Each year across Australia, children and books come together to celebrate Book Week, and 2018’s is just around the corner. Between the 18th and 24th of August, kids around the country will be parading their novel-inspired costumes at school and in parades.

As the one stop shop for families, BIG W has launched a huge range of costumes for babies and children alike, to help kids embrace the treasure of story time.

Here are our top picks to embark on your costume hunt:


Peter Rabbit Kids Costume for $28

They’ll be set to escape from Mr. McGregor’s garden when they wear this Peter Rabbit Kids Costume! The hooded design features a 3D plush Peter Rabbit hood with fluffy ears and an all-in-one onesie.


Roald Dahl The Big Friendly Giant Kids Costume for $28

This fun Roald Dahl The Big Friendly Giant Kids Costume is ideal for all kids who loves this classic fairy tale. Costume includes The Big Friendly Giant ensemble with a giant ears headband.


The Thing 1 & Thing 2 Child Jumpsuit for $28

Then out of the box came Thing Two and Thing One! Dress your little one up as Dr Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 One Piece Costume for boys and girls! This comfortable red jumpsuit features blue ankle and wrist cuffs and a matching fuzzy hood. With the option to be Thing 1 or Thing 2 using the interchangeable patches, your child can be either one of the Dr.Seuss characters this Book Week.


The Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Kids Costume for $28

“We’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!” Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and even some Munchkins are bound to follow you down the yellow brick road when they see you in Dorothy’s trademark gingham check.


Disney Mary Poppins Kids Costume for $34

Become practically perfect in every way with a snap of your fingers, a spoonful of sugar and this delightful Mary Poppins dress and hat from Rubie. From afternoon tea on the ceiling to a day at the races, adventure is out there. Now grab your umbrella and take to the sky!


Little Red Riding Hood Kids Costume for $12

This gorgeous Little Red Riding Hood Kids Costume is ideal for any little one who loves this classic fairy tale. Costume includes a pretty red hooded dress with an attached apron around the waist picturing the big bad wolf. Includes dress with attached apron. Does not include socks and shoes.


Where’s Wally? Kids Costume for $20

If your little one’s favourite type of treasure is a picture book, then this one is for you! Everyone will be sure to pick them out from a crowd in this fun costume. This costume consists of a red and white striped top, blue pants, matching beanie and glasses – just like Wally’s!

So, what are you waiting for? Dig up some inspiration for Book Week from BIG W here.


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  • I work with special needs children and this year it was awesome to see the kids dressed up and alos the adults


  • These costumes are just adorable and they are really great quality


  • Book Week has become a commercial extravaganza. It thought it was originally to encourage children to read books.


  • I love all of these, and there are so many cheap options available these days. It doesn’t have to be expensive or a competition.


  • Book Week is always fun but we try to keep it as simple as possible to avoid stress and spending too much money. This year my Son is going as a Ninja from the book Ninja Kid and my Daughter is going as Mary Poppins or Pippi Long Stockings.


  • Little Red Riding Hood costume for $12 that’s fantastic. My fave is the where’s wally. Instantly recognisable.


  • We’ve already had it here at our local primary school. My 8yr old went as Billy Brown in a ballerina outfit.


  • I like the Where’s Wally costume. I have a photo of my daughter dressed as Little Red Riding Hood – very cute.


  • I love the Dorothy costume! The book week game has really lifted since I was a kid. Mum always use to make me a costume of some kind and paint my face to match.


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