12 Awesome Costumes For Boys Who Love Adventures!

Dress Up Costumes For Boys - Ninja CostumeThere’s something about dressing up in a “GRAND ADVENTURE” themed costume that really, REALLY appeals to boys in particular. Welcome to this page that highlights 12 awesome costumes for boys who love adventures! I believe that each one of the costumes below could add hours of imaginative pretend play for your boy.

I hope you enjoy the selection and find just the right addition to your boys dress up collection!   The fun part for me was spending a good chunk of time digging around Amazon and other sites looking for interesting but also highly rated and popular costumes to present to you, and now the fun part for you is figuring out which one(s) is “the best” choice to maximise the dress up fun in your household!

(Want to see Boys Superhero Costumes instead? See: “Superhero Costumes Your Boys Will Love!” ) 

Here we go! 12 Adventure-Themed Costumes for Boys!


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Daniel Boone Costume for BoysDaniel Boone Costume with “Raccoon Skin” Cap

Boys who love adventure will love dressing up like Daniel Boone, one of the most widely known American pioneers, an explorer, a woodsman, and an adventurer!  Dressed as a wild mountain man, they can set off to discover a new frontier – what an adventure that could be!

This costume also would serve as a great Davy Crockett outfit, be awesome for school reports or plays, and would provide lots of creative opportunities for your little guy!

Click HERE to see more about this fun costume for boys!  (Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 210 reviewers)


Ringmaster or Lion Tamer Costume For BoysRing Master or Lion Tamer Costume for Boys

Taming ferocious beasts, leading the performers and introducing the clowns in a circus troupe, calling out the world-famous acts one by one in the center ring… if your son is a real entertainer and leader by nature, this might be the PERFECT dress up costume for him!

NOTE: the whip and gloves come separately… costume set includes the Jacket, Vest, Hat, Boot Covers, and Bow Tie.

Click HERE to see more about this fun costume for boys!  (4.5/5 star rating by reviewers!)


Cowboy Role Play Costume for BoysMelissa & Doug Cowboy Role Play Set

Cowboys were (and are, really) adventurers by trade, so this costume for boys needs to be on this page. Riding the range, dealing with the unexpected (weather/land/cattle-wise)… what an adventure to be a cowboy!!

With this great quality  costume, your little guy can be both cowboy and/or sheriff, as the set includes a hat, red bandana and removable badge along with the pleather chaps and denim-and-pleather vest.  They’ll look and feel ready to rustle up some good ol’ adventures in the wild, wild west!

Click HERE to see more about this fun costume for boys!  (Rated 4.7/5 star rating by nearly 1,000 reviewers!)


Generic Super Hero Costume for BoysMelissa & Doug Super Hero Role Play Costume Set

Does your little guy admire the Marvel Superhero stuff everywhere you go, but isn’t quite old enough to watch the films yet? You could satisfy his love of “Superhero Stuff” with this super-cute Super Hero Role Play Costume Set.

He’ll be dashing around the house, proud of his super-skills and super-speed… and you can of course, will get to tell him that now he has to be Super-Son… the super-helpful, super-polite, super-caring child. 😉

Click HERE to see more about this heroic costume set!  (Rated 4.4/5 stars by reviewers!)


Wizard Costume for BoysKids Magic Wizard Costume

Magic and wizardry certainly can be an adventure of its own! Your little guy might have a great time in THIS costume pretending to have magical powers.

Pair this outfit with a fun reading of Disney’s classic “The Sorcerers Apprentice” (maybe I’m aging myself with the suggestion, but the hat totally reminded me of that story) and who knows what sort of play-acting you’ll be watching your little guy do!

This costume set comes with robe, hat, belt, and wand – all he’ll need to transform into a wizard or magician himself!

Click HERE to see more details on this costume set!


Native American Indian Boy CostumeNative American Indian Boy Costume

Living as a Native American of old, riding the planes, traveling from camp to camp, hunting buffalo and other animals, tracking animals in the woods… many boys think this sounds like a grand adventure!

Besides dress up play where it’ll spark imaginative play very well, as it really looks authentic (and according to reviewers is very comfortable), this costume would also come in handy for school events such as projects, reports, plays, programs etc.

Click HERE to see more details on this costume set!  (4.4/5 Star Rating by over 70 reviewers)


Black and Red Ninja Costume for BoysNinja Role Play Costume Set

Does your little guy like to sneak up on people and surprise them? No one will see him coming in this awesome ninja outfit!!  I love the red and silver detailing on the vest and sleeves/feet!

  • This is a Melissa & Doug role paly outfit (meaning good quality construction), and it includes the decorated tunic with belt, pants, soft hood, and the soft sword.

Click HERE to see more details on this costume set!


Red Race-Car Driver Costume For BoysRace Car Driver Costume Set

Does your little guy have a NEED for SPEED? Does he love racing his cars and playing auto-racing games on your ipad or his Nintendo?  Imagine the fun he’d have dressed as a real race car driver! Maybe that’d give him the edge when he “competes” against the other guys (or Daddy) in his races! 😉

This Melissa & Doug costume set includes the zip-up jumpsuit with racing emblems, the helmet with adjustable face mask, and soft, wipe-able steering wheel with lots of knobs and buttons!

Click HERE to see more details on this costume set!  (Rated 4.8/5 Stars by over 25 reviewers)


Backyard Explorer Costume For BoysMelissa & Doug Backyard Explorer Role Play Costume Set

Does your little guy like to hunt critters and bugs in the park, field, or backyard? Does he dream of exploring the rainforest or going on a jungle safari?  This role play set is one that trigger some great imaginative play along those lines, that’s for sure!

It comes with a decent pair of kid’s binoculars, a bug jar with magnifying glass lid, hat & vest with name tag.

Click HERE to see more details on this costume set!  (Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 50 reviewers!)


Knight Role Play Costume Set

Does your son love to be brave, noble, fight dragons, serve the King, fight duels, and rescue maidens in distress (ok, maybe rescue his Mom, or his dog-in-distress)?  Is he interested in the noble world of the Knights and warriors of old? Perhaps he is studying the Middle Ages in school and is doing a Medieval Feast and needs a costume… however it falls, this knight role play costume set with accessories will be a worthwhile purchase.

It comes with the tunic, shield, soft sword, and “chain mail” helmet – all your valiant young knight needs for hours of imaginative pretend play!

Click HERE to see more details!


Pirate Costume For BoysMelissa & Doug Pirate Role Play Costume Set

Yo-ho-ho, swashbucklers take heed! Word is there’s a NEW pirate in the high seas… and it’s your son, in this authentic looking pirate role paly costume!  Can you just picture your fun-loving scoundrel doing his pirate-talk and telling you to “WALK THE PLANK!!”? (Well… not sure I’d want my son constantly telling me to “walk the plank”, but you know what I mean LOL.)  ** See also PIRATE COSTUMES FOR KIDS **

Would adding this dress up costume to his collection lead to hours and hours of imaginative play and wild fun? Ay, matey! Absolutely. This set includes an embroidered vest, pirate hat, eye patch and soft sword with sword holder. (Read the reviews to see how awesome quality this outfit is… parents LOVE it!)

Click HERE to see more details on this fun costume!  (4.7/5 star rating by over 285 reviewers!)


Jedi Knight Costume For BoysStar Wars Episode III Deluxe Child’s Jedi Knight Costume

Any Star Wars fans in the house?  This is a great choice for your little guy who dreams of using the Force to defend the Galaxy! Match it with an authentic looking Jedi robe and he’ll be all set to impersonate Anakin, Obi Wan, or any other Jedi Knight he desires!

The costume set does NOT come with the light sabre, but it does include the tunic with attached shirt, pants with attached boot tops and belt.

Click HERE to see more details on this outfit!  (4/5 star rating by over 240 reviewers!)


Dragon Slayer Costume

The ultimate brave warrior, off to slay the hideous and terrifying dragon and rescue the Princess! There’s BOUND to be a great story that your boy will be dreaming of when he dons this fabulous outfit!

It would also be great for any Medieval festival, Middle Ages unit project or classroom event, or neighbourhood dragon danger.

This set doesn’t include the awesome sword, sorry… but overall, it’s still a great costume for the price.

Click HERE to see more details on this outfit!  (Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 90 reviewers!)



speechbubbleWell, friends, that’s where we’re stopping today! Want to see more boys outfits? Check out my page about Superhero Boys Dress Up Clothes!

Dressing up is so much fun for our boys – especially when they are free to – and encouraged to – dream big and live out an adventure. I hope you have found these 12 suggestions to be helpful in your hunt for more costumes for boys!

Please connect with me in the comments below – let me know what YOUR boy’s favorite adventure-themed costume is, and which one of the above he’d like most to add to his collection! 🙂





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12 thoughts on “12 Awesome Costumes For Boys Who Love Adventures!

  1. Arianan October 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    As a mother of an 8 year old very imaginative boy who owns 3 of these costumes already (and has no problem wearing them every day!) I can tell you this is a great selection. Any ideas for video game characters? My mind can’t think past Mario Brothers:-)

    • Marlaine October 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Arianan, Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for the affirmation of my selections! 🙂 I had to laugh as I read your last phrase… my first thoughts as to video game character costumes was absolutely Mario and Luigi too! 🙂 I’m not too deep yet into the world of video games as my kids are still toddlers, but if he’s into Pokémon, check this one out?
      Have a great day!

  2. Billie October 17, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Really cute ideas! I don’t have a boy but I can appreciate adorable costumes when I see them! These outfits all appear to be very well made, none of that cheap junk like I’ve seen elsewhere. I really loved the Indian Boy and Daniel Boone outfits! You have the page laid out very nicely. Very clean and uniform. Makes for a nice presentation and as always it is very easy to navigate. I liked your page on FB and +1 on G+!

    • Marlaine October 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks Billie! 🙂 Welcome back… so glad you enjoy popping by!
      They sure ARE fun-looking costumes, aren’t they? I’ve been blessed with both a boy and a girl – which means fun in both genders, but not as many hand-me-downs 😉 – Costumes often transcend genders somehow though LOL. The Melissa & Doug role play costume line is fantastic stuff. When I read through the reviews on stuff when I’m searching for items for my pages, it is usually the case that they are the top selling ones for many reasons: cute, fun, inspirational, and very well made!
      Thanks for the social love too! Have a great day!

  3. Billie October 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I just stopped by to look at the comments! I can’t seem to keep myself away from the pages I like! Yes the costumes do sometimes cross the gender lines but I think I might be concerned if my son (if I had one) came out sporting a costume of Ariel from the Little Mermaid! Sorry, funny image popped to mind when I read that so I had to share! But I am really looking forward to the age when our girls are old enough to want to play dress up. I will be on here all the time!

    • Marlaine October 22, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Haha YES, I 100% agree with you that there are some costumes (mermaids, for example LOL) that are geared to certain genders… although somehow my kids don’t really care. My 1.5yr old son regularly loves to sport his sister’s dress up things! 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by, Billie!

  4. Andy October 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Those are AWESOME costumes! I remember back in the day I actually wore a few of the costumes you suggest. Brings back good memories and it was so fun! My nephew would love these costumes! I’m gonna share this with my sister.
    Thanks for the great post!

    • Marlaine October 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks Andy! Glad to know I picked some winners LOL. My son is only 1.5, so he’s not QUITE into the superhero ones yet. But I didn’t want to wait until he IS old enough to have fun digging into this theme! 🙂 Cheers!

  5. Jerry Huang | Stinky Feet Solutions January 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    To be honest, there’s no favorite one for me as all of them look very awesome. They are so cute.

    I love the idea of letting boys wear this kind of costume as it can help build their imagination and creativity. It’s a really good way for him to grow and learn. It’s also a great way for the whole family to bond together.

    Thanks for these ideas!

    But what are the sizes? I saw small medium and large from your links. But what are the specific sizes for each of them?

    And are their costumes for girls?

    • Marlaine January 12, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Hi Jerry,
      Usually on the Amazon product you can select the size you want – but if you want measurements, there’s usually a size chart available for that line’s sizing. Often you can find the size chart as one of the product images, or down below in the product info area. Are you looking for one in particular? Let me know and I’ll help you out.
      Yes, there are tons of costumes for girls too… this post focused on boys costumes that are all about adventures, but please check out some of my girls costumes posts, such as Superhero Costumes for Girls, When I Grow Up Costumes, or Princess Dresses For Little Girls… and more!
      Have a good day!

  6. VHayes2 April 28, 2017 at 2:41 am

    I am growing to LOVE your site!!!!!! This particular page speaks right to me, seeing as how I have a boy. He would love most of these costumes!!!!!! He is also into building and farming lol. But most of these he would totally wear. One thing I have a hard time with, is that he is interested in so many things. Thank you so much for this post!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Marlaine April 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Hello again! Thanks sooo much for the encouraging comments, VHayes2! 🙂 I love hearing that moms find these posts helpful for getting their own kids busy with awesome dress up play! Personally, I’m not a fan (at all) of gory or “death culture” dress up stuff – I SO prefer these adventure or super-hero or career themed dress up play to zombies and mummies. I’m guessing you agree? 🙂

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