World Book Day is just around the corner! Let your son or daughter become their all-time favourite book character this World Book Day with our brilliant World Book Day costumes.
Who doesn’t love Mary Poppins? The magical nanny who brings fun to boring chores, transports you to fantastic worlds of imagination, and...is practically perfect in every way. If your child loves to sing and dance or has a thing for umbrellas, then Mary Poppins will have them feeling "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" this World Book Day. Get them to blow into school by the East wind!
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Does your little man have a sweet tooth? For World Book Day, get him suited and booted like the world’s greatest chocolatier from Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Your son will look like a quirky little entrepreneur in a Willy Wonka suit and top hat, and he’ll be ecstatic to know all the candy-making secrets. Make story time more fun with some yummy sweet treats to share with all his friends.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Since 1865, Alice has been pulling children down the rabbit hole and into a very very peculiar land. As the little heroine from Lewis Carroll’s fantasy novel Alice in Wonderland - the most classic of children’s literature - your girl would be thrilled to be a VIP guest at Mad Hatter’s tea parties. Set her free in Alice’s wonderful dress so she can be as curious as can be. She can tell her friends all about the unimaginable things she's seen in the realm of Wonderland.
If your kid is a little mischievous, then this disobedient little bunny is a match made in heaven. The Tale of Peter Rabbit written by Beatrix Potter in 1902 will have your little one up to mischief - from eating Mr McGregor’s garden lettuce to escaping from being put in a pie! But, he’ll most certainly learn a valuable lesson; always listen to mummy! Get him hoping to school in a Peter Rabbit costume and don’t forget to dose him with chamomile tea before bedtime.
Think your daughter can defeat the Wicked Witch of the West? Dorothy is the courageous and compassionate heroine from L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, first published in 1900. She’ll enjoy meeting the munchkins and the other bizarre characters, and won’t be able to stop clicking her heels. Send her along the Yellow Brick Road to school where she can meet up with her friends Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion.
Another popular character from Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter is the crazy man with the oversized top hat who loves to throw tea parties. If your child is loud, eccentric, and a little insane, then perhaps this is the perfect resident to be from the Wonderland world. He’ll be impossible to miss in a quirky Mad Hatter outfit, and he might be a little late finishing school, as he’ll be wondering about the passage of time. Bring out his wild side as the novel’s most craziest character.
WINNIE THE POOH
World Book Day just wouldn’t be the same without Winnie The Pooh. He is the honey-loving teddy bear from A. A Milne’s novel with the same name and has captured the hearts of all. He’s innocent, childlike, and with limited intelligence, just like your little one, and that's why Pooh couldn't be a better fit. Inspired by the stuffed toys of the author’s son, let your toddler become Christopher Robin’s most-loved toy this World Book Day. Don’t forget to prepare some honey on toast for breakfast too to get them ready for the day.
Everyone knows of this little mouth-watering biscuit that jumped out the old woman’s oven. The Gingerbread Man is a famous folktale with this adored character first appearing in a children’s magazine in 1875. Your child will look so cute and scrumptious as The Gingerbread Man, everyone will want to eat them. But be sure to warn them to be extra careful around any Fantastic Mr Foxes at school. Turn your child into this tasty treat so they can practice running as fast as they can!
GET YOUR KID A FANTASTIC WORLD BOOK DAY COSTUME
With hundreds of fascinating characters to choose from, it can be tricky for the little ones to choose - as there’s never just one favourite. While spending the day storytelling, World Book Day costumes encourage children to explore and share their imagination about fantastical worlds with friends. You can’t go wrong with classic characters from old stories, as not only does everyone love them, but they’re easy to recognise too. Pick a classic kids’ World Book Day costume from above, or browse for some more right here.