Roald Dahl Day for Children

Roald Dahl is a famous British novelist, well-known for his imaginative, humorous children’s stories. ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and ‘Charlie in the Chocolate Factory’ were first published in the UK in 1967 and grew to achieve phenomenal success worldwide. These books, among many others such as ‘Matilda’ and ‘The Witches’ eventually hit the big screen and are still popular films today. Tim Burton also recreated a modern ‘Charlie in the Chocolate Factory’ capturing Dahl’s dark humour and creating a real life depiction of the story.

His children’s books are now part of many school’s libraries because of his ability to write stories that keep children interested and excited about reading. As a result Roald Dahl Day has become a worldwide celebration of his stories and creativity. This day is largely supported by school’s who ask children to dress up as a character from their favourite Roald Dahl book. The official day for Roald Dahl Day is September 13th; this is because it is his birthday.

Creating the perfect fancy dress costume for your favourite character can be tricky, but look no further because here at Elliots we have plenty of Roald Dahl dressing up ideas that we can’t wait to share! If it’s Fantastic Mr Fox you want to create then have a look at Fox Big Head costume for kids, it’s fun and sure to get a laugh! Maybe you just want the accessories and plan to create a completely unique look? If so then have a look at our fox masks or costume kits! Roald Dahl Day has never been easier with the large range of Character costumes available.

Matilda, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Witches and the Gremlins… the list is never-ending. We have all of the costumes and accessories you need to create your Roald Dahl fancy dress character! We have the huge ears and wig for The Big Friendly Giant; ugly moles for the faces of the scary Witches; a mouse nose for Bruno Jenkins (as the mouse) and the perfect wig for the Oompa Loompas. So use your imagination and be creative with this year’s Roald Dahl fancy dress costume.

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