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10 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Children's Books

By marylweimer |

There are so many wonderful options for toddler Halloween costumes. From traditional favorites like witches and skeletons to more creative designs, it’s so much fun deciding how to dress up my little girl each year.

One thing I’m considering is using our favorite story books as an inspiration. My daughter and I love reading together— snuggling on the couch on a rainy fall day with a great book is our idea of a wonderful afternoon.

It’s almost as if the familiar characters are part of our family. Why not use Halloween as an excuse to bring one of our favorite characters to life? Here are 10 great toddler costumes that do just that.

Which one should we pick?

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Classic Children's Book Characters Halloween Costumes

The Lorax

He may speak for the trees, but he also loves candy! This simple costume would be so much fun for trick or treat, especially with a little Barbaloot sibling tagging along!
Purchase for $48 at Boo Bah Blue

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Mary Lauren Weimer is a freelance writer and blogger. Her work has appeared in such places as Spirituality & Health and The Huffington Post, and she’s known for her thoughtful and introspective writing about all aspects of motherhood and the parent-child relationship.

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  1. Leslie says:

    We did Raggedy Ann one year–we had a giant doll and just took its clothes off and put them on our daughter!

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