Book Day

Many different outfits exist for the purpose of book week and we stock a wide variety of these book week items in our store and online. If you are having trouble with your book week costume ideas, our selection may help you find just what you are looking for. Aside from costumes there are accessories and items to aid you in creating your own style of your favourite book character. Many of our complete costumes include characters such as Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates, Witches and Vampires. Many children’s books have animal characters and we have many animal costumes to choose from such as a White Rabbit, Lion, Fox, Monkey, Bear and Dragon!

Book week costumes for children as well as adults are available in different themes and sizes and we stock a dynamic variety of book week themed outfits for children including characters such as Mr Fox, Robin Hood, Frankenstein, Oompa Loompas, Snow White, Native American Indians and others which are all for children.

Book Week costumes are getting better year by year. So much so we finally have licensed Roald Dahl, Dr Seuss and David Walliams book character costumes! HOW EXCITING IS THAT?!

Now you can dress as Matilda or Miss Thrunchbull with no D-I-F-F-I-C-U-L-T-Y! Maybe The Witches is the book that enticed you the most? Recreate the Head Witch in our Roald Dahl Witches costume. The Twits are always a favourite, and yes we do have both Mr AND Mrs Twit. We can only imagine how cute a photo of the two together would be! Some other books we have costumes for are Fantastic Mr Fox, The Big Friendly Giant (BFG), James and the Giant Peach, The Enormous Crocodile and who could forget Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

Awful Auntie, Grandpa's Escape, Mr Stink, Ratburger and Gangster Granny are the character's from David Walliams books that all the kids want to be for book day! The advantage of choosing a licensed costume this world book day is that they look great and they're hassle free! No need to go recreating an illustrated character, the costume has everything you need to look exactly like one!

Dr Seuss, what a writer eh? Isn't it funny that his book were created in the 1950s-1960s (shout out to those 50s parties for a creative costume idea) and they are still popular with our kids today? These books created great films and great costumes! So now you can recreate the famous Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 for your World Book Day!

Book week as an event has grown year on year and is so popular with schools that there is now Book Month, Book Week and Book Day! There is a set date for Book week and Book Month each year but many schools hold their Book Day event on a day to suit them, very often between March and mid-May. It is a great way to get children interested in reading, adding an extra level of excitement by dressing up in a great costume. The idea of course is that the fun experienced during World Book week will encourage a lifetime of reading. Allowing the young person to develop an inquiring mind, to question through critical analysis, the validity of the text in front of them, and above all, enjoy reading!

Some key dates to add to your diary; World Book Day, Roald Dahl Day

As well as our comprehensive outfits that include both the clothing and accessories, we have a number of items such as glasses, necklaces, pirate swords, vampire fangs and capes, as well as face make up that will enable you to show some diversity and flair with your party costume.

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