Book Character Dress Up Day

At Mathews we don’t celebrate Halloween by wearing costumes to school.  But even better, we celebrate Book Character Dress Up Day!  Check the calendar for the specific date this year.

Students are encouraged to dress up as a book character hero/heroine who exemplifies positive social-emotional characteristics. Students may dress in costume and are encouraged to bring the book that inspired their character.   We encourage making costumes with any available materials you have on hand. Dressing in costume is not required.

Please note that students must follow the AISD dress code:

  • Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of, or interference with, normal school operations.
  • The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that:
    • Are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene.
    • Advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL).
  • No violent, bloody, or scary costumes. No masks, items that could be used as weapons, or scary make-up.

Here are some fun costume ideas to get your ideas flowing:

  • Pete the Cat by James Dean
  • The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf
  • Eggbert The Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross & Rex Barron
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordian
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  • How Full is Your Bucket for Kids by Tom Rath & Mary Reckmeyer
  • Elmer (the Patchwork Elephant) by David McKee