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Wonderful Costume Inspiration for World Book Day 2020

by Yvette Embleton

World Book Day celebrations will be taking place across the UK on Thursday 5th March and we can’t wait!  It’s a fabulous opportunity for little ones to get excited about their favourite books. To help you choose this year’s outfit, we’ve popped all of our favourites in one place. Happy Scrolling!

Tesco F&F

This year, Tesco’s World Book Day offerings are fabulous! You’re almost certain to find something both your bank balance and your little bookworm will adore. We’re especially loving the Mary Poppins and BFG outfits.

Credit: Tesco F&F*

Find your outfit here*

Fancy Dress for Baby Bookworms

There’s something incredibly sweet about babies in fancy dress. If your little one is celebrating World Book Day at their nursery, one of these outfits would be perfect. Make sure you snap lots of pics – they are going to look so cute!

Postman Pat Costume

How adorable is this Postman Pat costume? As a finishing touch, you could help them draw a few pictures and pop them in envelopes to be handed out to nursery staff.

Credit: Fashion World*

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Little Red Riding Hood

If your little one adores the story of Three Little Pigs or Little Red Riding Hood then they’ll love dressing up in either of these outfits. We just can’t get enough of this wolf outfit – super cute!

Credit: Fancy Me and KaloryWee*

Find your Baby Wolf Fancy Dress Costume here*

Find your Little Red Riding Hood Costume here*

Baby Shark – Baby Shark Costume With Sound

Baby Sharks are going to snap this up! It comes complete with sounds so they can enjoy singing all day long.

Credit: Very*

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Your little hungry caterpillar will look so cute in this, you’ll want to ‘nom nom’ all day long.  It’s perfect for allowing younger babies to take part in the fun without them getting uncomfortable in a full costume.

Credit: TU*

Find your The Very Hungry Caterpillar Green Bodysuit & Headband here*

Find your The Very Hungry Caterpillar Red Sleepsuit & Hat here*

Toy Story

Ok, so Toy Story is technically not a book, however, these sleepsuits are just too sweet to leave out! Either of these would be perfect for matching with an older sibling.

Credit: TU*

Find your Disney Toy Story Buzz Lightyear White Sleepsuit here*

Find your Disney Toy Story Woody Blue & Yellow Sleepsuit here*

Disney Favourites

Who doesn’t love a bit of Disney dress-up! There are so many of our favourite characters to choose from, you’ll little one will adore picking their favourite – here are our favourites.

Credit: ShopDisney*

Find your Disney Store Mickey Mouse Baby Costume Body Suit here*

Find your Disney Store Minnie Mouse Pink Baby Costume Body Suit here*

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Find your Disney Store Flounder Baby Costume Body Suit here*

Find your Disney Store Donald Duck Baby Costume Body Suit here*

Fancy Dress for Bigger Bookworms

Check out some of these amazing fancy dress costumes for older bookworms! They are perfect for school celebrations.

Peppa Pig Costumes

Your little piggy will love jumping around in these Peppa Pig inspired outfits!

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Find your George Pig Hooded Poncho Costume here*

Find your Peppa Pig Fairy Dress Costume here*

Alice in Wonderland

They’ll fall down the rabbit hole and totally in love with their Alice in Wonderland costumes! Why not have a tea party as part of your family’s World Book Day celebrations?

Credit: Rubie’s and Fun Shack*

Find your Rubie’s Official Classic Alice in Wonderland Costume here*

Find your Fun Shack Costume, Boys, White Rabbit Suit here*

Robin Hood Costume

How scrummy is this Robin Hood outfit? We’re loving the little hat!

Credit: Smiffy’s*

Find yours here*

Elmer Costume

This multicoloured Elmer costume is just a joy to look at! Your little elephant will certainly brighten up everyone’s day wearing this. Adorable.

Credit: Tu*

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Peter Rabbit Costumes

Cuteness overload! If your little bunny is a fan of the mischievous Peter Rabbit, this will be a favourite that they’ll want to wear again and again.

Credit: TU*

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Credit: Rubie’s and Smiffys

Find your Rubie’s Official Fox Costume Book Day Animal Fancy Dress here*

Find your Smiffys Officially Licensed Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny Deluxe Costume here*

Thing 1 & 2 Costume

Whether they are inseparable best friends or actual twins, these Dr Seuss ‘Thing 1’ and ‘Thing 2’ costumes are the ultimate fancy dress for a bit of winning-twinning action!

Credit: Fancy Dress*

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Zog Orange Costume

Bring Julia Donaldson’s Zog to life with this wonderful orange costume. How cute are Zog’s wings!

Credit: TU*

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Any fan of Roald Dahl’s classic, Matilda, will love these Matalan outfits! Your little bookworm just has to decide which one of the fabulous characters they’d rather be

Credit: Matalan*

Find yours here*

Credit: Matalan*

Find yours here*

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Either of these Charlie and the Chocolate Factory outfits will be the golden ticket to a fabulous World Book Day. Which one will your little one choose?

Credit: Fancy Dress*

Find your Willy Wonka Costume here*

Find your Unisex Oompa Loompa Costume here*

The Twits

These Mr and Mrs Twit outfits are amazing – we’re loving the unibrow on Mrs Twit! As a finishing touch, you could add bits of cereal into Mr Twit’s beard.


Credit: Fancy Dress*

Find your Mrs Twit Costume here*

Find your Mr Twit Costume here*

Harry Potter

How awesome is this Prof. Dumbledore outfit? We’ve not seen this one before and we have fallen in love with it!

Credit: Matalan*

Find your Dumbledore Fancy Dress Costume here*

Find your Harry Potter Fancy Dress Costume here* 

So, there you have it! Some of our favourite World Book Day fancy dress outfits for 2020. Which character will your little one want to dress up as on World Book Day? Let us know in the comments below.

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