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World Book Day – Don’t Panic!

World Book Day 2024

Ahhh, World Book Day.  A celebration of literature, imagination… and let’s face it, sheer panic that you’ve gotten to mid-way through the week and still don’t have a costume for your little one sorted!


From classic heroines to whimsical creatures, the possibilities are endless.  So, if you’re looking for some inspiration to make this year’s costume the best one yet, then look no further!


  1. Get creative with DIY – Pinterest is an awesome source of inspiration and ‘how to’ guides.  Grab that paint brush and that empty Kibsons box and get to work!

  2. Think outside the box – don’t feel limited to characters from popular books, think about the locations or settings in your favourite books – Hogwarts from Harry Potter or the Hundred Acre Wood from Winnie the Pooh.  Or you could even be an author or a famous person in history – we’ve seen lots of mini Coco Chanels and expect to see some more Iris Apfel’s this year too.

  3. Team up with friends – get a group of your kid’s friends together and do costumes based on a theme or book.  Think Harry Potter and friends, Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas or Mario and Luigi!

  4. And if all else fails, one of the best things about the UAE is how convenient it is.  Boxfetti deliver next day (if you order before noon) and have a great range of costumes.  From Knights to Princesses, Firefighters and Nurses – they’ve got you covered!


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