101 Cute Fancy Dress Theme Ideas For Kids (2022)

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Exploring some fancy dress ideas for kids can help you make dressing up more fun and exciting for your little one. Children love to emulate their favorite stars or characters on television, and fancy dress parties give them an excuse to do it.

When you make a special costume for your kid, such as their favorite cartoon character or a customized outfit for a special occasion, you would want them to be the star of the show. For this, you need to think out of the box while customizing their outfit.

While there are plenty of fancy dress ideas for children, selecting the perfect one can be difficult. Here are a few unique ideas that you can choose from. Check out the list below and pick your favorite.

101 Cute Fancy Dress Ideas For Kids:

There is no dearth of themes for a fancy dress competition. You can pick from the most popular themes like animals, food, technology, superheroes, cartoon characters, and famous people. Or you can pick a theme you and your kid likes the most.

Animal Costumes For Kids

Animal costumes are easy to get, which makes them a popular option for fancy dress. Animal fancy dress costumes are ideal for toddlers and children who do not want to deliver a dialogue.

  1. Dinosaur – Dress your child like the fierce T-Rex or the cute Dino from The Flintstones.
  2. Lion – Let your child roar like the king of the jungle in this costume.
  3. Giraffe – The giraffe is as tall as your kid can get in costume.
  4. Dolphin – Dolphins are cute, but your child in a dolphin costume is going to be cuter.
  5. Rabbit – Dress up your kid as the friendly ‘neighborwood’ rabbit or the funny Bugs Bunny! Or better, you could dress her up as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland and run across the stage singing – “ I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date. No time to say “Hello, Goodbye.” I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.”
  6. Tiger – Help your child speak about saving tigers in the wild with a bright and beautiful tiger costume. The audience will simply love it!
  7. Bear – Who doesn’t love a teddy bear, especially a talking one? Bear costumes for kids are a big hit with everyone.
  8. Dog – Dog costumes look cute on kids. Put this on your kid and ask him to say one word on stage, ‘woof’.

You can also try cute costumes of other animals like zebra, cat, monkey, panda, or koala to give your kid a winning shot.

Fairy Tale And Princess Costumes

A fairy tale theme is just what you need to make your costume party for kids fun. Here are a few fairy tale costume ideas for children.

9. Snow White

Turn your little girl into the fairest maiden on the land with a pretty Snow White costume. Snow White is a popular character from the Grimm’s Fairy Tale of the same name.

Dialogue: I have lips red as rose, hair black as ebony, skin white as snow. Who am I?

10. Cinderella

Cinderella is yet another popular fairy tale character from a French folk tale called Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper. Deck your little girl in a pretty pink Cinderella costume, glass slippers (or something similar) included, and teach her to say a line from the story to make the experience interesting.

Dialogue: Oh my goodness! It is midnight; I have to go!

11. Red Riding Hood Costume

The Little Red Riding Hood costume is one of the simplest fancy dress costumes you can make at home. All you need is a red cloth that can be turned into a cloak with a hood, and your little one is all set to meet granny and the big bad wolf!

Dialogue: It is I, Little Red Riding Hood. I have brought you fruit, cakes and honey, and a bunch of pretty wildflowers to cheer you up.

12. Prince Charming Costume

Turn your little boy into the most charming prince ever with a cool prince’s costume. You can create your prince charming costume at home with a cloak made from a velvety cloth, and a dagger and crown made of cardboard. Add a short dialogue to the costume and your little prince is ready to save his damsel in distress.

Dialogue: I don’t even know your name! How will I find you? (sigh)

13. Robin Hood Costume

Robin Hood is a legendary vigilante character, popularly referred to as the good robber who stole wealth from the rich and distributed it among the poor. He lived in Sherwood Forest and led a band of Merry Men and is a highly skilled archer.

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Dialogue: Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.

14. Evil Queen

The Evil Queen is a popular villain from the Grimm’s Fairy Tale of Snow White. The queen is Snow White’s stepmother who plans to kill the princess with a poisoned apple. The character is highly popular and was portrayed in the film by talented actresses like Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts.

Dialogue: Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is fairest of them all?

15. Gretel and Hansel

Hansel and Gretel are the twin siblings from the fairy tale of the same name by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are known for smartly outwitting the wicked blind witch to save themselves and other kids trapped in the gingerbread house. This is a great fancy dress idea for siblings.

Dialogue: (Hansel and Gretel together) Whatever you do, don’t eat the candy from the house.

16. Peter Pan

Peter Pan is the lead character in a J.M Barrie play called Finding Neverland. Pan is a mischievous boy who lives in a realm called Neverland. He wears green, is ageless, and can fly.

Dialogue: To live will be an awfully big adventure.

Superhero Fancy Dress Costumes

Your child would have pretended to be a superhero who could fly and rescue people in danger at least once after watching a superhero movie. Superhero costumes are easy to make – at least most of them need a cape, and a mask and you are all set to make a superhero out of your kid.

Here are a few superhero fancy dress ideas for children.

17. Batman

Batman is an all-time favorite superhero created by DC Comics. 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 belt with the bat logo for the buckle, and junior Batman is ready.

Dialogue: It is not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me!

If that is too much to say, you could just teach your kid to say “I’m Batman” in a hoarse voice.

18. Superman

Superman is a DC Comics character who has super powers, 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.

Dialogue: You are much stronger than you know. Trust me!

19. Spider-Man

When it comes to kids, Spider-Man is the best! 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.

Dialogue: With great power comes great responsibility.

20. Wonder Woman

This is a cool superhero costume for girls. Wonder Woman is the powerful ally of all our superheroes created by DC Comics. She is intelligent, beautiful, and quick to beat the enemy. Given its minimality, the Wonder Woman costumes are ideal for young kids.

Dialogue: “Of all people, you know who I am…who the world needs me to be. I’m Wonder Woman.”

21. Captain America

Captain America is a Marvel Superhero, who saves his country and fellow soldiers from enemy attacks. The Captain America costume has stripes on the top and comes with a shield designed like the American Flag.

Dialogue: I’m Captain America. I’m just a kid from ________.

22. Zorro

Zorro is the pseudo name of the fictional vigilante created by Johnston McCulley. The Zorro costume is the simplest of all – all you need is a full black suit, or black pants with black shirt, a cape an eye-mask and a black hat.

Dialogue: I’m Zorro. I have the courage to take charge, ask why, stand for something and change the world.

23. Krrish

Krrish is an Indian superhero loosely based on Superman. He wears an all black full-length suit with a bespoke mask that partly covers his face. The Krrish costume is a cheap fancy dress idea for kids.

Dialogue: I’m Krrish. I am a friend.

24. Joker

The Joker is Batman’s nemesis in one of the comics. He has his face painted like a joker and wears a purple suit. Making a Joker costume is very easy if you have face paints at home.

Dialogue: Why so serious?

25. Green Lantern

Green Lantern is a less-known DC Comics’ character who draws his power from a ring. A full-length superhero suit in green with a green eye mask will complete the Green Lantern costume for your kid.

Dialogue: No matter how bad things get, something good is always out there.

Nature-themed Fancy Dress Costumes

Want a fancy dress that your kid can don to send out a strong message about the environment? Here is a lost of the top nature-themed fancy dress ideas for children.

26. Tree

Make a tree costume from a cardboard painted green and brown. This is one of the cheap fancy dress ideas out there.

Dialogue: I’m a tree. Save me and I will help you for as long as I live.

27. Flower

A flower costume is just perfect if your kid needs one for a school fancy dress competition. However, you’ll need to put in some effort to make the costume with petals and leaves. Pick flowers like the Daisy, Sunflower, or any other flower with big petals. The costume usually has a dress that represents the stem or the leaf, while the head is the center of the flower.

Dialogue: Hi! My name is (name of the flower), and I’m (colors of the flower).

28. Cloud

A cardboard cut-out of a cloud with a string or ribbon attached to its back can be a simple, yet impressive fancy dress idea for kids. The costume can be made easily and quickly if you have a cardboard or a polystyrene sheet and paints.

Dialogue: When you need water, I rain!

29. Earth

Planet Earth is a creative fancy dress idea for kids. You can create a globe-like costume that goes around the body, with your child as the axis of rotation. If you plan to create an earth costume for your child’s school play, make sure you give yourself enough time make it.

Dialogue: I’m planet Earth. I’m your home. Protect me and care for me. I will be your humble abode forever.

30. Sun

The Sun costume is one of the easiest to make at home. You could make a cut-out of the Sun on cardboard or a polystyrene sheet that you child can hold or wear with the help of strings or thread.

Dialogue: I’m the Sun. I’m bright, and I give you light and energy. And you know what else, I don’t even charge you for it!

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31. Star

You can make a star-shaped costume using cardboard or polystyrene sheets. A star is an easy costume to make at home. Get a few sheets of thermocol, fabric glue and a lot of glitter to make this costume in just a few hours.

Dialogue: I’m a star. I shine my own light and twinkle at night.

32. Moon

The moon fancy dress costume is similar to the earth costume but simpler in comparison.

Dialogue: I’m the moon. I bring light even to the darkest nights.

Food Costumes – Fruits And Vegetables

Another interesting fancy dress theme for kids is food. Kids look cute as vegetables and fruits. You can also dress up your kid as a burger or a hot dog, or as a bag or box of candy. Here are a few ideas to begin with.

33. Fruit

Fruit costumes look great on pre-schoolers and toddlers. You can dress you child as a banana, an apple, a pear, or a bunch of grapes. You can buy fruit costumes that are full suits that make your kid look like a moving fruit. If you want to keep it simple, you can use cloth and cardboard to create the costume at home.

Dialogue: I’m a/an (fruit name). I’m am rich in (mention a couple of nutrients in the fruit).

34. Vegetable

Vegetable fancy dress ideas are also ideal for young kids aged less than five. Easy to make vegetable costumes include eggplant, green leafy vegetable, corn, peas, chili, and carrot.

Dialogue: I’m a/an (vegetable name). I’m am rich in (mention a couple of nutrients in the vegetable).

35. Hot dog

A hot dog costume is not easy to make. You can buy one or rent one for the school event or a fancy dress competition.

Dialogue: I’m a hot dog. I’m America’s favorite food!

36. Bag of Jelly Beans

You can create a bag of jelly beans that your child can wear. To make the bag, you will need a transparent trash bag and balloons of different colors, blown enough to look like jelly beans. Cut holes in the trash bag for your kid’s arms and legs to go through. Fill the bag with balloons and close the open end of the trash bag around the neck, using a soft ribbon, and your jelly bean bag is ready.

Dialogue: Life is like a bag of jelly beans. They all taste good, no matter what color you choose.

37. Candy Bar

A candy bar costume can be made with cardboard/thermocol and soft string. You will also need water paints to color the bar brown like chocolate.

Dialogue: I’m a candy bar. I am sweet and share the goodness of chocolate with whoever I meet.

38. Burger

If your kid does not want to be a hot dog, make him a burger! The costume is not easy to make at home, so it is best to rent it for the event or competition.

Dialogue: I am filled with patties, onions, lettuce, and sauce. But people love me anyway.

Famous Personalities and Celebrity Costumes

When your kid is participating in a fancy dress competition, it is good to pick a celebrity or a famous personality costume for points. When your kid is dressed like a famous person, he will get a chance to imitate the person and also speak or sing like them to impress the judges.

Here’s our pick of celebrity fancy dress ideas.

39. Einstein

Every mom wants her child to be an Einstein. Well, your child can be Albert Einstein for a while with the costume. The costume is simple with a gray tweed jacket and pant suit. The only additional accessories you will need are a wig and a mustache.

Dialogue: It is good to know. But imagination is more important than knowledge!

40. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was America’s 16th president who abolished slavery. He is one of the favorite personalities that kids dress up as for costume parties and fancy dress competitions.

Dialogue: When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion.

41. Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin is perhaps the funniest actor who could make you laugh without saying a single word. He had a distinct style of dressing which makes him an excellent model for a fancy dress competition. Teach your kid to walk and act like Chaplin to when on stage, and he could leave the audience and judges spell-bound.

Dialogue: A day without laughter is a day wasted.

42. Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Mahatma Gandhi as he is popularly known, was an Indian freedom fighter who believed in non-violence and truth. Gandhi had a simple sense of dressing – he wore nothing but a dhoti (Indian garment for men) and walked with the help of a stick.

Dialogue: Be the change you want to see in the world.

43. Mother Teresa

Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mother Teresa was a simple person who always wore a white sari with a blue line at the edges. She is known as a selfless person who helped lepers and orphans in the Indian city of Kolkata.

Dialogue: I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the water to create ripples.

44. Hitler

Adolph Hitler was a German dictator who is known for his acts of cruelty. He is not the world’s favorite person but had a distinct style of his own, which makes him a popular model for fancy dress competitions.

Dialogue: Don’t let what other people think stop you from doing the things you love.

45. Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a South-African revolutionary who fought against the Apartheid. He was also the president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. To create a Nelson Mandela costume for your child, you’ll only need a suit and a white wig.

Dialogue: It always seems impossible until it is done.

Star Wars Fancy Dress Ideas

Does your child love the Star Wars movies? Why not dress him up as one of the characters created by George Lucas for a costume party? The costumes and hairstyles of characters in the movie are unique, and the fashion is out of the world (literally), which makes Star Wars an interesting fancy dress competition idea for kids, and also adults.

46. 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.

Dialogue: I am Darth Vader. Join me and together, we can rule the galaxy!

47. 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.

Dialogue: I don’t know where you get your delusions, laser-brain!

48. 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.

Dialogue: I am Luke Skywalker. I am here to rescue you.

49. Chewbacca

Chewbacca is a Wookiee, a fictional species that is intelligent and has hair all over the body, like a primate. If your kid wants to be Chewbacca in the school event, you’ll have to hire or buy the costume. Chewbacca only communicates through a series of sounds, so there won’t be any dialogue for this character.
50. Rey

Rey is one of the main characters in the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. She is a Jedi warrior and dresses like one – a suit with dhoti pants and v-neck top with a black belt to go with it.

Dialogue: (Astonished) I didn’t know there was this much green in the whole galaxy.

51. Storm Trooper

Storm Troopers are the soldiers employed by the Sith to fight the Jedi Knights. They wear a white metallic armor with a helmet. A Storm Trooper may be a cool idea for a costume party bit, not a competition. Also, you cannot make this costume at home.

52. X-Wing Fighter Pilot

X-Wing fighter pilots are a part of the Resistance, headed by Princess Leia, which aims at defeating the dark lords and save the galaxy.

Harry Potter Fancy Dress Ideas

Harry Potter is one of the most popular characters in literary fiction. Here are a few Harry Potter fancy dress ideas you can try with your kids.

53. Harry Potter

Nothing beats the Harry Potter costume at a party or school fancy dress competition. Kids love dressing up like Harry Potter, the good wizard from J.K Rowling’s fiction series. Spectacles with a rounded frame, a wand or stick with one pointed edge, and a long black coat is all you need to turn your kid into Harry Potter.

Dialogue: I solemnly swear that I am up to no good! (with a mischievous expression)

54. Albus Dumbledore

Albus Dumbledore is the headmaster of the Hogwarts school where Harry Potter studies. A long gray-colored robe with frills and collar and a long white beard is what you need to create a Dumbledore costume.

Dialogue: Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.

55. Rubeus Hagrid

Rubeus Hagrid is the fictional half-giant, half-human from the Harry Potter series. He is the professor of care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts. He wears wooly robes and is very hairy.

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Dialogue: What’s comin’ will come, An’ we’ll meet it when it does. (accent is important)

56. Sirius Black

Sirius Black is Harry Potter’s godfather. He dresses simple but has long hair and a mustache that give him a unique personality. You can pick from a variety of looks for Sirius Black – as a prisoner of Azkaban, or a resident of Gryffindor House, or just a striped suit that gives him a casual/everyday look.

Dialogue: We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.

57. Mad-Eye Moody

Mad-Eye Moody works at the Hogwarts institution, for the Ministry of Defense. Dark colored jeans and shirt topped with a long coat and a walking stick will complete the attire. Moody has a face eye, for which you will need a tennis-ball eye, a watch strap, and some tape.

Dialogue: Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas!

58. Professor Severus Snape

Professor Severus Snape works as the potions master at Hogwarts. He wears a black robe, wavy hair and carries a wand.

Dialogue: The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter.

Disney Character Fancy Dress Ideas

If you need ideas to make your toddler or pre-schooler’s costume a hit, go for the classic Disney character costumes. These are not easy to make, so you may have to hire or buy them for the event.

59. Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse

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.

Dialogue: To laugh at yourself is to love yourself. (Mickey)

(or) Remember, you are the one who can fill my world with sunshine. – Minnie Mouse

60. Goofy

Goofy is a dog with a southern accent, and he is Mickey Mouse’s friend. He usually dresses in blue pants, orange turtleneck vest, white gloves, brown shoes and a tall green hat that looks like a rumpled fedora.

Dialogue: You are never too old to do the Goofy stuff!

61. Beast (from Beauty And The Beast)

Your little boy can also dress as the Beast from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. There are different versions of the beast costume to choose from. A hairy or wooly dress with a pair of blue pants and black jacket can make the dress. The beast also has long hair and scars on the face, which can be painted on the face.

Dialogue: Oh, it’s no use. She’s so beautiful, and I’m… Well, look at me! (from the movie)

62. Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story

Toy Story has some really cute characters like the cowboy named Woody and the loyal astronaut named Buzz Lightyear. For Woody, you will need blue pants, yellow checked shirt, a felt black-and-white cowboy vest with a cowboy hat and boots. For Buzz, you’ll need a space suit, with a green belt and oxygen mask. If your kid wants to be Buzz, it is best to buy or hire the costume.

Dialogue: You’ve got a friend in me!

63. Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head is a classic toy that you can dress your kid as. You can create the costume at home with a little effort. All you need is a brown overall on which you can stitch eyes, eyebrows, red lips and a small nose. Alternatively, you can hire the costume for convenience.

64. Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff from Frozen

Does your child love the movie Frozen? Dress your girl as Anna or Elsa, and your boy as Kristoff or Olaf. You will most likely have to hire costumes for all the characters, except for Elsa, who usually wears a sparkling blue dress.

Dialogue: The past is in the past. Let it go.

65. Cruella De Ville

Cruella De Ville is the evil woman from the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians, who wears animal skin to satiate her fashion sense. You can make your girl wear a dark colored dress and top it with a faux animal print coat.

Dialogue: Darling, looking good is better than being good.

66. Winnie The Pooh And Tiger

Winnie the Pooh is the adorable bear and Tiger is his good friend from the popular TV series Winnie The Pooh. For both these characters, you will need to buy or hire the costume.

Dialogue: How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye difficult.

67. 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.

Dialogue: You are only a fool if you give up.

68. Mr. Incredible

Mr. Incredible is the head of the Incredible family, a fictional superhero family created by Disney Studios. The Incredibles dress alike – In a red body suit with black and orange trimmings, and a black eye mask.

Dialogue: Don’t think and don’t worry. When the time comes, you’ll know what to do.

69. Merida (Brave)

Merida is the rebel princess from the Disney movie Brave. She defies conventions and fights to stay free and find love at her own pace. Merida wears a full-length dark blue gown and carries a bow and arrows. The costume is complete with a wig made of curly red hair.

Dialogue: Some say fate is beyond our command. But I know better. Destiny is within us, you just have to be brave enough to see it.

70. Olaf

Olaf is the funny snowman from the Disney movie Frozen. You will need a snowman suit with a carrot for a nose to complete this attire.

Dialogue: Some people are worth melting for.

Pirates Of The Caribbean Costumes

Does your child love dressing up like a pirate? Here are a few pirate fancy dress options from the movie Pirates of The Caribbean.

71. Captain Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow may seem a little ‘cuckoo’ in the head, 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.

Dialogue: The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.

72. Angelica Pirate Costume

Angelica is the female pirate who joins Jack Sparrow on his voyages. She wears a white top with a vest, a corset and a black/dark brown leggings, black boots and a hat. You’ll also need a toy cutlass to go with the personality.

73. Blackbeard

Blackbeard is the fictional pirate who wears all that is black. A black pant and shirt with a vest, and a gray colored overall coat and riding boots, hat and a cutlass are what you need to complete the attire.

TV and Game Characters Costumes For Kids

Cartoon characters are also popular fancy dress ideas for pre-schoolers and middle-schoolers. Here are out picks from TV characters.

74. SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants is the top choice when it comes to fancy dressing for kids. However, creating a SpongeBob costume is not easy.

Dialogue: If you believe in yourself with a tiny pinch of magic, all your dreams will come true.

75. Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is one of the most imaginative pieces of work ever written. Dressing your kid as Alice, the lead protagonist of the story is simple – all you need is a frilly white frock with blue lace, white socks and shoes with a buckle. A blue bow to keep the hair in place is what you will need to complete this costume.

Dialogue: If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t.

76. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Does your boy like action? You can dress him up as one of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The costume remains the same for all four turtles, the only thing that changes is the color of the headband and the weapon.

Dialogue: Forgiveness is divine, but never pay the full price for late pizza.

77. Popeye

Popeye is the happy-go-lucky sailor who loves spinach. You will need a bespoke costume to dress your kid as Popeye, the sailor.

Dialogue: I am what I am and that’s all that I am.

78. Angry Birds

You can also dress your kid as one of the angry birds from the game, or the movie. If your child does not mind being the ‘bad guy’, you can dress him or her as the piggies.

Dialogue: Seriously. This is my happy face.

79. Noddy

Noddy is the cute little boy who lives in the city called Toyland. A good citizen, noddy wears blue shorts with a red T-shirt and a blue hat with a bell. Complete the costume with red buckled shoes if you have them.

Dialogue: Hi, I’m Noddy. Your friendly neighborhood kid.

80. Muppet

You can also try digression up your child as one of the Muppet from Sesame Street.

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Dialogue: Any line that is commonly used on the show by the Muppet of your choice.

81. Dora

Dora the Explorer is a favorite among girls. If you little angel loves Dora, why not dress her as the character does for a fancy dress competition. Dora wears orange shorts with a pink top and dons a purple backpack.

82. Chota Bheem

Chota Bheem is the dhoti-clad kid who fights off bad guys to protect his friends and the village of Dholakpur. You can create the Chota Bheem costume with an orange colored cloth and matching wristbands and a black thread with a locket around the neck.

83. Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog is a popular video game character developed by Sega games. The character wears blue pants with a bespoke vest in blue and yellow or cream color. You will need red shoes and a mask to complete the attire. The simplest way to dress your kid as Sonic is to buy or rent the complete costume.

Fancy Dress Costumes – Professions

Encourage your child’s ambition with these cool profession fancy dress ideas. We listed only a few popular ones.

84. Doctor

Dress your kid up like a doctor and act like one on stage for a fancy dress competition. Formal attire topped with a white coat and a stethoscope is all you need for a doctor’s costume.

85. Fireman

A fireman’s suit is a must for this attire. The attire should include the suit, a hard hat and a water hose or an ax.

86. Sports person

You can also dress your kid as a baseball player, a soccer player or a football player. The choice is yours, or your child’s. You will need the appropriate dress or uniform for this attire.

87. Police

A police uniform is what you will need for this attire. You can also make do with a long coat and a suit to create detective costume, as shown on TV.

88. Astronaut

Your kid can be the space-traveler he wants to be with this costume. You could go for the space suit or a jumpsuit that they wear inside the space shuttles.

89. Artist

Dress your kid like the multi-talented Leonardo Da Vinci or as Picasso for the fancy dress competition. You can also create a more realistic costume with a paint-splattered apron on whatever your child is wearing.

90. Rockstar

Tattered jeans or tight leather pants with a tank top, shoes and a unique hairstyle
(spikes or long curly hair) and a guitar are what you need to create the rock star look.

Fancy Dress Costumes – Technology

The best part of fancy dressing is that you can be any “thing” you want. Here is a list of gadgets your kid can dress up as.

91. TV

Take a cardboard box and paint it with a white screen and a few buttons. Attach a few strings or ribbons and create a hole on top to make it wearable. Your kid’s TV costume is ready.

92. Robot

You can use cardboard boxes or create a robot costume, or you can buy one to give your child a genuine AI look.

93. Mobile Phone

Dress up your kid as the one thing we cannot live without – the mobile phone. You can pick up a mobile phone costume available in the market, or create a cheap fancy dress with cardboard and paint.

94. Nintendo Gameboy

One of the first hand-held video gaming devices, the Nintendo Gameboy is an excellent fancy dress option. If you plan to go with this, you will have to create the costume using cardboard and paint, for the ready-to-use Nintendo Gameboy costumes are hard to come by.

95. Satellite

Put your creative side to use and create a satellite costume for your kid. You will need cardboard sheets, silver foil and a lot of tape for this,

96. Remote Control

Want to give your kid the reins to the TV, make him a TV remote. A cardboard box, paint to create buttons and tape is what you will need to make this costume.

Mythological Character Costumes

Mythological character costumes are ideal for special occasions and holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Hindu festivals and the like.

97. Lord Krishna

Lord Krish is a Hindu god who wears a gold-colored dhoti with or without a top. To complete this attire, you will need to make a crown with a peacock feather in it, long chains made from beads and a flute.

98. Spartan Costume

Choose from a number of Spartan costumes to turn your kid into a cute little Greek warrior. You can use a skirt and white top, with a red cloth as cloak and leather sandals to create the attire. You will also need a sword and a shield to make the armor complete.

99. Greek Goddess

Make your little princess look like a Greek goddess with a simple white dress and brown belt and a brown headband. You can go with a short dress or a full-length dress for the attire. Leave her hair open and wavy for that authentic goddess look.

100. Buddha

Your child may be no Buddha, but you can dress him up like one for a fancy dress competition. You will need a pale orange colored cloth to create a robe or drape it around your kid like monks do. You can also use a maroon colored robe and use a yellow colored shawl to create a ‘monk’ look.

Dialogue: The mind is everything. What you think is what you become.

101. Jesus Christ

This is an ideal fancy dress option for competitions during the holiday season. A white robe with a brown shawl and a wig to give your kid the long wavy hair is what you will need for this costume.

Dialogue: When I step in, miracles happen.

1. What is a fancy dress competition?

A fancy dress competition is an event where the children can appear in different dresses and exhibit to the judges and the audience. Many schools conduct this event on an annual basis.

2. How do I prepare my child for a fancy dress competition?

Pick a comfortable costume for your child to make them confident. Make-up is crucial in fancy dress competitions, so choose skin-friendly make-up for your child’s sensitive skin. Also, inform your child about the rules and regulations of the competition.

3. Why is a fancy dress competition important?

Fancy dress competitions help your child develop confidence and get over stage fright. Such events promote your child’s competitive spirit and communication skills. It will also help them learn to express themselves freely.

These costumes, mentioned above, can be made at home, provided if you are willing to invest some time, energy, and a little money. If you don’t have the time, you can always rent the costume or even buy it. Buying the costumes may not be a very good idea as your child is likely to wear it just once or twice and will grow out of it sooner, rendering them useless. Making them at home would mean that you would not only peak your child’s interest in the costume, but also spend some fun time together with your kid.

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What is the theme of the fancy dress competition? ›

There is no dearth of themes for a fancy dress competition.

You can pick from the most popular themes like animals, food, technology, superheroes, cartoon characters, and famous people. Or you can pick a theme you and your kid likes the most.

What is fancy dress competition in school? ›

A fancy dress competition not only blends learning with fun but also develops confidence in students by giving them an opportunity to speak in front of their own classmates. To celebrate this fun-filled learning activity, children of PP1 and PP2 participated in a virtual fancy dress competition in August 2021.

What is go as you like competition? ›

Online Fancy Dress competition was organized for Pre. Primary kids of NHS. It was pleasure to watch the NHS Tiny Toddlers.

How do I make my child competitive? ›

  1. Your kids only think they are good multitaskers. ...
  2. Praise kids for hard work, not by labeling them as smart. ...
  3. Focus on the right things. ...
  4. Worry less about grades, except in math class. ...
  5. Accept no shame for getting help. ...
  6. Get kids to think critically. ...
  7. Most tutors do more harm than good.
25 Mar 2016

Which is the best character for fancy dress competition? ›

Jawahar Lal Nehru. Nehru costume is an all-time favourite in fancy dress competitions at schools. You will need a white Gandhi cap and a white/grey/light brown Nehru collared jacket or shirt. Both of these are easily available in most clothing stores.

How do I mark a fancy dress competition? ›

Originality and confidence
  1. The entrant's personality and willingness to think outside the square should be obvious in their outfit.
  2. They should look confident and happy in their outfit and wear something that makes them stand out in a positive manner.
17 Aug 2016

What is a fancy dress party answer? ›

a party at which the guests wear fancy dress.

Why is fancy dress competition important? ›

Fancy dress play also encourages children to express their point of view of the world around them. It helps build both large and fine motor skills, decision making skills, encourages empathy and assists in the overall emotional development of children.

Is competition good or bad for students? ›

Healthy competition inspires kids to do their best – not just good enough. When students compete they will become more inquisitive, research independently, and learn to work with others. They will strive to do more than is required.

Is competition good or bad? ›

Healthy market competition is fundamental to a well-functioning U.S. economy. Basic economic theory demonstrates that when firms have to compete for customers, it leads to lower prices, higher quality goods and services, greater variety, and more innovation.

What is the most fancy dress code? ›

White tie. The absolute most formal form of dress, white tie is typically reserved for the fanciest occasions and places where you're likely to spot the rich and famous — think the Met Gala, the Oscars or a state dinner. It's not especially common today.

What is casual fancy attire? ›

Fancy casual gives women more options than men. You can pair a casual favorite, such as a nice pair of jeans, with sparkly stilettos. Wear a shimmery cocktail dress -- fancy -- over a T-shirt with ballerina slippers -- casual. You can be more adventurous with your colors and your jewelry for this as well.

What are some fashion show themes? ›

Top 5 Most Epic Fashion Show Themes of the 21st Century
  • Space Theme: Chanel Fall/Winter 2017.
  • Escalator Runway: Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013.
  • Beach Theme: Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016.
  • Construction Zone Theme: Moschino Spring/Summer 2016.
  • Grocery Store Theme: Chanel Fall/Winter 2014.
10 Apr 2018

How do you pick a fashion show theme? ›

The most epic fashion show themes are period-based. They capture the essence of that particular period. For example, a 70's fashion show may use bell-bottoms and polka dots, but the designs can be mixed & matched with today's trends. Designers can be inspired by that particular period and enhance the looks creatively.

How do you make a fashion show interesting? ›

5 Key Tips for Planning a Fashion Show
  1. Utilise technology as much as possible. It's important for anyone planning a fashion show to embrace technology. ...
  2. Choose the right models. ...
  3. Make sure the atmosphere is right. ...
  4. Schedule in practice runs. ...
  5. Make guests feel special.
16 Jan 2020

How do you raise a sharp child? ›

10 Secrets on How to Raise Smart Kids
  1. Read to Them Early and Often. ...
  2. Make Time for Unstructured Play. ...
  3. Let Your Child Make Mistakes. ...
  4. Get Them Moving! ...
  5. Eat Dinner Together. ...
  6. Establish a Good Bedtime Routine. ...
  7. Give Them Chores. ...
  8. Exercise Their Brain.
22 Nov 2021

How do you get children to accept defeat? ›

How can a parent help the child learn this important lesson?
  1. Show patience. ...
  2. Understanding has a healing effect. ...
  3. Exposure. ...
  4. Support and presence. ...
  5. Teaching the rules of the game and fair play. ...
  6. Be an example. ...
  7. Talk to your child. ...
  8. Praise the good parts.
22 Sept 2020

At what age do kids get competitive? ›

Sports competition and training often begin as early as age 6. The number of children taking part in organized competitive sport increases linearly from this age, with a maximum between 11 and 13 years of age.

What is the easiest character to dress up as? ›

30 Easy Book Character Costume Ideas for Kids and Teachers
  • Coraline. ...
  • Little Red Riding Hood. ...
  • Pippi Longstocking. ...
  • Dorothy. John M. ...
  • Cat in the Hat. Paul ArchuletaGetty Images. ...
  • Katniss Everdeen. Shirlaine ForrestGetty Images. ...
  • Sherlock Holmes. Ollie MillingtonGetty Images. ...
  • Raggedy Ann. Michael TullbergGetty Images.
7 Jul 2022

How do children dress as freedom fighters? ›

The most popular character for such events, Mahatma Gandhi, is an easy option. Wrap your child in a white dhoti, add a special touch with a pair of round-framed spectacles and a stick! Cover your child's head with a Natural Bald Cap to get an edge over others portraying the same character!

What do you wear for dress to impress? ›

When it comes to dressing for SUCCESS, the easiest and most widely accepted attire is a blue or black suit. This would be applicable for men or women. Now that said, dressing up the suit with some color is a good idea as well. A colored shirt or blouse and complementary tie or jewelry can make the look complete.

How do you organize a fancy dress party? ›

As with any kind of party, there is lots of planning that must go into it, which can be helped with some key tips.
  1. Decide on a theme. ...
  2. Stick to your budget. ...
  3. Make your costume. ...
  4. Decorate the venue. ...
  5. Organize fun entertainment. ...
  6. Give out cool party favors. ...
  7. Don't forget the snacks. ...
  8. Design matching invitations.
12 Mar 2019

How do you judge the best in costume? ›

Judging Criteria:

Creativity – Was the costume made creatively, colorfully, and does it show personality? Originality – Does the costume stand out from the rest? Effort – Did the costume take time and effort? Authenticity – How accurate and thorough is the costume?

How do you make popcorn for a fancy dress competition? ›

How to Make a Popcorn Box Costume - Easy DIY Halloween | Care.com

Why is fancy dress called fancy dress? ›

Many women wore "a fancy dress," meaning fashionable evening dress with fanciful trimmings, particularly feathers. Local dressmakers or even the ballgoer herself created these outfits.

Why do they call it fancy dress? ›

Fancy Dress parties indicated a certain moral standard. Men didn't dress as women; women didn't dress as men and body parts weren't exposed. This was, after all, polite society and such behavior was beneath them. These days, "Fancy Dress" is just a glorified term for a costume party and pretty much anything goes.

Is fancy dress a costume party? ›

A costume party (American English) or fancy dress party (other varieties of English) is a type of party, common in contemporary Western culture, in which many of the guests are dressed in costume, usually depicting a fictional or stock character, or historical figure.

What can I do with a very competitive child? ›

How to Teach Control to a Super Competitive Child?
  1. Channel Their Passion Correctly. ...
  2. Cultivate Good Leadership in Your Child. ...
  3. Provide Positive Reinforcement and Appreciate Them. ...
  4. Teach them to Lose Gracefully. ...
  5. Encourage Children to Widen their Horizon. ...
  6. Call out Negative Behaviour. ...
  7. Help them Prioritize What They Need to Achieve.
11 Jan 2019

How do I motivate my child to dress? ›

If you explain to your child why they need to get dressed or undressed, it might motivate them to cooperate. For example, you could say, 'You need to get dressed so that you can play in the sandpit with your friends at kindergarten'.

How can I get my daughter to dress better? ›

16 Tips On How to Talk to Your Daughter About Clothing
  1. Explore Your Own Values Surrounding Dress. ...
  2. Ask Your Daughter About Her Inspiration. ...
  3. If Offering Feedback, Avoid Labels. ...
  4. Talk About Body Image & Explore How She Feels About Her Body. ...
  5. Explore How Clothing Choices Make Her Feel.
21 Dec 2021

How do I get my kid to dress like a nerd? ›

To dress like a nerd, wear a button-up shirt tucked into a plaid skirt or slacks. If you wear pants, roll up the cuffs so you can see your socks, which is extra nerdy. Also, wear a pair of dark dress shoes or loafers. Additionally, you can accessorize like a nerd by wearing glasses, suspenders, and a bow tie.

What age are kids most challenging? ›

In fact, age 8 is so tough that the majority of the 2,000 parents who responded to the survey agreed that it was the hardest year, while age 6 was better than expected and age 7 produced the most intense tantrums. These findings may seem surprising if you've never had an 8-year-old.

What age are kids competitive? ›

Experts in both youth sports and child development agree: Kids are not ready for competition until they are at least eight years old. Before that, they just can't handle the stresses of winning, losing, and being measured and scored on their performance.

How do you get children to accept defeat? ›

How can a parent help the child learn this important lesson?
  1. Show patience. ...
  2. Understanding has a healing effect. ...
  3. Exposure. ...
  4. Support and presence. ...
  5. Teaching the rules of the game and fair play. ...
  6. Be an example. ...
  7. Talk to your child. ...
  8. Praise the good parts.
22 Sept 2020

At what age can a child dress without help? ›

Children can dress and undress themselves by around the age of 3. This depends on how much practice they've had and how much interest they've shown. Often, younger children in a family learn how to dress themselves earlier than older siblings did.

Should a 7 year old be able to dress themselves? ›

General Agreement Around Kindergarten

The CDC says children should be able to dress themselves and tie their shoes by “middle childhood,” which they define as 6 to 8 years of age.

Why is dress-up important for kids? ›

Dress-up encourages creative thinking and communication skills. It also helps kids practice language development and their social skills. Playing with another child or adult requires teamwork, cooperation, and sharing. The act of putting on and taking off costumes or outfits also has physical benefits.

What age is appropriate to dress? ›

How To Dress Your Age - Tips For Your 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's and Beyond

How can I spice up my kids uniform? ›

You can go with a single piece of jewelry or get a little crazy and wear multiple pieces of fashion jewelry. Bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings are all great choices to help spice up your school uniform without breaking any school rules or the school dress code.

What should I not say to my daughter? ›

30 Things Moms Should Never Say in Front of Their Daughters
  • Anything negative about your weight. ...
  • Anything about her weight. ...
  • "Here, just take my credit card." ...
  • "Sweetie, why aren't you smiling?" ...
  • "She is being such a witch." ...
  • "Stop taking so many selfies." ...
  • "Sorry" When You Haven't Actually Done Anything Wrong.
24 Apr 2018

What aesthetic is nerdy? ›

Nerd visual aesthetics will often take on references to popular fields and media indulged in by nerds, as well as the stereotypical depictions of nerds ranging from the 1950s all the way up to the 1990s, before nerd subculture and media started becoming more mainstream, similar to other mainstream subcultures, like the ...

What do school nerds wear? ›

A simple crew or V-neck sweater is a staple of nerdy style. It can be styled to look casual, like with jeans, or dressed up, like with dress pants or a skirt. If you don't like sweaters, hoodies are another popular option for nerdy style. You can wear a fitted zip hoodie over a button-down and skinny pants.


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