World Book Day on Thursday 1st March sees the nation dress up as their favourite literary characters. In a world obsessed with the internet, social media, and mobile phones, this tradition is a welcome excuse to pick up a book.
If you’re a teacher, pupil, author, illustrator or general book fanatic, here are some costume ideas to inspire you to dress up this World Book Day.
Left to right: Queen of Hearts, Tinkerbell, Cat in the Hat, Snow White – Partica Stores
Partica at Wimbledon’s Centre Court Shopping Centre has a huge range of fantastic options to choose from. You’ll instantly look the part with a proper costume – ideal if the whole workplace is dressing is up.
If you’re looking for something a little less out there or don’t have time to run to the shops, here are some handy tips on getting a last minute World Book Day costume together:
- Use a prop. Props can instantly hep you bring a costume together. A simple stick becomes your Hogwarts wand, a shiny card transforms into Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket, a handful of books hints at Roald Dahl’s Matilda… be imaginative!
- Re-use old costumes. Everyone has a few bits and pieces lying around from Halloween’s and fancy dress parties of the past.
- Accessorise. If you’ve got a red dress, tie a red scarf around your neck and you could be Little Red Riding Hood. With blue, add a white apron and you could be Alice In Wonderland.
Left to right: Fantastic Mr Fox, Where’s Wally, Mr Twit, BFG from Partica Stores
The same rules apply for the kids too if you cant make it to the shops.
Are there elements from their school uniform you could accessorise? Do they have a striped jumper you could add oversized glasses to?
Get creative, and have a happy World Book Day!