Easy mask and costume ideas for World Book Day
World Book Day is a day celebrating books for children of all ages, with the primary aim of encouraging children to explore books and the joys of reading. World book day is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world.
So why not join in the fun, and dress up as a character from one of your favourite books?
Here are some easy World Book Day costume ideas, using easy Happythought masks, ready to download instantly, and clothes you might already have around the house, to get your creative juices flowing…
First up, Babar the Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff
Another favourite is Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.
Happythought members can download an adorable fox mask for free here!
How about Orlando the Marmalade Cat by Kathleen Hale?
Peter Rabbit is a popular choice for younger children.
Use our printable pig mask to dress up in a costume for Charlotte’s Web.
Make a pipe cleaner spider too!
Another favourite book in our house is The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.
Create an adorable Tiger costume with a Happythought printable tiger mask, stripey pijamas and a teapot!
More World Book Day easy DIY costume ideas to make at home:
If you are looking for a costume idea for We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, or Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, why not use a printable bear mask from our animal mask set?
We have the perfect printable Lion mask for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis too!
Look no further for a giraffe mask! A perfect DIY costume for Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
There are many more Happythought masks perfect for your favourite book! Have fun putting together your costumes.
10 Farmyard animal mask templates: Cow, Duck, Farm Cat, Goat, Horse, Pig, Rabbit, Rooster, Farm Dog and Sheep masks.
Find a fox mask, perfect for Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss, an elephant mask for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee, Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, a monkey mask Curious George by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey, The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter and many more!