World Book Day Costume Inspiration | Ideas for Parents and Teachers

World Book Day costume planning can be tricky. There are so many characters to choose from and yet finding the bits and pieces you need to put together the perfect costume can feel like a mammoth task. We're here to give you some ideas for brilliant costumes that both you and your children will love, inspired by our amazing social media followers on Facebook and Twitter. On World Book Day 2019, we asked our social media audiences to share their children's costumes with us and the response was fantastic. To pass on the enthusiasm, we're sharing a few of our favourites with you...

World Book Day Costume Inspiration

1. This hand-crafted Elmer

Elmer Costume

2. These adorable takes on Zog and Pearl 

Pearl (Zog) costume
Zog costume

3. Go traditional with a fairy tale hero like this Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk costume

4. Dig out the Halloween costumes to style your kids as one of fiction's witches like this Grand High Witch from Roald Dahl's The Witches and the witch from Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom 

Witches costume

5.  To pick a more recent children's favourite, the titular OAP from Grandpa's Great Escape is a fantastic choice

Grandpa's Great Escape costume

6. If you want to give your child some feline style, why not go for Toto the Ninja Cat?

Toto the Ninja Cat costume

7. A wacky wig is the main ingredient for this Marge in Charge costume

Marge in Charge costume

Frasier's extra special World Book Day outfit

One World Book Day costume that particularly stood out to us was Bedtime Story Competition 2017 winner, Frasier Cox, dressing as the main character from his own book! To make this task a little bit trickier, his mum asked him to dress as the illustration from a specific page of There's a Boy Just Like Me and we think he pulled it off very well.

There's a Boy just Like Me World Book Day costume

We've loved looking at all the amazing World Book Day costumes that our Facebook followers shared with us. We hope these few give you some inspiration for future World Book Day costumes for your kids.