World Book Day costumes from F&F

Has World Book Day crept up on you again? Don't worry. These colourful F&F outfits for children of all ages mean there's no need for last-minute brain-wracking and wardrobe rummaging.

Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox costume, £15

Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox costume, £15

This crushed velvet Fantastic Mr Fox costume is perfect for boys and girls who love Roald Dahl's wily fox. If your child has a taste for slightly grisly roleplay, the tail can detached to demonstrate how dastardly Boris, Bunce and Bean shoot off Mr Fox's own furry appendage…

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Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat costume, £15

Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat costume, £15

Dr Seuss's fantastical rhyming Cat in the Hat is an instantly recognisable character for World Book Day. This costume from F&F keeps things simple with a black fleece onesie, red bow tie, and the all-important red and white striped hat. Green eggs and ham optional.

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Disney Alice in Wonderland costume, from £14

Disney Alice in Wonderland costume, from £14

Lewis Carroll's heroine is known for her dress and white apron, which F&F have updated to feature blue satin, tulle and a black Alice band, plus some modern glittery accents which we rather like. Accessorise with a stuffed toy rabbit, alarm clock or even a Queen of Hearts playing card.

Warner Bros. Harry Potter Gryffindor Robe costume, from £15

Warner Bros. Harry Potter Gryffindor Robe costume, from £15

Harry Potter fans can join Gryffindor house – no sorting hat required! – with this set of robes. You'll need glasses and a fake scar (eyeliner works well) if your child wants to dress up as Harry. Alternatively, you could go for Hermione, Ron or any of the other famous Hogwarts characters. Extra points if you can conjure up a cuddly Hedwig, Crookshanks or Scabbers.

Roald Dahl Willy Wonka Fancy Dress Costume, £15

Roald Dahl Willy Wonka Fancy Dress Costume, £15

Your child can become Roald Dahl's magical chocolate factory proprietor with F&F's Willy Wonka costume. It comes in eye-catching purple and green, with a satin-trimmed top hat. Any chocolate stains can be chalked up to being 'in character'. Just don't get that bloody Oompa Loompa song stuck in your head…

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Mr Twit & Mrs Twit, £15

Mr Twit & Mrs Twit, £15

Notoriously nasty couple The Twits are everyone's favourite villains. They need a seriously good wash but there's no need for actual filth thanks to the artfully-rendered stains already on F&F's Mr and Mrs Twit costumes. They include sewn-on lapels, distressed details and, for Mr Twit, a stick-on beard.

Roald Dahl Matilda Fancy Dress Costume, £14

Roald Dahl Matilda Fancy Dress Costume, £14

Roald Dahl's marvellous genius Matilda is a simple yet effective costume for World Book Day. The dress has blue polkadots, with puff sleeves, a lace waistband and nice library embroidery design. It comes with a red felt bag, printed with books, to be used as a prop.

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F&F Goldilocks and the Three Bears costumes, £14

F&F Goldilocks and the Three Bears costumes, £14

Go for a classic with this Goldilocks and the Three Bears costume. The bear outfit is a fleecy onesie with a padded hood and has oodles of re-wear value, thanks to its simple design. For Goldilocks, it's a yellow dress, blonde wig and felt brown bear prop. If you need to get more than one child kitted out for World Book Day, this would make an adorable group costume.

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea costume, £14

The Tiger Who Came To Tea costume, £14

Judith Kerr's much-loved picture book about a tiger, who interrupts Sophie's teatime, is a Mumsnet favourite. Bring it to life with this simple costume from F&F, which has a tiger-print onesie and padded face hood, which means – yes! – there's no need for face paint.

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