Dress Up Kit Ideas
October 09, 2013
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
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 Child/Toddler 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
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 Officer Toddler Costume
Rhinestone Cowgirl 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.”
Black Collapsible Child Top Hat
Brown Child Cowboy Hat
Disney Brave Bow and Arrow
You can also add animal accessories, such as Tigger ears and tail or Mickey Mouse ears and gloves.
Tigger Accessory Kit
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
Black Butterfly Wings
Add swords and jewels that the little ones can play with when pretending to be pirates looking for the buried treasure.
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
Black Suede Child Pirate Boots
Rodeo Black Child Boots