Five Free and Cheap Ways to Find the Best World Book Day Costume for Your Kids

ATTENTION! This year is World Book Day.

Whether your child is a Roald Dahl or Horrible Henry fan, learn how to create an inexpensive costume for them to wear to school next Thursday.

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ATTENTION! World Book Day is approaching this year

WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE: Gangsta Granny by David Walliams is popular – just gray your child’s hair with talcum powder and wear a floral print dress.

If they have a red hat and blue coat, they might go with the Paddington Bear outfit. Add marmalade sandwiches as props.

Where Wally is also easy. Find a red and white striped top or buy a red and white striped scarf on Amazon for £3.39.

CARRY THIS: If your child still likes last year’s outfit, let him wear it again. Or she and another child could swap what they wore before.

Another idea is eBay or Gumtree where I found Mr Bump’s suit for £8.50.

Savvy Thrift Stores are also stocking costumes this week, so check it out.

GET Agility: This is only for the brave and those who know how to sew. But Hobbycraft’s Simplicity Patterns animal costume pattern costs £6, up from £12.

It also has craft card sets so you can make a 3D knight, shark or dinosaur head that your child can wear – £8 each.

BE ARTIFICIAL: If you’ve raided the fancy dress box, why not freshen up their outfit with some face paint? See the World Book Day tutorials on YouTube.

I found a reptile tutorial that is perfect if your little one is going to be the Selfish Crocodile. Face paints can be bought in Poundland.

CHEAP AND FUN: George in Asda has a lot of trendy discounted suits.

These include Willy Wonka’s golden ticket costume, now £8 less than £10, and The Hungry Caterpillar has been reduced from £14 to £11.20.

At B&M, get costumes starting at £7.99, including Alice in Wonderland and Goldilocks.

Matalan has a great selection, including Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz from £14 and Horrid Henry from £15.

Aldi’s new range has arrived in stores today. The costumes cost £9.99 each including Mary Poppins.

  • All prices on the page are correct at the time of publication. Offers and offers subject to availability.

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Top swap

This Smiley Face Pancake Pan Costs £23.90.

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This smiley face pancake pan costs £23.90.
Why Not Get It From Aldi For Just £7.99?

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Why not get it from Aldi for just £7.99?

THIS pancake pan with a smiley face in Amazon.co.uk is £23.90.

Or head to Aldi as the Crofton Animal Pan costs £7.99.

SAVE: £15.91

Leah’s little helper

DO NOT forget to use the £1 book token that is given out to children at schools.

Tokens can be redeemed for one of the new World Book Day books or receive a £1 discount on any full price book or audiobook (as long as the price is at least £2.99).

Most supermarkets and bookstores accept them. See worldbookday.com.

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