Of World Bookday
Thursday 2nd of March
World Book Day on March 3rd is a fantastic day, created to promote books and reading. A great way to do this is with fancy dress; we can all dress as our favourite character from a book! The possibilities for this are almost endless; there are literally millions of books in the world, and millions more characters to dress as.
Who will you dress as? Harry Potter is always a favourite, but how about Snape or Hagrid, to be a little different? You could dress as a Mister Man or one of the Little Miss characters; the Gruffalo, the Cat in the Hat, Elmer the Elephant... if you're a little older, what about Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games or Jon Snow from Game of Thrones? You could be really clever, and go as Death, the narrator of The Book Thief or the tiger from Life of Pi.
This is such a fantastic day because the possibilities are endless. There are so many different characters in books, the only limit is your imagination. Also, don't forget to checkout our bookday costume ideas for mum and dad.View Adult Costumes
Fancy dress is a brilliant way to capture children's imaginations and get them engaged. The organisers of World Book Day know this, and that's why fancy dress has become such a large part of the day.
There are so many characters from books to dress up as, from the Cat in the Hat to Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland or even Fantastic Mr Fox. You could even think outside the box a little and go as Thing 1 (or Thing 2) from the Cat in the Hat, or perhaps Hagrid or Dumbledoor. What about the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, or even Tweedledum or Tweedledee?
With millions of books and characters to choose from the possibilities are endless, with the only limit your imagination. If you're a little spoilt for choice though don't panic - we have a handy guide here to get you started in thinking about your favourite characters. And don't forget: mums, dads and teachers can dress up too!View Kids Costumes
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring children's books under the pen name Dr.Seuss
Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by his pen name Lewis Caroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. Best known for his Alice in Wonderland series.