Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dress Up Costumes Make Perfect Christmas Gifts for Kids

Dec 10, 2010 Bambi Hokanson

Dress up costumes are perfect gifts for kids. - bandini at morguefile

Dress up costumes are perfect gifts for kids. - bandini at morguefile

Dress up costumes help kids to expand their imagination because they love to pretend to be someone else. Store bought costumes and handmade costumes can provide endless hours of play. They can become a favorite character, scary monster, princess, pirate, fairy and the list goes on and on. For those who are shopping for Christmas gifts for kids, dress up costumes make the perfect gift.

Both boys and girls love to play make believe by dressing up in costumes and pretending to be someone or something else. For many years, there have been some classic costumes that are popular dress up favorites of children. They will surely continue to be loved by kids for many more years. These would include animal, profession and imaginary costumes.

Popular Dress Up Costumes for girls:

  • Fairy
  • Butterfly
  • Cheerleader
  • Pop Star
  • Witch
  • Majorette
  • Nurse
  • Cat
  • Rabbit
  • Zookeeper
  • Mermaid
  • Bride
  • Princess
  • Angel
  • Ballerina
  • Lady bug
  • Beautician
  • Doctor
  • Queen
  • Bumble bee
  • Tooth Fairy

Popular Dress Up Costumes for Boys:

  • Postman
  • Golfer
  • Astronaut
  • Doctor
  • Fireman
  • Fire fighter
  • Soldier
  • Construction worker
  • Policeman
  • Ninja
  • Skeleton
  • Monster
  • Race car driver
  • Ghost
  • Pilot
  • Dentist
  • Boxer
  • Barber
  • Hunter
  • King
  • Pirate
  • Puppy
  • Cow
  • Horse

Throughout the years there have been numerous character costumes that have become classics with kids. However, children’s fantasy heroes change and there are new dress up costumes continuously being offered for sale on the market. For this reason, costume Christmas gifts for kids are becoming more and more popular every day.

Character Dress Up Costumes for Kids:

  • Barbie
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Belle from Beauty and the Beast
  • Tinkerbelle
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • Hanna Montana
  • Jessie from Toy Story
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Bratz dolls
  • Moxi girl dolls
  • Divas
  • Fiona
  • Shrek
  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Donkey Kong characters
  • Harry Potter
  • Batman
  • Darth Vader
  • Skywalker
  • Star Wars
  • Toy Story characters
  • Bakugan
  • Transformer
  • X=Men
  • Spider man
  • Pokemon

Christmas is equally a festive time for kids to dress up in Christmas costumes. There are various holiday costumes that kids enjoy wearing for playtime or to participate in passing out gifts. There are quite a few choices to choose from.

Kids Christmas Costumes:

  • Snowflake
  • Reindeer
  • Grinch
  • Santa
  • Angel
  • Nutcracker
  • Elf
  • Mrs. Clause
  • Christmas Tree
  • Shepard
  • Star
  • Ornament
  • Sheep
  • Mary and Joseph
  • Wise men
  • Bell
  • Christmas present

Those who are talented should think about making personalized costumes for the children on their Christmas shopping list. There are various patterns available for almost any type of dress up play clothes. Handmade costumes tend to fit better and last longer than store bought costumes. In addition, there are loads of ideas and instructions online for making them. Just ask the children who their favorite characters are and make them a gift they will remember for years to come.

It is easy to see why kids are so fascinated with costumes and will spend hours on end playing dress up. It is fun for them to fantasize about living in the world of their favorite character or pretending they are something or someone else. Whether store bought or handmade, dress up costumes definitely make perfect Christmas gifts for kids.

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