World Book Day Is Coming: Here Are 11 Costume Ideas

04/04/2018 11:14 am ET

An excuse to reread your childhood favorites is basically the reason why you had kids in the first place. And there’s no better way to celebrate your bibliophilia than World Book Day on April 23, when students around the globe get dressed up as their favorite literature characters. Here are 11 ideas to get you started.

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1. Witches and wizards from “Harry Potter” 

Ten points for Gryffindor for these excellent costumes.

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2. Willy Wonka from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” 

Don’t forget to send him off to school with some candy. (Come on, it’s part of the costume.)

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3. Rapunzel from “The Brothers Grimm”

Who doesn’t love a classic fairy-tale?

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4. Matilda from “Matilda” 

Perfect for your little genius.

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5. Paddington Bear from the “Paddington Bear” Series

Time to practice your British accent.

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6. Waldo from “Where’s Waldo?” 

This costume is also super easy to DIY.

Elope ($27)

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7. Madeline from the “Madeline” series 

“That’s all there is, there isn’t any more.”

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8. The Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland” 

Alice in so expected — let your kiddo have some fun playing the villain instead.

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9. King Arthur from “King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table” 

Then get his friends to join in as Merlin and Sir Lancelot.

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10. Roberta from “The Railway Children” 

Or her younger sister, Phyllis.

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11. Charlotte from “Charlotte’s Web” 

Extra bonus: You can totally re-use this one next Halloween.

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