Our Top 20 Super Simple Dress Up Ideas are great for kids who love to dress up!
Wearing the right clothes, whether it’s a crown, swirling ballet skirt or builders hard hat, seems to complete their pretend play.
Top 20 Super Simple Dress Up Ideas
The secret to the very best dress up costumes lies in the child’s imagination. If they feel the costume is right, then it’s perfect!
You’ll also want to read our Favorite Items for Our Pretend Clothes Chest. This post contains lots of great ideas on how to stock your kids dress up costumes.
Creative Dress Up Ideas for Kids
1. Turn Dad’s Shirt Into A Doctor’s Coat
Use Dad’s old shirt to make a doctor’s coat! Tip: You can use stitch witchery fusible bonding web to make this a no sew project. -via The Bear and the Fox
2. Use A Pillow Case To Make A Nurse’s Apron
Use an old pillowcase or bedsheet to make a nurse’s apron. You can also make this project no sew by using fusible bonding web. -via Crafty Cupboard
3. Super Simple Hero Cape
Super heroes can try this super simple super hero cape which you can make in minutes, using fabric glue if you don’t want to sew. -via Mama Smiles
4. Cute Dress Up Ideas
Here’s some cute dress up ideas that will inspire you. -via Kids Activities Blog
5. Pretty Lace Princess Crown
I love this pretty lace princess crown. -via BeauCoup
6. 1920’s Flapper Costume
Use a t-shirt dress to make a 1920s flapper costume.- via Tessie Fay
Dress Up Ideas for Everyone!
7. DIY Unicorn Costume
Everybody loves unicorns!! Make this DIY unicorn costume for hours of dress up fun. -via Craftaholics Anonymous
8. Dress Up Stage
A dress up stage is a great way for kids to act out their imaginative play. -via House of Turquoise
9. DIY Dress Up Closet
You can also turn an old armoire or tv stand into a DIY dress up closet. Add a mirror on the side. -via Decorating Delirium
10. No Sew Ash Ketchum Pokemon Costume
If your kid loves Pokemon as much as mine do, then you need to make this no sew Ash Ketchum Pokemon costume to add to their creative play arsenal. -via Kids Activities Blog
11. DIY Felt Stick Horse
Make a DIY felt stick horse for cowboy play. No sewing required!
12. DIY Paper Dinosaur Hat
This is so cool! Make a DIY Paper Dinosaur Hat. -via Cutting Tiny Bites
13. DIY Dress Up Mailman
Your kid will love this DIY Dress Up Mailman idea! -via Making of a Mom
So Many Dress Up Ideas You’ll Love
14. Beautiful Dress Up Wings
Learn how to make beautiful dress up wings in this tutorial. -via Pretty Prudents
13. Make Your Own Animal Ears
These felt and fabric animal ears for make believe play would be wonderful to add to your great dress up ideas. -via Hart and Sew
14. No Sew Tulle Skirt
Add a super full no sew tulle skirt to your child’s imaginative play stash for lots of dress up ideas. -via Living Well Spending Less
15. Homemade Bird Mask
Dive into the craft box and create a bird mask. -via Turtle Diary
16. No Sew Superhero Capes
Here are some more no sew superhero capes. Includes a FREE template! -via Jolly Mom
17. DIY Cardboard Camper
Not a costume, but a great DIY project for hours of make believe fun–make a DIY Cardboard Camper! This Airstream is perfect for boys! -via The Merry Thought
18. DIY Jewelry
Dress up isn’t complete without some cute bling! Check out this guide to DIY jewelry. -via Felt with Love Designs
More Dress Up Fun From Kids Activities Blog:
- We have 30 amazing costumes your kids can use to play dress up.
- Looking for more dress up costumes? Here are 20 more!
- How silly are these pipe cleaner disguises?
- You will love this free vet pretend play kit.
- We also have a free doctor’s kit for fun pretend play.
- Work from home like mom and dad with this office pretend play set!
I think keeping costumes simply let kids imaginations go wild. What do your kids love to use to dress up?