Easy, cheap, quick World Book Day Costume Ideas

World Book Day (Thursday 7th March) is fast approaching and we have some quick, easy, cheap, last minute costume ideas to give you some inspiration.

World Book Day Angelina Ballerina Easy Costume Idea

If your daughter is a ballet fan this Angelina Ballerina costume is quick and easy.  Pair her ballet outfit or any pink dress with a pair of mouse ears (ours are from Ebay and are a mainstay in our dressing up box) with a pink bow.  Our favourite are from Verity Jones.  Add a nose and whiskers with a black eyeliner pencil.


World Book Day Easy Paddington Bear Costume

Paddington Bear is a sweet costume for any child and very easy to create at home with a few simple props.  When my son dressed as Paddington for World Book Day a few years ago he wore his winter coat and some bear ears which we had in our dressing up box.  I made a quick luggage tag label and we covered a small suitcase that we had with brown paper, but if that is a step too far, just add a jar of marmalade!


World Book Day Easy DIY Asterix Costume Idea


Another easy to create costume idea for World Book Day is Asterix.  This was very easy to pull together with clothes we had at home and just a little bit of crafting!  He wore red trousers and we made a DIY belt using some green and yellow card.  I made a card moustache from an easy template and we stuck some white card wings onto his grey school hat.


World Book Day Little People Big Dreams Coco Chanel Easy Costume Idea

The easiest World Book Day outfit we created was for my daughter a few weeks after her baby sister was born when I was very low on time or ideas!  She dressed as Coco Chanel from the Little People, Big Dreams book series.  We used a simple stripe top, paired with some (faux!) pearls and a costume jewellery broach.

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