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World Book Day Costumes

5th March 2020

World Book Day Costumes

So... the phrase "World Book Day Costume" can induce many different feelings, ranging from fear to excitement and most of us know where we are on that scale!

I am hugely in awe of those parents who hand-craft the most incredible costumes. You know the ones, those costumes which require sewing, painting, or some kind of cardboard origami. The kid who walks into school in one of those outfits knows that they will get several 'wows' before they even reach the school gate. Oh how I wish I had the ability to do this. Sadly though, I am lacking creativity, time and materials...it's all about knowing your strengths!

If, however, you ARE one of those parents and want to be inspired, take a look at these costumes in the Metro NewspaperPinterest and the World Book Day website gallery. And if you fancy having a go yourself. Book Aid has over 40 brilliant downloadable guides for you to make your own DIY costumes.

I'm afraid that personally, I am squarely in the corner of those parents who remember the day before (or morning) of and try and improvise. Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% into World Book Day but for me it's all about kids sharing reading recommendations, trying out new books, sharing stories, rather than fancy dress.

So for those of you who aren't going to be up all night making an outfit,  I thought I'd provide some World Book Day costume ideas using clothing and props you already have at home. So whether you fancy being MatildaWhere's Wally or Harry Potter, you should find plenty of inspiration here. And make sure you check out the books for this year's World Book Day, so you know which to buy with your token!

Toppsta
2020-03-05
World Book Day Costumes

11 Easy, last-minute costume ideas

So, it's the morning of (or if you're lucky, the evening before!) World Book Day. There's no time to get to the shops or order something online. What can you create just using what you have at home?

Toppsta
2020-03-05
World Book Day Costumes
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Alice in Wonderland

Blue dress + stripey tights + a key and you're Alice in Wonderland!

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie the Witch

Leftover witch costume from Halloween? You're Winnie the Witch! 

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The Midnight Gang

Pair of pyjamas?  You can be Tom from the Midnight Gang or Sophie from the BFG.

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Football Academy: Boys United

Football kit at home? You're now Jake from Football Academy or Megan from Girls FC.

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Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Scientist's coat? You're scientist Max from Max Einstein. Bonus points if you have some of those clear eye protectors you sometimes get in a science kit.

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I Want My Tooth!

White dress (or pillowcase you don't mind cutting holes in) + crown? You're The Little Princess!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

White shirt and black shorts? You're Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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Mr. Bump

Blue t-shirt/trousers + toilet paper wrapped around you = Mr Bump!

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Pair of white pants (over trousers maybe??) + red cape = Captain Underpants Costume

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Peter Pan

Leftover fairy costume? You can be Tinkerbell from Peter Pan 

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Grey trousers + white shirt + stripey scarf + draw on glasses and a scar (done with eye liner or lip liner) = one Harry Potter Costume!

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Matilda

And one for luck because I do love Matilda :)

Dress + cardigan + socks + red ribbon + carrying books = Matilda Costume!

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