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.

  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

    Format: paperback
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    With its refreshed look to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, this special edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perfect for introducing children to the wonderful and weird world of Roald Dahl.

    With Quentin Blake's illustrations, this is the story of a boy from a poor family who wins a golden ticket to visit the elusive Willy Wonka's secretive chocolate factory.

    When Charlie Bucket arrives at the tour - hosted by none other than Willy Wonka, the owner of the factory - he finds himself surrounded by nasty, spoilt brats. There's the greedy Augustus Gloop; arrogant Veruca Salt; repulsive Violet Beaurgarde; and TV-obsessed Mike Teavee.

    But when the tour starts, what mysterious secrets will the group discover? Everything from oompa-loompas to a glass elevator await... this is a classic children's story from the world's No. 1 storyteller.
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    Coming in a variety of colours, this is a handy set of three boxes to keep trinkets, jewellery and other keepsakes safe.

    Each storage box has one of Quentin Blake's iconic images from The BFG displayed on it.

    Largest box size 205 x 295mm, medium box size 275 x 240mm, smallest box size 140 x 200mm
  • MTV2 9 years +
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    From the genius mind of Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood is a heroine with a love of books and some truly magical powers. Her parents may call her terrible things all the time, but the truth is she's a very special little girl.

    Forming a special bond with her caring teacher Miss Honey, both her parents and the angry, spiteful headmistress Miss Trunchbull soon find out they were wrong to underestimate Matilda so much...

    In 1996, this magical book was adapted into a popular film directed by and starring Danny DeVito and it's also now an award-winning musical across the world. Complete with Quentin Blake's illustrations, Matilda is a timeless classic that will be returned to again and again.
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    With its refreshed look to join in the Roald Dahl 100 Celebrations, this edition of The BFG is splendiferous. Telling the story of a young girl called Sophie who stays up way past the witching hour and meets a giant who is far friendlier than the others - who like to eat 'human beans' for dinner!

    With Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations featured throughout, this is an all-time classic children's book.
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    Fizzwinkle - an exotic sweet from China that is sold in the Grubber.
    Rumpledumpus - a very noisy fuss or protest.
    Catasterous - a very bad situation indeed.
    Combining commonly used words and those that the author invented to use in his phizz-whizzing stories, the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary is ideal for any human beans. Complemented by Quentin Blake's illustrations, the book has descriptions for what each word means and explains where they came from and how Dahl used them.

    Designed to encourage and inspire young readers and writers, the book also covers rhyming words, synonyms and provides alternatives for overused words.
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    This is a whoopsy-wiffling observation game based around the world of Roald Dahl. Suitable for one person or more, the rules of the game are each player studies a card for 10 seconds and then answers a memory question based on the roll of a die.