Last month Cam had the opportunity to model for our dear friend and editor Katie Holdefehr of Real Simple Magazine. A incredibly talented artist, stylist and crafter, Katie created the ideas for the Halloween costumes featured in their story on Literary Inspired Halloween Costumes . Below, a DIY costume for one of our favorite characters…..the mouse from If You Give  A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numerof!

Follow these directions below for a last minute Halloween costume for your little ones who love to read. Check out the story on for 4 more book inspired costumes.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Brown fabric
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Polyester fiber fill
  • Brown pom-poms
  • Grey and pink felt
  • Headband
  • White shirt
  • Blue jean overalls

Follow These Steps:

  1. Cut the cardboard into a 14-inch circle. If you’d like, snip a zig-zag bite into one side. Cut the fabric into a 20-inch circle. Start wrapping the fabric around the edge of the cardboard and tape it to the back of the board to secure in place. Stop about three-quarters of the way around the circle and fill the pocket between the felt and cardboard with stuffing, then tape the last portion closed. Glue on pom-poms for chocolate chips.
  2. Cut two mouse ear shapes out of gray felt, then cut two smaller ear shapes out of pink felt. Glue the pink pieces onto the gray pieces to form ears, and adhere them to a headband.
  3. Have your child wear the white shirt, overalls, and ears, and hold the giant cookie.
Check out Real for the how-to for 4 more amazing DIY book inspired costumes

Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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