Book Week is supposed to be all about children celebrating books and encouraging reading but for parents the meaning can get lost as they scramble to come up with a costume that’s quick, easy, looks amazing and is cheap too.

Don’t stress! We’ve rounded up the coolest DIY costumes that you can easily pull together, even at the last minute.

So, when is it? Book Week 2022 will be held from August 20-26. This year the Children’s Book Council Australia have chosen the theme “Dreaming with eyes open…”.