Unique Dress Up Costumes Girls Will Love That Will Help Them Stand Out From The Crowd!

 

Unique CostumesWhile tried and true, well-known character costumes are always a big hit for the dress up box, it’s often a good idea to introduce some interesting and different, some rather “unique” dress up costumes girls will like playing with to her collection.

What I’m talking about are outfits that are not the typical princess gowns, are not the usual animals, like bunny or butterfly, that are not role play outfits such as “doctor” or “fire-fighter”.

These are all great, don’t get me wrong.  But there are definitely advantages to having some unique pieces in your girl’s collection.

For example, something a bit unknown can tweak and inspire your little girl to play something new and look at the world from a different perspective.  It can challenge her to invent a new situation or come up with HER idea of how a person who looks like ___ should act.  It can provide giggles and jokes as she tries to figure out how to best wear the new piece.

And being “the only one” with a really cool outfit in her dress up clothes trunk will make her house a fun place to have play dates!

Here are 5 ideas for unique dress up costumes girls will enjoy!

 

Pioneer Girl Costume

PIONEER COSTUME

This Pioneer Girl Costume can be a really fun idea as it can do some serious double-duty when your child has a World Book Day or Book Character Dress Up Day.  Does this outfit not scream “Laura Ingalls Wilder” from the Little House on the Prairie series? If not, how about “Anne of Green Gables“?  I’m sure there are many more.

All schools study the pioneer days at some point or another (the Elementary School where I taught it was in grade 3, but that depends on your local curriculum).  Often the teachers I know will encourage dressing up as a Pioneer during the unit – this outfit would be rather admired, I’d think. Especially the cute bonnet!! 🙂

Playing “old fashioned” or “way back when” is a GREAT way to encourage kids to think outside the box, and role play.  No phones. No computers. No gadgets.  Cooking and gardening, cleaning and traveling… all WAY more challenging – but also rather fascinating for children. Have fun talking about and role playing this unique idea! 

 

Statue of Liberty Costume

STATUE OF LIBERTY COSTUME

This beautiful Statue of Liberty dress up costume girls will really love, especially if they’ve seen the real thing in person.

Whether the Fourth of July is approaching, she needs it for a school play, or you simply want to encourage a bit of patriotism in your little girl, this drape dress, torch, and headpiece is sure to be both useful, and fun!

(Just a side tip – I’d totally re-use this gown as well for an Ancient Greek/Roman school dress up day as well in a pinch!)

It comes in small, medium, and large, and the green is a shade that should work on all skin tones! 

 

 

Peacock Costume

DRAMA QUEEN PEACOCK COSTUME

The 3rd unique costume I want to show you today is this incredible Peacock Costume. If the little girl you’re shopping or getting ideas for is into girly dress up clothes, like Princess, Fairy, or Butterfly, then very likely she’ll just love this costume – it’s all about beauty and looking pretty!

It’s dramatic, the colors are gorgeous, and it’s definitely NOT your average dress up costume with it’s tail piece, head-dress, and “feather” (tulle) trimmed neckline.

This dress up costume will definitely make your girl strut and grin, so if you’d like to find out more about it, click the link!

 

 

Bride Costume


CHILD-SIZED BRIDAL GOWN

Little girls will just love playing dress up in THIS pretty Child-Sized Bridal Gown! It comes with a layered tiered skirt, has a sheer mesh neckline and large puff sleeves, and comes with a bridal headpiece headband and long white veil.

So many little girls already at a young age dream of their own wedding… with this beautiful gown in their dress up box, they can PLAY wedding whenever they want to!

I remember playing wedding myself as a little girl (with my brother as the groom LOL), and I was lucky enough to be able to dress up in my Mom’s actual wedding dress. I could never keep it up without her doing some tucking and pinning though… but I sure loved the feeling of wearing that white gown! If I could go back in time, if I had known a wedding dress MY size was around, I would have been SOOO excited and begged her for it! 🙂

Playing wedding, practicing for their big Dance With Daddy… she’ll feel like her dreams are coming true!

 

 

Kimono dress costume for girlsTRADITIONAL CHINESE WRAP DRESS

This Asian Princess Gown is another beautiful but unique piece that your little girl will enjoy playing with!

This elegant dress, obi, and headpiece will make your child feel interesting and elegant!

Having a variety of ethnic outfits available for your child to play with is an excellent idea. It teaching compassion for others, helps them grow in their understanding and appreciation for others, and helps them see that there is real beauty to be found in all nations!

 


Dress up costumes girls will enjoy certainly don’t have to be the usual princess dress up outfits. As the five unique costumes above show, your little girl can have a lot of fun AND also learn about other people and situations around her.

Kids Love Dress UpHopefully you’ve enjoyed these! I had fun searching around the net for them! Let me know what you think in the comments below… are these outfits your own girls would enjoy? Do you think having some “unique” pieces in the dress up box is important? 

Cheers,

Marlaine

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9 thoughts on “Unique Dress Up Costumes Girls Will Love That Will Help Them Stand Out From The Crowd!

  1. Andrea Sivani September 18, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Hi Marlaine,

    I really enjoyed your post. Its hard to find unique ideas these days and when you search the net you see the same old options so this was quite refreshing! I’m looking for a costume for my niece but wanted something that was different and would stand out.. I love the drama queen peacock costume! How fabulous is it?! I love the colours too.. If only I was younger hey. Haha. Thanks for sharing!

    • Marlaine September 18, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Hi Andrea, So glad you enjoyed this page… yes, that peacock outfit is seriously fantastic!! 🙂 I can’t imagine myself wearing even their adult size one though LOL! I sure did enjoy doing the digging around for unique ideas, gotta say! Thanks for dropping in.

  2. Yvonne September 18, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I think my girls would love these! They like to play dress up on their dolls and sometimes on themselves too. I especially like the Statue of Liberty and Peacock Drama Queen costume. I wish I could wear them myself! As for the traditional Chinese wrap dress, we don’t require that as we buy them every Chinese New Year. 🙂

    • Marlaine September 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Glad you loved these, Yvonne, and thanks for dropping in!

      I imagine you and your girls must enjoy the Chinese New Year a lot – events that require dressing up in beautiful outfits are wonderful! What is your favorite color Chinese wrap? I have a gorgeous adult-size deep blue one that I received as a gift from someone who went on a trip to the Far East… it’s STUNNING! Too bad I’m a bit too curvy to wear it well LOL. 🙂

  3. Carol September 22, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    You have some really great ideas for something different. Especially with Halloween coming up people should be able to get some inspiration here. I especially love the pioneer costume because it reminds me of when my daughter was little. I made her a costume quite similar to it with a matching bonnet, and one for myself as well for my hometown’s centennial celebration when we were in the parade many years ago. Such fun!

    • Marlaine September 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Carol, that parade must have been so much fun!! You’re lucky to have the skills to sew your own costumes… I am NOT so blessed LOL. When it comes to sewing I’m useless! 🙁

      I love that Pioneer one too – totally took my back to my days of loving Little House On The Prairie! 🙂

      Thanks for dropping in!

  4. Carol September 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    You have some really great ideas for something different. Especially with Halloween coming up people should be able to get some inspiration here. I especially love the pioneer costume because it reminds me of when my daughter was little. I made her a costume quite similar to it with a matching bonnet, and one for myself as well for my hometown’s centennial celebration when we were in the parade many years ago. Such fun!

  5. Teresa November 9, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Thanks for these great ideas! I have sons who are more interested in looking like firemen and superheroes, but this will come in handy for our friends who have little girls who like to dress up. Last year, I bought one of them an Elsa costume and she couldn’t get it out of the package quick enough!

    • Marlaine November 9, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Ah yes, Elsa is definitely a favorite around my house too. Personally I do like encouraging non-branded dress up play to though – which is why these costumes were fun to search out. Glad you enjoyed the page, and thanks for stopping by!

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