Need some help transforming your little one into a Roald Dahl character for World Book Day?
Help is at hand!
We’ve rounded-up this year’s best Roald Dahl costume ideas for kids – so whether you’ve got plenty of time to prepare or you’re in a mad dash to put together a splendiferous costume, any parent can spark their child’s imagination with an amazing costume!
The best Roald Dahl characters to dress up as…
Let’s start with an easy Roald Dahl costume and a classic – Willy Wonka! He’s the wacky factory owner from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the perfect costume for kids who’ll have fun getting into character!
If your child loves chocolate as much as Charlie Bucket, then this Roald Dahl costume idea is the obvious choice! It even comes with a golden ticket!
So this Roald Dahl costume idea technically isn’t a character, but it’s a pivotal part of the story in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Plus it’s a unique costume idea and an easy one to throw on before school!
If you’re a World Book Day veteran looking for something a bit different this year, how about this new Augustus Gloop costume? If you’ve got time, smear some melted chocolate around your child’s mouth to complete their transformation into the greedy little boy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
If your child loves going all out and doesn’t mind standing out from the crowd, how about dressing as an oompa loompa? All you need is a green wig and bright orange face paint to complete this easy Roald Dahl costume for kids!
This oompa loompa costume comes as a dress or a pair of trousers so you can choose whatever your child would prefer!
She’s one of Roald Dahl’s most iconic characters with her instantly recognisable blue dress, brown hair and a book! This Matilda outfit is the perfect Roald Dahl costume for aspiring bookworms and even comes with a little newt as a homage to the book!
Another fun Roald Dahl costume idea for kids is Miss Trunchbull! She’s the mean headmistress from Matilda and this costume even comes with a stick-on monobrow!
Fantastic Mr Fox
Whether you love the book or the film (or both!), this Fantastic Mr Fox costume is fantastic Roald Dahl character to dress up as for World Book Day! He’s one suave fox and this costume comes with a tailcoat, mask, cravat and a detachable tail!
We’ve reached one of our favourite Roald Dahl costume ideas for kids – Mr Twit! This costume is perfect for any child who is messy at heart and they can have loads of fun pretending to be as mean and grouchy as Mr Twit himself!
Fancy making this a group costume? How about dressing one child up as Mr Twit and one up as Mrs Twit – his equally unpleasant wife? This is a great value World Book Day costume and everything you need is included. Just practise your best grimace!
The Enormous Crocodile
World Book day costumes don’t get much easier than a onesie! And this crocodile onesie is the perfect homage to the main character in The Enormous Crocodile!
Last but not least is The Witches! This is an easy Roald Dahl costume idea that you can recycle for Halloween and it works as a group costume or on your own!
Want more World Book Day costume ideas? Check out our full range of book character costumes or stay on our blog for more inspiration!
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