World book day is a wonderful way to get kids invested in the stories that are being read to them. By dressing up in character, these stories become a part of their reality, as they look in the mirror and see a beloved story persona staring back at them. If you are stuck for ideas on what costumes to adorn your child in for World Book Day, we have come up with some ideas for you.
Horrid Henry – Just don your boy in his typical play clothes, yet messier than normal with an expression of being up to no good.
Peter Perfect – Crisp slacks, a button up shirt and perfectly polished shoes along with an attitude that is extra polite and willing to help.
Dirty Bertie – Bertie dresses just like Horrid Henry, except she throws on a splash of mud for good measure.
Beast Quest – Put together a golden suit of armor using cardboard plates and shiny paint.
Sir Gadabout – You could use a suit of armor here, or dress him up as a knight.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – This is easier than it sounds. Just dress them in green from head to toe and make a mask using a paper plate.
Rainbow Fairies or Felicity Wishes – Girls love this, and any fairy dance costume will work perfectly.
Tiara Club – The main attraction for this costume is the tiara, while any pretty dress will do.
Gossip Girls – This only requires that a girl style herself as their favorite character from the series.
Sleepover Club – Footie jammies, a snuggly blanket and a teddy bear is all it takes.
Pinocchio – Emulate the suspender pants look and use a paper towel tube for the nose.
Fern – Jeans, a checkered shirt and hair pulled back in bunches. A nice touch would be a stuffed pig.
Moon Face – Construct a mask from a paper plate.
Professor Dumbledore – A long robe, sorcerers hat and white beard made from pulled cotton. You won’t need to put any premium Liberty beard balm or even a boar bristle brush like these on the whiskers, but a light spritz of hairspray will hold it in place.
Saucepan Man – Use small pieces of rope to construct a costume made of pots and pans.
Winnie the Witch – A little black dress, black and white striped tights and a hat for effect.
If your daycare allows, you could pick a story or two with many characters and theme your World Book Day. Serve snacks that go along with the story line and be sure to read the stories aloud in order to reinforce the importance of the day.