Five easy World Book Day costumes

World book day is nearly here. It’s the day that creeps up on us and before we know it were buying expensive costumes destined never to be worn again. Well never fear we’ve put together five easy world book day costumes, all budget friendly and even using clothes and items you already have in the house.


We have popped some links at the bottom of each costume for budget friendly ideas. Please note we have not verified the sellers on Amazon, please research the seller and use reviews before purchasing.


Mr Bump

A fuss free, simple costume idea if you already have some blue clothing for your little one and bandages in your first aid kit.

Blue top - AMAZON

Bandage - AMAZON



The perfect book worm costume has to go to Matilda. With a simple blue dress and a red ribbon for their hair, they’ll be ready to face Miss Trunchbull on World Book Day.

Navy blue dress - H&M

Red ribbon - AMAZON


Christmas has been and gone but the Christmasaurus is a firm favourite all year round. A spikey dinosaur cape in the Christmasaurus blue and purple colours is stress free costume winner.

Dinosaur cape - AMAZON



Tinkerbell from Peter pan is a lovely girly option for any fairy loving child. Using any dress or clothes ideally in white, green, light blue or yellow and adding a pair of green wings, you’ll instantly transform your little one into Peters right hand fairy.

Wings - AMAZON


Georges Marvelous Medicine 

The second book from renowned children’s writer Roald Dahl on our list is, Georges Marvelous Medicine. Using a red topand an old shampoo bottle with a homemade ‘Georges Marvelous Medicine’ label stuck on, it’s a straightforwardoption for the big day.

Red top - AMAZON