3rd March 2016 is a day that haunts many of the
teachers around the world! For that day is World Book Day, where children and
teachers alike are to dress up as their favourite storybook characters whether
old or new!
It’s easy for children to get into the spirit of dressing up
especially for school and there’s two simple reasons for that, not only do they
get to become just like their favourite character from books, comics and more
but also because it means they don’t have to wear their school uniform.
It’s many of the teachers that struggle to find or get into
the spirit of dressing up for a day. It is difficult when there are so many
different stories to choose from throughout the years but surely there will
always be a story with a character that you enjoy.
Here in the 21st century there are so many
stories that are made for films, tv shows, cartoons and even video games that
are easily remade into books. Take for example Toy Story, How To Train your
Dragon, Horrid Henry and even things like Minecraft now have books written
about them featuring the favourite characters taking on a new adventure in book
So with that in mind here are some various things to think
about if you’re a teacher looking for a great costume for world book day at
There are plenty of films out there based on storybooks or
even the other way around so if you have a favourite film whether animated or
live action give it a search online and have a look for any genuine licenced
books and get a costume based on your favourite character even if it’s a story
about somebody in Victorian times it is still a story character!
Disney films are also a great example of storybook
characters with all the fairy tale stories and characters all over the place it
is always a good choice for any teachers who are secretly a child at heart.
Look at characters like Cinderella, Belle or even the more recent Elsa. Not a
big fan of the princesses or perhaps you are a gentleman? Then no worries as there’s
a prince charming costume for the charmers or a buzz lightyear for the
adventurers. Speaking of adventurers.
Let’s also not forget the ever growing popularity of Marvel
and DC superheroes who have starred in many issues of comic books before their
immediate popularity burst when hitting the movie screen or home computers!
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Iron man and more.
Think about the amount of books based on true events from
the past whether inspiring or saddening there are tons of stories throughout
the ages with historical figures, why not teach them the story of King Henry VIII
while also letting them enjoy their favourite stories. Or perhaps your more of
a fan of the stories from the Victorian times similar to that from the story of
This one is a little bit more difficult as many video game
characters don’t actually get a book made based on their adventures but some of
the more popular characters do. Characters like Mario and Luigi have been
popular since the 80s, and even newer games have characters based on popular
storybook characters before them. Nathan Drake from Uncharted is loosely based
on Indiana jones and we cannot forget about Lara Croft as well!
It can be tough choosing from all of the different stories
and characters out there but have a think about some of the characters or
stories that really stood out to you. If your character is very obscure it can
be simple to throw a few things that you own together and perhaps even make
your own character. You can get a medieval or fantasy costume and say you were
one of the knights who fought for Middle Earth in Lord of The Rings and so on.
So make sure if you’re a teacher really struggling to get an
amazing costume make sure to check out our range of great looking book day
costumes for adults. If you need any help don’t hesitate to call us and enquire
about or range of teachers book day items!