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!

If your child loves to dance, and you've got a spare tutu or two in the cupboard, why not attend World Book Day as Angelina Ballerina? Add a nose and a few whiskers to complete the look.

9. Angelina Ballerina

If your child loves to dance, and you've got a spare tutu or two in the cupboard, why not attend World Book Day as Angelina Ballerina? Add a nose and a few whiskers to complete the look.
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It's world book day classic, and a simple one at that. From Luna Lovegood to Cho Chang to Ron Weasley, every child has their favourite character. If you don't have a Hogwarts robe to hand, try a black dressing gown.

10. Harry Potter

It's world book day classic, and a simple one at that. From Luna Lovegood to Cho Chang to Ron Weasley, every child has their favourite character. If you don't have a Hogwarts robe to hand, try a black dressing gown.
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We all love a good costume, and a pirate is no exception. A stripy shirt, black bandana and eye patch completes the look. Try customising the look with colours or accessories from your child's favourite series.

11. Pirates

We all love a good costume, and a pirate is no exception. A stripy shirt, black bandana and eye patch completes the look. Try customising the look with colours or accessories from your child's favourite series.
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Another Julia Donaldson favourite, this costume gives you a new lease of life for your old Halloween costumes. The kindly witch originally wears a long-sleeved red shirt and purple skirt, but nothing's stopping you getting creative.

12. Room on the Broom

Another Julia Donaldson favourite, this costume gives you a new lease of life for your old Halloween costumes. The kindly witch originally wears a long-sleeved red shirt and purple skirt, but nothing's stopping you getting creative.
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