Last Minute World Book Day Costumes

Public service announcement to the stressed and busy parents out there: World Book Day is on the 7th of March. If you’ve left it last minute (the polite way of saying “forgot”), here are some quick and easy costume ideas for your little ones. And while you’re adding their bits to basket, why not add some treats for yourself in there?


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Groovy Chick


She may not have been born during Groovy Chick’s heyday but she’s here for her revival. Y2K has exploded in popularity over the past few years from low-rise jeans to ruffly going-out tops (think Lizzie McGuire - another fabulous costume choice) and finally, Groovy Chick. Add some diamante heart sunglasses and your mini “it” girl is good to groove her way to school.


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Angelina Ballerina


If she’s ballet obsessed, there’s no one better than Angelina Ballerina for World Book Day. She’s a mouse who lives, breathes, and even dreams dance. The best bit? Your little girl gets to wear the prettiest ball gown and you get to reuse it for the next big family knees-up. Use your eyeliner to draw on her whiskers while you get ready for the day and you’re good to go. 


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Charlie from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory


Consider this your golden ticket: his world book day costume, sorted. From Matilda to James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl is one of the most celebrated children’s writers around so we give you: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Stuff his pockets with chocolate (could his day get any better?) and cut out a golden ticket to tuck in there as well. One of his classmates will turn up as an Oompa Loompa so that’s one problem, sorted.


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Burglar Bill


And because he’ll feel left out, here’s a costume for your tiniest one: Burglar Bill. A ribbed striped sweat set is perfect for playing the lovable rogue and for your baby’s general day-to-day wear. We love getting wear out of our outfits and the same goes for our kids. Pair with a ridiculously adorable flat cap to complete the Peaky Blinders-esque vision and cut out a mask out of black card IF you can be bothered.


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