DON'T panic but there's now less than one month to go until World Book Day. 

The popular day celebrating stories and reading sees children and teachers dress up as their favourite book character for the day. 

This year it takes place on March 1 and if you're stuck for a bit of inspiration finding the perfect costume, Asda and Tesco has a range to save the day. 

(With plenty of options for adults who want to get involved too.)

Here's some of our favourites...


The World of David Walliams Gangsta Granny Costume - £15

David Walliams fans have got plenty of choice with options including costumes from Burt's Ratburger, Awful Auntie Alberta, Billionaire Boy and Mr Stink. 

But our favourite is the Gangsta Granny look pictured below complete with grey curly wig.

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Roald Dahl Oompa Loompa Fancy Dress Costume - £15

If you spent hours trying to dye your child's hair green and arrange it into a quiff for World Book Day then look away now!

This costume takes away the mess involved with dressing up as an Oompa Loompa...unless you also want to invest in some orange face paint. 

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Other Roald Dahl options include The BFG, Matilda, Willy Wonka, Fantastic Mr Fox and this Violet Beauregarde costume (£15) complete with golden ticket, stick of bubble gum and pot of purple face paint to complete the look. 

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Harry Potter Hufflepuff Robes Fancy Dress Costume - £15

Fans will no doubt go absolutely potty for this range. Little ones can choose which house they want to be in with costumes including robes, scarf and a flag. 

Or they can dress up as Harry Potter himself or Hermione Granger. 

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Paddington Bear Fancy Dress Costume - £14

There's no chance of your little one being cold inside this furry costume. 

Paddington is sure to be a hit in 2018 after a collection of his stories were named in the 2018 list of World Book Day books. 

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Peter Rabbit Lily Bobtail Fancy Dress Costume - £14

If your child's nursery is getting involved in World Book Day or you don't want a baby brother or sister to miss out, there's also some cute Peter Rabbit options including Peter Rabbit himself, Jemima Puddleduck and this adorable option

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Roald Dahl Willa Wonka The Golden Ticket Fancy Dress Costume - £10

You'll feel like a winner with this bargain costume. Co-ordinate your friends to dress as some of the lucky golden ticket winners to complete the Willy Wonka look. 

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Disney Alice in Wonderland Tweedle Dee Fancy Dress Costume - £13

Or maybe your child has the perfect sidekick that wouldn't mind dressing as Tweedle Dum?

Alice in Wonderland options also include Alice, The Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts

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And for the adults...

Harry Potter Professor McGonagall Fancy Dress Costume at Asda - £22

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Adult Disney Mary Poppins Fancy Dress Costume at Asda - £22

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Roald Dahl Willa Wonka Fancy Dress Costume at Tesco - £22

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Pic credits: Asda and Tesco