6 Alice in Wonderland World Book Day Costumes for Kids

Alice in Wonderland World Book Day fancy dress costumes

Alice in Wonderland has always been one of our favourite World Book Day costume themes. Lewis Carroll’s magical world is home to so many memorable characters, and most of them make a pretty cool fancy dress outfit!

So, take a tumble down the rabbit hole with us for a look at the best Alice in Wonderland characters your child can dress up as for World Book Day!


Girl in Alice in Wonderland fancy dress costume

Let’s start with Alice herself, and this lovely costume in instantly recognisable baby blue. The decoration on the front is packed with Wonderland references, from the four card suits to the ornate key (great for opening tiny doors!).

From school dress-up days to tea parties, it really is a dress for all occasions!

The Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter World Book Day fancy dress costume

Let’s face it, everyone loves the Mad Hatter, and if you feel like being creative, this is an opportunity to create something truly spectacular. We’ve given you the basic tools with this wacky costume, featuring the Hatter’s colourful suit and trademark hat.

Want to go for the full Johnny Depp? Grab some face paints and have some fun planning the perfect look with your child. We’ve even got a quick face paint tutorial video to help you get started!

The Queen of Hearts

Girl in Queen of Hearts fancy dress costume

It takes a great baddie to bring a classic children’s book to life. That’s what makes the Queen of Hearts so iconic.

Wonderland’s wickedest woman is sure to be a popular fancy dress choice among girls with a more mischievous side. They’ll love stepping into this wonderful character – just don’t let the power go their heads!

The Cheshire Cat

Girl in Cheshire Cat fancy dress costume

If your child loves to stand out, then this colourful Cheshire Cat outfit is the perfect choice this World Book Day.

Why not complete the look with a vibrant pink wig? If you’re feeling super-detailed, you can even pick up some black face paint to add some whiskers.

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee World Book Day fancy dress costume

Don’t say we never treat you, because this outfit isn’t just a great Tweedle Dum costume. It’s also equally good as a Tweedle Dee outfit!

Does your child want to team up with their best friend for their costume? Perhaps you’re the lucky parent of twins? Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for two World Book Day costumes, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are a funny option.

The White Rabbit

Child wearing an Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit costume with top hat, tutu and waistcoat

If you’re still looking for a World Book Day costume, you’d best not leave it too late! The White Rabbit is another classic Alice in Wonderland character – after all, Alice wouldn’t have found Wonderland at all without him. You could choose to just wear a white rabbit onesie, or you could go for this suitably dapper version with dress, bow-tie, hat and gloves.

Want even more inspiration?

We’ve got so many World Book Day fancy dress ideas for you to try. You can check out this year’s top outfits, find last-minute costume ideas and, if you want to get in on the act yourself, we’ve even found some World Book Day ideas for grown-ups.