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Free and Easy World Book Day Costumes

With World Book Day fast approaching on Thursday 7 March 2024 we have created some free and easy costume ideas from everyday clothes, to inspire you to shop second hand or create a costume from clothes you already have at home.


All you need to create Roald's iconic character that is Matilda is a blue dress. Bonus if you can grab some red ribbon for the hair, or any other colour - we've gone for Thrifthood green ribbon.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

A simple blue dress also works perfectly for this much loved story book.

The Midnight Gang

Got a pair of pyjamas? Then you're all set for Williams' the Midnight Gang.

The funkier the better.

A Squash and a Squeeze

Another super simple costume idea that you can have lots of fun accessorising by adding an apron and your favourite farm yard animals to recreate this much loved Julia Donaldson book.

Little People, Big Dreams

Marcus Rashford, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough

We love how easy it is to create a costume from this brilliant book series and why stop at books for children? How about using your favourite autobiography as inspiration. If you want the costume to be instantly recognisable, why not make a sign using a quote from the inspirational person.

All of the book used in this series were purchased from World of Books a secondhand online bookstore that has a fantastic range of books and speedy delivery.

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