Last-minute World Book Day costumes

Easy World Book Day costumes

Have you left it to the last minute to find a costume? No time for emergency online orders or a dash to the shops? Take inspiration from other Mumsnetters' ideas that require nothing more than the sort of stuff you can find lying around at home – and which you can pull together in under 10 minutes.
Happy World Book Day!

World Book Day costumes from clothes in your wardrobe

Paddington Bear
Paddington Bear

Blue duffle coat + hat + wellington boots

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

White t-shirt + black shorts + black backpack

Where's Wally
Where's Wally

Stripy top + bobble hat + glasses

Mr Bump
Mr Bump

Bandages (or loo roll) + plasters + blue clothes

Captain Underpants
Captain Underpants

White pants worn over clothes + red cape or sheet

Goth Girl
Goth Girl

Purple dress + umbrella + cape (optional)

Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking

Stripy socks or tights + dress + plaited pigtails

Tintin
Tintin

High socks + any clothes (jumper, shirt, coat) + gelled hair

Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom

Witch's hat + red top + purple skirt

Clarice Bean
Clarice Bean

White shirt + pinafore dress

Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs
Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Normal clothes + bucket + toy dinosaurs

George's Marvellous Medicine
George's Marvellous Medicine

Normal clothes + small bottle labelled 'medicine'

Just William
Just William

Dirty school uniform + baggy socks + cap

101 Dalmations
101 Dalmations

Draw black spots onto a white T-shirt + black or white jeans + face paint (optional)