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You’re cleaning out your child’s bag finally after a couple of weeks. What’s that at the bottom? A scrunched up piece of paper? Oh no. Your stomach drops. It’s a note from school informing you of World Book Day. Tomorrow. Cue the mad dash around the house to find your child’s favourite book and try to rustle together a world book day costume!
We get it. We’ve been there. That’s why we’ve put together a bunch of last minute costume ideas that you can throw together with items you already have in the house, or get bits really quickly (thank you Amazon Prime!).
Clifford the Big Red Dog. A classic that has made a comeback with the recent film. Have a red onesie or puddlesuit? Throw on some boots, ears and tail and you’re good to go!
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Can you go wrong with Peter Rabbit for a World Book Day costume?
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A classic in our school library, The Rainbow Fish is a quick costume to throw together if your kiddo loves all things bright and colourful! Throw in a bubble toy (bonus if it’s sea themed) and you’re swimming!
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I mean…hello cuteness! My kiddo LOVES the artwork in Oliver Jeffers’ books, so why not throw together an outfit and be ‘The Boy’? Striped top & beanie, a pair of jeans and the appropriate umbrella or rocket ship prop and you’re good to go!
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A tale as old as time and a beloved princess who always has her nose in a book.
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Is there a more perfect outfit for those chilly/wet end of winter/early spring days?
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The key to a convincing Room on the Broom outfit is colour. Red jumper, purple shirt, yellow bow/ribbon and you’re pretty much there! Add a witchy hat, cloak and broom and BOOM.
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“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh
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There are a lot of ways to tackle a Charlotte’s Web outfit! The book cover, the movie… We’ve gone for the book cover option for this world book day costume!
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If you ever needed an excuse to pick up a lion onesie, let ‘Dear Zoo’ be the reason.
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“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.” – Matilda Wormwood.
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Red outfit? Check. Dad’s blue socks? Check? Throw on some fox ears and you have the fox in socks!
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