5 Suggestions For World Book Day Costume

5 Suggestions For World Book Day Costume

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffys Liverpool on January 24th 2020
We understand that when searching for world book day costumes for kids, it’s easy to feel spoiled for choice, after all we have two floors of fancy dress costumes to browse. Additionally, as authors originate from a variety of different backgrounds and ethnicities, this great variety creates a plethora of fancy dress options, which can be overwhelming, after all there are hundreds of children’s books that you could chose to read, each with a whole host of different characters.

So to give you a helping hand, here’s a quick list of 6 suggestions to help you find the costume that’s right for you.

5 Suggestions For World Book Day Costumes For Kids


  • 1. Horrible Histories Costumes
    Following on from the theme of educating children, the Horrible Histories books are a superb opportunity for children to learn about different periods and figures throughout history in a fun and comedic manner. For example, an interesting time in European history was the Middle Ages, also known by some as the Medieval period. During this time, a group of people from Scandinavia explored Europe and travelled to the Americas.

    However, if you’re looking for an inspirational character from history, perhaps the inspiring and formidable woman, Boudica. Queen Boudica was the ruler of the Iceni tribe, in East Anglia. At the time of the Roman conquest she was a warrior Queen who fought against the powerful might of Rome. Even thought she was defeated, she was immortalised in 1902 in the form of a statue; if you have visited London you might have seen it.


  • 2. Fancy Dress Inspired By Roald Dahl Books
    Many children love the books written by Roald Dahl. As such we have many fantastic book day costumes from the wonderful world of Rald Dahl literature. There are lots of wonderful books to take inspiration from, including titles such as James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. In fact, with regards to the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, perhaps your child would be interested in the superb Roald Dahl Willy Wonka costume for boys.

  • 3. Harry Potter Costumes
    Harry Potter is one of the most beloved book series in the world. The Harry Potter universe (also known as the Potterverse) crafted by J. K. Rowling is a fantastic and immerse adventure into a world almost identical to ours with one key difference. This world is filled with magic and adventure.

    If you daughter wants to dress up as a student of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry, She can dress up like the brave and intelligent lead female character of the series, Hermione with the Official Hermione Grander Wand; which you can find on our online store.

  • 4. Comic Books
    The novel isn’t the only form of literature one can enjoy on World Book Day. Graphic novels and comic books provide many inspirational stories and influential characters for people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to enjoy. Comic books and graphic novels provide a similar form of escapism that fantasy novels provide. However, with comic books and graphic novels, the reader can also enjoy skilfully crafted artwork, and in the case of comic books; the stories are presented in easy to read bite sized pieces. This is great for school children or working adults who do not have enough spare time to commit several hours a day to reading. Providing a great opportunity for parents and children to share a hobby together.

    If your daughter is interested in the world of comic books. Perhaps the strong and powerful Kara Zor-El, also known as Supergirl (the cousin of Superman) will be the perfect choice for her world book day costume with this Deluxe Supergirl costume? Additionally, for those with sons, perhaps they’ll be interested in the Deluxe The Flash costume. Flash is what is known as a speedster. A speedster is a character who has access to the speed force, which allows them to move at incredible speeds, a superb choice for fancy dress costumes.

  • 5.Classic & Traditional Literature
    Shakespeare is a famous poet and playwright; his writings are fantastic works of literature. His plays are loved by many, classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and other fantastic works are frequently performed my many amateur dramatic societies and of course by the very talented Royal Shakespeare Company. So if you’re searching for an ode to one of the country’s most beloved writers, we have a fantastic Boys Shakespeare costume.

What Is World Book Day?

World Book Day is very important. It inspires children to gather together and appreciate the joy of reading. The aim of the celebration is to inspire children to explore the wonders that reading can bring. It’s celebrated in over 100 countries all over the world; this means that it’s the biggest celebration of its kind!

Fantastic World Book Day Costumes For Kids From Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop


For fantastic World Book Day fancy dress costumes for boys, visit Smiffys-Liverpool fancy dress shop in Merseyside. We have a great selection of World Book Day Costumes For Kids in both our online store and our physical fancy dress store.

If you would additional information regarding the fancy dress costumes that are available on our website, or if you would like some advice regarding choosing a World Book Day costume for your child, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and dedicated staff. The Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop team will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

Contact The Smiffys-Liverpool Team

If you would like to contact our team, you can do so using the methods below.

  • You can contact us by telephone by calling, 0151 709 9449.
  • You could send your questions to us by email,please send your email to sales@smiffysfancydressshop.co.uk
  • You could fill out our enquiry form and we will reply as soon as possible.
  • You could visit us in store, our address is, 56 Bold Street, L1 4EA, our opening times are 9.30 - 5.30 Monday to Saturday and 11.00 - 4.30 on Sundays
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