World Book Day DIY Costume Ideas

This Thursday is World Book Day and I am so glad that it has become such a big part of the Spring term at school.
As a kid I absolutely loved reading. I would spend hours immersed in books with my favourite authors being Jacqueline Wilson, Roald Dahl and Dick King Smith. Charlie seems to have followed suit and inherited my love of reading a good book. He is currently working his way through the Harry Potter books which he is reading on his own. He also loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates series. I thought I’d out together a simple World Book Day DIY Costume Ideas post for you all.

World Book Day DIY Costume Ideas

For World Book Day, he is using his Harry Potter costume and official wand that he got for Christmas. In previous years we’ve had Where’s Wally, Charlie Bucket and our very thrifty Joseph from the Bible recycled costume from Christmas.

There are so many brilliant characters from wonderful books to choose from. Why not gain some last minute inspiration from The Works’ Books collection. Popular choices on the day are always the Mr Men, the many wonderful characters from Roald Dahl stories and my choice for next year will be dressing my girls as Dr Zeuss’s Thing 1 and Thing 2 – with twins it’d be criminal not to capitalise on that photo opportunity! I asked my friends for some more handy ideas.

The lovely Emma compiled a great list of simple cheap World Book Day costume ideas including a tutorial to make this awesome Diary of a Wimpy Kid head

World Book Day DIY Costume Ideas
Lauren from Blogger Mummy Lauren transformed her kiddies into Little Red Riding Hood and Danny from the Dinosaur who Pooped – a favourite book of ours!

World Book Day DIY Costume Ideas

Becky from 3 Princesses and 1 Dude has a fabulous Mary Poppins World Book Day ideas costume post where Ellie looks spot on in her DIY costume

World Book Day DIY Costume Ideas

And finally Harriet from Toby and Roo has an epic post filled with oodles of World Book Day costumes for boys and toddler girls all for under £10. The Paddington Bear one is pretty amazing I think you’ll agree.

So many ideas for such a great day.

B xx

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  1. 27th February 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Great ideas…My girl is going to be Where’s Wally. She has the same outfit as the one you pictured but the skirt instead of the trousers.
    I love the Mary Poppins one x

  2. kaylie
    27th February 2017 / 7:52 pm

    these are cool Ideas, wish my child’s school had the opportunity the dress up. we had begin with a book which was nice though.

  3. A S,Edinburgh
    27th February 2017 / 8:52 pm

    These are fabulous! The Diary of a Wimpy Kid head is seriously impressive, but all the others are brilliantly creative too :).

  4. MARGARET gallagher
    27th February 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Great ideas my nephew is dressing as Paddington Bear
    I love the Mary Poppins outfit

  5. William Gould
    28th February 2017 / 7:55 am

    There’s some really great ideas here! It’s good to get the children involved with books in an interacting type way, which should create a lot more interest for them!

  6. 1st March 2017 / 8:41 am

    Great ideas x everyone loves where wally x

  7. Carly Belsey
    2nd March 2017 / 6:45 pm

    There were lots of Where’s Wally and Harry Potter outfits at my son’s school today. He was the BFG, really annoying everyone with his trumpet. Whoops

  8. jo ogden
    3rd March 2017 / 7:51 pm

    fab costumes my little girl went as alice in wonderland

  9. Ashleigh Allan
    20th August 2017 / 6:38 am

    Great ideas. I always struggle to get good ideas