Alice in Wonderland Book Week Ideas by Party Affairs

<![CDATA[Alice in Wonderland is shaping up to be one of the most popular themes for Book Week this year. But don’t take our word for it – here’s what the experts at Party Affairs have picked as the top costumes for a trip through the looking glass. 


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Book Week is almost upon us, and that can only mean one thing: becoming your all-time favourite book character for a day! Book Week is a week long festival run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia every year to highlight the importance of literature in children’s lives. 2016 marks the 71st anniversary of this event! The most exciting part of all is that teachers and students get to dress up as their favourite book character! The options are endless! Book Week is taking place from the 20th to the 26th of August this year so it’s time to start getting some costume ideas!




One popular theme for Book Week this year is Alice in Wonderland, the classic tale by Lewis Carroll. This theme provides great inspiration for Book Week and have a huge range of Alice in Wonderland themed costumes from the Mad Hatter, to dark Halloween Alice and Queen of Hearts costumes. So let’s take a dive down the rabbit hole and explore some costume options!


Girls’ Costumes

This Alice in Wonderland costume is gorgeous for the girls! It features a cute turquoise blue dress with a white apron and matching headband. Add striped tights to get the look below. It’s just $44.99, such a bargain! We are sure this costume would be worn again and again even after the Book Week festivities!




This cute Miss Wonderland Girls Costume is a great character costume for Book Week. The costume consists of a pale blue dress with a lace up effect front and decorated with printed playing card emblems, attached apron and ruffled skirt. No Alice costume would be complete without the signature black bow headband, which of course is included. Just add striped tights for a complete look! It’s available for just $44.99!




A traditional and very sweet Alice Girls Costume. This costume features a blue knee length dress with lace trim hem and white apron and for just $55.99, it’s a bargain!



This Alice Girls Tween Costume is a play on Alice with attitude. The dress is classic Alice, with its blue puff sleeves, white apron style, and lace accents, but this costume has a little something else. Matching black and white striped glovelettes and leggings come with this outfit, and really make it stand out. It’s just $63.99, grab yours today as this is sure to go quickly!



We love this Alice Blue and Blonde wig! It would add that extra wow factor to your Book Week costume. Available for just $24.99.



Don’t forget to add these awesome black and white striped opaque knee highs with heart print! The perfect accessory for any of your Alice in Wonderland costumes. You can purchase these at just $12.99!



Men’s Costumes

The Alice in Wonderland theme works for men as well! Go crazy in this Mad Hatter Men’s Costume, a colourful mismatched ensemble featuring a beige jacket with purple sleeves, tall top hat, green bow tie and elasticated pants. It’s sure to get you noticed! Available for just $79.99, a costume that could be used again and again!


You’ll be doing the dance of joy in this Mad Hatter Men’s Costume. This officially licensed Disney costume is a replica of Johnny Depp’s Alice in Wonderland character. This three piece outfit features the Mad Hatter’s signature jacket, ornate buttons, a sewing spool screen printed sash, a faux vest, a patterned Allsorts bowtie, and ribbons hanging from the pockets. An orange wig with attached hat and striped pants complete the look. The make up is a must!




Women’s Costumes

Star as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland! An ornate dress designed right from the movie wardrobe, it has a gold, red, and blue dress with heart motifs, lace, pearl and ‘jewel’ decorations on the bodice and a built in petticoat to give the dress volume. The dress has an attached high collar, puff sleeves leading to floaty cuffs and will turn you right into a royal! Just add face-paint like the model in the photo and you are good to go! Available for just $108.99



We hope this blog has given you lots of exciting costume inspiration for Book Week this year! We hope you enjoy dressing up as your favourite book characters for Book Week! Check out the full range of Alice in Wonderland costumes for more inspiration.


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