It’s never too early to start planning for World Book Day, right? We bring you some costume inspiration with Instagram’s Best World Book Day outfits!

When Is World Book Day?

World Book Day falls on the first Thursday in March, every year.

This year, it lands on 5th March.

Fancy Dress Ideas For World Book Day

If you’re a dab hand at sewing now is a good time to get a head start on your little one’s outfit.

Not sure where to start? Children love books and fancy dress so they’ll love being transformed into their favourite characters and with World Book Day fast approaching we’ve been scrolling through Instagram to give you some inspiration.

Take a look at our favourite World Book Day outfits.

Instagram’s Best World Book Day Outfits

@dear_mummy – Where’s Wally is always a popular choice and his look is really easy to recreate.

All you need is a red and white stripy top, a bobble hat and glasses! Team it with jeans and trainers to complete the look.  Just look at how cool Bella from Dear Mummy Blog looks!

We can’t deal with how cute these two look!


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2 words…. How cute!! Thanks for tagging @shozz_y and big shout out to their grandma for making these great Bookweek costumes. 👏🏻👏🏻📚💜#bookweekshare #gruffaloandmouse

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@patiences_magical_toy_emporium – We think rising YouTube star Patience from Patience’s Magical Toy Emporium looks amazing as Miss Hatter!

We are spellbound by this look! Let your little witch or wizards’ imagination run wild in a magical Harry Potter costume just like this one on World Book Day.


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“Your a wizard Marco” 🥰 🧙‍♀️⚡️🧙‍♀️⚡️🧙‍♀️⚡️🧙‍♀️⚡️🧙‍♀️ #harrypotter #harrypotterquotes #worldbookdaycostume #worldbookday

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If you’ve got a little David Walliams fan in the house then they will love dressing up as Gangsta Granny for World Book Day. You can clearly tell a lot of time and effort has been put into this look and we love it!


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Isabella age eight as gangsta granny #gangsta granny #fancydress #fancydresses #homemadecostume #worldbookday #worldbookdaycostume

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How cute does toy reviewer Summer, from Summer Joys Toy Joy, look as Matilda?

Are you feeling inspired? Who does your little one want to dress up as for World Book Day? Let us know by commenting down below.

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