A Very KidLit Halloween

What’s a librarian to do when they are working five days straight leading up to Halloween? Dress up as five characters from children’s literature, obviously! I chose 5 characters whose costumes I could either buy parts of or make myself, that would still be “workable” aka: let me do my job and shelve and work with kids, etc and that represented literature of now and my own childhood.

And so, without further ado, I give you

ADA TWIST SCIENTIST

Notes: Polka dot dresses are hard to find in adult sizes and in the color orange! I should have grabbed rubber gloves before I forgot them, but the glasses really completed the look…and gave me a migraine, haha.

ARTHUR READ

Notes: Adorable and so workable–just bought a yellow sweater and ears that could double as teddy bear ears too.

PETE THE CAT AND HIS FOUR GROOVY BUTTONS

Notes: I definitely should have used smaller buttons, because my bottom button kept folding when I sat down, but kids recognized this one quickly.

STREGA NONA

Notes: This was for me, and only me, and no children understood, but their parents did! The smallest brown vest I’ve ever seen…

LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA

Notes: I wore jeans instead of the pajama shorts so I could lead story time, but this is probably the costume piece that will get the most wear. Also, a great reason to wear slippers at work.

Did you wear a bookish Halloween costume this year?

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