World Book Day costume ideas

From the moment you spy the letter in your child’s book bag comes that feeling of inner panic. How many actual days are there til March 3rd? Will my child reel off a huge list of peers already going as (insert easy costume ideas here) pirates, witches, kings thus rendering them not an option… Will my child then want to go dressed as Tarka the Otter or ‘the man who wrote that book Daddy is reading’ (Alistair Maclean)? Or tell his teacher he prefers the iPad to books anyway..? Or will I just plain old forget?

Fear not, we’ve rounded up a few lovely options, guaranteed to bring smiles (and secure a place in the dressing up box long afterwards…)

You’ll be able to read all about Molly & the Wolf in Slick Mummy magazine, but we fell in love with their alpaca wolf suit, perfect for those who would be Wild Things Max. Just add a gold crown and a dirty faced angel…

Asda have a great Hungry Caterpillar, complete with sewn on fruity snacks. Total bargain at just ¬£13 and it comes in a choice of sizes… (Tip: fill their pockets with organic watermelon ring jelly candy from Surf Sweets for some insect style snacking.)

Elfie London have an adorable ‘big bad wolf’¬†dress – perfect for those not-so-sweet little ladies. It’s currently on sale and ideal for
a Sunday trip to Grandma’s too…

(It’s mixing a few themes but we think this dress would look lovely with a sparkly pair of ruby slippers – try these from Amazon)

Or check out Jessie & James’ seeker trousers and polo shirt combo as a wearable, everyday Little Prince look…

Budding Alice in Wonderlands might love this Carrement Bleu party dress from Alex and Alexa. Add some Queen of Hearts cupcakes from the really-too-delicious-to-show-pictures-of selection from Poppy’s...