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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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