Advert. No matter whether you want to buy a World Book Day costume or make one yourself, it’s one of those days that always requires a bit of preparation.
I try to get away with doing as little as possible because, well, I’m busy and I don’t want to spend hours making something, but I’m always super impressed by people who manage to make the show stopping outfits.
Of course, you don’t need to spend weeks to get your kid an outfit that is awesome so today I’m sharing some really cool DIY World Book Day costumes as well as some brilliant ones that you can buy.
DIY World Book Day Costumes:
Aren’t these masks for Where the Wild Things Are brilliant!
This sweet tutorial from Adventure in a Box would be perfect for an outfit inspired by The Three Musketeers!
I love this Winnie The Witch outfit from Zing Zing Tree
My daughter loves The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson so this mermaid costume from Play and Learn Everyday would be perfect.
Red Ted Art shares how to make a easy hat for The Cat In The Hat
World Book Day Costumes To Buy
I’m happy to admit that I don’t always have time to make a costume from scratch and I know I’m not the only one, online marketplace ebay.co.uk have announced that in the last six weeks Brits have spent £386,000 on World Book Day outfits on ebay.co.uk If you are looking for something to buy rather than making something then I’ve also rounded up some of their best ready made costumes and of course for more inspiration you can also check out all their World Book Day costumes here.
Roald Dahl Miss Trunchbull fancy dress, £10.50 from eBay.co.uk seller the-hubs-direct. Includes knee length brown dress with faux belt, green collar, a pair of green leg warmers and a fake black eyebrow.
Roald Dahl BFG fancy dress, £10.50 from eBay.co.uk seller the-hubs-direct. Includes white top with attached brown waistcoat and trousers with attached belt. Completing the look is a brown horn and a pair of oversized ears on a headband.
What are your kids dressing up as for World Book Day?