Costume Ideas for Roald Dahl Day 2017

Costume Ideas for Dahlicious Dress Up Day 2016

Roald Dahl Day 2017 is on Wednesday 13th September – and getting your child all dressed up needn’t be a chore!

To give you a helping hand, here’s a handy round-up of Roald Dahl costume ideas taken from our great selection of Roald Dahl fancy dress.

From Willy Wonka to Matilda and everything in between – read on for inspiration!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate factory is a treasure trove of costume ideas! Seriously, there are so many great characters to choose from. Here are a couple of our favourites!

Willy Wonka

He’s the legendary factory owner and the first character that comes to mind when you think of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! This Willy Wonka costume is one of our top choices for Roald Dahl Day 2017!


Willy Wonka Costume

New for Roald Dahl Day 2017 is this costume inspired by the original Willy Wonka! Perfect for fans of the 1964 classic!

Willy Wonka Costume

Charlie Bucket

He’s the boy with the golden ticket – Charlie Bucket! And this costume is all you need for a swift transformation into one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved characters!

Charlie Bucket Costume

The oompa loompas

For a funny costume, how about dressing up as an oompa loompa? All you need is this costume and this green wig!

Oompa Loompa Costume


Matilda is an absolute classic and year after year, lots of children love dressing up as its most popular characters! This Matilda costume comes with everything you need to dress up as Miss Honey’s most studious student including a dress, a book and a newt!

Matilda Costume

If your child would rather dress up as a baddie, how about this Miss Trunchbull costume? It comes complete with a stick-on monobrow!


Miss Trunchbull Costume

Fantastic Mr Fox

He’s the best dressed fox around and a brilliant costume idea for World Book Day 2017 – it’s Fantastic Mr Fox! This costume has everything you need but if you’re feeling crafty, you could have a go at making your own mask.

Fantastic Mr Fox Costume

The Twits

Here’s one of our favourite Roald Dahl costume ideas – The Twits! It’s a brilliant group costume for two friends or siblings and you can have loads of fun getting into character as the mean Mr Twit and Mrs Twit.

Mr Twit Costume

Mrs Twit Costume

The Witches

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble! How about dressing up as the Grand High Witch from The Witches? Roald Dahl Day is only a month or so before Halloween so you could use this witch costume for both dress up days!

Witch Costume


James and the Giant Peach

Last but not least is James and the Giant Peach! This simple costume is fun, original and it won’t take long to get ready before school!

James and the Giant Peach Costume

We hope you have fun if you’re dressing up for Roald Dahl Day this year! Browse our whole range of Roald Dahl costumes or stay on our blog for more inspiration!



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