Whether you like it or not, the innocuous fancy dress day that started in 1995 as a way to spot nerds in the playground has morphed into an unavoidable juggernaut, and everyone is on board. So, for Christ’s sake, don’t make yours the one child in assembly self-consciously wearing their normal school uniform. Get excited, get involved, and if you need a bit of inspiration, just steal an outfit wholesale from our mood board.

World Book Day 2018