WORLD BOOK DAY costumes & fancy dress

World Book Day is here!

It's time to dive deep into your favourite book this March, as World Book Day is here! Get lost in a world of words and creative characters with our range of World Book Day costumes for kids and adults. We have Book Week outfit ideas for all ages and interests, from classics such as Harry Potter and Roald Dahl, to David Walliams' latest characters.

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World Book Day Is Here!

It's time to dive deep into your favourite book this March, as World Book Day is here! Get lost in a world of words and creative characters with our range of World Book Day costumes for kids and adults. We have Book Week outfit ideas for all ages and interests, from classics such as Harry Potter and Roald Dahl, to David Walliams' latest characters.

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World Book Day fancy dress favourites

Kids Old Lady Kit - Fancydress.com
Kids Old Lady Kit - Fancydress.com
Kids Old Lady Kit - Fancydress.com
Kids Old Lady Kit - Fancydress.com

Kids Old Lady Kit

$18.11
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume

Kids Mrs Twit Costume

$25.88
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume

Kids Where's Wally Costume

$32.35
Kids Hermione Granger Costume
Kids Hermione Granger Costume

Kids Hermione Granger Costume

$25.88
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume

Kids Awful Auntie Costume

$16.82
Kids Old Lady Kit - Fancydress.com
Kids Old Lady Kit - Fancydress.com
Kids Old Lady Kit - Fancydress.com
Kids Old Lady Kit - Fancydress.com

Kids Old Lady Kit

$18.11
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume
Kids Mrs Twit Costume

Kids Mrs Twit Costume

$25.88
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume
Kids Where's Wally Costume

Kids Where's Wally Costume

$32.35
Kids Hermione Granger Costume
Kids Hermione Granger Costume

Kids Hermione Granger Costume

$25.88
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume
Kids Awful Auntie Costume

Kids Awful Auntie Costume

$16.82
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume

Kids Ratburger Costume

$16.82
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Mens World Book Day Costumes

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Womens World Book Day Costumes

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Teachers & Adults World Book Day Costumes

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Kids World Book Day Costumes

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Boys World Book Day Costumes

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Girls World Book Day Costumes

World Book Day categories

Shop classic World Book Day characters

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Alice in Wonderland

Step into a land of adventure and fall down that rabbit hole this World Book Day. Transform into the innocent Alice, a very bonkers Mad Hatter, or the evil Queen of Hearts. 

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David Walliams Book Costumes

Discover our weird and wonderful library of David Walliams book inspired costumes. From the hilarious Gangsta Granny and the smelly, Mr Stink, to Grandpa's Great Escape. These costumes are a big hit every year! 

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David Walliams Book Costumes

Discover our weird and wonderful library of David Walliams book inspired costumes. From the hilarious Gangsta Granny and the smelly, Mr Stink, to Grandpa's Great Escape. These costumes are a big hit every year!

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Harry Potter

Head to the best school of witchcraft and wizardry this World Book Day! Shop our range of Harry Potter Costumes, including outfits for the boy who lived, Hermione, Ron, and even the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

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Toddler World Book Day Costumes

Invite the youngest member of the family to the celebration and help them develop an appreciation of books from an early age. We have plenty of World Book Day outfit ideas for the little ones.

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Toddler World Book Day Costumes

Invite the youngest member of the family to the celebration and help them develop an appreciation of books from an early age. We have plenty of World Book Day outfit ideas for the little ones.

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Wizard of Oz 

Head down the Yellow Brick Road and make plenty of friends along the way this World Book Day! Put on those ruby slippers as you become sweet and innocent Dorothy, or how about the Tin Man, who's on the search for a new heart? The Wicked Witch of the West is a more devious outfit choice. 

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Willy Wonka

Step into a world full of melted chocolate, where absolutely everything is edible. Become the chocolate master himself, Willy Wonka, or how about one of the Oompa Loompa factory workers? You'll be in a world of pure imagination with these costumes!

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Willy Wonka

Step into a world full of melted chocolate, where absolutely everything is edible. Become the chocolate master himself, Willy Wonka, or how about one of the Oompa Loompa factory workers? You'll be in a world of pure imagination with these costumes!

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World Book Day is the celebration of stories and reading for children around the UK and Ireland. As this event fast approaches, encourage your child to read in the most fun way possible - by dressing up as their favourite story book character! Our fun and colourful range of World Book Day costumes is exactly what they need to bring their favourite character to life. From Harry Potter and Fantastic Mr Fox to popular authors such as Quentin Blake and David Walliams, our World Book Day outfits cover a variety of book and character themes. World Book Day costume are perfect for both kids and adults alike. If you're looking for some World Book Day dress up and inspiration, how about transforming into Pippi Longstocking, or Roald Dahl characters such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? They’re sure to create a magical day that you won't forget. Our World Book Day fancy dress ideas speak a thousand words and you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.

Popular World Book Day Costume Ideas

Transform into your favourite character this World Book Day

Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com

Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume

$28.47
Kids Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume
Kids Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume

Kids Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume

$23.29
Kids Gingerbread Man Costume
Kids Gingerbread Man Costume

Kids Gingerbread Man Costume

$28.47
Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume
Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume
Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume
Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume

Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume

$34.94
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume

Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume

$58.25
Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume

Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume

$34.94
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit

Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit

$23.29
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume

Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume

$45.30
Kids Harry Potter Robe Kit
Kids Harry Potter Robe Kit

Kids Harry Potter Robe Kit

$23.29
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume

Adult Mary Poppins Costume

$49.18
Womens Red Riding Hood Costume
Womens Red Riding Hood Costume
Womens Red Riding Hood Costume
Womens Red Riding Hood Costume
Womens Red Riding Hood Costume
Womens Red Riding Hood Costume

Womens Red Riding Hood Costume

$59.54
Kids Wind In The Willows Ratty Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Ratty Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Ratty Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Ratty Costume

Kids Wind In The Willows Ratty Costume

$33.65
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Fancydress.com
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Fancydress.com
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Fancydress.com
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Fancydress.com
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Fancydress.com
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Fancydress.com

Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume

$51.77
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Tiny Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Tiny Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Tiny Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Tiny Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Tiny Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Tiny Costume

Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Tiny Costume

$28.47
Kids Wind in The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Badger Costume

Kids Wind in The Willows Badger Costume

$34.94
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume - Fancydress.com

Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Bill Costume

$28.47
Kids Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume
Kids Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume

Kids Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume

$23.29
Kids Gingerbread Man Costume
Kids Gingerbread Man Costume

Kids Gingerbread Man Costume

$28.47
Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume
Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume
Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume
Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume

Kids Horrid Henry Book Costume

$34.94
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume

Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume

$58.25
Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume
Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume

Kids Wind in The Willows Mr Toad Costume

$34.94
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit

Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit

$23.29
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume

Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume

$45.30
Kids Harry Potter Robe Kit
Kids Harry Potter Robe Kit

Kids Harry Potter Robe Kit

$23.29
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume
Adult Mary Poppins Costume

Adult Mary Poppins Costume

$49.18
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Mary Poppins

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Superheroes

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Your World Book Day look isn't complete without an accessory or two. Shop our fun collection of headbands, tiaras, wands, hats, wings, headwear & more. 

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