With World Book Day just around the corner, you can expect to see many Harry Potters, Willy Wonkas and more filling the school gates. However even if reading is not your thing, you don’t have to be a bookworm to enjoy World Book Day on 3rd March. In its 19th year, it is a celebration of authors and illustrators, with the aim of encouraging children to read books. The day also offers a perfect opportunity for dressing up as your favourite character for some literature based fun! So to prepare you for the day, here are our World Book Day costume ideas!
Willy Wonka Costume
The perfect outfit for a little chocolatier, this official Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Costume consists of a top, trousers, bow tie, hat and cane. A colourful costume to wear to any school literature festival, or any kind of children's fancy dress party.
A great way to become one of the most endearing characters in children's literature, this girl's Matilda fancy dress outfit is an official Rahl Dahl costume. Ideal as a World Book Day costume, it is available in a choice of two sizes and includes a blue dress as well as two props: a (fake!) newt and a book.
Harry Potter Costume
Immerse yourself into the magical world of Harry Potter with this cool costume that will allow you to dress up as a famous wizard. The costume includes the Gryffindor robe, a pair of glasses and a wand.
Fantastic Mr Fox Costume
Modelled closely after the original illustrations from Quentin Blake, this official Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox costume features its own purple jacket (with foxes tail), along with a yellow waistcoat, cravat and fox mask. This will be perfect for a World Book Day costume idea, or any children's fancy dress party.
Little Red Riding Hood Costume
Based on the popular Little Red Riding Hood fairytale, this costume consists of a red and black dress with an attached hood and cape. It makes a great choice of costume for World Book Day and allows you to become part of a fairytale story.
Red & White Striped Top
Ideal for dressing up as a variety of characters such as 'Where's Wally', this long sleeved red and white top is handy for a child's wardrobe and makes a fun World Book Day costume idea.