With World Book Day just around the corner, we’ve created the ultimate list of costumes for children and teachers who want to embrace their inner book worm.

What’s New for 2018?

Celebrate the trendiest author of the year with our newly released range of David Walliams costumes. From Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie to Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink, these books are packed full of fun and are a great way to encourage young ones to read.

The Most Popular World Book Day Costume

“Oh help! Oh no! It’s another Gruffalo!” Yep, you guessed it, probably the most popular World Book Day character to date is Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo. With its purple prickled back, knobbly knees and super-soft fabric, it’s easy to see why children adore this costume.

Nursery & Pre-school Appropriate Costumes

For pre-schoolers, the classic Hungry Caterpillar costume is an eye-catching and practical outfit. The front and back is made from durable foam, perfect for rough-and-tumble play at the nursery! Another firm favourite is the adorable Gingerbread Man onesie. This timeless storybook character has gained popularity since his move to Hollywood and best supporting role in Shrek.

Fairytales and Legends

From brave knights to little mermaids, these enchanting fairytale-inspired outfits will transform children on the spot, no pixie dust required.

Classic Book Character Costumes

In search of something a little more literary? Why not try our hilarious Oompa Loompa costumes from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and cartwheel your way to school. Also available in adult sizes, this is a great option for families looking for a matching outfit. Or perhaps you’re feeling a little curious and curiouser? Take a tumble down the rabbit hole into our wonderful selection of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland outfits, complete with Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Red Queen and Alice costumes.

Costumes for Reluctant Readers

Superheroes might not be the obvious choice for World Book Day but if you’re looking for an outfit that will get your child engaged and reading on the day, then comic books and graphic novels could be a great option for you.

Ideas for Teachers

World Book Day isn’t just for the kids… teachers need costumes too! Make the children laugh as you dress up as Willy Wonka or Pinocchio, or grant wishes all day as the blue Genie from Aladdin. We have practically perfect Mary Poppins costumes or why not play the mean Miss Trunchbull from Roald Dahl’s Matilda?

Still unsure on who to go as? Check out our full range of World Book Day costumes HERE for more ideas and inspiration.