Ideas for Storybook Character Costumes

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Ideas for Storybook Character Costumes
Reading a storybook can make a child's imagination go wild. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Many parents read fairy tale storybooks to their children right before they go to bed. The characters in the storybooks come alive in the children's minds and soon they are wanting to dress up like their favourite character just because or even for Halloween.

Little Red Riding Hood Costume

Little Red Riding Hood is a story that has been told for ages. Making a Little Red Riding Hood costume is relatively easy and inexpensive by using most of the items that you most likely already own. To make this dress you will need a red hooded cape and a simple white dress underneath would work. Black or red heels would work, or even flats. There are also many Halloween stores online that sell Little Red Riding Hood costumes in various sizes.

Ideas for Storybook Character Costumes
Little Red Riding Hood Costume. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is an all-time favourite amongst many children. The story of Peter Pan has been around for ages. Boys and girls can dress up as Peter Pan. Making the costume requires very little time and effort and it is relatively inexpensive. You will need a large amount of fleece, folded in half and cut out arm holes and neck hole. Velcro the back shut for the ease of getting the costume on and off. Then make diagonal cuts at the bottom. You will also need lime green tights, brown belt, plastic sword and brown or black flats and you can use a store bought hat that is brown.


Cinderella is a favourite amongst little girls. There can be two costume options, the princess or the costume where Cinderella is dressed in rags. For the princess one you'd need a nice dress, preferably blue, but make it your own. A crown, gloves and some high heels or low heels would be great. For the raggedy Cinderella, some old clothes are holey and dirty would be great and inexpensive.

Ideas for Storybook Character Costumes
A different variation of Cinderella. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)


Pinocchio is a great costume for a little boy! Try and find the Pinocchio mask at your local Halloween store or an online Halloween store. Then all you'd need to complete the costume is a yellow shirt, white gloves, red suspenders, black vest, blue bow and a hat!

Ideas for Storybook Character Costumes
Pinocchio is a great childhood storybook character. (Handout/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

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