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
Materials: Leggings and a top, bandages and plasters.
Method: Simply wrap bandages around your child’s head, knees and legs and stick plasters on their clothes. Voila!
Skullduggery Pleasant series
Materials: An old T-shirt, trousers, jacket, oversized fedora/hat and face paints.
Method: It’s all in the face painting skills. If you’re dab hand, first paint your child’s face white before painting their eyes, nose and side of their face black to give them a skeletal look.
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.
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 child’s 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 granny’s hair.
Give your child an old pair of glasses (removing the lenses) or make some from cardboard.
Cat in the Hat
Materials: Dark trousers and top, white wool, cardboard, red paint, an old bow tie.
Method: Use white wool to create the cat’s tummy, create a hat by painting red stripes on to cardboard.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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.