The Best World Book Day Costumes 2019

The Best World Book Day Costumes 2019

World Book Day is coming up on 7th March 2019, and if you want to get a head start and the best choice of costumes for your children now is the time to get organised.

Here's our guide to the best World Book Day costumes out there, for the best prices, both for children and also for adults who are joining in.

Latest World Book Day Costume Deals

The Best World Book Day Costumes 2019


Matalan* have 25% off all World Book Day Costumes* online, so that prices are now from £12 (was £16).


Aldi* have World Book Day costumes from just £4.99 each, available online now, or in stores from Thursday 14th February.


25% off Tu Clothing at Sainsbury's* and Argos* runs from 12th - 18th February and includes World Book Day costumes!

Asda George:

Asda George* have a sale on right now, and there are lots of World Book Day fancy dress costumes included with prices now from just £8! Here's what's reduced:

Children's World Book Day Costumes

The Best World Book Day Costumes 2019

Here's some of the best World Book Day character children's costumes, or if you are looking for costumes from a specific author scroll down for Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, and Harry Potter costumes.

Baby & Toddler:


Roald Dahl World Book Day Costumes

The Best World Book Day Costumes 2019

Julia Donaldson World Book Day Costumes

David Walliams World Book Day Costumes

Harry Potter World Book Day Costumes

The Best World Book Day Costumes 2019

Adult World Book Day Costumes

Where To Buy World Book Day Costumes

There's a huge variety of children's world book day costumes to choose from, and most of the major supermarkets and clothing retailers sell a range at this time of the year. Matalan*, Tu Clothing at Sainsbury's* and Argos* and Asda George* have some of the biggest ranges on offer at the best prices. For more unusual choices try specialist fancy dress stores like Smiffys*, Party Delights*,* or Angels*, or there's a massive variety at Amazon*.

When Is World Book Day 2019?

World Book Day this year is on Thursday 7th March 2019. Find out more about the day on their official World Book Day website.

Images: Matalan / Asda George

TOPICS:   Fancy Dress


  • Rachel B.

    I can see Mia as Mary poppins! Xx

  • Ailsa M.

    they do a Mary Poppins:heart:

  • Natalie H.

    I hope Eva does world book day

    • Lynn H.

      Eva loves dressing up :grinning: xx

  • Lisa W.

    Was just looking at them :grinning:

  • Courtney M.

    I need one for March :joy::joy:

  • Christine D.

    I saw those and wondered... which one tho?

  • Sophie E.

    I wonder if Williams nursery will dress up!

  • Lucy S.

    Ah hungry caterpillar. Evies all time fave

  • Emma B.

    Man Peter rabbit I love it x

  • Emma B.

    Awww he’ll love this! Loves his paw patrol one too x

  • Angela P.

    I best get thinking about this actually thanks x

  • Caroline M.

    I could send him in a suit and he could go as Christian Grey! Haha. That’s a book!

  • Leeza S.

    Better get our thinking caps on

  • Sally G.

    Hollie has shrek costume......if she'll wear it! Haha x

  • Becky C.

    Lol in year 1 they do charlie and the chocolate factory xx

  • Charlotte I.

    :weary: Ahaha thanks! Guaranteed they’ll send a letter about it the day before x

  • Noelle H.

    Already doesn't feel that long since last one!! X

  • XEmma S.

    I like these x maisys school never does it :frowning2:

  • Nic H.

    Omg the jemima puddle duck is amazing :heart:

  • Peter B.

    Mad hatter! Obviously :rolling_eyes:

  • Jennifer D.

    Love the Mary Poppins one!

  • Kate R.

    Love the Mary poppins one

  • Zoe P.

    There klass i like the fox and the caterpillar. X

  • Laura D.

    Love the hungry caterpillar, it’s one of Anderson’s Favourite books from when he was a baby :heart_eyes:. Xxx

  • Joanne B.

    Ah crap, is it almost world book day again!?!

  • Janine C.

    Rubbish didn’t think of that... oh well, was only £3 and I’ll take it to the charity shop after!! I don’t think they did last year, play group did when Bella was there!

  • Jess H.

    Barney's cousin has a fancy dress shop she gave Sophia loads to choose from think I'm gonna send her as little red riding hood if any of you want the link to their shop just message me xx

  • Jemma T.

    Oh my he would go crazy over that :kissing_heart:

  • Emma S.

    Aw look at the peter rabbit one

  • Kerry P.

    Mary poppins for the girls :heart_eyes:

  • Debbie H.

    Edie would love this Mary Poppins dress x

  • Claire B.

    please make them Mary Poppins and Willy Wonka :joy::joy:

  • Lyn O.

    need to sort the girls out Love the Mary poppies

  • Jo W.

    Issy will have to be Willy Wonka again... or Snow White!

  • Charlie E.

    be prepared this year xx

  • Katey P.

    Ethan wants to go as Horrid Henry :joy:

  • Jordan B.

    George wanted that one last year :joy: it’s a good one!xx

  • Lyn O.

    they have got superwoman. Poppy would love it x

  • Julia D.

    Yup. It was in newsletter x

  • Emma P.

    baby Harry Potter :zap::heart_eyes:

  • Kelly R.

    Lucy matching red riding hood for Ava xxx

  • Madeline-Star P.

    The Harry Potter one for Rory! :heart_eyes:

  • Pippa R.

    I’d probably get him both, he has a Harry Potter outfit but he just doesn’t fit in it

  • Karen M.

    check the Where’s Wally costume :speak_no_evil:

  • Kimberley R.

    She really would she suits red I've just seen an Alice one too I love them :)

  • Nicole M.

    omg the wheres wally!! xxx

  • Sam P.

    Gonna have to look in asda , George needs one x

  • Kim G.

    Might have to get her that :heart:

  • Charlotte D.

    :heart_eyes: do love an outfit!xx

  • Joanne P.

    Aww love the Where's Whalley one!

  • Hayley W.

    Omg, love the little red riding hood!

  • Amy N.

    thanks lovely I’ll have a look xxx

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