World Book Day Character Costumes

World Book Day Character Costumes

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffys Liverpool on February 26th 2020
World Book Day is a fantastic celebration of literature and reading. It is a celebration marked in over 100 countries all over the world, this includes the United Kingdom. Every year we celebrate World Book Day on the first Thursday of March. This year in 2020 it will be celebrated on March the 5th. The event and World book day outfits aren’t just for small children and their school teachers; it is a day to be enjoyed by people of all ages, including both teenagers and grownups. 

Books are incredible learning materials; they can teach us so much. Authors come from numerous walks of life and various different ethnicities. An author’s life experiences can influence their writing and as such, reading books from a variety of different authors can help us to better understand the world we live in, through the discovery of different worlds contained within the pages of a book.

Character Costume Ideas For World Book Day

  • Harry Potter
    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.

    There are lots of wonderful characters to choose from in J. K. Rowling’s beautifully crafted world. For the girls, there are lots of wonderful characters to dress up as, including the strong, powerful and intelligent Gryffindor witch; Hermione Granger. For those wanting to go the extra mile with their Hermione Granger costume, you can find the Official Hermione Granger Wand on our online store. For boys, what better choice than to choose the main character Harry Potter? On our online store, we have an incredible Harry Potter costume Set, however for those interested in a ‘wizard in muggle clothing’, how about mixing ‘normal clothes’ with Official Harry Potter Glasses and the Official Harry Potter Wand?
  • 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. They’re a great option for parents and children to share a hobby and bond together, because the stories are presented in easy to read bite-sized pieces combined with superb illustrations and skilfully crafted artwork; making it great for school children and working adults who do not have enough spare time to commit several hours a day to reading.

    So with loads of different characters throughout different comic book universes including both the incredibly popular Marvel and DC universes, there are loads of different costumes to choose from for World Book Day. For girls, perhaps the strong and powerful Kara Zor-El, also known as Supergirl (the cousin of Superman) with the Deluxe Supergirl costume. However, for boys perhaps the Deluxe The Flash costume will be a great choice, the character Flash is speedster; a character who has access to the speed force, which allows them to move at incredible speeds, a superb choice for fancy dress costumes.
  • Roald Dahl 
    Roald Dahl’s literary masterpieces have been enjoyed by numerous generations over the decades; this makes it a great choice for both children and grown-ups. Whilst children’s literature trends come and go, children’s classics, like those expertly crafted by Dahl, stay with us generation after a generation. Many of Dahl’s books are read to children, who in turn when they grow up and have children of their own, read the same stories to their children.

    With a selection of costumes for both children and grownups, if you’re searching for fun fancy dress costumes from well known books, you’ll be spoiled for choice in our collection of Roald Dahl costumes. Roald Dahl’s literary works provide a plethora of fancy dress inspiration. You could dress up as Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, Miss Trunchbull, or maybe even the BFG. There are lots of wonderful Roald Dahl fancy dress costumes to choose from at Smiffys-Liverpool. We even have an entire section of our online store dedicated to Roald Dahl costumes, with choices for boys such as Boys Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox Costume, girls such as Girls Roald Dahl Matilda Costume, and grownups such as Roald Dahl Willy Wonka Costume or Roald Dahl Deluxe Miss Trunchbull Costume

Browse Through World Book Day Fancy Dress On Smiffys-Liverpool

World Book Day is celebrated by talking about our favourite books, finding new books to enjoy and by wearing costumes inspired by some of our favourite book characters. We have a wide variety of fancy dress costumes inspired by literature, ranging from the magical worlds of fantasy literature to the classic fairy tales.

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 youself or 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

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  • You can contact us by telephone by calling, 0151 709 9449.
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