If you’re frantically thinking of last minute costume ideas for World Book Day 2020, here are a few outfits you can easily assemble at home

If you’re frantically thinking of last minute costume ideas for World Book Day 2020, here are a few outfits you can easily assemble at home

World Book Day 2020 is right around the corner with millions of children due to head to school dressed as characters from their favourite books on March 5.
But don’t panic parents, if you’re struggling to think of what costume to send your child in or have just completely forgot, below you’ll find a bunch of last minute emergency outfits.
According to the Mirror Online, these are no-sew costumes that can be assembled in minutes using household items.
Watch the video above to see nine other easy costumes you can craft at home.
So, without further ado, here are some of the best last minute World Book Day costumes for you kids.
Little Miss Whoops
Mr Rude, Mr Good, Mr Cool, Little Miss Scary, Little Miss Scary and Little Miss Bad (Image: PA)
Materials: Leggings and a top, bandages and plasters.
Method: Simply wrap bandages around your childs head, knees and legs and stick plasters on their clothes. Voila!
Skullduggery Pleasant series
Skulduggery Pleasant (Image: HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Materials: An old T-shirt, trousers, jacket, oversized fedora/hat and face paints.
Method: Its all in the face painting skills. If youre dab hand, first paint your childs face white before painting their eyes, nose and side of their face black to give them a skeletal look.
Box Trolls
Box trolls (Image: Laika)
Materials: Cardboard box, string, a piece of card and green and brown pencils.
Method: Cut all but the bottom tab off the box. Cut gaps for the neck and arms. Use white cardboard to draw a picture on front of your box.
Tie with string or if your child is young – use a Velcro fastening.
Gangsta Granny
School image taken with parents consent at St Patricks primary on World Book Day 2019 (Image: Colin Garvie)
Materials: Wide skirt, granny-style cardigan, roll down socks, old pearls, an old make-up or rattan bag, grey wool.
Method: Accessorise your outfit with pearls and create a swag bag from an old make-up purse or rattan bag.
Make a head band out of cardboard, measuring your childs head. Take two more strips of cardboard and criss-cross them over each other before attaching them to the band to make a crown shape.
Stick on strands of grey wool for grannys hair.
Give your child an old pair of glasses (removing the lenses) or make some from cardboard.
Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat (Image: Penguin Random House LLC., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Materials: Dark trousers and top, white wool, cardboard, red paint, an old bow tie.
Method: Use white wool to create the cats tummy, create a hat by painting red stripes on to cardboard.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie (Image: Warner Bros. Pictures)
Materials: An old t-shirt and gold card, face paints.
Method: Cut up a piece of gold card to make a golden ticket and decorate any way you like (we used glitter letters)
Create holes in an old t-shirt and use a smudge of face paint to give Charlie his scruffy look.

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