World Book Day is such an exciting time of year! We get to indulge and celebrate all things books, which is wonderful! The only tricky bit is putting together a costume, and that’s when us parents can start to stress and worry!
Don’t fret though … creating a great book inspired costume doesn’t have to be hard, time consuming or expensive even if you’ve left it to the last minute!
We’ve gathered together a great collection of 20 easy DIY costumes to suit kids across the age ranges, so you’re sure to find something that’s just right!
- Colourful Costumes – fun, fun, fun!
- Easy Masks – great for those kids that don’t like to dress up.
- Fairy Tale Costumes – everyone will recognise these.
- Comic Book Costumes – yes comics count too! World Book Day is all about promoting a love of reading whatever the genre!
- Classic Favourites – sure to delight everyone.
If you fancy trying your hand at sewing a costume but are new to the sewing machine you might want to check out these tips from sewing queen May Martin.
Don’t despair if you really don’t have the time or desire to make a costume, you can find some really lovely and economical ready made World Book Day Costumes on Ebay. Scroll down to the bottom to see our favourites.
Colourful World Book Day Costumes
If your kids like bold bright colours then these DIY World Book Day costumes are perfect!
1- How gorgeously bright and colourful is this RAINBOW FISH?
2- NORMAN THE SLUG is an adorable character and this costume is so eye catching!
3- These CARDBOARD BUTTERFLY WINGS are perfect for a transforming THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR.
4- EVERYBODY LOVES BUTTERFLIES is a fab book to go with these gorgeous MONARCH BUTTERFLY WINGS.
Easy World Book Day Masks
Not all children enjoy dressing up so a mask can be a great alternative that children can easily take off when they’ve had enough!
5- Squeak, squeak! How adorable is this GRUFFALO MOUSE MASK?
6- Perhaps your little one would enjoy stomping and roaring in this WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE MASK!
7- ICKY STICKY FROG loves to catch things with his darting tongue and our PAPER PLATE FROG MASK compliments this book perfectly!
8- Everybody knows and loves FANTASTIC MR FOX. Your kids can have a blast outwitting Boggis, Bunce and Bean for the day!
Fairy Tale World Book Day Costumes
Fairy tales have been enjoyed for generations and these easy costumes are a great way to bring them to life this World Book Day.
9- Visit Grandma and get the better of the wolf in this gorgeous RED RIDING HOOD costume.
10- Grow your hair as long as you like with this clever RAPUNZEL HAIR DIY.
11- Don’t let the wolf blow your house down when you’re wearing our PIG MASK.
12- You could be a BAD or GOOD FAIRY in these pretty wings.
Comic Book Costumes For World Book Day
World Book Day is all about promoting a love of reading in any form. If you’ve got a child that adores comics then these are the perfect DIY World Book Day costumes for you.
13- Have fun racing around as WONDER WOMAN in these homemade bracelets and tiara.
14- Make everyone green with envy in this easy HULK MASK.
15- Protect your friends from danger with this CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD.
16- Save the day in this colourful GIRLS SUPER HERO COSTUME.
Classic Favourite Costumes For World Book Day
17- Every World Book Day celebration is bound to see a few HARRY POTTERS.
18- PETER RABBIT is such a cute and cheeky character to be.
19- Choo choo, make way for THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE!
20- Keep an eye out for pirates and crocodiles being PETER PAN for the day.
Your kids will have a blast celebrating World Book Day whatever character they decide to be. So whether you are making your own costume or buying one let’s say HOORAY FOR BOOKS!
Here are our favourite costumes for when you need something ready made:
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(This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.)