For those of you with Nursery and School aged children you will most likely be aware that ‘World Book Day’ takes place on Thursday March 2nd 2017. If not, there is still plenty of time to make plans for a reading related costume for your little one. Be aware that most schools ask that children also take the book which their costume is themed upon along with them to consolidate the link between the two.
Costume Ideas For World Book Day
Try not to stress, it’s fairly easy to whip up a costume with little funds or fuss. Here are some simple costume ideas for your little book worms to wear this World Book Day.
Red Riding Hood
Using a large piece of red fabric (this could even be an adults coat or dressing gown) create a hooded cape using a simple belt to pull the costume together. For added effect add a wicker basket filled with snacks or play food to carry through the ‘woods’ to School or Nursery for the day.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Dress your child in a pretty dress and for added cuteness plait/ braid their hair. Now add three different sized teddy bears (Daddy, Mummy and Baby Bear) for your child to take along with them to school.
If your child already has a Wizards or Witches costume that they have previously used for Halloween then why not reuse this to create a Harry Potter themed costume. Simply add some cheap glasses (which you can usually buy from supermarkets and remove the lenses). Alternatively use a large piece of dark material or even a bin bag to create a cheap and easy cape!
Dress your child in a striped t-shirt/ top. Now using a piece of felt or black card and elastic, create a simple eye patch for your child to wear. To complete the costume use a headscarf, headband or scarf to create an authentic looking bandana. This costume could be used for a wide range of books including Peter Pan, Treasure Island and many more.
Dont Stress !
Most supermarkets also stock a range of reasonable priced costumes ideal for the occasion if you should not have the time or inclination to create a costume. Remember, to ensure that you also have a copy of the book you are relating the costume to and most importantly to enjoy the day!