World Book Day Costume Ideas


This year World Book Day falls on Thursday 1st March 2018. Find below some of the World Book Day Costume Ideas for your little ones.

Some of these are not really that hard to put together than you think.

Matilda – Roald Dahl’s character is very easy to sort. Just put your child in a blue dress with a red ribbon on the hair and you’re sorted.

Gansgta Granny – All you need is a black eye mask and some granny style clothes (cardigan, black skirt and tights) and a grey wig.

The Boy In The Dress – Just put your boy in a dress. Yep, that’s all.

Where’s Wally? – A red and white striped jumper is all you need. Match with a bobble hat and some black glasses and you’re sorted.

Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs – If your little one already has a red top and blue trousers, you’re sorted.  Match with a bucket and some toy dinosaurs.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – So easy, just put your little one in a white T-shirt, black shorts and team it with a black rucksack.

Tinker Bell – You probably already have this in your kids dressing up box. If not, just a green dress and fairy wings and you’re sorted.

The World Book Day Ideas below are from Book Aid International. Book Aid encourages everyone who uses a dress up template to donate £1 so that they can send books to people around the world who don’t have the books they need. For more World Book Day costume ideas go here.

Angelina Ballerina – Use a tutu or wear a pink top, pink or white skirt and pink tights.

Fantastic Mr Fox – has a step by step guide on how to make the mask. The rest of the outfit is up to you – but choose something dapper – maybe a scarf and a jacket to complete the look!

Gruffalo –  Wear a dark-coloured long-sleeved top and trousers or leggings and wrap a scarf or snood around you. Make some paws with some old gloves and glue on paper fingernails.

Peppa Pig –  Red dress and pink tights.

Peter Rabbit –  Outfit tips, blue jacket, satchel and brown/beige trousers.

For more World Book Day Ideas please visit .  They have plenty of costume ideas that you can choose from with a step by step guide on how to make them. They are quick to make costumes designed with the busy parent in mind. The guides are free to use, but they encourage all of those who use these guides to donate £1 on World Book Day.

Have fun dressing up!

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