Each year, Schools and Libraries across Australia spend a whole week celebrating Australian Authors, Illustrators and of course books!
Book Week is held from August 22nd to 28th, but parades happen all through Term 3 and no matter what you're wanting to dress up as for Book Week, Shindigs have all the costumes and accessories you need to create your Favourite Book Character.
Avoid the last-minute panic and order your costume today! We offer fast, trackable shipping along with easy click and collect at our Newcastle store in Lambton.
Whichever way you interpret this year’s theme of Old Worlds, New Worlds and Other Worlds, we’ve got a fabulous range of costumes guaranteed to fit the bill! From Ancient Egyptian costumes and Horrible Histories themed outfits to futuristic Astronaut costumes and fantasy superhero costumes, we’ve got all bases covered! Plus, we haven’t forgotten about you, teachers! We’ve got a fantastic range of adult costumes that’ll make you a big hit with your class.
With our huge range of costumes and accessories, you're sure to create the perfect costume representing your favourite book character.
Teachers, there is no need to worry, we haven’t forgotten about you. With our huge selection of adult costumes, we're sure you'll be able to find a favourite character as well. Maybe you can dress up as Minnie Mouse, Red Riding Hood, Cat in the Hat, Peter Pan or anything in between.
From all the Disney Princesses, Superheroes, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Indians, Pirates, Animals, Safari Explorers, Space Aliens, Clowns, Army Navy and Air force, Witches and Wizards, Vikings, Kings and Queens, to Where's Wally and Wenda.
Scare your class into submission with our Adult Miss Trunchbull costume — just don’t make any of them eat an entire giant chocolate cake!
Feel like depicting one of your favourite spooky or evil characters this year? Have a look at our Halloween costumes to find what you’re after. Fans of the Goosebumps series will find plenty of classic horror-themed costumes like the Werewolf Face Mask or for fans of the Harry Potter books our Screamer Ghost Robe makes a fabulous Dementor outfit. There are so many characters to choose from, the options are endless!
Alice in Wonderland is a great childhood favourite packed full of memorable, zany and out-there characters that make for super fun dress ups for both kids and adults. There are lots of fun and affordable ways to dress up as a character from Lewis Carroll’s delightful fantasy world. Check out our fun Propeller Hats for an easy Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee costume, Large Velvet Hats and crazy orange wigs for the Mad Hatter, Bunny Masks for the White Rabbit, Large Cardboard playing Cards and Inflatable flamingos for the Queen, Cat accessory kits for Cheshire Cat and the list goes on.
A super effective group costume is 101 Dalmatians. Get the whole class or a smaller group of people together in our adorable Dalmatian Dog One Piece Suits and for an even better effect have the teacher dress in our adult’s Cruella DeVil costume.
Roald Dahl wrote some of the most beloved children’s books of the 20th century, many of which have been made into equally beloved movies. We’ve got a fabulous range of Roald Dahl book-themed costumes for Book Week from some of his best-loved kid’s books including Matilda, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Witches.
Dress your kid as the titular bookworm Matilda, or as a miniature version of the evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Kit them out in a charming BFG costume complete with giant ears or turn them out as the charismatic and wily Fantastic Mr Fox. Send them to the parade dressed as the plucky Charlie Bucket complete with a Golden Ticket, or kit them out as the eccentric Willy Wonka himself.
The Horrible Histories book series has been made into an incredibly popular TV series that’s loved by kids and adults alike. Dress your little history fan in one of our Horrible Histories themed costumes including Henry VIII, a Monk and a Peasant Girl.
Over a decade after the final book was published, the Harry Potter series continues to be a Book Week favourite. Dress them up as a witch or wizard, or for a quick easy costume choose our Child Wizard Costume Kit complete with a hat, ties, and wand. Or go the full Dumbledore with our Magician Long White Wig and Beard Set. We’ve got a great range of costume accessories to add those finer details too.
Bring a bit of old-world literary adventure to your Book Week parade with our range of Victorian costumes for kids. Dress them as the world’s most famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, or kit them out as a street urchin from one of Dickens’s novels in our Victorian Poor Boy costumes or maid costumes.
What’s your favourite Character? What’s your favourite book?? Is it everyone's old-time favourite Where's Wally??? Our Where’s Wally Wenda and Wally costumes are a great choice for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages. This character is perfect even for kindies who are still beginner readers, as they can still recognise the character of Wally without needing to read. Plus, this costume makes for a lot of fun in group photos, with kids able to look back and “find Wally” for years to come.
Looking for a quick fix? We’ve got a great range of DIY costume supplies that will make for a quick and easy Book Week costume your kid will love. We’ve got a huge selection of costume accessories, including weapons, props and jewellery along with amazing wigs, hats, and face paints which not only make for quick, easy costumes but can also be re-used for future Book Week parades.
Some of our favourite easy Book Week costumes include:
With our costume supplies, you’ll find the perfect easy Book Week costume that your kid will love. Whether you want to buy one of our awesome kids costumes or make a DIY ensemble, we’ve got everything you need online — the only limit is your imagination!