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What Should You Wear As A Costume for World Book Day?

World Book Day takes place on March 3 and gives people the chance to dress as their book heroes! Find out who you should be by taking this quiz!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  February 16th 2023

While World Book Day is an annual event to celebrate the magic of reading and libraries, it’s also a chance to go to school dressed up as your favourite literary character. If you’re seeking some inspiration or simply want to challenge of going to school as someone you’d not considered before, take this personality quiz and we’ll give you a fun suggestion!

1/10 A person thinking

How would your friends describe you?

2/10 A pair of clown's shoes

What kind of shoes are you wearing right now?


3/10 Pick a piece of fruit.

4/10 A gerbil in glasses reading a good book

How do you like to spend your free time?

5/10 A person holding a shopping back

What kind of bag do you have?

6/10 A packed lunch

What's the first thing you reach for in your packed lunch box?

7/10 A £5 note and some £1 coins

You find some money on the pavement. What do you do?

8/10 A dog and some chewed up homework

When do you do your homework?

9/10 Popcorn, drinks and cinema seats

What kind of films do you love to watch?

10/10 A collection of hardback books

Who's your favourite author? 

Gangsta Granny

You should dress as: Gangsta Granny!

You'll need a cardigan, mask and a big sack of lovely loot!

Rubeus Hagrid
Warner Brothers

You should dress as: Rubeus Hagrid!

Purely because everyone is going to dress as Harry Potter or Hermione Granger. Stand out from the crowd by going as the 8 foot grounds keeper at Hogwarts. (You may need stilts. And a beard).

Tracy Beaker

You should dress as: Tracy Beaker!

A pretty easy costume to get. You'll just need a hairstyle that looks like a crow's nest - though make sure you remove the crow first.

Captain Underpants

You should dress as: Captain Underpants!

You'll need a red cape and some (clean) underpants. You might want to wear a t-shirt and shoes in case it's cold, though.