Are you a teacher wondering what to wear on World Book Day? Look no further!
We’ve scoured our huge range of World Book Day costumes for book character fancy dress ideas that are guaranteed to make you top of the class!
Whether you’re looking for a unique costume idea to impress your fellow teachers or a funny costume to make your pupils laugh, read on for inspiration!
He stole from the rich to give to the poor, and this Robin Hood outfit makes a brilliant book character costume for teachers!
A highly skilled archer and swordsman, and one of England’s most beloved legends, Robin Hood’s story was officially penned by the American author Howard Pyle in 1883 and is now widely represented in literature, films and television. And you’ll be instantly recognisable as the hero of Sherwood Forest!
Now for a modern legend – Harry Potter! Back in 1997, J.K. Rowling brought Harry Potter and his magical wizarding world to life and inspired a whole generation of children to read.
And now almost 20 years since the first book was released, Harry Potter is a modern classic that’s still loved by children (and adults) today. So why not dress up in this Harry Potter costume for adults and inspire a whole new generation of readers!
You could even dress up as “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”, the evil Lord Voldemort, for World Book Day and terrify your pupils into doing their homework!
This official book character costume for teachers comes with a full length black robe and a mask to complete your transformation into the most evil dark wizard of all time!
Alice in Wonderland
Take a tumble into wonderland with this lovely book character costume for teachers – Alice in Wonderland!
Since Lewis Carroll wrote the original novel in 1865, Alice in Wonderland has become a timeless children’s classic. You could even theme your school’s World Book Day celebrations around a Mad Hatter’s tea party like this!
Everyone’s totally mad in wonderland so why not show your bonkers side this World Book Day?
Dress up in this official Mad Hatter costume and team up with another teacher dressed as Alice for a fun group costume!
Don’t mind looking daft? Generations of children have grown up with the Mr Men and Little Miss books and if you don’t mind looking a little daft for a day, this funny Mr Bump costume for teachers is perfect!
It wouldn’t be World Book Day without a Roald Dahl costume or two! Luckily there are plenty of Roald Dahl costumes for children and teachers and this official Willy Wonka costume for adults is one of our favourites!
With a long purple jacket and top hat you’ll be instantly transformed into the world’s most famous (and eccentric) chocolatier.
Most people know Mary Poppins as a film, rather than a book, but she was actually the lead character in a series of eight books written by P. L. Travers between 1934 and 1988.
She’s a timeless literary legend and this official Mary Poppins costume is a perfect World Book Day costume for adults. It includes a skirt, jacket, hat and even her magical bag – all you need is a flying umbrella to complete the look!
Winnie the Pooh
Another brilliant book character costume for teachers who are partial to a bit of silliness – it’s Winnie the Pooh!
The world’s most loveable bear is perfect for World Book Day and this official Winnie the Pooh costume for adults will transform you into him in no time. Just remember to bring along a pot of honey on the day!
Our final book character fancy dress costume for teachers is Pinocchio – another character that most people mostly associate with the film, but was actually a book first!
This official Pinocchio costume will instantly transform you into a fairytale puppet and even comes with a long wooden nose for when Pinocchio’s told a porkie pie!
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?! It’ll be you in this beautiful Snow White costume for adults. Who said Disney princess costumes were just for children?
Queen of Hearts
Off with their heads! Have some fun with this Queen of Hearts World Book Day costume for teachers. Perfect for anyone who wants to go all out for World Book Day, complete this outfit with white face paint, small red lips and lots of blue eye shadow!
Fantastic Mr Fox
Want a truly fantastic book character costume for World Book Day? How about this slick Fantastic Mr Fox outfit? Perfect for fans of the book (or film!) this one is a World Book Day classic!
It’s a tale as old as time and a World Book Day costume for teachers that not many people would think of – the Beast! This Beast costume has everything you need to complete your transformation – just add another teacher dressed as Belle!
As long as your pupils don’t scare too easily, why not dress up as a Death Eater from Harry Potter? It’s truly terrifying but a brilliant Book Day costume for teachers!
The wonderful thing about Tigger is that he’s a super easy World Book Day costume! Just throw on this Tigger onesie and you’re all set!
Finally, it’s Where’s Wally! There aren’t any words in the Where’s Wally books but it’s technically still a book… so it counts as a costume for World Book Day! Choose your outfit from our full range of Where’s Wally costumes for adults.
We hope we’ve given you enough inspiration to impress your class with an amazing World Book Day costume! Head over to Party Delights to pick up any of the costumes featured in this post.
And for even more book day ideas, take a look at:
- Book Character Costume Ideas for World Book Day 2017
- How to Make a Fantastic Mr Fox Mask
- 5 Easy Book Character Costumes for Kids