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World Book Day 2022: Amazing costume ideas from Amazon with speedy delivery

World Book Day costume inspiration to impress the class...

World Book Day falls on the first Thursday of March, which means this year it will be marked on 3 March. 

This year marks an even bigger event as it is also the 25th anniversary of World Book Day.

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Every year there is a new theme set by the charity, and this year it is 'You Are a Reader', which aims to encourage children from disadvantaged backgrounds to get involved. 

World Book Day sees the charity release a voucher to every child in the UK and Ireland to spend on a book of their choice. 

While World Book Day are hosting a variety of events to raise awareness, one often includes school’s allowing their pupils to dress as their favourite character, or even author, from a book of their choice.

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From Mary Poppins to Peter Rabbit, Dennis the Menace to Cruella De Vil and the 101 Dalmatians, there are plenty of characters to choose from. 

While sifting through your existing wardrobe, or fancy dress collection isn’t proving to be very fruitful in finding the ideal outfit for your kid, Amazon has you covered, with numerous of options for boys and girls of all ages to wear come World Book Day. 

Best World Book Day costume ideas on Amazon

Peter Rabbit costume, £24.43, Amazon

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter are a world famous collection of tales of Peter Rabbit and his friends, including Jemima Puddle-Duck, which children have been enjoying for years - even generations.

Whether you dress up as the main protagonist this World Book Day, or get your little ones all involved with every child portraying adifferent character, you're onto a winning formula. 

Kids Robin Hood Prince of Thieves costume (4 to 16 years), £18.99, Amazon 

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Why not let your little one channel their inner Robin Hood this World Book Day? A simple, yet very effective costume suitable for all ages - even teens. 

Disney Prince Charming costume, £23.79, Amazon 

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Cinderella is a firm favourite book, as well as film, and who wouldn't want to dress up as a real life Disney princess this World Book Day? It's a no brainer, in our opinion.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar costume (6 to 8 years), £16.48, Amazon 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a favourite book for little ones, and has been for many years. 

For those looking to buck the trend, and let loose with their children's costume, which will be a huge hit among classmates and teachers, this caterpillar suit is it. 

Pinocchio costume, £17.99, Amazon

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We all know the famous book written by Italian author, Carlo Collodi, which has stood the test of time, as it was published in 1883, and is still a firm favourite today. 

For the children who want to get creative, and think outside the box, what better way than dressing up as the puppet?

Dr Seuss - The Cat in the Hat costume (10 to 12 years), £15.99, Amazon 

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Looking for a simple, affordable, but impressive outfit, the Dr. Seuss outfit is a must.  It doesn't have an overhwleming amount of props, which your child may go to school having all of them, only to finish the day with none - surely they can't miss the giant red and white striped hat?

Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox costume, £12.98, Amazon

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Any character in Roald Dahl books will be a hit this World Book Day, and will let your child channel their inner mischevious selves - especially the protagonist in Fantastic Mr Fox

From the face mask to the tails suit, this will impress, and be instantly recognised by other pupils in the classroom.

Roald Dahl Willy Wonka costume, £17.39, Amazon

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We did say Roald Dahl books are hugely famous, and provide the best inspiration when hunting for fancy dress costumes this World Book Day, and every World Book Day to come. 

Amazon not only has an impressive Willy Wonka outfit, but also stocks Violet Beauregarde costumes, and the Oompa Loompa's too.  If you can pull off styling your child and their friends, even the full classroom, in all the characters, we will be impressed.

Queen of Hearts costume (8 to 10 years), £10.63, Amazon

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Alice in Wonderland is a fan favourite costume to choose for World Book Day, and other fancy dress occasions, so opt for one a little more whacky in the form of the Queen of Hearts. 

Your child can even get creative with the hairstyle too, which we think they will also love to do.

Cruella De Vil costume, from £6.99, Amazon

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A simple costume, but one the whole class will recognise and be impressed by this World Book Day.

Similar to the Queen of Hearts costume, your child may want to go all out with the costume and make-up with back-combed spiky hair to truly get into character.  Plus, you can call in the cavalry and get your other family members the dalmatian costumes for added effect when they walk in the school gates. 

Buzz Lightyear costume, £19.14, Amazon

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What child does not love Toy Story? We will wait.  

For those who want to be the star of the show in their classroom on World Book Day, there is no other option than the impressive Buzz Lightyear get up, which is super affordable for under £20.

Dalmatian costume, from £15.98, Amazon

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It's simple, it's affordable, and it's also hilarious.  

In previous years World Book Day has seen some families dress one child as Cruella De Vil, and a toddler as a mini dalmation puppy - just in case you needed inspiration the whole family can get involved in.

Superwoman costume, £20, Amazon

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For the young girls who want to turn up to school on World Book Day dressed as a superhero, nothing is stopping them. 

While some may opt for Wonder Woman, others the Superwoman outfit is the perfect purchase. 

Harry Potter costume pack, £17.05, Amazon 

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It's a firm favourite book, as well as movie franchise, so it is no surprise dressing as Daniel Radcliffe's character Harry Potter is a bestselling costume on Amazon. 

Harry Potter Gryffindor costume including a wand, from £16.99, Amazon

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Get your friends, or classmates, on board the Harry Potter themed dress-up on World Book Day by getting your child's pals to dress up as Gryffindor. 

Pay a little extra and you will get a wand with your costume, and let's face it, that prop will be the best part of this outfit, and every playtime going forward. 

Kids Gangsta Granny costume, £16.99, Amazon

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David Walliams wrote the book Gangsta Granny back in 2011, and in over 10 years it has been the go-to for some hilarious outfits on World Book Day. 

From the curly grey wig to the SWAG bag and frumpy dress, this costume is one we would personally go for - just for the giggles.

Alice in Wonderland costume, £16.20, Amazon

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Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel is world famous, and has since been turned into numerous film adaptations, which is why we predct it will be a popular costume for children this World Book Day.

Where’s Wally? costume, £24.71, Amazon 

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We are all familiar with Where's Wally? and have whiled away hours and hours to find the red and white striped top and bobble hat wearer in books. 

While it may not be the first book that comes to mind when figuring out an outfit for World Book Day, everyone will know exactly who you are. 

Dennis the Menace costume, £19.99, Amazon

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Dennis the Menace's signature outfite is not to be confused with Where's Wally?, and so no tot get the two confused snap up this steal of a costume, complete with the face mask with Dennis' wild hairstyle on.

The Wizard of Oz costume, £19.98, Amazon

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The Wizard of Oz features a whole host of characters, so if you have a large family, or your child has a countless number of friends, this may well be the book to recreate with Dorothy, Toto, as well as the Wicked Witch of the West, the fiary godmother, as well as the Lion, Tinman, Scarecrow and the munchkin men. 

What we love about this costume is it has covered all bases, from Dorothy's exact outfit, to the basket holding her beloved pet Cairn Terrier. Genius!

Little Red Riding Hood costume, £22.99, Amazon 

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Little Red Riding Hood is a popular fairytale it is safe to say we have all grown up reading, or listening to. 

While some may dress as Little Red Riding Hood, others could follow suit by dressing as the Big Bad Wolf, or grandma, this World Book Day, to recreate the famous book. 

Mary Poppins costume, £17.99, Amazon

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Mary Poppins is an unsung hero, in our eyes, and if your child has a heavy book bag, what better way to disguise it this World Book Day than dressing your child up as the iconic childminder and her bottomless bag of endless goods.

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