Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day

If you have a child at school then ” World Book Day” is probably one of those events that you dread. And leave until the last minute.

Thinking of a character from a book who’s costume you can actually make, while ignoring all ridiculous suggestions from your child, isn’t my idea of fun.

In case you’ve forgotten about it, World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March – this Thursday! Don’t worry though, here’s some characters with easy costumes you could pull together at the last minute. Or if you’re as rubbish at making costumes as I am, I’ve also listed a few places you can go hunting for a last minute option that won’t break the bank.

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Costumes you can make

Funnybones - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com 

Funnybones – This one’s perfect if you have a skeleton costume hanging around from Halloween. If you have a hat even better.

 

 

 

Pirates Love Underpants - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com

Pirates Love Underpants – most boys have a pirate costume, stick a pair of pants over the top and you can be one of the underpant loving pirates! Without the pants they could be a pirate from Treasure Island or Peter Pan.

 

 

 


Sleeping Beauty - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.comSleeping Beauty / Cinderella / anything with a princess
– any Disney princess costume will do as a character from a fairy tale so if you have a little girl you’re probably all set!

 

 

 

 

Matilda - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com

Matilda – This has got to be the easiest one. Blue dress, pile of books to carry, done. (She didn’t actually have a red ribbon in the book so I think you can get away without one!)

 

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.comCharlie Bucket – find some scruffy clothes, make a golden ticket and you’ve got Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Got to love Roald Dahl for easy characters to copy!

 

 

 

Room on the Broom - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.comRoom on the broom – Use a witches hat and broom left over from Halloween, make a wand, put her in a red jumper and tie her hair in a plait with a bow at the end. Simples, You could also use the witch costume to be Meg (Meg & Mog) or one of Roald Dahl’s witches.

 

 

Angelina Ballerina - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.comAngelina Ballerina – if you have a ballet costume already, just make a pair of mouse ears out of cardboard, stick to a headband with a pink bow and you have a beautiful Angelina.

 

 

 

COSTUMES YOU CAN BUY

If you’d rather be lazy and buy a costume (like me!) here’s the best ones we saw…

Alice in Wonderland, Tesco, £12.50

Alice in Wonderland - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com

 

This is the one that Little H chose. Team with a pair of stripy tights to make it a little less Disney.

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis The Menace, Tesco, £12.50

dennis the menace - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com

Does a comic count as a book? Either way this is a fun costume, especially if your child is a bit of a menace!

 

 

 

 

 

The BFG, Asda, £14

The BFG - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com

 

As a big Roald Dahl fan I love this one. I reckon if you had a tall, skinny boy this would be brilliant!

 

 

 

 

 

The Hungry Caterpillar, £13, Asda

The Hungry Caterpillar - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com

 

How cute is this caterpillar costume? This is the one that I wanted my daughter to have, but unfortunately it wasn’t a girly dress so she wasn’t interested.

 

 

 

 

 

The Tiger Who Came To Tea, £14.99, H&M

The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com

 

This tiger onesie would be perfect for kids who don’t really like dressing up.

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter / Hermione Granger, £16, Argos

Harry Potter - Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day | www.digitalmoherhood.com

 

Technically this is the Harry Potter costume, but ditch the glasses and your girl can definitely use it to be Hermione as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck and let us know what you chose to make/buy!

Sarah

 

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13 thoughts on “Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For World Book Day

  1. Alice says:

    Brilliant ideas! I think it’s always easy to forget what we have lying around or what can be used to make a costume easily. Those costume choices are fab though, the hungry caterpillar is my favourite!

  2. Jenny says:

    So many great ideas thanks I was trying to figure out outfits for the kids. You got me thinking now. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  3. Colette says:

    You’re right – I do dread it! Bizarrely my own children’s school often don’t celebrate, or they do it on the wrong day. I’ve certainly not heard mention of it from them as yet – perhaps I’d better check!!

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