What Can My Son Wear For World Book Day?

While you still can, get your boys in on the World Book Day celebrations and dress them up as something truly amazing. Help them to push the limits of their imagination and hopefully encourage them to read more. Even if you don't really support World Book Day you must be interested in making sure the kids have something to do and are kept entertained?

Take a look at some of our top world book day costume ideas and find a cool outfit to dress your son in for this year's World Book Day.

Is a book still a book if it only exists metaphysically on a computer screen? One definition I looked up describes a book as 'a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.' If that's the case surely the book as we know it will be extinct within about ten years following the heavy decline of the CD and the inevitable integration of download and stream only movies. Just think, within a matter of years our homes will be empty with our possessions becoming digital pieces of hard drive. If all fairness, this is a rant for a different post, but, the tangent that set me off was thinking how kids celebrating book day may one day only know novels and short stories to be displayed on the screen of an iPad. That seems sad to me.

Top 5 Book Day Costumes For Boys

Child Robin of Sherwood Costume

Robin Hood – The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood penned by author Howard Pyle was first released back in 1883 and has proven to be one of the finest time-honoured tales that literature has ever seen. Depicting the outlaws exploits and his recruitment of the Merry Men, Robin Hood is a perfect character for your son to dress as for World Book Day.

Our Child Robin Hood costume comes complete with a striking brown and white top with a black lace-up collar detail and a pair of child's size beige trousers with shoe covers, creating the appearance of wearing boots. There's also a belt with a metal buckle and also a trademark brown Robin Hood hat with an attached feather.

Costume is available in three sizes.

You can find alternate costumes to this one as well as a generous collection of similar, brighter and more diverse kids costumes that can all be used as fancy dress options and worn to school for this year's book day extravaganza. Still stuck for inspiration? Why not send us a tweet? The link to our twitter page is at the foot of this page.

Child Ron Weasley Costume

Ron Weasley – Harry Potter

Since 1997 when author J. K. Rowling first unleashed her fantasy tale of wizardry and mystery upon the world, the series of books have provided an ideal World Book Day dress-up option for boys that have become entrenched in the world based around Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Child Ron Weasley costume comes complete with a deluxe black robe with attached hood boasting a contrasting red interior, a metallic clasp to fasten and also an embroidered badge on the left-hand side of the chest. There is also Ron's trademark wand to allow your little one to cast spells.

Costume is available in three sizes.

Like the idea of having the boy become a Harry Potter character but don't think Ron is the one for him? Using your wizardly skills magically double tap the link that leads to our official Harry Potter fancy dress hub where you'll find child and adult size costumes for the main characters from the series of novels.

Child Horrid Henry Costume

Horrid Henry – Horrid Henry

The children's book series penned by author Francesca Simon has been a popular read for kids since it was first published back in 1984. Since then, the popularity of the character and the franchise has grown immensely with the release of an animated series and also a big screen adaptation in the form of a movie starring Theo Stevenson as Horrid Henry.

Our Child Horrid Henry costume comes complete with the trademark shirt in Horrid Henry colours, pair of blue coloured child size trousers and also a Horrid Henry face mask.

Costume is available in two sizes.

We're sure that you will be happy to discover we have a plethora of similar costumes to this outfit as well as many other original and unique characters nestled within our World Book Day fancy dress category. Perhaps you like this costume for you son to wear but are not sure? Take a look and see what else you can find, we're confident you'll discover something that you will absolutely love.

Child Oompa Loompa Costume

Oompa Loompa - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by British author Roald Dahl was first released way back in 1964 and was the third of his children's books to be published. The story of Charlie Bucket and his trip to the greatest chocolate factory in the world, the tale has spawned two films and a musical at the time of writing. The book's sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, was written in 1972 and also features Oompa Loompas.

The Child Oompa Loompa costume comes complete with a brown coloured long sleeve top with stripy neckline and cuffs, white coloured knee length dungarees with giant decorative buttons, stripy leg covers and also a green coloured Oompa Loompa wig.

Costume is available in three sizes.

Although the Oompa Loompa is a well known character in the Road Dahl book, we do think it's fair to say that they are better known for their big screen interpretation in the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory movie released back in 1971 starring Gene Wilder. Perhaps you'd like to take the movie character root or suggest that comic book characters count. Either way be sure to stop by our kids movie characters costume section.

Peter Pevensie – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children created within the fictional world of Narnia and was written by the talented C. S. Lewis. First published on 16th October 1950, today, the book has sold over 85 million copies worldwide.

For more exciting and dashing fancy dress costumes like this take a look at our boys fancy dress costume hub. We keep all of our boys costumes here. Likely being guarded by the knight.

So there you have it. Found this article useful? Share with your friends. It's probably the most interesting thing they'll read today. Made a choice for what he's going to wear? Tell us about it on the Jokers' Masquerade Facebook page or Jokers' Masquerade Twitter page.

This post was penned by +Ian Tomkins from Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress.


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