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Best Fancy Dress Ideas For Kids

Published on: 28 May , 2019 | Ekta

Seeing your kids play dress up isn’t surprising, they love to dress up as their favourite people around them or favourite characters from TV/Movies and this just makes it obvious that Fancy Dress is one of the most exciting events for your little ones. All Schools host fancy dress competitions and you would definitely want your kid to look unique and out of the box. It’s fun to get creative beyond the boundaries to see your little wonders jump out of excitement as they are dressed into fancy dress characters of their choice. We bring you a list of Best Fancy Dress Ideas For Kids

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Superhero Theme - Best Fancy Dress Ideas For Boy Kid

Superheros are the new in thing. With the Avengers taking over every kids mind, it is no surprise that they would want to dress up as superheros themselves.

Black Widow/ Natasha Romanoff

Black Widow is one of the original Avengers and belongs to the Marvel Universe. Originally, an agent of the Russia Intelligence KGB, she later became a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. Having extensive mastery in martial arts and armed with her Widow’s bite, Black Widow became one of S.H.I.E.L.D’s most efficient agents.

It is easy to dress up as Black Widow, it requires an all Black attire and her latest hairstyle of a side braid.

Wonder Woman/ Diana Prince

Wonder Woman is a warrior princess created by DC universe. She is the daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons and Zeus, the mightiest of the Gods of Olympus.

She volunteered to leave behind her home Themyscira and lead the message of peace, fighting for justice and equality in Man’s World. She is a founding member of the Justice League. Wonder Woman has superhuman strength and durablility. She can fly, has superhuman speed and reflexes and has healing powers. Wonder Woman is a great leader and warrior and excels in Hand to Hand Combat. Her bracelets also posses power and her lasso of truth helps during interrogation.

A blue skirt, red top, gold bracelet, gold head band and a gold rope would complete the look. You can also transform from Diana Prince to Wonder Woman.

Batman/ Bruce Wayne

Batman is an all-time favourite superhero created by DC. Batman is the protector of Gotham City and a member of the Justice League. Although batman posses no superhuman powers, he is one of the smartest people alive and a great fighter. His fancy tools and equipment help him in combats. Create a simple Batman costume with a black cloth at home. All you need to make is a cape and a mask. Combine that with a black one-piece suit or black tights and a t-shirt. Top it with a yellow/gold belt with the bat logo for the buckle, and junior Batman is ready. Another idea is to present batman as Bruce Wayne the businessman, in a suit. You can also buy a batman costume online.

Superman/ Clark Kent

Superman is a DC character who has super speed, strength , is bulletproof, wears a cloak, and can fly anywhere. Superman’s costume is blue and red, and may not be easy to make unless you have the right materials. However, the task is made easy if your kid owns a Superman t-shirt with a logo on it. Presenting superman as Clark Kent the reporter is another idea. You can also buy a superman costume online.

Ironman/ Tony Stark

Tony Stark’s Ironman is a very well- known Marvel character. Tony Stark is a billionaire industrialist who built the iron suit to escape from his captors. With his wealth and great technical knowledge, he is one of the most powerful people in the world. He is human and does not posses any powers. His technical knowledge helps him build tools to make the world a safer place. Ironman costumes are available online. Alternatively, ironman can be presented as Tony stark in a Tshirt and Jeans, with a shiny circular object on their chest.

Spiderman/Peter Parker

When it comes to kids, Spider-Man is the best! Spiderman is one of the youngest superheros from the Marvel Universe and everyone’s favourite. His spider senses and the ability to climb walls makes him even more fascinating. Making a spider-man suit is not an option. The good news is that you can buy one online and turn your kid into the superhero, albeit without spidey-sense.

Captain America/ Steve Rogers

Captain America is a Marvel Character. He is more than 100 years old and was trapped in ice for about 70 years. He is the Earth’s first superhero. During WWII , Steve rogers was injected with the Super Soldier Serum which enhanced his body and its abilities. He has enhanced strength, intelligence, speed, durability, agility, stamina, reflexes and senses. He also can heal through regeneration. He is skilled in Mixed Martial Arts, is an expert marksman and a great spy. His unique shield has helped him too. He is also worthy to lift Thor’s Hammer the Mjolnir. His costume is also available online. A Captain America Tshirt or dressing as Steve Rogers can be an alternative.

Other Superheros you can check out: Aquaman, The Incredibles, The Flash, Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Antman, Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Fictional Characters

Fictional Characters whether its from TV, Movies or Books always make an impression and stay with our kids. Here is a list of the best fictional characters to dress your kid up as.

Harry Potter:

Nothing beats the Harry Potter costume at a fancy dress competition. Harry Potter is a wizard from JK Rowling’s Books. He is a the main character and the books and movies revolve around him. His favourite spell is Expelliarmas. Spectacles with a rounded frame, a wand or stick with one pointed edge, a long black coat and a lightning symbol on the forehead is all you need to turn your kid into Harry Potter.

Hermoine Granger:

Harry Potter’s partner in crime, Hermoine Granger is a highly intellectual wizard who is a dear friend of Harry Potter. She is extremely smart and brave. She is a true friend and always stands to protect her friends. A long black coat, a wand , a book in the hand and frizzy hair is all you need.

Albus Dumbeldore

Albus Dumbledore is the headmaster of the Hogwarts school where Harry Potter studies. He is known to be the strongest wizard of all times. He is a good friend of Harry Potter and helps him out always.  A long gray-colored robe with frills and collar and a long white beard is what you need to create a Dumbledore costume.

Other Harry Potter Characters: Ron Weasley, Hagrid, Sirius Black, Professor Mcgonnagal.

Mickey Mouse/ Minnie Mouse

These characters need no introduction. The first ever character created by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse is an energetic mouse who wears red shorts with a black top. The costume is complete with a pair of black shoes and a black cap with mouse ears. As for Minnie mouse, add a bow and replace the shorts and top for a dress.

Aladdin And Jasmine

A cute couple from the Disney movie Aladdin, Aladdin and Jasmine are ideal models for fancy dressing. Aladdin wears white pants and shirt with a white turban. Jasmine wears a light blue dress with harem pants and blouse. She also has a distinct hairstyle with a blue colored bow on her head which acts like a tiara.

Snow White

Turn your little girl into the fairest maiden on the land with a pretty Snow White costume. Snow White is a popular fairy tale character and a fairly easy costume to recreate.


Cinderella, yet another popular fairy tale character. Deck your little girl in a pretty blue Cinderella costume, glass slippers (or something similar) included, and teach her to say a line from the story or movie.

Other Characters: Goofy, Red Riding Hood, Beast, Woody, Buzz lightyear.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader is perhaps the most iconic character from Star Wars. You can create part of the costume – the dress – at home, and buy or rent the face mask to complete the attire.

He is a primary antagonist in the original Trilogy, but, as Anakin Skywalker, is the main protagonist of the prequel trilogy. You can create part of the costume – the dress – at home, and buy or rent the face mask to complete the attire. His Lightsabre is red in colour.

Princess Leia

Princess Leia is a member of the Imperial Senate and daughter of Anakin Skywalker, a.k.a Darth Vader, and Queen Padme Amidala. Princess Leia also has a distinct hairstyle and dressing style, which makes her character an interesting choice for fancy dress or costume parties. Her lightsabre is blue in colour.

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker is the main character in the Star Wars Trilogy. He is the son of Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) and Queen Padme, and brother of Princess Leia. His Light Saber is blue/ green.

Other characters from Star Wars: Chewbacca, R2D2, Han Solo, Rey, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Captain Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow may seem a little odd, but he is our first preference when it comes to dressing like a pirate. You will need brown pants, white top with a brown vest, a red bandanna and lots of beads to go with the attire. You will also need brown long riding boots and a pirate hat for the costume to be complete.

Christmas Tree

What better than dressing up your kid as an Christmas tree.
With all the colorful decors upon it, it will surely look bright and unique


When it comes to fancy dresses, Dressing your kid as one of the animals is a very popular opinion. Its really adorable when the toddlers enact one of the animals and becomes a part of learning too.


Many kids are scared when they’re taken to a doctor but ironically will always love to dress and enact like one. Kids dressed as doctors and they’re sweet way to check on the patients is worth noticing.


A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge. Popular fact is the teaching is an occupation which creates other jobs. What better than dressing your kid as an teacher making them pay their gratitude towards all the teachers out there.


Fancy dresses is all about representing something unique, bright and colourful. Dressing your kid as an rainbow will just outstand the theme and will make them look colourful and beautiful.


Mother Earth, the home of humankind. It would definitely stand out when You're dressed up as one and talk about the various natural resources that we've been gifted with.


If you’re looking to brighten and amplify your child’s fancy dress competition. Dressing up as the SUN will surely rise attention towards your child.


Becoming an astronaut is an popular dream among kids. Dress them up as one and see how their imagination by allowing them explore the possibility of what's beyond the infinity.

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Jyotirmoy Bhattacharjee 2019-07-17 18:28:34

Every year I go through this problem of what exactly to come up with for my kid's fancy dress competition. Your blog encouraged me to try something fresh and distinctive that would actually create a memory forever. I would recommend to discover and showcase kid's accessories at Tinkersale.

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