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World Book Day Kids’ Fancy Dress Costume Ideas

World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors and illustrators and a Fun opportunity for the Kids to dress up as their Favourite book characters for the day.

World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March 2022, however some schools in West Wales are planning to hold their World Book Day in School on a different day, some on the Friday.

So, if you’re still rummaging around looking for something for your little one to dress up in here are some World Book Day Kids Fancy Dress Costume Ideas


Cat in the Hat

A well-loved book by kids is the wacky Cat in the Hat and Amazon has loads of options for this from full Cat in the Hat Costumes to accessories from £5.00 upwards see them all Here

Cat in the Hat

Where’s Wally

A standard for World Book Day as its quite easy to make work with clothes from your or selling on Amazon is loads of optoins for Where’s Wally Costume, with t-shirt, hat and glasses priced at £4.94

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Fantastic Mr Fox

A popular choice is Fantastic Mr Fox, you could have fun making the mask and putting a look together with clothes you have in the house or Amazon has the costume for £14.22 Here 

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Mad Hatter

If you have a crazy daughter then maybe they will love this cute Mad Hatter Costume it comes in four different sizes, 5 -6 years, 7 – 8 years, 9 – 10 years and 11- 12 years and the costume includes the Dress, Clock Badge and Top Hat Headband and selling on Amazon from £14.99 which you can see Here

Girls Mad Hatter Costume

Angelina Ballerina

This is a cute little costume for the little ones and something you can make your self in fact the World Book Day website has a template you can use to make the headband and some tips on putting the costumes together Click Here to see it

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A favourite book for the little ones and one of the nicest costumes we have seen for this is at Sainsburys Elmer The Elephant Multicoloured Costume (1-6 years) On Clearance Price of £1.00  Here 

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This costume is always a giggle because of the big ears, again quite easy to make some ears yourself or if you don’t fancy the hassle you can get a fab version of this costume from Amazon for £18 or just buy the ears from Amazon for £3.89 which you can see Here


BFG Costume

Mr Twit

Roald Dahl’s character Mr Twit is another easy and fun to make option and here is a wicked Video showing you how to make the Beard



Harry Potter

A Classic go to costume for many and one you might have already from Halloween Time! Or Amazon are selling loads of options from costume to just the accessories, see them all Here 

Harry Potter Costume

Horrid Henry

Maybe perfect costume for the naughty one in the family and we spotted a funny costume for this at Matalan Horrid Henry Blue Costume (5-12 years) From £15.00

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Wimpy Kid

This has to be one of the easiest fancy dress and fab for those boys who are not so keen on dressing up. Simply put them in a white t-shirt, black shorts and a black rucksack and print and cut out a mask for them to hold in front of their face. The World Book Day website has a fab template you can use Click Here to see it  

Wimpy kid in article

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A favourite book of many kids and one of the nicest costumes we have seen for this is at Amazon The Very Hungry Caterpillar Green Costume (1-8 years) From £14.00

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 All Prices were correct at time of Publishing 


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