14 Amazing Bookish Halloween Costumes for Children

Halloween approaches, fellow book nerds. Do you know what you’re going to wear? Neither do I! Let’s get our creative juices flowing by cooing over some photos of adorable little nuggets in bookish Halloween costumes.

I may not have a baby of my own to play dress up with, but I’m fully amenable to appreciating the wee bookish Halloween costume efforts of others.

(Also: beware, friends and relatives who have recently reproduced. I am scheming.)

Hobbit Halloween costume for a baby or toddler, via Costume Works.

I cannot contain my glee when I look at this little hobbit. He’s ready for second breakfast. Look at his furry feet!

Bookish Halloween costume for children: the boarding school girls from Madeline.

“…and the smallest one was Madeline.”

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: little Prince Charming Halloween costume.
This debonair Prince Charming would be right at home in any number of fairy tales.

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: Raggedy Ann baby.
I can’t with this Raggedy Ann baby. I CANNOT. (She can’t, either.)

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: a Mad Hatter tutu costume.
Did you ever imagine the Mad Hatter in a tutu? I hadn’t, but now I don’t want to see him any other way.

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: Charlie Brown and Snoopy Halloween costume for a baby.
This baby is Charlie Brown. A million points to these parents for that forehead squiggle.

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: Max from Where the Wild Things Are Halloween costume.
“I’ll eat you up, I love you so.”

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: Where the Wild Things Are group costume.

For the child with awesome friends who are up for a collaborative bookish Halloween costume.

By the way: if you are ever sad, search Etsy for Where the Wild Things Are. Trust me.

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: Babar costume.

Babar, anyone? A classy bookish Halloween costume for the discerning child and/or elephant.

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: Dorothy and Toto from the Wizard of Oz

Bless these parents for dressing their child as Toto and their dog as Dorothy. 1000x times cuter this way.

Amazing bookish Halloween costumes for children: the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.
Look at this badass little Queen of Hearts. You can bet this kid ended up with absolutely everything she wanted after candy trading at the end of the night (other people’s families do that too, right?).

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: baby Superman.
This baby Superman‘s face is everything.

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: Dobby and Harry Potter child and parent costume.
This is a child and parent costume with a grown-up Harry Potter and a baby Dobby. Please note that baby Dobby is only wearing one sock. A+ for attention to detail.

Bookish Halloween costumes for children: a bookworm costume.
I saved this one for last on purpose. Look!! A baby bookworm!!

Sources: hobbit, Madeline girls, Mad Hatter, Charlie Brown, Prince Charming, Raggedy Ann, Where the Wild Things Are (Max, Monsters), Queen of Hearts, Dorothy and Toto, Babar, Harry and Dobby, baby Superman, bookworm.

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