and solve mysteries all at once with this chic Nancy Drew costume. As long as you've got a magnifying glass in hand, you can make it work with pretty much whatever you find in your closet!
Captain Underpants' Costume
Get their friends giggling with this faux "underwear-only" look. It's fully DIY, easy to mimic at home, and undeniably hilarious.
The Cat in the Hat Costume
How adorable is this DIY The Cat in the Hat costume? That miniature "goldfish" sidekick is all but guaranteed to make your fellow party guests laugh.
Queen of Hearts Costume
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is one of the most classic of books—so it's safe to say that this is one of the most classic book character costumes! Dress up as one of the story's most memorable characters, the Queen of Hearts.
Believe it or not, this precious Hedwig costume is no-sew! No matter your crafting skill level, you'll be able to transform your little one into the beloved Harry Potter character in no time.
Little House on the Prairie' Costume
If there's one person who'd appreciate this Laura Ingalls Wilder costume, it'd be Ree. Not only did she love the Little House series as a child, but she also grew up to marry a rancher.
The Great Gatsby' Costume
Get glitzy with this Great Gatsby-inspired costume. Flapper-style elements like dresses, pearls, and dangling earrings give the novel's glamorous parties modern-day appeal.
Harry Potter' Costumes
It's the ultimate last-minute literary costume: a duo of Harry Potter characters! Pair store-bought elements with DIY finds to create a similar look.