What to Wear for Dahlicious Dress Up Day 2015

Dahlicious Dress Up Day Costume Ideas

Dahlicious Dress Up Day is fast becoming one of the biggest fancy dress events in the school calendar and if you’re stuck for a costume idea, we’re here to help!

A Roald Dahl costume is a must but how do you possibly choose your favourite character when there are so many brilliant ones?

Luckily for you, we’ve sieved through all our Roald Dahl fancy dress for this year’s best costume ideas. So whether you’re a teacher or a parent looking for ideas for your child, take a look at the list below for inspiration.

Dahlicious Dress Up Day costume ideas for children

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate is the ultimate Roald Dahl book and there are so many iconic characters to dress up as. From the fabulous Willy Wonka himself to the admirable Charlie Bucket, either of these costumes would be your golden ticket to Roald Day Day success!

And if you’d like to theme your whole Dahlicious Dress Up Day around Willy Wonka, take a look at our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party ideas.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Costumes

Matilda and Mrs Trunchbull

Good girl Matilda and the infamous Mrs Trunchbull make a brilliant group costume for best friends. Not only is the book an absolute classic, you can have loads of fun getting into character!

A Mrs Trunchbull costume like this is great value and even comes with a stick-on monobrow! And as for the studious Matilda, make sure you complete a costume like this with a book and a plastic lizard for props!

Matilda and Mrs Trunchbull Costumes for Dahlicious Dress Up Day

The Enormous Crocodile

He’s the crocodile who tells all the other animals he eats children and another Roald Dahl classic. A onesie like this would make the perfect costume and you could even turn the story into a fun game of hide and seek with all the other children hiding from the crocodile!

The Enormous Crocodile Costume

Oompa Loompas

They’re Willy Wonka’s famous factory workers and a great value costume choice for Roald Dahl Day. Just don’t forget a green wig like this to complete your costume!

Oompa Loompa Costumes for Dahlicious Dress Up Day


Transforming your child into the Big Friendly Giant couldn’t be easier than with a BFG costume like this – complete with giant ears and a trumpet for blowing dreams into children’s minds!

Roald Dahl BFG Costume

Homemade Fantastic Mr Fox mask

Dressing up doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you’re looking for a cheap DIY costume idea for Dahlicious Dress Up Day, how about our easy Fantastic Mr Fox mask? All you need is an old cereal box, some acrylic paint and our free printable stencil.

It’s really quick and easy to make and you can make your costume look extra slick with a smart jacket and a shirt!

How to Make a DIY Fantastic Mr Fox Mask

Have we given you enough inspiration to get started on your Dahlicious Dress Up Day costume? Head over to our shop to browse our full range of Roald Dahl fancy dress.



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