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World Book Day

World Book Day is on the 7th of March 2019. Pupils are encouraged to come to school on that day dressed as a character from a children's book.

Below are some ideas for costumes which can be made from items you already have at home.

Claude by Alex T Smith


To dress as Claude you will need:

Red beret

Red top and pale trousers

Black cardboard ears on a headband.

(If you already have a Snoopy mask, you could use that, since he and Claude are the same type of dog.)

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien


To dress as Bilbo Baggins you will need:

Plain shirt and trousers


Gold ring on a necklace

Hairy feet drawn on paper and stuck on top of your shoes

The BFG by Roald Dahl


To dress as the BFG you will need:

Big cardboard ears

A trumpet made of kitchen roll and carboard

An empty jam jar labelled 'Dreams'


To dress as Sophie you will need:


A nightdress

A pair of glasses

Paddington by Michael Bond


To dress as Paddington Bear you will need:

A blue dufflecoat

A floppy hat

A label saying 'Please look after this bear'

Mary Poppins by P L Travers


To dress as Mary Poppins, you will need:

A white blouse

A dark skirt

A red bow-tie

A big bag

A hat with flowers

The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss


To dress as the Cat In The Hat you will need:

A hat made of cardboard and a paper plate

Black clothes

A red bow-tie

Eyeliner to draw whiskers

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs


To dress as Harry you will need:

Blue jeans

A yellow t-shirt

A plastic bucket

Some toy dinosaurs

A red bodywarmer (optional)

Goth Girl by Chris Riddell


To dress as Ada Goth you will need:

A  long black dress (a leftover witch costume from Halloween would be perfect.)

A headband with a big feather in it

Long curly hair

Beast Quest by Adam Blade


To dress as Tom from Beast Quest you will need:

A cardboard sword and shield

A blue top

A toy monster

Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm


To dress as Little Red Riding Hood you will need:


A red coat with a hood

A basket


To dress as the Big bad Wolf you will need:

Grey clothes

A wolf mask printed from the internet

Harry Potter by J K Rowling


To dress as Harry Potter you will need:

Black cloak (if you don't have a fabric one, you can make one out of bin bags)


Eyeliner to draw a scar on yuor forehead

Round glasses


To dress as Hermione Granger you will need:

Black cloak


Big hair

The Dictionary


To dress as The Dictionary you will need:

An old white t-shirt

A marker pen

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon


To dress as Horrid Henry you will need:


Blue and yellow t-shirt

Printable Horrid Henry mask



To dress as Stickman you will need:

Brown clothes

Some twigs for decoration

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams


To dress as Joe Spud you will need:

Toy money


Blingy jewellery

Ms Marvel by G Willow Wilson


To dress as Kamala Khan you will need:

Red leggings and long sleeved top

Blue dress

Red scarf

A black domino mask (made out of card or drawn on with facepaint)

A yellow lighning bolt made out of fabric or paper to pin to the front of the dress

Ade's Amazing Ade-ventures by Ade Adeptitan


To dress as Cyborg Cat, you will need:

Black clothes

Black Panther style mask (you can draw or print the mask on cardboard or you can add ears to a black beanie hat for a more 3D look)


Black clothes

Silver foil to tape to your left leg as Ade's cyborg leg-brace.

Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson


To dress as Hetty, you will need:

Brown Dress

White apron

White cap


Lace up boots

Wear your hair in two plaits

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