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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.

Props n Frocks is based in Essex, England and as well as an online shop, also has a fancy dress shop that has been established since 1998. We work very hard to provide as much information as we can FREE of charge to help customers, new and old. Take a look at this page if you need even more children costume ideas for World Book Day

Scarlett O'Hara, or Nancy from Oliver
Scarlett O'Hara, or Nancy from Oliver

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:

  • Supergirl
  • Wonder Woman
  • Scarlett O'Hara

Pirate for Jack Sparrow
Pirate for Jack Sparrow

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'!

  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Robin
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Vader
  • Zorro
  • 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.

Pirate Girl
Pirate Girl
Harry Potter Costumes & Accessories
Harry Potter Costumes & Accessories

Face Bobs

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

Dog Face Bob
Dog Face Bob
King Costume
King Costume
Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood
Costume suitable for any fairytale princess
Costume suitable for any fairytale princess
Use for An Indian in The Cupboard or An Indian from Peter Pan
Use for An Indian in The Cupboard or An Indian from Peter Pan
Use for Cinderella or any other fairytale princess
Use for Cinderella or any other fairytale princess
Use this type of costume for Jack & The Beanstalk, Prince Charming & The Pied Piper
Use this type of costume for Jack & The Beanstalk, Prince Charming & The Pied Piper
Snow White
Snow White

Some Ideas For Childrens Books

Classic Stories & Fairy Tales

Alice in Wonderland



Goldilocks & The Three Bears

Jack & The Beanstalk

Little Miss Muffet

Peter Pan


Princess & The Pea

Red Riding Hood

The Three Little Pigs

Wizard of Oz

Pied Piper of Hamlyn

Harry Potter

Lord of The Rings

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Prince Caspian

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 Witches


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Hare & The Tortoise

Winnie The Witch

The Railway Children

The Famous Five -use a 1940s Evacuee costume

Meg & Mog

Dr. Dolittle

Lizzie Dripping

Just William

Gulliver's Travels

The Bible

The Snowman

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Wind in The Willows

Jemima Puddleduck


The Indian in The Cupboard

Watership Down

Oliver Twist

Jungle Book



The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Night Pirates

Burglar Bill

The Cat in The Hat



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We'd love to know what you think... 174 comments

nnnnnnnnnnnn 2 years ago

thing 1 and thing 2

Charlie 2 years ago

I need to make a choice

Malisha 2 years ago

hi im 12 and i have thought of Matilda-were a red ribbon and pretty dress,

Lily Collins from mortal instruments-wear a leather jacket ,black finger-less gloves, black trousers/leggings and on the side-silver ring and black belt.

Anna 2 years ago

Omg I have no idea what to be hhhhhheeelllllpppppp

lyra 2 years ago

i am proper good at designing clothes but this has helped m so much, i get knocks on my door every day for me to make clothes. not just costumes but any clothes, each day i get about 120 pounds.


kinkinkini765 3 years ago

help me i dont know who to be

u are nice 3 years ago

hii i need help for book dayyy what shall i beeeee?????? I have a red spotty dress but i dont know what story that is fromm helpp me pleaseeee!!!!!

COOLKIDDO 3 years ago

I really need a book character costume for world book day on Thursday and can't really decide . I am a big Jacqueline Wilson fan so that could help.

I also know it's hard to think of good ones so here's a few:

-Hermione Granger/ Harry Potter/Dumbledore/Voldemort

-Sleepovers friends (by JW)

-Somebody out of Little Darlings (by JW)

-Just William

-Horrid Henryv

- A series f unfortunate events

-Willy Wonka

-Mr/Mrs Twit


-Tracy Beaker (Jacqueline W)

freddie pinck 3 years ago

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Party Girl 3 years ago Author

Try this post we have set up, it may help you, and good luck!

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Party Girl 3 years ago Author

As I have posted on some other peoples comments, try this page we have set up, it may help you - Good luck!

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Party Girl 3 years ago Author

Try this page, we have tried to give as many book characters that we can think about...

lilly 3 years ago

if you daughter gets a bff they can go as thing 1 and thing 2 from the cat in the hat

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Party Girl 3 years ago Author

Brilliant! We love people like you, keep dressing up and keep smiling!!!

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Party Girl 3 years ago Author

Try this page, we set it up to give you even more book character ideas...

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Party Girl 3 years ago Author

that's really great if you have the time. Unfortunately most of us are running around like headless chickens!

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Party Girl 3 years ago Author

Take a look at this information page we have set up, it has so many costume ideas...

chloe 3 years ago

I am 13 and i don't know what to wear i don't want to get embarresed my friends have chosen theirs it's this coming Friday!!!! I NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!!

Kate 3 years ago

Help me i want to look the best

Millie 3 years ago

Hahaha all these 10 year olds posting about being too old for stupid costumes and me and my best friend are 17 and going as thing 1 and thing 2

natasha 3 years ago

i think finding a costume is difficult,I NEED HELP FIMDING ONE QUICKLY.

Op shop 3 years ago

Believe it or not I know heaps of people who find complete out fits from the Salvation Army/op shops

zahra 3 years ago

hi i have to dress up as any book character but it has to be a book ten be made into a film

evie 4 years ago

its world book day at school and i dont know what to dress up as please HELP ME ! thank you :)

Bethany 4 years ago

I need a costume (quite simple but not common) for book week at school...It needs to be a book character (obviously)

I'm 11 btw...

phoebe 4 years ago

hi i would suggest these

(mostly for girls)

- princess

- angel

- vampire

- pipi longstockings

- hoola girl

- Cheerleader

- alice in wonderland

- school girl

- popstar

- supergirl



Emily 4 years ago

I don't know what to wear I'm thinking about pocahontas

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Party Girl 4 years ago Author

What about a Gangster from Bugsy Malone, I know this is not strictly a 'book' but there must be a book written about it. all you'd need to do is purchase a cheap trilby hat.

Amanda 4 years ago

My 9 year old wants to wear his suit for book week. Need help thinking of a good book character I could turn him into in his little suit.

@@$#m! 4 years ago

i need to choose a good book character for school, it's a COMPETITION, and i need to win it.

please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zoe 4 years ago


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louromano 4 years ago

Wonderful information. Thanks for sharing.

chloe 4 years ago


nono 4 years ago

what do dress up as i am black

Lily 4 years ago

Hi my name is Lily and im 11 years old i was thinking of going as anime character (ya know crazy hair and bright coloured cothes)but maaaaaybe that's a tad much for school so i need ideas

Shen 4 years ago

My daughters 11 and we are struggling to find something to wear what we can make at home can you help me please??

Emma 4 years ago

You could go as a spider,black clothes and tights stuffed with newspaper stuck on at the side it's cheap and easy to do

Emily 4 years ago

I have no idea of what I can go as...maybe I could go as Little Red Riding Hood or Fantastic Mr Fox.

mm 4 years ago

is it possible to go as a vampire from twighlight

poop 4 years ago

9 year old girl needs your help i haved nothing to dress as

EVE 4 years ago


karen 4 years ago

amazing outfit my child would love to wear the first one for world book day tomorrow

lucy 4 years ago

miss piggy is a great idea

Sadie 4 years ago

Cant think of an idea what do u put on if you want to go as daizy star??????? Help please?

Kid costume

:) 4 years ago

Any ideas??! Teen girl costume?

Flower 4 years ago

i dunno what to wear help

got any ideas

Amy 4 years ago

Two twins in my class are going as the twins of double act

girly 4 years ago

omg i cant think of anything to where!!!!!!

Neda Dousa 4 years ago

yo i hate dressing up it is sooo boring but i have to do it this friday (world book day)

allie 4 years ago

i dont know

nnnnn 4 years ago


chloe 4 years ago

i am freaking out right now!

need a lots of help and only 2 days left


Isabelle 4 years ago

Ok guys here r some ideas


Blue dress

White apron

Black/blue bow

White socks

Black shoes

Wizard of oz

Same as Alice just red shoes

Naughty school girl

School uniform messed uP

Isabelle 4 years ago

Ok guys here r some ideas


Blue dress

White apron

Black/blue bow

White socks

Black shoes

Wizard of oz

Same as Alice just red shoes

Naughty school girl

School uniform messed uP

Alyx 4 years ago

Hi thanks for all the great ideas.I think i might go as a st.trinian because i'm 12 ans i don't really want to go as a princess or little kid character.

if ur looking for ideas here are some :


twins from st clares

pipi longstocking

malory towers

a character from midsummer nights dream

dress up as ur-self then make a little book about ur-self

hope these helped u :)

Rosi 4 years ago

I'm going as Pippi longstocking (but cheating in a way i'm going to tie my hair in plaits and wear stripy tights)

you could also go as

- st trinians (very popular)

-alice in wonderland

-tracy beaker

-harry potter


i find it really dificult and i really hate it these are a few i use to get away with wearing the least costume... hope it helps :)x

sharleen 4 years ago

i want to dress up as a oompa loompa

poppy 4 years ago

hi im poppy i am ten i want to go as the 3 little pigs with my friends molly and tabs. BUT I CANT FIND A COSTUME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

urrm 4 years ago

i have no clue on what to dress up as so ummmm please gimme some ideas


rosie 4 years ago

HELP need a coustume in 3 days :-[

j a c k 4 years ago

just wear something funny

STUCK4IDEAS!!! 4 years ago


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Eleanor 4 years ago

i thought thaat i could dress up as a person from holes orange overalls,spade, toy lizard,rub sand on face. by the way ima girl aged 11

well that's what imm gonna be

u could be a goddess

red riding hood

Camacazi from how to train your dragon

the tooth fairy

sherlock holmes-my bro is dressing up as him

John Watson


Cho Chang

a hobbit




hope that helps!

julie 4 years ago

hey,my daughter dressed up as Mary Poppins last year and won!! Really simple to do...we went to second hand shop and got a hat,sprayed it black,she wore an old blouse of mine with a red necktie,my mums old black skirt and jacket and we put sugar on a spoon and wrapped it in clingfilm,she had a bottle of medicine in a carpet bag and carried an umbrella!! she was brilliant!!

I go 2 downsbrook 4 years ago

Oh I need help now cuz i have 2 dress up next week

jo 4 years ago

i need am idea for my daughter for book day she has to go as a character from a charles dickens book

BIG SIS 4 years ago

Help! Any ideas for a five year old!

person 4 years ago

ahhhhhhhhhhhh dunno what 2 wear!

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Party Girl 4 years ago Author

Have you checked our page full of world Book Day costume ideas We have plenty of stock and hopefully you will find something suitable for her. You can always call us on 01245 327156

smartie! 4 years ago

HELP !! what can i be on world book day i need some iders? i have these to help u out if ur stuck-

Wheres Wally

Little Red Riding Hood





Thing 1 and Thing 2

Cat in the Hat


... Disney

Wizard of Wavley Places



Toy Story


Three Bears

Big Bad Wolf

Fantastic Mr Fox


Harry Potter Characters



jaquline wilson fan!! 4 years ago

Hi i have no ider what to dress up as on world book day andits only a few weeks away!!! i am a big fan of Jaquline wilson book and wouldent mind going as- My sister jodie, Candy floss, midnight (i forgot her name) the girls from the book slepover and go in ur pjs. i also like Vampire books like twilight and Vampire Diaries so i wouldent mind going as bella from twilight or Elena from vampire diares! Do u guys have any iders??

Ps- here's one nobody has thought of yet Wheres Wally Characters you just have to get a stripy top blue jeans 3D Glasses that you get from the cinema and pop out the lens then black shoes its chep and cherful LOL.

maryamm 4 years ago

help!help! i can not find anything for my young daughter.....

Gabby 4 years ago

Helpp! need a costume fast! maybe like a wizard of oz one?

aaaa!! 4 years ago

aaaaaa!!!!! Book Character Day is tomorrow and my boys can't decide!!!!!!

masurah 4 years ago

hey im a girl and i need help defenetley ot a princess i am a girly girl but also a om boy HELP

ORYVIGB 4 years ago

hi im 12 and at my school we r not allowed to go as st trinians and it has to be a well known character but unique and i cant think of any thing!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!

p.s.want to go as hermione but someone already took it:-(

p.s.also it has to be a BOOK character.

abby 4 years ago

right i am 11 and have some ideas one is were normal clothes and be a muggle from harry potter, were school clothes and be a st trinian and yes this is a book, were pajamas and be from the sleepover club

Mum of Four 4 years ago

I am going to dress my 8 year old as Matilda: red hair ribbon, blue school dress, white socks, black shoes. Easy. Maybe a china faced doll, books and some chocolates as accessories.

cherry2sweet 5 years ago

NO COSTUMES FOR ME AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Georgia. 5 years ago

im 12 and looking for a snow-white costume [dont ask] but i can only find costumes that are too young for me or too old, HELP?

siobhan 5 years ago

im 11 and i think me and my mate are going as Oopa lumpas but you could go as...

a character from twilight

101 dalmations (crulela or pups)

alice in wonderland

wizard of oz

btw because yor aged 10 to 14 dont mean you cant go as something fun i mean come on im 11 and being a Oopla lumpa it wil be such a LOL moment!!!

sharon 5 years ago

we found some great costumes I love the girl costumes aspeshily


cutefunnybunny9 5 years ago

what about going as the saucepan man from the adventures of the faraway tree

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whaaaaaa! 5 years ago

this is silly the costume day is tomorrow its not like i have time to get my mum to buy all this i would rather go in uniform! btw i'm 10

bubbles 5 years ago

im ten i dont want to look like a baby i meam who wants to be a prinsses at this age id rather be a chesse sanwitch than a little icle baby i have an idea we could be michail jacson hannah montanah or karate kid

Alannah 5 years ago

Not what im looking but maybe for other parties

but good website!!!x

shanel 5 years ago

hi its me again.awesome idea get dressed as villain from 101 DALMATIONS

amy 5 years ago

i was scarecrow from dorthy of oz and i won

:D 5 years ago

I wanted to go as Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre dame but I only have a red gypsy style skirt I look like a gypsy but not really Esmeralda, any other gypsy ideas?

5 years ago

All of these costumes are a bit babyish for me. I'm 12 and have to dress up for school.

sal 5 years ago

Love snow white, think I might come as the Apple :D

annabel :) 5 years ago

pippi longstocking,bert from mary poppins,nancy drew,little red riding hood,cat in the hat,wolverine (i dunno how but a person in my class is him),a witch thing 1 or thing 2 ,3 little pigs or wolf,heidi,matilda harry potter,hermione granger, 11 and nancy drew.

shanel 5 years ago

i've got another really good idea if your a girl dress up as the good witch from wizard of oz but if you have a younger brother or sister that goes to the same school as you get them dressed as one of the munchkins...not only will it be a good idea but it would also be an lol moment for parents,teachers and students

shanel 5 years ago

i have a 9 year old sister and i had to help her with book 11 and i picked her to be like cinderella because i noticed my mums wedding pettycoat in a married woman with kids get out your pettycoats

I'LL HELP! 5 years ago

Hey guys, I've done these for years! If you're struggling I'll get back to you ASAP! Don't hesitate to ask!

summer 5 years ago

not what i was looking for sorry ;) x

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Party Girl 5 years ago Author

Why not contact us and we can help you. We stock Alice In wonderland costumes for both adults and children. Go to the website for our contact details.

eimhear 5 years ago

where will I find an alice in wonderland costume?

Stacey 5 years ago

Fantastic Website

nothing 5 years ago

for preteens, a st trinian would be good.

emz!!!! 5 years ago

hey world book day tomoz and i need a costume or idea cus my m8s all no wht they are goin as but they wont tell me!!! ahhhhhh!!! help pls xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

emz ( by the way i am 12 !) :) :D

Jo 5 years ago

Last year I made my daughter into a playing card. The ace of spades to be exact from alice in wonderland. There was no one else with the same costume it was easy to make and she won the fancy dress contest to boot. This year I am making her (tonight last minute as always)into a book. Well it is world book day after all! lol

Sarah 5 years ago

For world book day you could actually dress up a book and draw a picture on the front of it.

melissa gordon 5 years ago

help iv 3 kids that need kitted out for book character day i have no idea what to do them as last year wee boy did oliver twist and wee girl did nanny mcfee also over yrs they've did ben 10 cinderella and dorothy from wizard of oz desparate help needed here please

:) 5 years ago

It is world book day not world ( only) book day I am a nursery practitioner and I am going as stitch not a only book character but never the less is in a book.

unknown 5 years ago

help me for some ideas please im 8 !1

Stuckforideas 5 years ago

Hiya! I am a v. nearly teenager and I want to go as a quirky fun character (stripy tights!). I have some things if you want this:

Cheshire Cat (human version)

Mad Hatter (girl version)

Pippi Longstockings

Alice in Wonderland

sam 5 years ago

Most schools do not allow comic book/film characters. Its very difficult for older kids, whom end up looking plain clothed, as nobody knows who they are meant to be. A good one for older girls, is st.trinians.

em 5 years ago

well for people like 10-13 years old st trinians would be easy, here's what you need:

white shirt with unbuttoned collar

tie really loose

any school skirt pulled up OR short shorts over thin tights

with a skirt pop socks or cool tights

a grey or black cardigan]

slip-on shoes/pumps

you will need to do your hair in plaits or bunches, make them messy!

also put on make up and freckles!

there you are

Evissa 5 years ago

I'm 15 and in my school lots of people go as Oompa Loompas, Thing 1/ Thing 2, Fairies, Witches etc.

A good costume idea is getting a jump/boilersuit/overalls in different colours e.g. orange for a prisoner (or anyone from the book Holes) red for a fireman.

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Party Girl 5 years ago Author

Regarding RA's comment regarding some non book ideas. Unfortunately not all parents do care about books and what we find, is that as long as their children dress up for this day in school, they are happy. Most of the suggestions here, can be linked to a comic book and you will be surprised how many children will attend school wearing this type of costume.

The introduction of the hub clearly states that this hub is for ideas for children up to the ages of about 11 years. I do appreciate that for older children, the choices here may not be what they are looking for. It may be worth checking on as you may find some more book character ideas there that are more suitable.

crazyr 5 years ago

this website was great but i can't find what i'm looking for i'm 12 and looking at the comments everyone seems to be around my age and looking for ideas as who to dress up as! please help me soon coz it's world book day next thursday


crazyr 5 years ago

i am 12 and need a costume for world book day

RA 5 years ago

WBD is a challenge for parents but- and I'm going to sound pompous here- sending your child as a cartoon, tv or film character (not originally based on a book) is more or less admitting that you don't know or care about books. There are lots of good suggestions here but some unimaginative, non-book ones too.

Alice  5 years ago

Im going as the mad hatter but that's a bit complecated,you could go as someone from a book like malory towers or twins at st claires just were school uniform (shirt and tie)st trinan same thing last year me and my friend went as the twins at st claires

Hope that helped!

Lucy 5 years ago

i would either like to go as Minnie mouse or a st Trinian but i don't know where to get the outfits from. On the websites i go on all i can get is outfits way too old for me, or way too young!


libby 5 years ago

good ideas not really nothing for me because im 11 and i dont really wont to go looking like a 3 year old but good ideas

daisy do 5 years ago

i am 9 dont no if to go as a cheerleader or matilda or princes

Neve stokes 5 years ago

ugg help me 2 i have nout to were and its the day HELP PLEASE SOMEONE

GNixon 5 years ago

someone please help me? i need to put a paddington bear costume together, i have a few weeks but don't want to leave it too late! :)

5 years ago

its sad cos no kids dress up in the clasics any more! :(

Alice 5 years ago

Same as Orla, I'm not into pink girly princess stuff but I am 10!!

Next week at school is book character day and no way are you getting me in a dress!! ha-ha

suggestions please...? :/

orla 6 years ago

hiya world book day tommorow can u give me good idea im 12 and im not dressing as a princess

Amy Greenwood 6 years ago

I am being alice inn wonderland its a nice an dcute dress that ive got

6 years ago

A lot of people don't seem to understand that this is Book day not Movie day.

Sophia 6 years ago

Lots of people are really stuck, so I am just going to put a load of ideas for you, because I always run late on this sort of thing. I know how it feels- trust me!

- dorothy

- simpsons

- Little red riding hood (super easy)


- alice in wonderland

- Buz lightyear

-spiderman/superman/batman (all those super heroes )

-Disney princeses (EG- Snow white, sleeping beauty, Cinderella, Jasmin, Pocahontas, Araura, Belle, Arial(bad spelling, I know...)


- Toy story characters

- Fantastic Mr Fox

- The three bears (mummy bear, daddy bear and baby bear!)


That's just about all I can think of :) Sorry to the boys since I am a girl, I know more things, but there are a few boy ones in there! :) Hope this helps!

Goosy 6 years ago

well i am wanting to go as a pair with my friend and we decided we would go as thing 1 and thing 2 from dr seuss so that should be fun and easy we have it this friday i love book week! :)

coolgirl 6 years ago

great ideas for world book day it really helped me out,

thankx alot

MEEGAN 6 years ago

hi i love these ideas and im 13 lol :)

last year in year 7 the majority of people came in alice in wonderland clothes...this year im thinking either the tiger from the tiger came to tea or a playing card from alice in wonderland..

gosh some people here are like, 10 and think they are too old for this stuff! i think its better to dress from younger books, it looks cuter and funner :)

UMM NO 6 years ago

You need to have more options for a 13 year old girl!!

dominica 6 years ago

ah world book day 2moz dont know what 2 wear arggggghhhhh!! somnet nice would be good

siobhan 6 years ago

i am so fed up looking for costumes for my 10+9 year old daughters, that dont cost me a fortune.. any ideas???

daniel 6 years ago

boys try edward cullen

sara 6 years ago


World Book day is on thursday and I need a custome fast!!!I want to go as Dorthy in wizzards of oz, Nancy at oliver or Junie .B Jones But I can't find a custume for any of them.


izzy 6 years ago


me ive searched all on the internet in my wardrobe in magazines ever were still havnt found one

help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

help i need sum body help not just any body help heal;ppppppp

Somebody 01 6 years ago

Cheers for the idea of a St. Trinian !!!

That's what i went as !!!

Me and my bffl went as the first year twins "!!!

It was a blast !!!

Cheers 4 all da ideas x

rachel 6 years ago

i thought these ideas were emense matez, lolz. finkin of goin as clifford the big red dog but can't really find an outfit!! lolz, any ideas matez? ta. lolz. xxxxxxx

Emily 6 years ago

I cant find anything in my house im 11 and its hard caus ei dont want to go as cinderella or snow white so ya u know wt i mean

Katie 6 years ago

World Bookday is on thrusday...

I'm 11 and i need a costume idea...FAST!

I want to go as Dorothy from the wizard of oz, Nancy from Oliver Twist or Alice or Bella from Twilight. I would't mind going as someone else...

Any Ideas?

6 years ago

i like the costums

jolly 6 years ago

my problem is my 10 year old son?? Just cant seem to please him, everything is for babies he says!!! I wanted to cover him in rubbish and go as Stig if the dump! didn't go down too well lol x

somebody 01 6 years ago

i am 11 , world book day is thursday , gotta dress up

HELP !!!

jolly  6 years ago

Dorothy from wizard of oz is so easy for young girls, especially if they hace the checked summer dresses at their school, just plait her hair, give her a toy dog and away you go, cheap and cheerful!!!

katrina 6 years ago

i lovfe these ideas goood way to get the children gowing its fablous

ciara 6 years ago

hi i know that world book day is on this Thursday who should i dress up as???

Mrs Callow 6 years ago

Hi! My little girl is 6 & we are struggling to think of something that we can put together at home! what is Heidi? We thought of Postman - from the jolly postman, but not sure how we'd do this. any help?? ta!

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Party Girl 6 years ago Author

Dorothy is a good costume, what about Alice in Wonderland?

ellie mc 6 years ago

iya xx

erm... i need an idea 4 world book day this thursday coming i need an idea.i dont think i wanna go as a 11 years old and its really hard to find a costune at this age.was thinking of goin dorothy from the wozard of oz do you think this is a good idea ??? if not IDEAS PLZ !!! X

natasha 6 years ago

im 13 years old any ideas on a costume i could wear for world book day this thursday coming plz asap =)

Ezzy 6 years ago

I am 12 years old and had black hair and brown skin please can I have a suggestion for a costume from a book that I could where for world book day.




danielle 6 years ago

hellooo, im danielle and im 12 years old. i have some good idears that people and i went as before;

nice idears; - ,rabbit [alice in wonerland] ,high school muscial chearleader, fairy, ballerina, StTrinian, Doraphy, sleepover club [in pjs]. REALLY FUNNY IDEARS;- ,a GIANT fruit (: ,spiderman (: ,dolmation (: ladybird (:

andrewshaw 6 years ago

not what what i am looking for u know eny others

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Party Girl 6 years ago Author

Right let's try and get you girls all sorted. Duos may be difficult. Is your school quite flexible, or really strict on anactual book character. What about a comic book character - you can then use super girl, wonder woman - these are quite 'cool' costumes.

In the shop today we have had young girls going as Pink Ladies, Mulan, Jasmin, do any of these interest you. We stock so many girls costumes it is hard to let you know everything. checkout our range here You can also callthe shop on 01245 327156 to get more ideas. Also checkout this page that I have done elsewhere, it may give you a few more ideas

Francesca 6 years ago

Hi im francesca lolz. anyway i rly nd a costume any ideas?!? im 10 so that's the age group lolz. thx xxx

abi hayhurst 6 years ago

im 9 years old. i need some ideas for world book mum wont help me shes tro busy with dad,hes always working,my sister she doing jcse's and my brother hes too busy playing


Roxy 6 years ago

Hi all,

Em..I'm 11 and I can't find an outfit for Book Day, any ideas??

Im not sure I want to dress as a princess though, and I want to go as a duo with my m8, any ideas 4 a female duo..?



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Party Girl 6 years ago Author

Hi everyone - if you can give me some of your favourite books, I will do my best to advise you on a suitable outfit for it. Just remember that childrens fancy dress is goverened by different rules to adult fancy dress. Most of the costumes tend to be more generic and may need a bit of adaption to be able to be used for a specific character.

Hiedi would be a simple costume to put together. Let me know if you do need help

Alexandra 6 years ago

Hi! I am nine years old and i think this site is great. But its tricky finding the right outfits for the right characters. I dont really want to dress up as little red riding hood. I am thinking about The princess and the pea! Mia if u are ten try Heidi that proberly might work! Good luck mums and dads who have no outfit for there child yet!

Alexandra 6 years ago

I think it is so trick yfinding a sutible outfit. i know what rachel means too!

Charlotte 6 years ago

I no what you mean rachel, I dont want to dress up of little red riding hood or a princess get a life who evers thinking of doing that

Rachel 6 years ago

I looked at that web page, there isn't much suitable, have you got any other web pages?

Rachel 6 years ago

Hiya thanks for your comment I will look at that website, thanks for the ideas I will get back to you about them

emily 6 years ago

i want to go as a two with my friend

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Party Girl 6 years ago Author

H1 Rachel

What type of books do you like to read? If you are a large 11 year old you may get more choice by looking at some of our small ladies book week costumes. There is much more choice. Check out

Rachel 6 years ago

I am 11 years old and world book day is only a few weeks away. I need a costume FAST but there are no options I dont want to go as ciderella or little red riding hood!

Rhys 6 years ago

Loads of ideas for Book Day. I really like the Scarlet Dress just got to see if my daughter does! I bet she finds another idea on this fab hub page!

World Book Day Fancy Dress 6 years ago

Mia, I know 20 year olds whom still wish to dress as a princess! :)

Mia 6 years ago

well there good costumes but im 10 years

old not 3 and i dont want to be a princess

gosh have some sense ppl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>:{ (GROANS)

weirdo 7 years ago

Kids clothes need to be fashionable if you are a girl trying to empress.

chloe  7 years ago

not what i was looking for either but a good website x

shannon 7 years ago

very good costumes but not the one im looking for x

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Elsa is Elsa 8 years ago from Anywhere - Canada most of all

A good way of getting children more involved with stories - and good that there are sources, like yours, that make it easy for parents.

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