40+ ideas for simple World Book Day costumes

Published on Sunday, February 17, 2019

Child dressed as Mr Bear from Peace at Last


You probably won’t be surprised to hear that we love World Book Day here at Parrot Street HQ. However, as busy parents we know that it can be tricky to find the time to make a costume for one child, let alone more.

We enjoy making life that bit simpler for parents when it comes to anything book-related, so have put our heads together and come up with over 40 children’s book character costumes that are easy to recreate. Some require a bit more crafting than others but half term seems like the perfect time to get started and even enlist the children’s help too!

We’re sharing the full list with our newsletter subscribers and as a welcome gift for anyone that joins our email list before World Book Day on 7th March. But we thought it would only be fair to share a sneak peak here on our blog too:

Mr Bear from Peace at Last

If you have some bear ears in your dressing-up box this is such a simple costume to recreate. Simply add pjs, dressing gown, slippers and a little black nose!


Child having face painted to be Mr Bear from Peace at Last


Claude and Sir Bobblysock

This little dog is one of our all-time favourite characters and is never far from his best friend, Sir Bobblysock. We nabbed a cheap red beret from eBay and created a simple collar from ribbon and a chocolate coin wrapper. A red sock is attached to a red jumper and a little black nose finishes the look!


Child dressed as Claude