There are many familiar faces that children recognise from TV or the big screen that actually originate between the pages of children’s books. Mary Poppins is a great example of an iconic film character that originally came from a book series. These characters, and the stories they come from are a wonderful way of getting young children interested in reading! Do you have a little one obsessed with Marvel and DC Comics films? Well as they all originate from comic books, they’re another great idea for a Book Day Costume!

As March fast approaches, get your child ready to wow their friends and classmates with the best Book Day fancy dress! If you are looking for kids book week costume then you've come to the right place. At Smiffy's, we offer a whole host of licensed book day costumes from popular and classic children's books, suitable for boysgirls and teachers ensuring that you won't be short of choice.

Book Day and Copyright Day, as it is sometimes known, is annual charity event held in the UK and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. The event focuses on the promotion of reading and publishing and is most famous for children dressing up as their favourite book character. Each year the mission remains the same - for more children, from all backgrounds to develop a lifelong passion of reading for fun!

So think of characters like Where's Wally or books like The Highway Rat and you kind of get the gist. The next event falls on Thursday 7th March 2024. We have Julia Donaldson and David Walliams costume collections that feature their most popular characters. Or, your children can amaze their friends as an Awesome Egyptian, or look great as a Groovy Greek with our Horrible Histories costumes. As always, with any Smiffy's fancy dress costume, your child's safety is our number one priority. With all of our costumes adhering to the strictest safety and quality standards, there's no reason they shouldn't don a Dr Seuss costume or dress up as their favourite superhero.

Find out more on how to get ready for Book Day with our blog...

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