Character Day Ideas for Your School’s Spirit Week
Does your school have an upcoming Spirit Week? Are you looking to make Character Day one of the most exciting days of the week? Look no further! We’ve compiled some fun, creative ideas to help you plan a memorable character day for your school.
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What is Character Day?
Spirit Week Character Day is the ultimate opportunity to let your creative juices flow! Show up to school that day dressed as your favorite character from a book, movie, cartoon, or anything else you can come up with!
You’ll get to show of your amazing costume and even better, you get to see every other imaginative character your classmates decide to dress up as. Plus, what could be better than showing off your favorite characters or roles for one awesome day? Spirit Week Character Day just might be the best day EVER!
Character Day Spirit Week Ideas
If you are looking for some inspiration to help with planning your Character Day outfit, here are some fun ideas to get you started:
Dress Up as Your Favorite Superhero or Villain
Let your imagination run wild and dress up as your favorite superhero or villain! Whether it’s Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, or Darth Vader, this is a great way to get into the spirit of things. You can even create a group costume by having everyone dress up as characters from the same movie. This will make for some great photo ops too!
To transform yourself into spider man easily you will need either a Spider-Man costume or some black sweatpants and a red shirt. Make sure to include a mask as that is the most important part of this look, so make sure you choose one that’s comfortable and fits well. Complete the look with some fake web shooters to really get into character.
To become Wonder Woman, you will need either a Wonder Woman costume or a blue and red leotard with some silver accessories. Make sure you have her signature headpiece, bracelets, and sword to really pull off the look. To add an extra touch of authenticity, tie a lasso around your waist and you’ll be ready to go!
The most essential part of a Darth Vader costume is obviously the mask. You can easily find one online or at a costume shop. As for the rest, you’ll need all black clothing and some plastic accessories to complete the look.
Superman is an iconic character, and recreating his look isn’t too hard. All you need is some red briefs, a blue top, and a red cape. Alternatively, if you want to go the extra mile, you can purchase a Superman costume instead. Just make sure to add in some yellow accents and wear a pair of glasses to complete the look.
Disney Princesses and Princes
Who doesn’t love Disney? Get into the magical spirit of things with a Disney-themed character day. Have people dress up as their favorite princesses and princes from movies like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Don’t forget about other classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck too!
One of the most iconic Disney characters is Snow White. To transform yourself into this princess, you will need a blue and yellow dress and a red bow in your hair. Add some red shoes and voila! You are now ready to take on the world as Snow White.
To become Belle, you’ll need either a Belle costume or a yellow dress and matching accessories. Make sure you include the iconic rose in your hair, just like in the movie. If possible, try to find a yellow cape to really pull off this classic character look.
You can easily become Prince Charming with some black trousers, a white shirt, and a red cape. To make the look more authentic, add some gold accents and a sword. Finish off your regal look with some black boots and you will be ready to charm your way into everyone’s hearts!
Cartoon Character Day Ideas
You can also have fun dressing up as a cartoon-themed character. Dress up as one of your favorite characters from classic cartoons like Spongebob, The Simpsons, and Scooby Doo!
Becoming Spongebob is easy! All you need to do is get a yellow shirt and some brown shorts. Don’t forget about the signature black bowtie as well as his iconic white shoes. Add some blue wristbands and a bright smile to complete your look!
To become Scooby-Doo, you will need a brown shirt, green pants, and a red collar with an attached tag. Don’t forget to add a few whiskers and a tail to really get into character. Top off your look with some black shoes and you will be ready to solve mysteries with the gang!
If you want to dress up as someone from The Simpsons, the possibilities are endless. You can go for classic characters like Bart Simpson or Homer Simpson. For Bart, you will need a blue shirt and some red shorts. Don’t forget to add his signature spiky hair as well as skateboard for the full effect. As for Homer, find yourself a white shirt and some blue pants and you’re all set!
Winnie the Pooh
A Winnie the Pooh costume is easy to put together. All you need is a red and yellow t-shirt, some shorts, and a few accessories like bear ears or a tail. Don’t forget about his signature honey pot for the full effect! You could get your friends together and come as all of the characters such as tigger, piglet and eyeore.
Bring the fun of Monsters Inc. to life with a Mike and Sulley costume! For Mike, you’ll need a blue jumpsuit and some green gloves. Don’t forget about his signature antenna and eyes too. As for Sulley, all you need is some purple overalls, two horns, and a tail.
Be the star of the show with a Minion costume! All you need is some yellow overalls and some goggles. Don’t forget to add in some blue accents and a couple of minions arms as well. Top off your look with some yellow shoes and you will be ready to party all day long!
Toy Story Characters
Dress up as Woody or Buzz Lightyear from the beloved movie Toy Story. For Woody, you’ll need a brown cowboy hat, a yellow shirt and some jeans. Don’t forget about his signature red neckerchief as well! As for Buzz Lightyear, get yourself a green space suit and some white gloves. Accessorize with some space wings and you’re all set.
Get ready to save the day with an Incredibles-themed costume party! Have everyone dress up as their favorite character from the movie. You’ll need some red, white and black clothes, and don’t forget about a mask and the iconic logo on each of your outfits.
Cat in the Hat
Bring the classic story of The Cat in the Hat to life with a Cat in the Hat costume! All you need is a red and white striped hat, some black trousers and a black bow tie. Don’t forget about his signature white gloves too. Finish off your look with some red shoes and you will be ready to explore all sorts of mischief.
Recreate the magic of Frozen with a Princess Anna or Queen Elsa costume. For Princess Anna, you’ll need green trousers, a purple cape and some white boots. Don’t forget about her signature strawberry blonde braid either! As for Queen Elsa, find yourself a beautiful blue dress and a white cape to get into character. Or how about Prince Hans? Just wear a white shirt and some blue trousers. Complete your look with a dark colored vest and boots, and you’ll be ready to create your own happily ever after!
Thing One and Thing Two
Bring some fun and chaos in your life with Thing One and Thing Two costumes! This is one of the easiest costumes to throw together. Just get two red t-shirts and write ‘thing 1’ and ‘thing 2’ on the front and back. To finish the look add some blue wigs and signature bow ties and you are set to go!
Minnie and Mickey Mouse
Get ready to bring the magic of Disney with Minnie and Mickey Mouse costumes! For Minnie, start with a red polka dot dress or skirt and pair it with black tights. Don't forget her iconic ears - you can either buy a pair of mouse ears or make your own using black felt. Complete the look with white gloves and some cute red heels.
For Mickey, go for a classic look by wearing red shorts and a black t-shirt. Add white gloves and black shoes to complete the iconic Mickey Mouse look. To truly embody the characters, consider adding some face paint or makeup to create their signature features. Use a black eyeliner to draw Minnie's lashes and red lipstick for her iconic pout. For Mickey, use face paint or makeup to outline his round nose and add his famous smile.
For a fun twist, you can also dress up as their friends! Dressing up as their friends can add an extra element of fun to your Disney costume. To transform into Goofy, wear a pair of baggy green pants and an orange turtleneck. Don't forget to add some floppy ears and his signature hat! To become Donald Duck, put on a blue sailor suit with a red bowtie and white collar. Top it off with a yellow beak-shaped hat and some webbed feet shoes.
Character Day can be one of the most exciting days during Spirit Week if it is planned correctly. From dressing up as superheroes to Disney characters, there are endless options when it comes to choosing a character theme for your school’s Spirit Week. Use these ideas as inspiration but feel free to get creative with it too! With enough planning and enthusiasm from everyone involved, Character Day could easily become one of the best days during Spirit Week!