World Book Day 2018 Costume Ideas

Get the kids sorted for World Book Day.

World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of all things related to reading and books, with many schools encouraging children to come dressed up as their favourite book characters.

Since the date is almost upon us (1st March!), it’s time to start getting fancy dress costumes organised for the kids. There are so many books out there with some amazing characters, that it can be hard to pick just one!

Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with some great world book day costume ideas and the best part is that you can earn cashback on all of these outfits when you shop through Quidco, so you can keep your kids happy, as well as your wallet!

World Book Day Costume Ideas

Fly away to Neverland

Does your child never want to grow up? Then let them play make believe on World Book Day in this Peter Pan outfit that’s perfect for kids aged between 3 and 8 years. Peter Pan is a classic story and this fancy dress costume complete with a foam dagger and hat is instantly recognisable. Shop this outfit at Party Britain, only £18.99.

Follow the yellow brick road

Let them slip on their red shoes and head off to the magical world of Oz with this beautiful Dorothy costume. Your little one will surely be the star of the show in this cute and playful dress, which comes with matching hair accessories. You can buy this outfit at Angels Fancy Dress for £21.98.

Or if their favourite character is the Tin Man, why not go for this Tin Man fancy dress costume from Angels Fancy Dress, only £27.98. They’ll be ready to go with Dorothy and the gang on their adventure to the Emerald City.

The force is strong with this one

Is your child a Star Wars fan? Then there’s no doubt that they’ll love this Darth Vader costume from for only £26.95. With a facemask, jumpsuit and cape included they’ll be ready for epic lightsaber battles all day long!

If Darth Vader isn’t their preference, then there’s also an excellent Stormtrooper outfit that includes a white jumpsuit and a plastic helmet. Whichever one your child goes for, they’ll be ready for battle in a galaxy far, far away! Shop this fancy dress outfit on for £24.95 and when you shop through Quidco you can earncash!

And for girls, this beautiful Princess Leia costume, only £24.98, comes complete with a long white dress and brown wig, styled in the shape of Princess Leia’s famous buns. Shop this fancy dress costume at Jokers’ Masquerade and earn cashback when you follow the link on this page.

Let out their wild side

If your kids are animal lovers, then you’ll be pleased to hear that you can earn cashback on tons of great animal book characters for this year’s World Book Day.

How about this Fantastic Mr Fox fancy dress costume? From the renowned book by author Roald Dahl, this clever fox is loved by children all over and would make a great World Book Day costume. This outfit comes with a tail, a yellow waistcoat, a cravat and a fox mask to finish it off and is available for only £14.95 from

Or if they’d prefer to join Shaggy and the gang in the Mystery Machine for World Book Day, go for this fun Scooby-Doo fancy dress costume. This adorable, all-in-one costume from Jokers’ Masquerade is only £22.98. Don’t forget to shop via Quidco to earn cashback!

As well as all of these fantastic outfits from some of our leading fancy dress retailers, you can also shop for World Book Day outfits from the likes of Tesco, George at Asda and Argos. And when you shop through Quidco you can earn cashback!

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