World Book Day : Outfit Ideas

| March 6, 2014 | 10 Comments

I’ve written before about how big a fan I am of World Book Day, but also how uninterested I am in the whole competitive parenting side of it. I like my costumes to be simple, and all about the book, not about how amazing *ahem* I am with sewing machine.  From previous years we have had great fun going though ideas of stories Miss N has read, and what she would like to dress as.

Here is Miss N from two years ago :

She was Lucy Pevensie from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, it was such an easy but effective costume. We bought a coat, that we could use again, we already had a beret.  We only needed to make the evacuee tag and gas mask box.World Book Day

Last year, my little girl grew up, and as a tween wanted a cool costume, that had a fashionable feel to it.  We went for this Hunger Games outfit, as the book was, and is still a favourite.  The only thing we bought was a badge for a few pounds, the rest we already had.

Katniss Everdeen World Book Day

This year both of my girls will be joining in, I’ve only got a photograph of Miss A for now as Dorothy from The Wizard of OZ :

World Book Day Dorothy

I think Bennett the dog makes a great Toto. The only problem is, Miss A want to bring him to school with her too!

I love dressing up, and I’m a little sad that as adults we don’t join in with World Book Day by wearing a book depicting outfit.  Actually today Thomas Cook have released a new app for World Book Day.   The app requires you to insert your holiday destination and favourite book genre and then suggests the perfect book for your holiday.  Well I thought it would be fun to think about my next holiday, the book I would read there, and perhaps the character I could dress up as.  I’ve been desperate to visit New York for such a long time, you never know this year may be the year.  So how about Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, set in the 1920′s all about the wife of F Scott Fitzgerald of The Great Gatsby fame.  Oh I would love to dress up in a flapper dress, with a string of pearls representing the glamorous and constant partying of the couple in New York. Tall Dad would be a make a very dapper F Scott I think!

Well, I’m off now to finish off Miss N’s outfit, once I take a photograph, I will update this post with it tomorrow.

Update : Here is Miss N’s outfit :

Cat in the Hat world book day, thing 2


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  1. Carolin

    Love these ideas, especially Dorothy and the Hunger Games outfits are really cool x
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  2. Lynsey Ellard

    I love that these are so simple and yet affective! I saw many a parent panicking over WBD and it really doesn’t have to be so competitive and costly!
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  3. Molly Louise

    These outfits are AMAZING, and I absolutely love the photo of Miss A and Bennett and Dorothy and Toto. I can’t believe how much Miss N has grown up since her Lucy/The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe photo – that only seems like yesterday.
    Think the GLAM squad should have a trip to New York! xx
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  4. I’m totally with you on the non-competitive thing when it comes to world book day. I see so many amazing outfits i end up thinking, i can’t come up with anything near as amazing and it puts us off trying. This year we let the kids initiate and J simply wanted to be a pirate based on ‘magic marks the spot’ so he used a pirate outfit we already had and we made a simple hat. Your ideas are fabulous! x
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  5. Jenny Cottingham

    Well done Miss A, and LOVING Miss N in her outfit xx

  6. Julie winther says:

    Love these outfit. If you like the style from picture one you should check out this online store: Noa Noa. The kids clothing are adorable! Just a little insider tip :)

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