5 Easy Book Character Costumes for Kids

Easy Book Character Costumes for Kids for World Book Day 2017

Looking for an easy book character costume for your child to wear on World Book Day 2017?

Look no further because help is at hand with these five easy World Book Day costumes that are bona fide classics! They all come from our huge range of World Book Day costumes – take a look and let us know who your child will be dressing up as on Thursday 2nd March!

Where’s Wally

Where’s Wally may be a book without words, but it’s a classic nonetheless! With blue bottoms, a red and white stripey top and signature round glasses, your child will be instantly recognisable in this easy book character costume. You could even play a live game of Where’s Wally (i.e. hide and seek) for some extra book day fun! Browse all our Where’s Wally costumes here.

Where's Wally World Book Day Costumes for Kids

Harry Potter and Hermione

Perfect for siblings or best friends, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger are really easy book character costumes! All you need is a Hogwarts robe and a white shirt and smart skirt/trousers to transform your child into their favourite Harry Potter character. Take a look at our Harry Potter costumes for the full selection of robes and don’t forget the accessories!

Complete the Hogwarts look with a wand (make sure you have the right one for Harry and Hermione!) and a pair of Harry’s signature round glasses! You could even draw a thin lightning bolt scar on your child’s forehead with some eyeliner for an extra authentic HP costume!

World Book Day Costumes for Kids

Roald Dahl

If you’re stuck thinking of an easy book character costume for World Book Day, you can’t go wrong with Roald Dahl!

There are dozens of classic characters to choose from and you’re bound to find one your child loves. From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Fantastic Mr Fox take a look at our full collection of Roald Dahl costumes for inspiration.

Roald Dahl Costumes

The Gruffalo

As for an easy book character costume for younger children, how about the Gruffalo? It’s one of the best-selling children’s books of all time and with a Gruffalo onesie like this, it’s an incredibly easy costume to recreate for World Book Day! Take a look at all our Gruffalo costumes here.

Gruffalo Costumes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Finally, it’s everyone’s favourite book character – the Very Hungry Caterpillar! First published in 1969, you’ll be hard-pushed to find someone who didn’t grow up reading it and it’s a really cute costume for youngsters that most people won’t think of!

The official Hungry Caterpillar costume includes a caterpillar tunic and a headpiece, and you could even grab a friend to dress up as the beautiful butterfly he transforms into at the end of the book!

Very Hungry Caterpillar Costumes

Ready to choose a World Book Day costume? Visit Party Delights to browse our full range of World Book Day fancy dress or for even more World Book Day costumes ideas, stay on our blog! 

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