World Book Day Costumes 2019


Embrace your inner bookworm with World Book Day costume ideas for children and teachers. Plus, earn cashback from our selected brands to help you save a penny or two. Whether you’re looking to buy a costume or make one, we have lots of ideas to help you along the way.

George at ASDA

As one of the best selling book series of all time it’s no wonder most kids dream of receiving their very own hogwarts admission letter. George at ASDA have some incredible costumes so your little one can dress up as Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall and of course, Harry Potter, as well as having robes from each house. Plus, earn 4% exclusive cashback when you shop through us.

Not only do George at ASDA have a great range of Harry Potter costumes, they have costumes for every little bookworm. Including, Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Mr.Fox, Disney Princesses, Toy Story and more.



If you’re stuck for ideas then a nice easy one is to buy an Animal Onesie, not only are they perfect for World Book Day, they’re perfect for cold evenings sat by the fire and add a sprinkle of excitement to bedtime. Check out eBay for some great Animal Onesies as well as a whole heap of other costumes. Plus, earn 1.05% cashback when you shop.




The perfect way to keep the kids busy and fill a rainy weekend is by making their costumes. Hobbycraft have a range of fun and inspirational masks, as well as face paint and other great supplies. Plus, you can earn 3.15% cashback on your purchase.



Here are some of our favourite homemade ideas:

The Mouse, The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

The Mouse from The Gruffalo is a very popular option amongst younger children.

What do you need?

  • Mouse Ears and Tail Set - £5.29 eBay
  • Face Paint Crayon Sticks - £3.50 Hobbycraft
  • Brown clothes

You can always make your ears and tail but if you want a quick options these are available on eBay. You don’t have to buy Face Paint Crayons either, you can always draw whiskers and a nose with an eyeliner pencil.

Fantastic Mr Fox - Roald Dahl

Because of the newest version of Fantastic Mr Fox, released in 2009 this costume has been a very popular option in the last few years.

What do you need?

  • Fox Mask - £1.00 Hobbycraft
  • Brown / orange clothes

It’s perfect for kids who want to help make their costume, get your mask from Hobbycraft and let them paint it. Keeps them entertained and means less work for you. Team the mask with a set of orange or brown clothes and you have a brilliant Fantastic Mr Fox costume.

Thing 1 / Thing 2, The Cat In The Hat - Dr Seuss

This is perfect if your little one wants to dress up with their best friend.

What do you need?

  • ‘Thing1’ and ‘Thing 2’ wigs - £5.75 eBay
  • Print out ‘Thing 1’ and ‘Thing 2’ templates from google
  • Two red t-shirts

All you need to do is print out the templates from google and stick these on the red t-shirts. Team this with a blue wig from eBay and you have two brilliant costumes for very little.

Posted on 21 Feb 2019  |  Posted in  'How To' Articles, Tips & Updates, Games & Toys
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