Easy Costume Ideas For World Book Day 2019 World Book Day – Thursday 7th March
Team Mumbler have put together 15 costume ideas that you can create from items at home and which don’t need any ability to sew – thank goodness!
1. Scarecrows Wedding Grab some old clothes, put a few holes in, some straw, an old hat and a bit of face paint (or even mud!!) for a mucky face and you are done.
2. Matilda Fairly easy one to turnaround from existing wardrobe contents – a blue dress, with red ribbons in your child’s hair and carrying a pile of books.
3. Where’s Wally If you or your child have a red and white striped jumper in your wardrobe, this is the perfect time to get it out. Match it with a bobble hat and some black round-rimmed glasses (or paint on with face paint if you don’t have any) and you have Wally.
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid This is a quick turnaround one if you suddenly remember the night before! You just need a white T-shirt, black shorts and accessorize with a black rucksack. If you have time you could draw Greg’s face on a paper plate!
5. Paddington Very topical at the minute, you will need a duffle coat (preferably blue) – a black hat, brown trousers, red welly boots, a suitcase (can use an old tea set case or make one) and a marmalade sandwich!
6. Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs Harry wears a red top and blue trousers and walks around with a bucketful of dinosaurs. Easy Peasy!!
7. Mr Bump Dress your child in blue clothes and then get creative with the loo roll or bandages if you have plenty in.
8. Angelina Ballerina If you have a dancer in the house make use of the pink leotard and tutu, add a pink hair bow and create some ears (children can help to make these) and stick onto a hair band and you have your own Angelina!
9 . Captain Underpants Grab a pair of big bros, Dad or Grandad’s white Y fronts (which they can wear over trousers) and a red cape and you are done!
10. Room on the Broom or Worst Witch Room on a Broom is a firm favourite in our house and was a GREAT way to get a bit more wear out of that Halloween costume! Stick a few soft toys onto the broom and add a fairy wand and a bow… you are set!
11. The Cat in the Hat You need black tracksuit bottoms, white T-shirt, a black cardigan and white gloves if you have them. Make a mini top hat and attach (or paint) a red ribbon on. Face paint could be used to paint some whiskers on your child’s face
12. Animal Characters Pyjamas and nightwear can be used and recycled to make a number of fun costumes. For example, animal onesies can be easily transformed into an animal book character such as the mouse from Gruffalo
13. Princess/Superhero Sometimes you have to pick your battles and if she wants to be Anna from Frozen and it means no arguments go with it. Princesses and Superhero’s are often popular in reception!
14. Harry Potter Super easy one, send in school uniform with a black cape (you could go old school and use a black bin bag!) and draw on (with face paint) glasses.
15. Minecraft Another Mumbler’s mini Mumbler made this Minecraft head at a local workshop, so easy! Pair it with blue trousers and a red t-shirt for a Zombie Villager – so I’m told! All you need is a box (they used an A4 paper box) some green, red, brown and black paper cut into squares and some glue!
** Photos Mumbler’s own and courtesy of Pinterest **
JUST ADDED: We loved this recommendation from one of our members ‘I’d go in my nanas frock & and say I’m Mary Berry… I love cake me 🤗🍰’ – JH …….Brilliant!