With world book week quickly approaching, it’s not long until your pupils are going to be running down the halls dressed as Mr Fox and Where’s Wally, while Dorothy Gale and Verruca Salt watch on giggling.

But why should you miss out on all the fun?

Here are just a few ideas of how you can dress up and join in the fun this book day.

For Her:

Maid Marion – Robin Hoods leading lady. Try this long burgundy dress, quite simple and elegant, but more importantly, long, to avoid any mishaps and keep you warm!


Queen of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) – This villainous character from Alice In Wonderland will have them following your every demand. Otherwise,  Off with their heads!



Cruella De Ville (101 Dalmatians, originally written by Dodie Smith) – Dalmatian print at the ready!  An Unmistakable look, grab your black dress, poof your hair and drape with generous amounts of animal print!

Glinda (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) – Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy on her way to the Emerald City. Seen here in the 1939 film adaptation in her large pink dress and glittering crown.

For Him:


Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll) – Alice’s kooky friend is sure to make them giggle! Don you top and tails….with a few accessories here and there...

Where’s Wally (Author: Martin Handford)– We apologise in advance for the countless yells of ‘THERE HE IS!’ you’ll hear walking through the corridors as this one. Quite easy to knock together, just find yourself a red and white striped jumper, some glasses and a cane, all of which can be paired with your own jeans

Mr Twit (The Twits by Roald Dahl) – Make a hideous transformation into Roald Dahls Mr Twit from the book, The Twits.  Grab a large beard, cram it with food and dirt and you’re on your way.


Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)– there’re sure to be more than a few little wizards and witches floating around the halls. Keep them under control as the Dark Lord himself. You could even hook in a few colleagues to be your death eaters.