Whether you’re at school or home schooling, if your children are celebrating World Book Day, here are 10 easy costume ideas that may be useful!
10 easy costume ideas
1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Possibly the easiest of all! Old, scruffy clothes – ideally trousers and a shirt and make a golden ticket to carry.
2. Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
Harry wears a red top and blue trousers and walks around with a bucketful of dinosaurs. Brilliant!
3. Where’s Wally (or Wenda)
All you need is a red stripy jumper, or draw red stripes on to a white T-shirt. A red or white hat, and some glasses made out of cardboard would complete the look (or use some from Halloween if you had a Harry Potter outfit)
4. Scarecrows Wedding
I love this idea. All you need is some old clothes – Jeans for boys or dungarees maybe, dress for girls. Put a few holes in them, some straw, use an old hat and a bit of face paint or even mud, for a dirty face.
5. Harry Potter
If you’ve got a cape hanging around from a Halloween costume, this would work great with school uniform and a stripy tie. You just need some round glasses and some face paint for his scar and maybe make a wand.
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Very easy this one! White t-shirt, black shorts and a black rucksack or bag if you have one.
7. Room on the Broom, Worst Witch, Winnie the Witch or Meg & Mog
Again if you have a halloween outfit, it would work perfectly well here. If you just have a cape and hat, you’ll just need to find colour matching clothes. If your child has long hair, then a plait with a bow of course. Plus you can make a simple wand with a cardboard star on the end.
8. Matilda or Bruce Bogtrotter
If you have a blue dress already, then this one is straightforward! All you need is a red ribbon for your child’s hair and maybe take a pile of books along – perfect for World Book Day.
Or for Bruce Bogtrotter, a school uniform and a huge chocolate cake, with a bit smeared around your child’s mouth!
9. Angelia Ballerina
If you’re little one goes to ballet classes, you’ll likely have everything you need. Otherwise, a pink dress, white tights and a hair bow will create this look!
10. Alice in Wonderland
All you need is a blue dress, a black hairband or ribbon and a white apron. If you don’t have an apron you could make one from an old sheet!
If your child doesn’t like dressing up
Some characters like Horrid Henry, Tracy Beaker just wear normal clothes. Simply wear non-school clothes and take in your favourite book.