(PRWEB UK) 2 March 2013
With less than a week to go until the UK embraces World Book Day and the finest children’s storybook authors and characters, allfancydress.com has detailed the most popular costume themes for school children and adults looking to enjoy the literary festivities.
Schools up and down the UK will be hosting World Book Day events with kids encouraged to get into the spirit of the day and discover the magic of reading.
Children’s books are essential to feed the imagination of youngsters and the plethora of fun-filled costume ideas enables kids to dress up as their storybook heroes and step into their shoes for one day only.
With hundreds of World Book Day outfits sold from All Fancy Dress the retailer has uncovered what it expects to be the most popular character themes on March 7th.
The knock-on effect of the anniversary of Roald Dahl’s death back in November has also seen many schools and children acknowledge the many great storybook characters of Dahl’s successful tales, most notably Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and James and the Giant Peach.
Powerful comic book characters still appear to have a place in the hearts of many kids with a number of Batman, Spiderman and Thor costumes purchased of late.
Steve John, of allfancydress.com, added: “The whole premise of World Book Day is to get youngsters excited and enthralled by stories and reading and if these fun-filled fancy dress outfits go some way to achieving that then so much the better.
“Kids will love running into the school playground to see their friends dressed as their favourite storybook character.
“We’ve certainly received plenty of interest in our Roald Dahl character costumes, as well as comic book characters, Disney film characters and storybook animal outfits.”
All Fancy Dress provides seasonal costumes for a variety of other annual events, such as Halloween, St Patrick’s Day and the summer music festivals.