World Book Day Costumes

A thrilling chapter in the school calendar, World Book Day is an annual one-day-festival for children around the globe to celebrate authors, illustrators, books, and the pleasures of reading with their friends, family, and teachers. Get your child, or even yourself ready for this fun, and educational occasion. From the magical nanny, Mary Poppins, to the mischievous school boy, Horrid Henry and the stripey red and white man, Where's Wally. We've got you covered. Check them all out here.

SHOP ALL WORLD BOOK DAY COSTUMES

Trending World Book Day Costumes

Check out some of our trending World Book Day Costume ideas for 2024! 

Kids Gingerbread Man Costume
Kids Gingerbread Man Costume

Kids Gingerbread Man Costume

€30,36
Childrens Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume
Childrens Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume

Childrens Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume

€21,86
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk

Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume

€48,59
Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume

Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume

€32,79
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit - Joke.co.uk
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit - Joke.co.uk

Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit

€21,86
Kids Gingerbread Man Costume
Kids Gingerbread Man Costume

Kids Gingerbread Man Costume

€30,36
Childrens Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume
Childrens Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume

Childrens Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Costume

€21,86
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume - Joke.co.uk

Adult Plus Size Magical Nanny Costume

€48,59
Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume
Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume

Kids Wind In The Willows Badger Costume

€32,79
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit - Joke.co.uk
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit
Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit - Joke.co.uk

Kids Harry Potter Costume Kit

€21,86
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume
Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume

Kids Deluxe Gigantosaurus Costume

€26,72

David Walliams favourites

Dress up as your favourite book characters this World Book Day, all inspired by the best-selling kids author and comedian, David Walliams.

Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume

Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume

€15,78
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume

Kids Ratburger Costume

€15,78
Kids Old Lady Kit - Joke.co.uk
Kids Old Lady Kit - Joke.co.uk
Kids Old Lady Kit - Joke.co.uk
Kids Old Lady Kit - Joke.co.uk

Kids Old Lady Kit

€17,00
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory

Kids Walking Cane Accessory

€17,00
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume

Kids Demon Dentist Costume

€18,21
Kids Black Tights Accessory
Kids Black Tights Accessory

Kids Black Tights Accessory

€7,88
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume
Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume

Kids David Walliams Awful Auntie Costume

€15,78
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume
Kids Ratburger Costume

Kids Ratburger Costume

€15,78
Kids Old Lady Kit - Joke.co.uk
Kids Old Lady Kit - Joke.co.uk
Kids Old Lady Kit - Joke.co.uk
Kids Old Lady Kit - Joke.co.uk

Kids Old Lady Kit

€17,00
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory
Kids Walking Cane Accessory

Kids Walking Cane Accessory

€17,00
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume
Kids Demon Dentist Costume

Kids Demon Dentist Costume

€18,21

Teacher's World Book Day Costumes

Impress your pupils with a character look that'll spark their imagination. Dressing up as a teacher is always a lot of fun! Check out our full collection of teacher's costumes.

SHOP TEACHERS COSTUMES

Costumes for Teachers

Impress your pupils with a character look that'll spark their imagination. Dressing up as a teacher is always a lot of fun! Check out our full collection of teacher's costumes.

SHOP TEACHERS WORLD BOOK DAY COSTUMES

Disney Costumes

Disney costumes are popular every World Book Day! Choose from classic characters such as Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear and Princess Jasmine, or transform into the latest Disney sensation.

SHOP DISNEY COSTUMES

Disney Costumes

Disney costumes are popular every World Book Day! Choose from classic characters such as Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear and Princess Jasmine, or transform into the latest Disney sensation.

SHOP DISNEY COSTUMES

Other popular book costume themes

From Harry Potter and the Little Red Riding Hood, to The Wizard of Oz and The Mad Hatter, we've got something for everyone! Check out some of our most popular World Book Day fancy dress themes. 

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Harry Potter

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Mary Poppins

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Crayons

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The Mad Hatter

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The Wizard of Oz

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Where's Wally

Our Top Picks for Teachers

Join in with your pupils this March with our range of fun Teachers World Book Day Costumes.

Mens Mad Hatter Costume
Mens Mad Hatter Costume
Mens Mad Hatter Costume
Mens Mad Hatter Costume
Mens Mad Hatter Costume
Mens Mad Hatter Costume

Mens Mad Hatter Costume

€48,59
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume
Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume

Unisex 2 in 1 Lost Boy & His Shadow Costume

€54,66
Mens Willy Wonka Movie Costume
Mens Willy Wonka Movie Costume

Mens Willy Wonka Movie Costume

€60,73
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume
Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume

Womens Classic Mad Hatter Costume

€42,51
Ladies Red Riding Hood Outfit
Ladies Red Riding Hood Outfit
Ladies Red Riding Hood Outfit
Ladies Red Riding Hood Outfit
Ladies Red Riding Hood Outfit
Ladies Red Riding Hood Outfit

Ladies Red Riding Hood Outfit

€55,87
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk
Adult Unisex Fox Costume - Joke.co.uk

Adult Unisex Fox Costume

€58,30
Womens Mary Poppins Movie Costume
Womens Mary Poppins Movie Costume
Womens Mary Poppins Movie Costume
Womens Mary Poppins Movie Costume
Womens Mary Poppins Movie Costume
Womens Mary Poppins Movie Costume

Womens Mary Poppins Movie Costume

€48,59
Mens Classic Wizard Costume
Mens Classic Wizard Costume
Mens Classic Wizard Costume
Mens Classic Wizard Costume
Mens Classic Wizard Costume
Mens Classic Wizard Costume

Mens Classic Wizard Costume

€34,01

A thrilling chapter in the school calendar, World Book Day is an annual one-day-festival for children around the globe to celebrate authors, illustrators, books, and the pleasures of reading with their friends, family, and teachers. Over the years, we’ve become one of the best providers of World Book Day costumes, offering every child the chance to transform into their favourite book character from a collection of stories. Our exclusive range embraces the most admired characters from popular and classic children’s storybooks such as Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland, ready to be brought to life with the limitless imagination of your kids. From fantasy books to adventure stories and fairy tales, we celebrate best-selling authors like Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, J.K. Rowling, Beatrix Potter, and David Walliams to name a few, and with World Book Day fancy dress ideas for adults too, there’ll be lots more fascinating characters for the little ones to meet. Get lost in our online book of easy World Book Day costumes for the best choices online and in stores. Whether it be Harry Potter’s lightning bolt scar or Little Red Riding Hood’s Basket, grab all the accessories you need for your World Book Day Costume.

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