World Book Day Costume Ideas for Siblings

World Book Day Costume Ideas for Siblings 2018

If you’ve got two children who are celebrating World Book Day this year, what a wonderful opportunity to put together a group costume!

There are so many legendary pairings to choose from – Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket, Matilda and Miss Trunchbull… The list of brilliant book character duos goes on!

Take a look through our World Book Day costume ideas for siblings if you’re looking for inspiration and then check out our whole range of World Book Day fancy dress when you’re ready to get your costumes!

The best group costumes for World Book Day 2018

Where’s Wally

First up is Where’s Wally! An easy and instantly recognisable costume, this World Book Day costume ideas works great for two! How about dressing one child as Wally and the other as Wanda?

Where's Wally Costume



Where's Wanda Costume


Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka

If your children are fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, how about dressing them up as Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka? Perhaps Roald Dahl’s most famous duo, you could turn this into a group costume for three by dressing a third child as the golden ticket!

Charlie Bucket Costume


Willy Wonka Costume


Oompa Loompas

Want a funny World Book Day costume for siblings that will definitely stand out from a crowd of book characters? How about dressing your children up as oompa loompas from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Complete this crazy look with a green wig and orange face paint!

Oompa Loompa Costume


Oompa Loompa Costume 2


The BFG and Sophie

The BFG has been one of our favourite World Book Day costumes for a long time, and now you can make it a group costume by dressing another child in this brand new Sophie costume!

The BFG Costume


Sophie Costume


Alice and the Cheshire Cat

Imagine how cute your children will look dressed as Alice in Wonderland and the Cheshire Cat! Alice in Wonderland has so many wonderful characters to dress up as but these ones are particularly quick, easy and instantly recognisable.

Alice in Wonderland Costume


Cheshire Cat Costume


Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Little Red Riding Hood has all the makings of a brilliant World Book Day costume for siblings. One child can be Red Riding Hood and the other can be the big, bad wolf!





Dorothy and the Tin Man

Most people forget that The Wizard of Oz was a book before it was a famous film, and that it’s a brilliant World Book Day costume idea. How about dressing one child up as Dorothy and the other as the Tin Man?

Dorothy Costume




The Gruffalo and the Mouse

Are your children fans of Julia Donaldson’s book The Gruffalo? How about dressing the older child as the Gruffalo and the younger one as the mouse for a cute and easy sibling costume idea.

Gruffalo Costume


Gruffalo Mouse Costume


Thing 1 and Thing 2

Last but not least is Thing 1 and Thing 2! This World Book Day costume for siblings couldn’t be easier – just throw on the onesie and stick on ‘1’ or ‘2’!



We hope this post has given you plenty of inspiration for your child’s World Book Day costume! And remember, these costume ideas work well for friends as well as siblings. Check out our full range of book day costumes or stay on our blog for more inspiration!



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