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World Book Day costumes & ideas

Thursday 5 March 2020

We've got a treasure trove of fancy dress costumes and outfits to help you celebrate World Book Day!

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World Book Day is an annual celebration of the magic of storytelling by literary wonders from around the world. Celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 5th March by reading your favourite books, dressing up as your favourite characters and even writing your own stories and poetry.


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, designed to get children involved and reading.


World Book Day ideas

Choose from our selection of kids’ fancy dress costumes and help your little one transform into their favourite characters, check out our kids’ masks and fancy dress accessories to add all the special details to complete their look.


World Book Day costumes for adults

As we all know, reading is a past time everyone enjoys, no matter your age. So why not join in the fun and grab yourself a costume! Get stuck in with our adult’s fancy dress range, with great picks for teachers and carers from Roald Dahl, Disney and more.


World Book Day boy's costumes

Between characters like Harry Potter, Where’s Wally, Peter Pan and Gruffalo, there’s no shortage of choice for boys to get in to character. Will they become menaces, like Horrid Henry and Dennis the Menace, or heroes like Captain America, Batman and Spiderman?


World Book Day girl's costumes

Disney princess costumes are always a popular choice and we have fairy-tale outfits for all, including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Frozen’s Elsa. Of course, the choice isn’t limited to Disney and princesses - choose from a diverse range of other loved literary characters - classics like Little Red Riding Hood, Matilda and Tinkerbell are instantly recognisable.