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Updated on May 16, 2014
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Hi, I am Adele, and I have run a large fancy dress shop in Essex, England since 1998. Happy to pass on my knowledge to help others.

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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
Supergirl
Supergirl

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
Dracula
Dracula
Snow White
Snow White

Some Ideas For Childrens Books

Classic Stories & Fairy Tales

Alice in Wonderland

Aladdin

Cinderella

Goldilocks & The Three Bears

Jack & The Beanstalk

Little Miss Muffet

Peter Pan

Pinocchio

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

Matilda


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

Heidi

The Indian in The Cupboard

Watership Down

Oliver Twist

Jungle Book

Dracula

Frankenstein

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Night Pirates

Burglar Bill

The Cat in The Hat

Zorro

Zorro
Zorro

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

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      nnnnnnnnnnnn 2 years ago

      thing 1 and thing 2

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      Charlie 3 years ago

      I need to make a choice

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      Malisha 3 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.

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      Anna 3 years ago

      Omg I have no idea what to be hhhhhheeelllllpppppp

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      lyra 3 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.

      SO THANKS SO MUCHHHHH

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      kinkinkini765 4 years ago

      help me i dont know who to be

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      u are nice 4 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!!!!!

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      COOLKIDDO 4 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

      -Matilda

      -Tracy Beaker (Jacqueline W)

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      freddie pinck 4 years ago

      i am going as sno9wite an lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooopooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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      Party Girl 4 years ago

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

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      Party Girl 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago

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

      http://www.props-n-frocks.co.uk/fancy-dress-ideas/...

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      lilly 4 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 4 years ago

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

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      Party Girl 4 years ago

      Try this page, we set it up to give you even more book character ideas... http://www.props-n-frocks.co.uk/fancy-dress-ideas/...

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      Party Girl 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago

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

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      chloe 4 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!!!!!!

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      Kate 4 years ago

      Help me i want to look the best

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      Millie 4 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

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      natasha 4 years ago

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

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      Op shop 4 years ago

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

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      zahra 4 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

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      evie 4 years ago

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

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      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...

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      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

      HOPE THIS HELPS

      BY BY

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      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

      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.

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      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.

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      @@$#m! 5 years ago

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

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

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      Zoe 5 years ago

      cool!!!

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      louromano 5 years ago

      Wonderful information. Thanks for sharing.

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      chloe 5 years ago

      HELP WHAT CAN I DO?

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      nono 5 years ago

      what do dress up as i am black

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      Lily 5 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

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      Shen 5 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??

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      Emma 5 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

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      Emily 5 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.

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      mm 5 years ago

      is it possible to go as a vampire from twighlight

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      poop 5 years ago

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

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      EVE 5 years ago

      WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR WORLD BOOK DAY IT IS ON THURSDAY AHHHH HELP

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      karen 5 years ago

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

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      lucy 5 years ago

      miss piggy is a great idea

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      Sadie 5 years ago

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

      Kid costume

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      :) 5 years ago

      Any ideas??! Teen girl costume?

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      Flower 5 years ago

      i dunno what to wear help

      got any ideas

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      Amy 5 years ago

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

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      girly 5 years ago

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

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      Neda Dousa 5 years ago

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

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      allie 5 years ago

      i dont know

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      nnnnn 5 years ago

      hello

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      chloe 5 years ago

      i am freaking out right now!

      need a lots of help and only 2 days left

      HHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!

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      Isabelle 5 years ago

      Ok guys here r some ideas

      Alice

      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

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      Isabelle 5 years ago

      Ok guys here r some ideas

      Alice

      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

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      Alyx 5 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 :

      st.trinians

      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 :)

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      Rosi 5 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

      -Matilda

      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

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      sharleen 5 years ago

      i want to dress up as a oompa loompa

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      poppy 5 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      urrm 5 years ago

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

      Thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      rosie 5 years ago

      HELP need a coustume in 3 days :-[

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      j a c k 5 years ago

      just wear something funny

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      STUCK4IDEAS!!! 5 years ago

      i CANT THINK OF AN IDEA!!!!!!????? ANY HELP??? IT'S IN 4 DAYS

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      HANNAH 5 years ago

      AHHHHHH! WHAT SHALL I WEAR FOR BOOK DAY

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      Eleanor 5 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

      Hermione

      Cho Chang

      a hobbit

      fairy

      princess

      dragon

      hope that helps!

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      julie 5 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!!

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      I go 2 downsbrook 5 years ago

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

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      jo 5 years ago

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

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      BIG SIS 5 years ago

      Help! Any ideas for a five year old!

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      person 5 years ago

      ahhhhhhhhhhhh dunno what 2 wear!

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      Party Girl 5 years ago

      Have you checked our page full of world Book Day costume ideas http://www.props-n-frocks.co.uk/children.php We have plenty of stock and hopefully you will find something suitable for her. You can always call us on 01245 327156

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      smartie! 5 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

      Princess

      Farie/Angle

      Pirats

      Smurf

      Thing 1 and Thing 2

      Cat in the Hat

      Muppets

      ... Disney

      Wizard of Wavley Places

      Tiger

      Vampires

      Toy Story

      Godielocks

      Three Bears

      Big Bad Wolf

      Fantastic Mr Fox

      Matilda

      Harry Potter Characters

      ???????????????????????

      I DONT NO HELP ME CHOSSE!!

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      jaquline wilson fan!! 5 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.

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      maryamm 5 years ago

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

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      Gabby 5 years ago

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

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      aaaa!! 5 years ago

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

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      masurah 5 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

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      ORYVIGB 5 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.

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      abby 5 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

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      Mum of Four 5 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.

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      cherry2sweet 5 years ago

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

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      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?

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      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!!!

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      sharon 5 years ago

      we found some great costumes I love the girl costumes aspeshily

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      cutefunnybunny9 5 years ago

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

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      5 years ago

      Pocchinos

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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

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      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

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      Alannah 5 years ago

      Not what im looking but maybe for other parties

      but good website!!!x

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      shanel 5 years ago

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

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      amy 5 years ago

      i was scarecrow from dorthy of oz and i won

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      :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?

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      5 years ago

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

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      sal 5 years ago

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

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      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,etc.im 11 and nancy drew.

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      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

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      shanel 5 years ago

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

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      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!

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      summer 6 years ago

      not what i was looking for sorry ;) x

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      Party Girl 6 years ago

      Why not contact us and we can help you. We stock Alice In wonderland costumes for both adults and children. Go to the website www.props-n-frocks.co.uk for our contact details.

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      eimhear 6 years ago

      where will I find an alice in wonderland costume?

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      Stacey 6 years ago

      Fantastic Website

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      nothing 6 years ago

      for preteens, a st trinian would be good.

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      emz!!!! 6 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

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      Jo 6 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

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      Sarah 6 years ago

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

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      melissa gordon 6 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

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      :) 6 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.

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      unknown 6 years ago

      help me for some ideas please im 8 !1

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      Stuckforideas 6 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

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      sam 6 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.

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      em 6 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

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      Evissa 6 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 6 years ago

      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 http://www.props-n-frocks.co.uk/children.php as you may find some more book character ideas there that are more suitable.

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      crazyr 6 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

      HELP!

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      crazyr 6 years ago

      i am 12 and need a costume for world book day

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      RA 6 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.

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      Alice  6 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!

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      Lucy 6 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!

      PLEASE I NEED HELP!!!!

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      libby 6 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

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      daisy do 6 years ago

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

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      Neve stokes 6 years ago

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

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      GNixon 6 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! :)

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      6 years ago

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

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      Alice 6 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...? :/

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      orla 6 years ago

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

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      Amy Greenwood 6 years ago

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

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      6 years ago

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

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      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)

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      - 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...)

      -Tweenies

      - Toy story characters

      - Fantastic Mr Fox

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

      -Goldilocks

      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!

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      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! :)

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      coolgirl 6 years ago

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

      thankx alot

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      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 :)

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      UMM NO 7 years ago

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

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      dominica 7 years ago

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

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      siobhan 7 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???

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      daniel 7 years ago

      boys try edward cullen

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      sara 7 years ago

      Help!!!

      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.

      HELP!!!!

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      izzy 7 years ago

      help

      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

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      Somebody 01 7 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

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      rachel 7 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

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      Emily 7 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

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      Katie 7 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?

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      7 years ago

      i like the costums

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      jolly 7 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

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      somebody 01 7 years ago

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

      HELP !!!

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      jolly  7 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!!!

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      katrina 7 years ago

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

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      ciara 7 years ago

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

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      Mrs Callow 7 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 7 years ago

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

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      ellie mc 7 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 princess.im 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

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      natasha 7 years ago

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

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      Ezzy 7 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.

      Thankyou

      Ezzy

      x

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      danielle 7 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 (:

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      andrewshaw 7 years ago

      not what what i am looking for u know eny others

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      Party Girl 7 years ago

      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 http://www.props-n-frocks.co.uk/childcosland.php 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 https://hubpages.com/holidays/World_Book_Day_Costu...

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      Francesca 7 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

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      abi hayhurst 7 years ago

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

      I NEED HELP!!!!

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      Roxy 7 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..?

      Thx

      Rx

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      Party Girl 7 years ago

      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

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      Alexandra 7 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!

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      Alexandra 7 years ago

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

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      Charlotte 7 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

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      Rachel 7 years ago

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

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      Rachel 7 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

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      emily 7 years ago

      i want to go as a two with my friend

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      Party Girl 7 years ago

      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 http://www.props-n-frocks.co.uk

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      Rachel 7 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!

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      Rhys 7 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!

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      World Book Day Fancy Dress 7 years ago

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

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      Mia 7 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)

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      weirdo 8 years ago

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

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      chloe  8 years ago

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

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      shannon 8 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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