We had book character day recently at my children’s school. It’s a smarter alternative to wearing halloween costumes at school and this way kids can connect costumes to literature. While I bought my oldest child a Avengers Age of Ultron Deluxe Vision Costume off Amazon, he couldn’t find a book with the character “Vision” in it. So my husband whipped up this Indiana Jones Costume for him. While this may not be the most literature-based costume, there are Indiana Jones novels…. Here’s how to make a DIY Indiana Jones Costume.
White cotton button-down shirt
Tan or khaki pants
Leather Jacket (we didn’t have this for my son, so we left it off, but this one would totally work)
Wide brimmed canvas hat (or any kind of large brimmed hat – Harrison Ford actually wore a fedora)
Braided belt (to be a whip) — only use this if you know your child will not use it to hit anyone. B is 10 and had it coiled on his beltloop
Gel eyeliner to create “fake” stubble
I printed out a picture of a Indiana Jones novel off Amazon and sent him to school. Next time we’ll make sure we have the leather jacket.
And we had Queen Elsa! I had to trim her train because it was really too long. After 10 months, this costume is getting a little too beat up, so I ordered my daughter another Elsa dress. We put a copy of “Frozen Fever” in her backpack. I had picked up a foam crown at Michael’s last month and I put her hair up in pigtails (her hair is too short for an “Elsa side braid”. Although she keeps hoping it will be long soon. I’ll admit I tried to gently convince her to go with Anna from Frozen or another character, her mind was set on Elsa.
and our little astronaut wore his new astronaut costume and brought his new Lost My Name Book with him. We got our copy this week and he is just in love with the book. Read our post on Lost My Name here.