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Roald Dahl Day Dress-up Ideas

What better way to bring Roald Dahl's stories to life than with Roald Dahl Day fancy dress? Whether your school is dressing up, or you're simply a big fan of the books, here are just a few ideas to help you and your little ones celebrate the Roald Dahl Day festivities in style.


A BFG costume can be simple for even the littlest of fans, fashion a pair of over-sized ears and team with a white shirt, brown waistcoat and fishing net -you'll be ready to catch dreams in no time.


If Matilda is your favourite of Roald Dahl's characters, a plain blue dress, a headband and a comfy pair of shoes are all that is needed. Don't forget to collect a pile of your favourite books, too!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

For a more dapper look, why not try a Willy Wonka costume? You will need a purple jacket and a bow tie, a top hat and a cane. If you don't have a bow tie, a ribbon will be an excellent substitution - he is known for his eccentricity after all.

If you are looking for a costume you can coordinate with your friends, the oompa-loompas are an excellent choice. A green wig, white trousers or dungarees and a brown top are essential. Don't forget plenty of orange face paint and a pair of white gloves to top it off.

To find out more about the beloved author's marvellous books, take a look at our range of Roald Dahl books.