World Book Day Kids Costume Ideas
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Need a Costume For World Book Day?
The official date for World Book Day 2014 is 6th March, although of course some schools and institutions may vary their own celebrations to fit their own curriculum or timetable of events.
On whatever day you are reading this hub, it is never too early to start planning (rather like the carnival people who start working on next year's costume as soon as this year's event is over)The nearer the date you get, the more many parents will rush about in a mad panic trying to find a costume for their children, especially if your child forgets to mention the need for one until the last minute: If your children are anything like mine were, you may not have even been presented with a note, or if you are lucky, a crumpled note may be found at the bottom of their school bag - note the date NOW!
But, as you are aware the problems do not end there.
- You have to choose a costume that will suffice as a book character
- It has to be suitable to be worn all day long at school
- It has to have a 'cool' look - especially for boys, who will not appreciate being dressed as Pinocchio at 10 years old!
Do not panic, this hub will give you book characters and some ideas for your childrens' World Book Day Costumes.
Please be aware that these World Book Day Costume Ideas tend to be for Primary School children (UK) and not for older children. At the moment there is a gap in the market for children aged 11 - 16 years: Kids'costumes are too small, or plain 'uncool' and the adult costumes are just too big. This is something that we are working on with various manufacturers to try to fillthis gap, so watch this space! There are 'crossover' books such as Harry Potter or Narnia which are read by adults and children and for which costumes exist, but then teenagers (or parents) don't like paying adult prices. In the search for the new 'hot' teenage franchise successor to Harry Potter and the like, the current leaders are arguably The Hunger Games and the more recent Divergent. There are some interesting 'looks' involved, but the mainstream merchandise market is slow to catch up.
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Some 'Cool' Girls Costumes
Girls do not seem to be as fussy about dressing up as boys and are normally quite happy to dress up as Red Riding Hood for example. However, we have found that The High School Musical Costumes have been a big hit with young girls and there are books out on Amazon at the moment so they should be okay to use.
Other 'Cool' girls costumes include:
- Wonder Woman
- Scarlett O'Hara
Some 'Cool' Boy Costumes
To be honest, you could probably choose any costume and find a book that it could be linked to. With this in mind, I have included some of the popular costumes that boys tend to like to wear. You could argue that Superman, for example comes from a comic 'book'!
- Jack Sparrow
- Darth Maul
- Darth Vader
- Obi Wan Kenobi
Did You Know Childrens Costumes Must Have The Current CE Safety Standard Mark?
If not, this is something you must be aware of. Childrens fancy dress costumes comes under the EN71 standard. To explain this fully would take ages, but bascially it means that all childrens fancy dress costumes must have passed rigorous testing standards. These tests include Flamability & Choking.A link is posted below if you wish to find out more.
- World Book Day Costumes
More ideas for World Book Day
- EN71 European Standard
What is EN71 and how it applies to childrens costumes
- Childrens Books From Amazon
Still need more ideas, look at Amazon's huge selection of book titles
- Information Regarding World Book Day 2011
The Official 2011 World Book Day Website
Face Bobs are any easy way to turn your child into an animal or a bird. Unlike 'normal' masks, Face Bobs do not stop you eating, drinking or speaking. From a health & safety perspective, Face Bobs are a safe alternative. All you will need to do is to get your son or daughter to wear appropriate colour clothing. Many childrens books have animals as main characters, so Face Bobs may just be what you are looking for.
Face Bobs are available in these animals/birds:
Dog - Cat - Donkey - Mouse - Pig - Cow - Sheep - Duck - Bear - Fox - Parott - Chicken - Rabbit - Owl
Some Ideas For Childrens Books
Classic Stories & Fairy Tales
Alice in Wonderland
Goldilocks & The Three Bears
Jack & The Beanstalk
Little Miss Muffet
Princess & The Pea
Red Riding Hood
The Three Little Pigs
Wizard of Oz
Pied Piper of Hamlyn
Lord of The Rings
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
The Frog Prince
The Fox & The Cat
Winnie The Pooh
Roald Dahl Books
James & the Giant Peach
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Big Friendly Giant
The Fantastic Mr Fox
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Hare & The Tortoise
Winnie The Witch
The Railway Children
The Famous Five -use a 1940s Evacuee costume
Meg & Mog
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Wind in The Willows
The Indian in The Cupboard
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Night Pirates
The Cat in The Hat
- 1960s Costumes
- 70s Costumes
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- Costumes Starting With The Letters X Y & Z
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