Best Homemade Costumes for World Book Day

world book day costumesYep, World Book Day, Thursday 2rd March 2017  – a day guaranteed to spark fear in the hearts of any parent who is, urm, challenged in the sewing department.

If you’re scampering around for book related costume inspiration, come and have a look at these.

I’ve scoured the internet to discover these wonderful creations … they are awesome. And the best bit? They range from the

‘My! How on earth did they do that?!’, to the

‘I can pull that off the night before – phew!’

Let’s start off gently. How about the Saucepan Man from The Faraway Tree. Foil. Saucepans. Easy peasy …

Saucepan Man

For older readers how about Hazel or Daisy from the Robins Stevens’ Murder Mystery series? Robin has provided some great tips over on her website, along with a special Deepdean crest that you can print out, then fix on to your blazer. Super simple, and very effective!



If you don’t want to go head to toe … how about one of these fab Wild Things Masks, from the wonderful Maggie at Red Ted Art?



or, design your own Oliver and the Seawigs, urm, wig! The kids get to colour and design this one too which is even better. You just need to download & print the PDF from the website of the wonderful illustrator, Sarah McIntyre.

Oliver Seawigs

The quickest costume EVER – this one is perfect for those who don’t really like to dress up too much. A wocket … in a pocket, can’t go wrong with Dr Seuss. Genius!


Chanel the diva within and go as Fancy Nancy;

Fancy Nancy

Ok. Let’s step it up a gear. Who doesn’t like Greg? How about a Wimpy Kid costume??

Wimpy Kid

For the little ones, this is just so much fun! Mr Bump … a full tutorial too …

Mr Bump

I’ve got you hooked now right?

Just. Too. Amazing … white from Narnia *sigh* The tutorial does make it sound achievable


And finally… why should babies miss out on World Book Day?

Hungry Caterpillar

I’d love to know which one you’ve decided on.

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