5 Easy-to-Make Book Character Costumes

Taking the DIY route this World Book Day?

Check out our round-up of easy-to-make book character costumes – each one uses materials that you already have at home and can be made the night before! Perfect for throwing together a last-minute World Book Day costume!

The easiest DIY World Book Day costumes

Mr Messy

First up is Mr Messy! This is one of the easiest DIY costumes for World Book Day because you’ll already have most of what you need at home. Simply grab a white t-shirt and some pink and black fabric paint (marker pens will work just as well if you’re pushed for time) and get scribbling! Read the full DIY tutorial here.

DIY Mr Messy Costume

Fantastic Mr Fox

If you’ve got a little more time to work on your homemade World Book Day costume, have a go at this DIY Fantastic Mr Fox mask that’s super easy to make with this printable template and an old cardboard box. Read the full DIY tutorial here.

How to Make a DIY Fantastic Mr Fox Mask

The Cat in the Hat

If your child is a fan of Dr Seuss, this DIY Cat in the Hat will be easy for you to make out of an old tin can and some felt! Read the full DIY tutorial here.

DIY Cat in the Hat Hat

Little Red Riding Hood

DIY costumes can be as easy or as complicated as you like – and this no-sew Little Red Riding Hood cape is definitely on the easy side! All you need is a red sheet that you can pick up fairly cheaply at your local supermarket. Read the full DIY tutorial here.

The Witches

Need a last-minute World Book Day costume pretty sharpish? Dig out an old witch hat from Halloween and make a shredded skirt out of black bin bags. Then pair it up with black leggings and a black top to make a super easy costume inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Witches! Read the full DIY tutorial here.

We hope this post has given you enough inspiration to start planning your child’s World Book Day costume! For even more costume ideas, check out our full range of book character costumes or stay on our blog! 

World Book Day Costumes



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