World Book Day is a day in which we celebrate books, reading and literature. Occurring on Thursday the 7th of March, it is widely celebrated by the British public by dressing up to school as your favourite famous characters. However, that’s not all there is; many schools provide book coupons to allow all children to enjoy the art of reading and create discounts from various books. But with all the amazing authors the world has to offer, which character should you be? 

A very popular idea of matching costumes has swarmed the internet over the past few years and finding a perfect fit for you and your friends can prove to be very challenging. Here are a few ideas to help you decide: 


 - James Bond 

 - Jay Gatsby - (The great Gatsby) 

 - Gandalf - (Lord of the Rings) 

 -Disney Princesses (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White) 

 - Granny - (Gangster Granny or Little Red Riding Hood) 


 - Sherlock and Watson - (Sherlock Holmes) 

 - Kenji and Juliette - (Shatter me book series) 

 - Dorothy and the Wicked Witch of the West - (The wizard of Oz) 

 - Peter Pan and Captain Hook - (Peter Pan) 

 - Tom and Jerry - (Tom and Jerry) 

 - Mario and Luigi - (Super Mario Bros) 


 - The ‘Golden trio’ - Harry, Ron and Hermione (Harry Potter book series) 

 - The ‘ivy trio’ - Thomas, Newt and Minho (The Maze runner) 

 - Alvin, Simon and Theodore - (Alvin and the chipmunks) 

 - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup - (Powerpuff girls) 

 - Mickey, Donald and Goofy / Minnie, Daisy and Pluto - (Mickey and friends) 

Larger Groups: 

 - The Scooby Doo Crew – Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma 

 - Disney Princesses - (Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, Cinderella e.c.t) 

 - The Avengers - (The Avengers) 

 - Tinkerbelle’s Crew of Fairies - (Tinkerbell and Friends) 

 - Famous Villains - (From traditional books such as Count Dracula and Frankenstein to Disney’s Jafar, Mother Gothel, Maleficent, Hades e.c.t) 

Dressing up on world book day is a quirky yet fun reward as well as a way of spreading the pleasures of books to the children of our generation and should be enjoyed by all. Therefore, no matter who you dress up as, remember the reason behind the celebration is to have fun representing the beauties of literature!