World Book Day – costume ideas

World Book Day should be a day of fun, not an angst-filled scrabble for a costume. I thought it might be helpful to post some costume ideas and how to put them together. I’ve divided the videos into preschool and younger children’s costume but you could mix them up a bit. Enjoy!!
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Little Princess – Tony Ross

Mr Strong – Roger Hargreaves

Slinky Malinki – Lynley Dodd

Charlotte’s Web – E B White

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

The Borrowers – Mary Norton

Other cat books are:

Gobbolino’s the Witch’s cat – Ursula Moray Williams

Six-Dinner Sid – Inga Moore

Mog – Judith Kerr

Wilbur from the Winnie the Witch series – Korky Paul

Kaspar, Prince of Cats – Michael Morpurgo


If you’re really strapped for time, you could ransack your dressing up box. Here’s some book suggestions for costumes you might already have at home
The Rainbow Magic Fairy books – Daisy Meadows

Tinkerbell from Peter Pan – J M Barry

Flower Fairies – Cecily Mary Barker

Treasure Island -Robert Louis Stevenson

Pirate Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs – Giles Andreae

The Night Pirates – Peter Harris

Football kit:

Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup – Giles Andeae

Girls FC series РHelena Pielichaty

Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend – Francesca Simon

Teddy Bear:
Where’s my Teddy? – Jez Alborough

Old Bear – Jane Hissey

A Pocket For Corduroy – Don Freeman

And if you’re really desperate, you can always put them in their own clothes and tell the teachers they’re Muggles!!