Inspirational (and adorable) World Book Day costumes

Inspirational (and adorable) World Book Day costumes
World Book Day is brilliant for so many things – encouraging children to read, celebrating fantastic books, and of course, the costumes.

Many families have been preparing far in advance to make sure that they are sporting congratulation-worthy costumes. So here are some of the best for you to be inspired by and to enjoy.

A particularly fetching Mrs Twit:

[The Twits – Roald Dahl]

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Never has the Gruffalo produced quite so many awwws:

[The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson]

A solid Stick Man costume (note those great little boots).

[Stick Man – Julia Donaldson]

And a Stick Man costume to trump all stick men!

[Stick Man – Julia Donaldson]

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An incredible Hatter – craftsmanship at it’s finest! You can even spy the making stages of the hat over on Instagram!

[Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll]

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This Alice knows how good she looks, and can you blame her?

[Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll]

Perhaps you wouldn’t think to dress up as Lucy Pevensie from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but if you were to, we challenge you to beat this.

[The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis]

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And of course, a classic – Aslan!

[The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis]

A photo posted by Sarah Noble (@sarahlounoble) on

Who can resist wanting to be Harry Potter – the nation’s favourite hero!

[Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling]

A photo posted by Jenny Owen (@missjennylou) on

This Peter Rabbit knows how to pose!

[The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter]

A photo posted by Andy (@iamandymac) on

As does Willy Wonka!

[Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl]

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Max, the king of the Wild Things, is very cute.

[Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak]

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And why has it taken me so long to see Ron Weasley and the Giant Jam Sandwich side by side?!

[Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling] [The Giant Jam Sandwich – John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway]

Veruca Salt and Miss Honey have nailed their acting skills.

[Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl] [Matilda – Roald Dahl]

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So, it’s from a film rather than a book, but this BB-8 is great! It’s still a story after all, and we couldn’t not share!

[Star Wars: The Force Awakens]

You’ve got to love it when teachers and library staff go all out.

[Emily the Strange series – Rob Reger] [The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins] [Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl]

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And finally, what would this post be without The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

[The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle]

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We hope these costumes have left you sufficiently inspired, or just made you smile (and made your heart melt a little bit!).

Maybe you’re preparing for tomorrow, or perhaps this has got you thinking that you’d better get going now for next year! Either way, we’re glad to have given these costumes the applause they deserve.

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This post was written by Holly Newson.

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