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Halloween Costumes from Children's Literature

Since Meagan and I both love children’s literature, we thought it would be fun to round up some creative Halloween costume ideas based on beloved children’s book characters. And since we also both favor “good enough” over perfect, we’re of the belief that costumes don’t always have to be 100% handmade OR purchased head-to-toe from a high-end retailer. Last year my little orphan Annie’s costume was a hybrid concoction of store-bought wig, hand-me-down dress, Target clearance shoes, and a quickie DIY belt:

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Yes, it’s easiest to order a costume that comes with all the accessories and pieces together – and sometimes that brand of “easy” is just what we need. But just as often, I think, rummaging through your own closets and dress-up bins can yield some pretty great, creative costumes. Add a signature or store-bought piece to complete the character or look and you’re good to go – often at a much lower price point than if you’d bought the whole thing.

Here are six Halloween costume ideas based on children’s book characters, and some ideas for using stuff you might already own before buying an entire costume.

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