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Looking for some last minute costume ideas for World Book Day? We’ve got you covered!

Tomorrow is World Book Day 2018!

A day for celebrating stories and reading, and of course, for dressing up as your favourite characters. It can be tricky for your little ones (or big ones!) to decide on their favourite book, but it’s even harder finding a costume at the eleventh hour…

Here are some ideas for those last minute costumes that will still look the bees-knees!

Although we can’t help you recreate the magic of Roald Dahl’s book, you can turn your child into Matilda with a blue dress, red ribbon in her hair, and some books.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Children
Veruca Salt
A flouncy dress, fur cardigan and curly hair. Add a golden ticket and Wonka bar and she’s good to go!
Augustus Gloop
A red and white stripy top, hair combed over the forehead and of course, a bar of chocolate and golden ticket.

Alice in Wonderland
A blue dress, white apron and ribbon in her hair. If you happen to have the soft toy, a Cheshire cat would make the outfit complete.

The Wicked Witch of the West/The Worst Witch
No one will know that this one was bought for Halloween! A black dress and pointed hat would be finished off nicely with some green face paint. For the Worst Witch no face paint is needed, but two plaits would be a good addition.

A Dalmatian from 101 Dalmatians
Cut holes in a white long sleeved t-shirt and pop in on top of a black long sleeved t-shirt. Team it with black trousers. Finish off with a black puppy dog face painted nose, and a dog ear headband.

Cruella Deville
Not for those afraid of hair dye!
Colour half your child’s hair white and the other half black. Scrunch and hairspray until it looks wild.
Wear a fur scarf over a black long dress with some red gloves.

Charlotte’s Web
A black spider might not seem the easiest option but it doesn’t need to be complicated either.
Dress your child in all black and stuff 4 long black socks with newspaper. Attach the socks to the side of the outfit either with a needle and threat, or a staple gun.

Harry Potter
Harry Potter himself can be recreated with a Hogwarts school tie (red and gold/yellow), a pair of glasses and a red scar. If you don’t have a cape to hand to finish the outfit off, you could make your own here.

We hope you found some of these costume ideas useful, and we’re looking forward to seeing photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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