David Walliams Costume Ideas for World Book Day

David Walliams fancy dress costumes for World Book Day

David Walliams may be new on the book scene but his characters are fast-becoming a World Book Day staple! From Gangsta Granny to Mr Stink, his books already have so many iconic characters. Of course, they’ve also given us loads of great dressing up ideas!

All your little one’s favourites David Walliams costumes are here for World Book Day. Which one will you choose?

Gangsta Granny

First up is Gangsta Granny! This ordinary grandma is secretly an international jewel thief and certainly up to no good! Dress your child up in this new Gangsta Granny costume and they’ll be instantly recognisable on World Book Day.

Gangsta Granny World Book Day fancy dress costume

Grandpa’s Great Escape

In his younger days, this grandpa used to be a World War II flying ace… But now he’s in an old folk’s home and planning his escape! This official Grandpa’s Great Escape costume comes with a flying hat and a fake moustache for an instant transformation!

Grandpa's Great Escape World Book Day fancy dress costume

Billionaire Boy

Joe’s rich. Really, really rich! And if your child is a fan of Billionaire Boy, this new costume will be their perfect World Book Day outfit!

Billionaire Boy World Book Day fancy dress costume

Mr Stink

Mr Stink stank! But there’s more to him than meets the eye! We won’t spoil the ending but this Mr Stink costume is perfect for any child who loves the book!

Mr Stink World Book Day fancy dress costume


If your child loves the Ratburger, they’ll love dressing up as Burger Man Burt! This official Ratburger costume comes with a striped top, trousers, wig and even a bottle of special sauce!

Ratburger World Book Day fancy dress costume

The Boy in the Dress

Fans of The Boy in the Dress will love transforming into Dennis with this costume! It even comes with an inflatable football!

The Boy in the Dress David Walliams fancy dress costume

Awful Auntie

Your child can get ready to act just like Aunt Alberta and plot to steal Stella’s inheritance with this official Awful Auntie costume. Perfect for kids who love pretending to be a baddie!

Awful Auntie World Book Day fancy dress costume

Ready to get your child ready for World Book Day? If you’ve forgotten till the last minute, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If they’re more into Harry Potter or Roald Dahl, we have some great costume guides for them as well!