World Book Day is a Celebration you do not want to miss!

So what exactly is World Book Day?

World Book Day is a celebration that recognises authors, illustrators, books and most importantly celebrates reading! In fact, its the biggest celebration of its kind currently being celebrated in upwards of 100 countries all over the world!

Here at I Love Fancy Dress we would not want you to miss out on such a great celebration so we have put together a top 10 list of the costumes that are sure to make you look the part!

And make sure to get your exclusive Essex Mums discount, just enter: EssexMums10 at the checkout.


10 – Horrid Henry
We are all familiar with that Horrid Boy from the T.V causing chaos wherever he goes. Nows your chance to become him and get up to some mischief of your own. This simple fancy dress idea will make you instantly recognisable! Simply match this Top with a pair of jeans and you’re sorted. At only £5.99 you certainly cant go wrong!


9 – Cat In The Hat
Could you talk in rhymes all day? Well dressing as Cat in the Hat this World Book Day might just give you an edge! We offer both an Adults and Childrens dress up for this character so grab one of each and go as a duo! This set includes a Quality Red and White Striped Hat, Matching White Gloves and a Large Red Bow Tie. Another brilliant and cheap fancy dress fix!


8 – Dorothy
Hop down the Yellow Brick Road all the way to your World Book Day event in this eye-catching Dorothy Costume! You will be instantly recognised as the girl that made her way to the Emerald City! When you’re ready to go home after your party simply click your heels three times and say those magical words ‘Theres no place like home!’ With sizes from Small to XLarge you can be sure to find the size to make your little one look brilliant! This costume includes a Blue and White Gingham Dress with Large Red Buttons and a Matching Hairpiece!

7 – Red Riding Hood
Watch out for the Big Bad Wolf when you wear this Riding Hood Costume! This costume comes from our Fairytale Collection and features a Red and White Checked Dress with White Edging on the Sleeves, a Blue Apron with Big Bad Wolf Print and a Satin Feel Hooded Cape with Neck Ties. Red Riding Hood is a tale full of dramas and thats what keeps drawing people back to it! What better reason is there than that to dress up as her this World Book Day. Just remember, When you believe in the legend, then you have to be aware of the Wolf!


6 – Oompa Loompa
Oompa Loompa Doom-Pa-Dee-Do, We have the perfect costume for you! We are all familiar with the little orange factory workers of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and how much they love a good sing song. With I Love Fancy Dress Costumes for both Adults and Children you can all join in with the fun and sing the whole day through! Our costumes Include everything you need to become a native of LoompaLand!


5 – Cinderella
Dress up as the lady with the Glass Slipper and go from rags to riches with this wonderful Blue Princess Costume. You will certainly look the part at any World Book Day event in this outfit fit for a princess! This costume includes a Long Ball Gown with Puffed Sleeves, Sequin Chest, Skirt Panels and a Blue Tie up headband! Hop on your Pumpkin Carriage and Just make sure you’re back by midnight!


4 – Harry Potter
“Wingardium Leviosa” Conjure up some magic at your World Book Day Event with these simple yet brilliant Harry Potter / Hermione Style Wizard Costumes! Simply pick up your Specs, Wand and Wrap yourself in this cloak and you’re sorted. As a student of magic you’re now ready to show off your skills at your event! When you’re finished you can simply hop on your Broom and make it back in time for a game of Quidditch!


3 – Snow White
You’ll be the fairest one of them all in this Snow Princess Costume featuring a Blue and Yellow Princess Dress, Velcro Cape, Headband with Red Bow and a Red Belt. This is another costume from our ever growing Fairytale section that will without a doubt have you picking up best dressed awards! Finish this costume off with a simple Apple in the hand and you’re sorted!


2 – Wheres Wally
Wheres Wally is arguably the most popular book character there has ever been! Known for his iconic Red and White Striped Top, Bobble Hat and Glasses he is instantly recognisable, and so will you be as thats what we are offering here at I Love Fancy Dress! With various sizes available you wont have to look anywhere else! This costume will have you making sure people find you at your party just to show it off!


1 – Elsa
Frozen has taken the world by storm since it was released in 2013 and although not strictly a book character we couldn’t help but throw this costume in! With the Ice Queen herself Elsa becoming one of the worlds most talked about characters you can be sure to turn up to any event and have people in awe as you walk in. This costume includes a Blue Satin Dress with Sequin Bodice and Snowflake Print Organza Cape! Let it go, Let it go!



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Brits are ‘alone’ a quarter of every weekday

  • BandFinishedUK adults spend almost the equivalent of a working day1 on their own in a typical week 
  • 50-69 year olds and Londoners spend the most time on their own in the UK
  • World’s first continuously monitoring personal alert system seeks Kickstarter support to help people who feel vulnerable when on their own


Brits are progressively spending more time by themselves. In the last census 7.6m people were recorded as living alone: by 2031, this figure is expected to top 10.9m. A survey of UK adults by Acticheck, creators of the Assure, a ‘Fit & Forget’ smartband, has revealed UK adults spend a quarter of each weekday completely on their own. Those aged between 50-69 and those living in London spend the most time on their own (both spend an average of 7 hours alone each weekday). But the UK’s living situation isn’t the only cause; more than 6m people work alone or in isolation and solo sports like cycling (43% of people now own a bike2) are increasingly popular. While ‘me-time’ has psychological benefits it is also increases the nation’s personal risk factor.


What happens if a person suffers a fall while on their own? Receiving assistance immediately after an immobilising fall improves the chance of survival by 80%3 yet most alarms rely on the wearer pushing a button (impossible if the wearer is incapacitated). The founders of Acticheck have the solution to help give peace of mind; the Assure: the world’s first continuously monitoring personal alert system.  The band launched today (Tues 27th Jan, 2015) on Kickstarter, to help raise the final funds to develop the much-needed accompanying app to enable them to take the Acticheck Assure system out of the home and potentially save lives.


Kickstarter backers can benefit from a range of rewards. While backers offering £100 will get the product before it goes on general release, those feeling a little wicked can spend £750 and challenge the founders to do ANYTHING they want – as long as it’s legal! Evidence of their actions – no matter how embarrassing – will be delivered in video format.


Due to its ground-breaking battery management technology, the Assure has a two year battery life and never needs recharging. It’s also waterproof and shockproof so the sleek, attractive band can be worn at all times – even in the shower.


How it works:

  • Continuously monitors the wearer, granting them complete independence. The band sends a pro-active alert to nominated persons in the event of an accident or health concern
  • Features a mix of reactive and proactive trigger types, unlike comparative technologies
  • Keeps track on the wearer’s location using the GPS functionality of a smartphone. Should they experience an accident while out alone, they can be found and given help, fast

Acticheck’s founder, Karl Gibbs, says: “We were keen to help people celebrate their independence by providing a technology that, unlike pendant alarms for example, can be used anywhere at anytime, in the home or outdoors. What we’ve done is create a wearable technology, suitable for anyone, that breaks boundaries in terms of battery life, alert functionality and usability – we’re hoping the Kickstarter community loves it as much as we do.”

To be one of the first to get your hands on the Acticheck Assure and support the development of this potentially life-saving technology visit our KICKSTARTER PAGE



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