Best World Book Day Costumes
Love it or hate it, World Book Day is just around the corner and knowing what costume to choose can become a headache, particularly when there are many to choose from. However, to ease some pressure on finding the perfect costume for your little one, we have chosen five popular costumes that we recommend.
1. Fantastic Mr Fox
Fanatstic Mr Fox is a Roald Dahl classic, and it has become a favourite of many children. Smiffys Officially Licensed Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox Costume comes in different sizes, and if your child enjoys reading other Roald Dahl books too, then we have additional recommendations below.
“I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Remember this classic line spouted by miss trunchbull? That’s right, it’s from Matilda! Smiffys Officially Licensed Roald Dahl Matilda Costume, Blue, Medium – Age 7-9 years
3. Roald Dahl The BFG
“Don’t gobblefunk around with words.” – Roald Dahl, The BFG. Another child’s classic that comes in a variety of sizes Smiffys Officially Licensed Roald Dahl The BFG Costume
4. David Walliams Gangsta Granny
“All you can do in this life is follow your dreams. Otherwise you’re just wasting your time.” – Gangsta Granny. Your child can now dress as David Walliams classic Gangsta Granny. The costume comes in a variety of sizes and can be viewed here Smiffys Officially Licensed David Walliams Deluxe Gangsta Granny Costume
5. The Gruffalo
“Where are you going to, little brown mouse? Come and have tea in my treetop house.” The Gruffalo is a bedtime favourite for many children, and now your child can dress as the popular Julia Donaldson character Early Learning Centre – The Gruffalo Dress Up Costume 3-5 Years
When is World Book Day celebrated in the UK?
World Book Day is an annual UNESCO event recognised by more than 100 countries. It is celebrated in the UK and Ireland on the first Thursday in March, while other countries observe World Book Day as 23rd April. The UK originally recognised World Book Day (as well as Ireland) as 23rd April, but it was brought forward to March as to not clash with other events that are celebrated on this day.