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World Book Day costumes & ideas

4 March 2021

Enter our wardrobe of fantabulous fancy dress! It’s bursting with fan favourite costumes, from Dahl to Disney, Potter to Peppa and lots of colourful characters in between.

Whether you’re picking your next World Book Day theme, or need a last minute costume for your little bookworm, you’re sure to be inspired in our library of dress-up. 

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    When is World Book Day?

    World book Day is an annual celebration of the magic of storytelling by literary wonders from around the world. The next World Book Day will be on Thursday 4 March 2021. Make sure you join us in celebrating some of the world’s most famous books and dressing up as your favourite characters. We’ve even got some cool stationary to help you write your own stories and poetry in the meantime.


    What is World Book Day?

    World Book Day is a registered charity, focused on providing books to young people and in doing so, encouraging them to embrace the joy of reading. Celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide, it is also a general celebration of literature, illustrations and creativity. In the UK, schools are sent book tokens, redeemable at book shops, and resource packs with activities in them, designed to get children involved and excited about reading.


    World Book Day costume ideas

    Get your child’s creativity going with a fancy-dress costume; encourage role play and storytelling by allowing them to embrace the magic of make believe and bring their imagination to life. Choose from our selection of kids’ fancy dress costumes and help your little one transform into their favourite characters. Whether they’re big Harry Potter fans, love the enchanted tales of Disney princesses, can’t get enough of Anna and Elsa from Frozen 2 or ready to save the day in their Marvel and PJ Masks superhero costumes. We’ve made sure to include literary classics like The Very Hungry Caterpillar to popular new favourites like our hilarious Gangsta Granny costume.