Roald Dahl World Book Day Costume Ideas
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21 Trending Roald Dahl World Book Day Costume Ideas

1.Girls Matilda Costume

Matilda was ranked 30th amongst all-time children’s novels, it is also one of Roald Dahl’s best selling book! This makes Matilda a popular choice for girls World Book Day fancy dress.

Get your little book worms World Book Day costume sorted with this beautiful, classic blue Matilda costume. We are sure your little one will unleash her passion for reading in this costume. 

This costume includes: Blue dress, Newt accessory and book.

2.Girls Miss Trunchball Costume

Miss Agatha Trunchbull is the headmistress in Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda. She is not one of Roald Dahl’s most popular characters due to the way she treats the children at her school, however, she is a great choice for World Book Day fancy dress. 

Watch your little one adventure to Crunchem Hall Primary School when she is wearing this Miss Trunchbull costume, but don’t worry we are sure your little one is a lot nicer than The Trunchbull! 

This costume includes: Dress, leg warmers and eyebrow accessory.

3.Boys Willy Wonka Costume

Willy Wonka is the eccentric owner of a bizarre chocolate factory. He is one of Roald Dahl’s most popular characters making this character a great choice for your crazy little ones World Book Day fancy dress.

Will your little one meet the famous Oompa-Loompas, or will they make their friends jealous with their unlimited supply of chocolate? Your little one will feel like they’ve found the golden ticket when they dress up as Willy Wonka this World Book Day!

This costume includes: top, trousers, bow tie, hat and cane.

4.Kids Oompa Loompa Costume

Oompa Loompas appear in the Roald Dahl book and film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They are small humans who have bright green hair and orange faces! They are hugely popular with kids due to their funny looks and mischievous personalities!

If your little one is mischievous and loves playing practical jokes, then this Oompa-Loompa fancy dress is the perfect World Book Day costume for them! Watch as your little one enters the world of Loompaland, and sings ‘Oompa Loompa doompety do’ on their way to school this World Book Day!

This costume includes: Jumpsuit and footless socks. Complete this costume with our bright green Oompa Loompa wig and orange face paint.

5.Boys Charlie Bucket Costume

Charlie Bucket stars in Roald Dahl’s popular films and book, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Due to the popularity of this novel this Charlie Bucket costume is a great World Book Day costume idea! 

Stop your hunt for the golden fancy dress for your little one, this Charlie Bucket costume holds the winning ticket! Your little ones honesty and kind-heart will shine out of him when he wears this Charlie Bucket fancy dress, all his friends will be super jealous too!

This costume includes: Top, trousers and detachable golden ticket!

6.Girls Violet Beauregarde Costume

Violet Beauregarde is the third person to find the golden ticket in Roald Dahl’s, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If your little one is competitive and full of pride then this costume is perfect for her World Book Day fancy dress.

Will your little one get lucky this World Book Day by finding a golden ticket? Not only will she look the part in this fantastic Violet Beauregarde costume but she will play it too! Let’s hope her skin doesn’t turn permanently indigo when she wears this fancy dress, or that she has to be rolled out of school this World Book Day! 

This costume includes: Top, trousers golden ticket and bubblegum accessories. Why not add one of our stylish purple wigs to complete this Violet Beauregarde fancy dress.

7.Girls Veruca Salt Costume

Veruca Salt also stars in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is the second person to win a golden ticket. She is known for having anything she could ever want! This is a great World Book Day costume idea due to the popularity of the book. 

If your little one fancies living a life of luxury this World Book Day then Veruca Salt is the perfect fancy dress for your little one, however we can’t promise that she won’t ask you to buy her one of the Oompa Loompas squirrels when she visits the crazy Chocolate Factory!

This costume includes: dress, shawl, headband, gloves and golden ticket accessory.

8.Winning Wonka Bar Costume

If your little one is struggling to choose their favourite book character to dress up as this World Book Day, then this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fancy dress might be their winner!

What child doesn’t want to be a life-size chocolate bar? This Winning Wonka Bar costume is perfect for making your little one stand out amongst the crowd of book characters this World Book Day. We are sure they will look too good to eat in this costume!

This costume includes: tabard with bold Golden Ticket print.

9.Boys Augustus Goop Costume

Augustus Gloop is the first person to find one of the golden tickets, and it’s no surprise due to his love for food! This is an immense costume for World Book Day due to the popularity of Roald Dahl’s books!

Watch your little one on his adventures in the iconic Chocolate Factory, he might even meet some of the other characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this World Book Day. Hopefully he doesn’t fall into a pool of chocolate as much as we are sure he would love to!

This costume includes: Top, trousers, bow tie, golden ticket and chocolate bar accessories.

10.Boys Mr Twit Costume

The Twits is a comedy children’s book written by Roald Dahl in 1979. It tells the story of a couple who play nasty practical jokes on each other! Mr Twit is a really popular costume for World Book Day due to his wicked personality and crazy facial hair!

If your little one fancies dressing up as something different from the other perfectly groomed book characters, then Mr Twit is the perfect choice for their World Book Day fancy dress. We are sure your little one will be playing funny practical jokes on their friends at school, hopefully they don’t bring home any Muggle-Wumps!

This costume includes: Jacket, trousers, beard, wig, paint pot and brush accessories.

11.Girls Mrs Twit Costume

Mrs Twit is the menacing wife of Mr Twit, she used to be beautiful but her negative thoughts have turned her ugly from the inside out! Mrs Twit is a fantastic girls World Book Day costume idea.

We are sure your little one will be able to make the beauty radiate out of Mrs Twit again when she dresses up as her for World Book Day. Your little one will have anything but negative thoughts when she wears this costume, as she will look an incredibly popular Roald Dahl character! Let’s hope she doesn’t step into the role of Mrs Twit too much and start playing practical jokes! 

This costume includes: Dress, wig, eyebrow and walking stick accessories.

12.Boys BFG Roald Dahl Costume

The Big Friendly Giant was written by Roald Dahl in 1982. This book was so popular it was turned into a film and theatre show! Disney also created a film based on the book in 2016, this makes it a hugely popular World Book Day costume! 

Your little one will feel like a friendly giant when he wears this BFG costume. Not only will he be able to deliver good dreams to his friends but he will gain the superpowers of increased hearing and superhuman speed, perfect for when he’s running around the playground!

This costume includes: Top, trousers, ear headband and horn accessory. 

13.Girls Sophie Roald Dahl Costume

Sophie befriends the Big Friendly Giant, in the Roald Dahl book and film The BFG. She is a popular character amongst young girls due to her likeable character, making her a popular character for girls World Book Day fancy dress.

We are sure your little one will look great this World Book Day wearing our Sophie fancy dress, this costume will have her dreaming of World Book Day and all the excitement it holds. Hopefully she doesn’t run into any giants in the playground!

This costume includes: pink dress, glasses, wig and snozzcumber accessory.

14.Girls Roald Dahl The Witches Costume

The Witches is a children’s fantasy book, written by Roald Dahl, telling the story of a group of child-hating witches! The popularity of Roald Dahl’s amazing books makes this Witch costume ideal for World Book Day.

Your little one will shock her friends when she dresses up as the wicked witches on World Book Day, we are sure she won’t be as scary as the witches in this Roald Dahl novel!

This costume includes: purple dress, gloves and wig.

15.Boys Enormous Crocodile Costume

The Enormous Crocodile was written by Roald Dahl, telling the story of a child eating crocodile who lives in the ‘biggest brownest muddiest river in Africa’.

Your little one will look scrumdiddlyumptious in this Enormous Crocodile fancy dress, perfect for World Book Day, they might even meet Humpy Rumpy, Trunky, Muggle-Wump and the Roly-Poly Bird during his World Book Day adventures.

This costume includes: green crocodile jumpsuit and character hood.

16.Boys Fantastic Mr Fox Costume

Fantastic Mr Fox tells the story of a cunning and clever fox that farmers Boggis, Bounce and Bean are trying to catch. The book was written by Roald Dahl and in 2009 was turned into a film, the popularity of the film and book make this a great option for boys World Book Day costumes

Is your little one cunning and smart? If so then our Fantastic Mr Fox costume is perfect for their World Book Day fancy dress. Your little one will be out-smarting all his friends at school in this fantastic fancy dress!

This costume includes: Jacket with tail & waistcoat, mask and cravat.

17.Kids James and the Giant Peach Costume

James and the Giant Peach tells the story of a young boy that climbs into a ginormous magical peach, written in 1961 by Roald Dahl this children’s novel was later turned into a film.

Your little one will look the part in this James and the Giant Peach costume this World Book Day, this bright orange peach fancy dress will have your little one feeling like they’ve entered a magical world!

This costume includes: orange peach felt bonded tabard.

18.Men’s Willy Wonka Costume

‘A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men’.

Enjoy your lifetime supply of chocolate and get your Oompa Loompas working hard this World Book Day and show off your crazy, flamboyant and outrageous personality in this Willy Wonka costume! Be the centre of attention in this Willy Wonka fancy dress, complete with a bright purple jacket with attached patterned waistcoat, and top hat, finished off with a golden ticket accessory.

19.Adults Oompa Loompa Costume

You can dress up as one of the most iconic  and memorable characters from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory! 

Get to work in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in style in our adults Oompa Loompa fancy dress, these little workers are loved by everyone, so we are sure everyone will love your Oompa Loompa fancy dress look this World Book Day. This brown and white jumpsuit can be accessorised with our green Oompa Loompa wig and some bright orange face paint, perfect to make you really feel like part of the chocolate making team.

20.Men’s Roald Dahl BFG Costume

The BFG is a great Roald Dahl Character to dress up as for World Book Day- especially for teachers looking for an excellent fancy dress costume! 

Celebrate World Book Day in style in this BFG adults costume, we are sure you will tower over the other book characters in this giant’s fancy dress. Stand out in this classic BFG costume, with pale green trousers, white shirt and brown waistcoat. Accessorise this costume with the BFG Giant ears headpiece!

21.Ladies Willy Wonka Costume

Our ladies Willy Wonka costume will look great this World Book Day! 

In this Roald Dahl book character costume you will be running the best chocolate factory like no other! This costume includes a beautifully detailed dress, purple jacket and Mad Hatter inspired mini hat.

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