A-Z of World Book Day Costume Ideas for Kids & Teachers

With World Book Day just around the corner, what will you or your little ones be dressing up as? Here’s our A-Z of ideas for teaching staff and children to dress as!

*please note…we have now found one for the letter Y courtesy of @thrifty_mumma_ on twitter..thanks! However, our suggestion for  ‘U’ is clutching at straws! so help us out if you can and write in the comments! 

Which World Book costumes will you be creating/buying/borrowing this year?

Alice in Wonderland

Big Bad Mouse (Gruffalo)

Cat in the Hat

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Elmer the Elephant

Fantastic Mr Fox


Hungry Caterpillar

Inspector Gadget

Jack and The Beanstalk

Katniss (Hunger Games)

Little Red Riding Hood


No Bot The Robot

Oompa Loompa

Peter Rabbit

Queen of Hearts

Ron Weasley from Harry Potter


The Boy In The Dress

Underpants (Captain underpants)

Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Walter From Walter’s Wonderful Web


Yertle the Turtle

Zog the Dragon (Julia Donaldson)

For many children, dressing up for world book day might bring its challenges and could well be something they don’t enjoy. So if you’re looking for a different way to celebrate World Book Day with your class, your whole school or even with your own children at home..head over to this brilliant blog post by

A-Z of World Books Day Ideas- that aren’t dressing up’




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