Celebrate Read Across America with These Dr. Seuss Costumes

by |February 28, 2020

Celebrate Read Across America With These Dr. Seuss Costumes

Read Across America is the perfect occasion to dress up in book character costumes. If you’re looking for storybook character costumes to wear, the classic characters of Dr. Seuss make perfect Read Across America costumes! You’ll want to check out these great Dr. Seuss costume ideas. And, of course, when writing about Dr. Seuss, you just have to try your hand at the musical, Seussical style of writing that everyone loves. So without further ado, we are happy to present: a most Seussical costume blog.

Cat in the Hat Costumes

Cat in the Hat Costumes

Adult Cat in the Hat OutfitAdult Thing 1 and 2 CostumeCat in the Hat Costume for Kids
Adult Thing 1 and Thing 2 CostumeKids' Thing 1 and 2 OutfitThing One and Two Costume for Kids

The Cat in the Hat, with Thing 1 and Thing 2,

I'd be willing to bet might be perfect for you!

With a bump and a jump, you can play all the day,

Read books, make new friends and get carried away!

These Dr. Seuss costumes are classics for sure,

So keep them for Halloween—they’re not too obscure.

Read books to your kids dressed as Cat in the Hat.

While we’re not your kids, we’re sure they’ll like that!


Horton Hears a Who Costumes

Horton Hears a Who Costumes

Adult Elephant CostumeChild Elephant OutfitChild Who Costume
Adult Kangaroo OutfitToddler Elephant CostumeKids' Horton Costume

When you dress as Horton, the one who hears Whos,

We can assure you your day will not be a snooze!

As you wander about in your elephant ears,

There's really no telling what Whos you might hear.

This kangaroo costume looks just like a Who,

So go as a pair—it’s better with two!

We only ask you remember, when you go out today,

That for those who like books, you’ll sure make their day.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Costumes

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Costumes

Adult Christmas Girl CostumeChild Santa Grinch OutfitAdult Cindy Lou Costume
Child Cindy Lou OutfitAdult Santa Grinch CostumeChristmas Girl Outfit

The Grinch might be mean, but a good outfit he makes,

So dress up and read books, and eat little cakes.

Read Across America is a time to have fun,

Don book character costumes and read, little one.

As the spirit of Christmas made his heart grow three sizes,

Your heart will be full after reading and prizes.

Play games, have fun and bring some books home,

For reading with your kids beats reading alone.


Fox in Socks Costumes

Fox in Socks Costumes

Cozy Adult Fox CostumeFox Costume for KidsAdult Fox Kigurumi
Adult Fox OutfitInfant Fox CostumeKids' Cozy Fox Costume

The fox in socks is a favorite Seuss book,

So give this Seuss costume idea a look.

This one requires vision, so bear with me,

As I explain just what it is that I want you to see!

For those who enjoy costumes and do DIY,

You’ll love this socks fox, so give it a try.

We know exactly what this sockless fox needs,

It's a pair of blue socks, all the way up to his knees!


Other Dr. Seuss Costumes

Other Dr. Seuss Costumes

Adult Fish CostumeChild Fish OutfitAdult Mouse CostumeChild Mouse Outfit
Adult Moose OutfitKids' Moose CostumeAdult Tiger OutfitKids' Tiger Costume

If you love Dr. Seuss and his fun storybooks,

Then you know there are quite a few character looks.

You’ll find mice that give tours inside peoples’ homes

And fish that can count all your fingers and toes.

There are daredevil cats that lick tigers, we hear,

And a kind-hearted moose—he’s really a dear.

These Dr. Seuss costumes for kids and adults

Will please one and all; they get good results!


Dr. Seuss Accessories

Dr. Seuss Accessories

Cat in the Hat Accessory KitGrinch Mouth Mover Mask
Grinch Santa Hat and BeardCat in the Hat Thing 1 and 2 PatchesDr. Seuss Thing 1&2 Wig

What if you’re shy but you want to blend in?

Try these accessories out for a spin.

Book character dress up is easy and fun.

You’re sure to put smiles upon everyone!

Don a hat or a mask, a patch or a wig,

Get into character and do a small jig.

Pick up a book and to the kids read aloud,

It’s Read Across America so go do us proud!


We hope you enjoyed our Seussical endeavors, and more importantly, we hope you found the Dr. Seuss costume you were looking for! There are plenty of other Dr. Seuss costumes for adults and Dr. Seuss costumes for kids! We are also confident that any of the storybook and fairytale costumes on HalloweenCostumes.com would be huge crowd favorites for Read Across America, too. After all, what's not to love about book character dress up? Before you go buy your Read Across America costume, don't forget to leave your thoughts and suggestions below for additional Dr. Seuss costume ideas. Thank you for taking a look, and don’t forget to pick up a book!

Angela Poch
Angela Poch

Angela Poch is an Inbound Marketing Specialist and Resident Crazy Cat Lady at HalloweenCostumes.com, where she is an assistant editor and covers tutorials, crafting and pop culture. Angela has created costumes and props for Halloween events, conventions and Renaissance festivals.

Some of her favorite costumes include 90s Rogue, a custom Jedi, warrior elf, and some nameless Renaissance pirate. (She’s still figuring out how to make a Jedi light-chakram.) You can find her on Twitter @AngelaPoch1 or her cats on Instagram @stardustnebulanova.