World Book Day 2019 is right around the corner, and schools across the country will be encouraging pupils to dress as their favourite book characters.

23 World Book Day costume ideas that are cheap, quick and easy

World Book Day 2019 is right around the corner, and schools across the country will be encouraging pupils to dress as their favourite book characters.

Stuck for ideas? We've put together a list of 23 quick and easy potential costumes for Thursday's festivities. Remember to send us your pictures on Twitter and Facebook on Thursday morning!

With a book, a film and now a musical to draw upon, there's no shortage of potential Matilda costumes. A blue dress and red ribbon will make a perfect book character outfit, or try a grey blazer and skirt for the musical approach.

5. Matilda

With a book, a film and now a musical to draw upon, there's no shortage of potential Matilda costumes. A blue dress and red ribbon will make a perfect book character outfit, or try a grey blazer and skirt for the musical approach.
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Be it Marvel or DC, superheroes are all the rage right now. Ask a friend if you can borrow their little one's costume for the day. In a pinch, try a printed superhero logo pinned to the right coloured shirt.

6. Superheroes

Be it Marvel or DC, superheroes are all the rage right now. Ask a friend if you can borrow their little one's costume for the day. In a pinch, try a printed superhero logo pinned to the right coloured shirt.
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Disney's 101 Dalmatians was an adaptation of a 1956 book. If you don't have a blanket or costume to hand, try marking a plain white top with permanent marker. Great for matching costumes for siblings or friends.

7. 101 Dalmatians

Disney's 101 Dalmatians was an adaptation of a 1956 book. If you don't have a blanket or costume to hand, try marking a plain white top with permanent marker. Great for matching costumes for siblings or friends.
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There's a whole host of Gruffalo items around these days, but if you don't have a onesie or costume to hand, why not try a brown dressing gown and a handmade mask?

8. The Gruffalo

There's a whole host of Gruffalo items around these days, but if you don't have a onesie or costume to hand, why not try a brown dressing gown and a handmade mask?
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