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The best World Book Day costumes on the high street

Section: Kids' Fashion
World Book Day

With World Book Day just around the corner, we’ve handpicked the best costumes on the high street for your little one because WHO has time to make their own?!

Whether they choose to be Harry Potter, Willy Wonka or Postman Pat on 1st March 2018, we’ve got it covered here:

Willy Wonka, from £12, Primark 

Primark Willy Wonker

A perfect choice for your chocolate fanatic, embrace Roald Dahl’s iconic character with this cute little set, complete with matching hat.

Paddington Bear Fancy Dress Costume, from £14, Asda 


If your little one was a huge fan of the recent Paddington film, why not go for this cute little all-in-one, with 3D hood and Paddington’s iconic red hat. All they’ll need is a packed lunch of marmalade sandwiches to carry in the cute suitcase.

Green and Brown BFG Costume, from £15, Sainsburys 


Another one for Roald Dahl fans, this cute little BFG costume comes complete with headband ears! Available in sizes from three to age ten.

Where’s Wally? Fancy Dress Costume, from £14, Tesco 

Where's Wally

A cute little outfit, complete with hat and glasses, the costume is available from age 3-4 years to 11-12 years and they even have matching adult outfits!

Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox Costume, from £15, Asda 

Fantastic Mr Fox

How cute is this little all in one, complete with mask, fox tail and cute little neck tie? Available from sizes 5-6 years to 11-12 years.

Children’s Cat in the Hat Costume, from £14.97, Amazon 

Children's Cat in the Hat

Another adorable little all-in-one, with a handy zip back for toilet trips at school, this cute costume is perfect for fans of the famous cat in the hat. Available in sizes 4-6 to 10-12, the outfit comes complete with a red and white striped top hat and gloves.

Queen of Hearts Fairytale Fancy Dress Costume, from £8.35, Amazon 

Queen of Hearts

An Alice and Wonderland themed costume for your little one, this affordable set comes with a dress and crown. Available in sizes from 3-4 years to 11-13 years.

Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Fancy Dress Costume, from £15, Tesco 

Tu clothing

This adorable little Peter Rabbit costume is perfect for the dressing up box, before and after World Book Day. With a brown fleece hood and legs, this cute little outfit is available in sizes from 1-3 years to 3-4 years.

Multicoloured Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Costume, from £16, Sainsburys


Another adorable little costume for your tot, Elmer fans will love dressing up as the patchwork elephant with this cute little all-in-one. The costume comes complete with an attached headdress, with ears and a trunk! Available in sizes 1-2 years to 5-6 years.

Postman Pat Fancy Dress Costume, from £14, Asda 

Postman pat

Early in the morning, as the day is dawning, your little one will be ready for World Book Day with this adorable little fancy-dress costume. The set includes a shirt and trousers, a hat, Postman Pat’s glasses and of course a postbag to carry those all-important letters. Available in sizes 1-2 years to 5-6 years.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fancy Dress Costume, from £14, Asda 

Hungry Caterpillar

Another ADORABLE costume, this cute little onesie is designed with everyone’s favourite hungry caterpillar in mind. The colourful design has apples, pears and plums covering the legs and comes with a textured chest. Available in sizes 1-1.5 years to 3-4 years.

Harry Potter Fancy Dress Costume, from £15, Asda 

Harry Potter

If your little one is a Gryffindor fan, this could be the perfect costume for World Book Day this year. It comes complete with a robe, scarf, Harry Potter glasses with sticky tape for authenticity, a Marauder’s Map and a wand! Available in sizes from 5-6 years to 11-12 years.

Flopsy Costume, from £17, Sainsburys 


If your little one was a fan of the recent Peter Rabbit film, why not let her dress up as Flopsy this World Book Day. With a cute hooded design and a cute pink cloak, the costume is available in 3-4 years to 7-8 years.

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