World Book Day Costume Ideas for Children and Teachers

World Book Day Ideas

If you’re looking for World Book Day costumes for children and World Book day costumes for adults alike – you’ve come to the right place! While researching this blog post, I was actually quite surprised about how little there is in terms of inspiration on the internet. But to save you trawling round looking for ideas, we’ve done the hard work for you!

Children’s World Book Day Costumes

First let’s start with the kids. I’ve added a whole heap of  World  Book Day costume ideas to my Pinterest board (feel free to follow us on Pinterest whilst you’re at it!), but for ease, I also thought I’d make a list here.

  • Harry Potter
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Snail from Snail and the whale
  • Knight from the King Arthur books
  • Pirate from The Pirates Next Door
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Peter Pan
  • Willy Wonka
  • Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Mr Messy from the Mr Men Books
  • A crayon colour from The Day the Crayons Quit
  • Mr Bump from the Mr Men Books
  • Paddington Bear
  • Stick Man
  • Where’s Wally
  • Little red riding hood
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Mad Hatter
  • The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Matilda

Now onto the world book day costumes for teachers! Really you can use any of the costume ideas above – but here are my personal favourites

Teacher World Book Day Costumes

  • Oompa loompa
  • Mary Poppins
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Where’s Wally
  • Cat in the Hat
  • Mr Bump

I will keep adding to this as I see other ideas!

For lots of other ideas and images of how to make each costume – check out our Pinterest board!

Take a look at the rest of our World Book day activity ideas here!

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