catalogs logo logo

Costumes for Kids’ Games

By Editorial Staff

costumes for kids gamesContributed by Info Guru Aurora LaJambre

Tie on a flowing cape and soar around the living room for a minute, and you’ll see how wearing costumes stirs the imagination.

But fairy wings and pirate eye patches are only half of the equation. Next they have to figure out what to do – Who to save? Which mountains to climb?

When your little ones don these costumes for kids games, they will spark ever more imaginative play.

Before you continue reading about the Costumes for Kids’ Games there is a special announcement we would like to share with you. has negotiated special medicare rates for our vibrant community of seniors. If you are over the age of 60, you can head over to our Seniors Health Section which is full of information about medicare. All you need is your zip code and a few minutes of your time to potentially save 100s of dollars on your medicare bills.

Get Free Catalogs When You Sign Up

Don't wait, sign up and get Free Shipping Offers, Discount Codes and lots of Savings Now!

10. World creation

World creation

If wearing a tutu adds a little pizzazz to the day, imagine what an hour of unstructured free time and children’s costumes can do. Learning to create characters and worlds gets their brains ticking – they think up all kinds of landscapes and special abilities. Whether they’re spinning around the backyard like fairies or haunting dark corners as little monsters, there’s no end to the adventures they can concoct went set loose.

9. Show time

Show time

Give kids an audience of parents and dolls, and they’ll put on a show. Use a rug or strips of fabric for the stage and fashion a microphone from an empty paper towel roll, and props from craft supplies. Lend them a few shiny, but durable accessories and scrap fabric to fashion their rock star or theater diva costumes.

8. House


From baking plastic cakes in the play kitchen to enjoying elegant tea parties with a few of their best teddy bears, children like playing house. It’s an opportunity to act out other roles – to be the parent nurturing the doll baby or the aunt fixing things with a toy hammer. They don’t need elaborate costumes, a few clothes that no longer fit will do.

7. Extreme ruffles

Extreme ruffles

No matter how many shin guards and riding helmets are in her future, the girly girl stage is totally normal and no indicator of her future fashion sense. Pretending to be a princess, ballerina, a prince or a pirate is how young children begin to explore the more extreme roles they see in movies and books.

6. Magic shoes

Magic shoes

Shoes are often the first dress up accessory kids fall for because they’re so easy to take on an off. Like wielding a sparkly wand, shoes with a special bow or buckle are asking to be imbued with magical powers. As it turns out, mom’s high heels are the most magical of all.

5. Medieval afternoons

Medieval afternoons

With valiant knights, jesters, kings and queens, it’s no wonder fun kids dress up games often gravitate to medieval settings. Throw in a few play swords and crowns and any tree house or couch fort instantly transforms into a bustling castle. The royal family may be busy preparing for a ball or outside the walls readying to storm the castle and steal back the jewels.

4. Superhero


Pretending to be a superhero gives kids a taste of mighty power. They can make up their own masked crusader or become their own version of the hulk. It’s the story lines they invent that keeps them physically active and mentally engaged.

3. I’m an animal, no a bug, no a butterfly

play wings

Imitation is an effective, physical way for young children to learn. They mimic parents to develop language skills and to build social skills. It’s natural for them to meow like a cat or fly like a bird. Wearing a beak or playful fabric wings encourages these skills. Pretending to be an animal is one of the fun dress up games kids love because they get to transform themselves into a bundle of endless movement and sound.

2. Doctor’s visit

Doctor’s visit

Your kids may not thrill at the news of visiting the real doctor, especially if shots are involved, but the make believe doctor’s office is always one of the best fun kids dress up games. Use an old white button down shirt and paper hat for the uniform and household props like popsicle sticks. Of course, you’ll have to be the patient, so don’t be late for your appointment!

1. When I grow up

When I grow up

Popular Savings Offers

Imagining themselves as pilots, fire fighters, teachers or chefs shows they’re beginning to understand social roles and how communities work. Don’t worry. It doesn’t take fire hoses or kid-sized planes to support this type of pretend. A fire fighting tee shirt or basket of plastic food adds fodder for their imagination.


Top Deals

See All

Recent Posts

Get Free Catalogs When You Sign Up

Don't wait, sign up and get Free Shipping Offers, Discount Codes and lots of Savings Now!


Saving Tools

Follow Us


Since 1996, has been considered the web's catalog shopping authority. Our trends experts have carefully reviewed thousands of catalogs and online stores and have featured only the most respected, distinctive, and trusted ones. From popular favorites to new discoveries, you'll shop and save with exclusive coupon codes!

Invitations for applications for insurance on are made through QuoteLab, LLC and Submission of your information constitutes permission for an agent to contact you with additional information about the cost and coverage details of health and auto insurance plans. Descriptions are for informational purposes only and subject to change. Insurance plans may not be available in all states. For a complete description, please call to determine eligibility and to request a copy of the applicable policy. is not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States government or the federal Medicare program. By using this site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.