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World Book Day dress up ideas

World Book Day dress up ideas

It’s World Book Day today, that time of year when children honour their favourite page-turners in fancy dress. To mark the occasion, we’ve scoured the web to find what’s new in themed costumes for kids. We hope this list inspires you if you’re in need of ideas!

1. Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox - priced £17.99

Fans of Roald Dahl and his Fantastic Mr Fox story will adore this cute Mr Fox costume from Smiffys. It comes complete with a jacket and waistcoat combo, along with a mask, tail and cravat. Your little one will look ultra-smart!

2. Harry Potter Gryffindor Robe – Child Costume - priced £18.99

Harry Potter characters are bound to be popular among children when it comes to choosing a literary figure to emulate this World Book Day. How about this Gryffindor Robe from Party Delights? Your son or daughter will look as though they’ve come straight out of Hogwarts in this!

3. Rubie's Official Girl's Disney Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume - RRP £24.98

How adorable is this Mad Hatter costume?! This bright and detailed outfit for seven and eight-year-olds includes a tutu dress and hat, and we think it’s perfect for your child’s Alice in Wonderland themed tea party!

4. Where’s Wally Boys Costume - £17.99

Where’s Wally? Here he is! Your little boy definitely won’t get lost in this fancy dress costume which includes a red and white striped top, matching bobble hat and trousers. They’re sure to stand out dressed in this outfit.

5. Horrible Histories Viking Boys Costume  - £9.99

Who’s a fan of the Horrible Histories series? Your child can dress up as a Viking like the ones in the books, with this official costume from Party Pieces. This set features a green padded top and blue sleeves, brown trousers with printed boot ties, a helmet and beard!

To get your child into reading, why not try a new app called eBookadabra which allows kids to read hundreds of books from a range of publishers? It’s been created in partnership with Disney, Harper Collins and Parragon, along with other international and independent publishers, for children between the ages of three and seven years old. Fun features include the ability for parents to record themselves reading the stories that their children are looking at and an innovative visual search engine, all for £5.99 per month along with a free 30-day trial.

Is your child celebrating World Book Day? We’d love to see your pictures via our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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