World Book Day

world book day

In 2020, World Book Day is on Thursday 5 March. But fear not the costume conundrum – we're here to save the day with some brilliant, not to mention easy, costume ideas gleaned from years of Mumsnet users' experience

73 easy World Book Day costume ideas

burglar bill costume

Be inspired by these fuss-free World Book Day costume ideas. From book characters that wear normal clothes to simple costumes organised by colour, we've thought of everything.

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Roald Dahl character costumes

roald dahl characters world book day

Roald Dahl's 100th birthday was a blast. Try these famous Dahl characters' costumes on for size – the hardest part is choosing which brilliant character to be.

Last-minute costumes

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If you've left it to the day before, or only just found the crumpled letter from school stuffed into a pocket, these grab-and-go, quick-fix costumes are just the ticket. With a maximum of three items required, they're lightening fast to cobble together.

World Book Day costume video

world book day costumes video

If you need more of a visual to help get you in the World Book Day spirit, take a look at this video tutorial which will show you how to make five fab literary costumes from five fab books: The Trouble with Daisy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tracy Beaker, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The BFG.

Mumsnetters' favourite children's books

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Be inspired by these much-loved children's books. Have a browse through Mumsnetters' favourite childhood titles and find something to read with the kids this World Book Day.