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Dress Up Kit Ideas

The fall season has begun, which means the weather will soon begin to get cooler, preventing children from spending time outdoors. You should start thinking about activities children can participate in indoors. One idea is constructing your own dress-up kit for children to play with. Fill a giant trunk of costumes and old clothing that kids can put on and let their imaginations take over, which should keep them busy for quite some time. Here are some items you may want to add to your dress-up kit:


Put old costumes, or purchase several new ones, into the trunk that children can dress up in. Girls love dressing up in princess dresses, so be sure to add a couple of those to your dress-up kit! Disney Princess dresses are popular, such as Cinderella, Snow White, Belle or Rapunzel costumes.

Storybook Cinderella Prestige Toddler/Child Costume

Storybook Cinderella Prestige Toddler/Child Costume

Tangled Rapunzel Lame Deluxe Toddler Child Costume

Tangled Rapunzel Deluxe Toddler/Child Costume


You may also want to add some mythical creature costumes into the trunk for girls to dress up in, such as mermaid or fairy costumes.

Magical Mermaid Toddler/Child Costume

Magical Mermaid Child/Toddler Costume

Disney Tinker Bell Toddler/Child Costume

Disney Tinker Bell Toddler/Child Costume


The boys may also want to dress up in Disney character outfits, so place one or two in there for them, as well! Add a superhero costume, such as one of the Incredibles, or a Buzz Lightyear costume.

Mr. Incredible Muscle Child Costume

Mr. Incredible Muscle Child Costume

Toy Story - Buzz Lightyear Classic Toddler/Child Costume

Buzz Lightyear Classic Child/Toddler Costume


You should also add classic outfits and costumes that children can play around in, such as cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians.

police toddler child costume

Police Officer Toddler Costume

rhinestone cowgirl child costume

Rhinestone Cowgirl Child Costume

running bull child costume

Running Bull Child Costume


Clothing Accessories and Props

Instead of putting full costumes into the dress-up treasure chest, you can add a few clothing accessories that children can play with. Add a black top hat that kids can pretend to do magic with, or a cowboy hat they can wear and a bow and arrow to use when playing “cowboys and Indians.”

Collapsible Top Hat Black Child

Black Collapsible Child Top Hat

brown cowboy had child

Brown Child Cowboy Hat

disney brave bow and arrow

Disney Brave Bow and Arrow


You can also add animal accessories, such as Tigger ears and tail or Mickey Mouse ears and gloves.

winnie the pooh tigger accessory kit

Tigger Accessory Kit

Mickey Mouse Accessory Kit (Child)

Mickey Mouse Child Accessory Kit


When girls are dressing up as princesses or fairies, they are going to need princess crowns, magic wands and fairy wings!

snow white child tiara

Snow White Child Tiara

black butterfly wings

Black Butterfly Wings


Add swords and jewels that the little ones can play with when pretending to be pirates looking for the buried treasure.

pirate cutlass

Pirate Cutlass

jewel rings

Jewel Rings

plastic gems

Plastic Gems


Add costumes shoes children can wear with their dress-up outfits! Girls will love to play around in plastic slippers or “heels,” while the boys will enjoy wearing pirate boots or cowboy boots.

gold jewel child slippers

Gold Jewel Child Slippers

Black Suede Child Pirate Boot Tops

Black Suede Child Pirate Boots

rodeo black child boots

Rodeo Black Child Boots

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