World Book Day Costume Ideas

World Book Day Costume Ideas

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffys Liverpool on February 13th 2019
Every year the United Kingdom celebrates World Book Day on the first Thursday of March. In 2019, it will be the 7th of March, and in 2020 it will be the 5th of March. The aim of the celebration is to encourage children to read; providing them with the opportunity to own a book of their own through the use of National Book Tokens Ltd.

Suggestions For World Book Day Fancy Dress

Want to dress up for World Book Day but don’t know what costume to wear? Here’s a quick list of a few World Book Day fancy dress suggestions to give you some food for thought.

  1. Harry Potter
    There’s something for everyone with Harry Potter fancy dress; with costumes for men, women, boys, and girls, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The cast includes a diverse selection of different characters of different ages, genders, and backgrounds; including Hermione, Ron, Harry, Ginny, Luna, Tonks, Dean, Cho, and loads more wonderful characters.

    However, if you don’t want to dress up as an established character and instead would like to transport yourself into the world of Harry Potter, the universe and style is recognisable enough to enable you to create your own Harry Potter style costume and character, without people being confused as to who you are dressed up as.

  2. Roald Dahl
    Many children grow up reading the masterpieces penned by Roald Dahl. With children’s fiction classics such as James and the Giant Peace, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The BFG, there are loads to choose from. Dahl’s literature has become so intertwined with the culture of children’s books, his characters are the obvious choice for a World Book Day Costume.

    With a vast collection of costumes for grown-ups and children; you’ll be spoiled for choice when searching through Smiffys-Liverpool’s Roald Dahl collection of fancy dress costumes. We have lots of great costumes to choose from, including Willy Wonka costumes for grown-ups and peach costumes for children.

  3. R. R. Tolkien
    For those who enjoy fantasy fiction, Tolkien is an author who is revered, with many fans of his work taking a ‘pilgrimage of sorts’ to his grave. Some of his works include the high-fantasy adventures Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which are enjoyed by grown-ups and children alike. The classic children’s book, The Hobbit is a tale of adventure, friendship, and bravery; making it a great choice for parents to read to their children.

    If your child enjoys the works of Tolkien and you’re searching for a costume for then, perhaps this Boys Thorin Oakenshield Set will be of interest to you?

  4. David Walliams
    The comedian, actor, and author David Walliams, is well known for Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, and his appearances on Britain’s Got Talent. However, did you know that this accomplished individual has also written a significant number of children’s books; sometimes being to the popular children’s author Roald Dahl?

    Walliams’ writings provide children with entertaining stories and important teach able lessons. For example, in the book Grandpa’s Great Escape, the main character Jack has a grandfather who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Grandpa was a famous pilot during the Second World War, however due to his condition, he believes that the war is ongoing and refers to his grandson Jack as ‘Squadron Leader’. This book provides important lessons for children about of the sacrifices made by those during the Second World War. Additionally, the relationship between Jack and Grandpa is a fantastic way to educate younger readers about the importance of looking after elderly family members.

    Another fantastic story from Walliams is The Boy in the Dress. This book is about a boy called Dennis who one day decides to wear a dress under the alter ego of “Denise”. Similar to other items of fiction written by David Walliams, this story is a fantastic book to educate younger readers about cross-dressing and how it is not something that somebody should be ashamed of.

Need Book Day Costumes In Liverpool? Visit Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop

Our Merseyside fancy dress shop has a diverse selection of fancy dress products to choose from including dress-up costumes, and instant fancy dress kits. So the next time you’re searching for ‘fancy dress near me’ pop in our Bold Street fancy dress shop and explore our collection of fancy dress costumes.

If you can’t find the costume you’re searching for do not worry. With an unrivalled 30 years of industry experience our team have the skills, dedication, and know-how to help you find the fancy dress costume you want. Additionally, thanks to our links within the party industry, if you cannot find your ideal fancy dress costume on our store, there’s a good chance that our team of party experts will be able to source it for you.

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