As April fast approaches, get your child ready to wow their friends and classmates with the best Book Day costumes! If you are looking for kids book week costume then you've come to the right place. At Smiffy's, we offer a whole host of licensed book day costumes from popular and classic children's books, suitable for both boys, girls and teachers ensuring that you won't be short of choice.

World Book and Copyright Day, as it is sometimes known, is annual charity event that focuses on the promotion of reading and publishing, but it's most famous for children dressing up as their favourite book character. The mission of Book Day is for more children, from all backgrounds to develop a lifelong passion of reading for fun!

If your little book worm has already decided on their favourite book character then we know there’s no hope of changing their mind. But the others who haven’t decided what to dress up as yet, should have a look through our children’s book costume collections.

Once upon a time… the short stories we call fairy-tales captured all of our imaginations. We all could get lost in the tales of brave knights, beautiful princesses and dangerous dragons. They are often the first type of story children learn about in school and teach important lessons of Good vs. Evil so this collection of fairy-tale costumes are sure to make a great Book Day costume whether you want to make up your own character or go for a well known fable such as Little Red Riding Hood or Robin Hood.

Transport yourself to another era with a historical Book Day costume this year! How about using a Viking costume to dress up as a character from a Norse Mythology, or our Greek costumes collection has all the togas and golden laurel leaf you need to transform yourself into Zeus or Athena from Ancient Greek mythology! You could even ask your child to do their own research and find a historic warrior they want to dress up as – Whether they choose a Medieval Knight or a Roman Gladiator this collection will have the perfect costume!

Is your child’s favourite character a hero? We’re not talking about Superman or Wonder Woman, but a real everyday hero like our Nurses, Doctors, Firefighters and Police Officers? If so, we have all you need to complete the look with our huge range of uniform & occupation fancy dress costumes. Seriously it’s huge, you’re covered for uniforms from the seas, all the way to the skies with this collection and we have sizes to fit all!