Halloween may be the most publicized event for kids dress up clothes and costumes. At my house anything from a rainy afternoon to a girl’s play date is reason enough to go digging in the old trunk for a princess outfit or a bridal veil for a make believe wedding ceremony. If you don’t have a little boy on hand to walk down the aisle with your imaginary bride, draw straws for who will wear a false mustache or beard that mommy can quickly draw with one of the pencils from her makeup case.
BEST KIDS FUN DRESS UP CLOTHES and HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Anybody can learn to put together an inventory of clothes or costumes to fit just about any size in any given style. The key is clothing in large sizes that are adjustable and flashy, colorful accessories in their favorite themes. You may have to buy some items at party supply stores if the kids want to dress up like a particular celebrity, but in my opinion the best outfits are ones that are found in a trunk in the attic or the back of your closet.
Girls love to wear costume jewelry, garden hats, opera hats, high heels and gloves that their mother or even their grandmother wore when they were the height of fashion. If you are fortunate enough to have vintage pictures of how they were worn, have the photo album on hand for a quick show and tell session. What an excellent opportunity to share some family history with your kids!
Boys are more into dressing up like pirates, cowboys and playing soldier than playing house with the girls. But, maybe if you agree to let them wear buccaneer hats and an eye patch they will allow themselves to be invited to a tea party in between sailing the open seas with a parrot on their shoulder.
Here’s an idea for parents; start gathering the kids’ dress up clothes in a special box or trunk to have ready for the next play date. When the children say, “I’m bored” you will be ready for them. All that’s required is to point them in the direction of the treasure trove of cool stuff you have on hand and let the games begin!
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