My daughter has a Fastelavn party at her kindergarten today. Fastelavn is the Nordic Halloween and is celebrated in Denmark seven weeks before Easter Sunday. Being my first since I came to Denmark, I didn’t realise until a few days ago that my daughter had to be dressed in a costume. While we don’t celebrate Halloween in India, no childhood is complete without having participated in a Fancy Dress competition at school where kids dress up in costumes and mouth funny dialogues.
What followed was a mad scramble which involved looking for costume ideas and DIY instructions online. I realised I didn’t have the time to make a costume myself, so I decided to do the next best thing. I looked at the clothes my daughter already had and hit upon the idea of dressing her up as a fairy . I teamed up a traditional Indian chaniya choli with a pair of wings, crown and wand that I bought from a store. Voila she was an Indian fairy or an Indisk Fe!
Costumes as gifts for kids
That’s when I thought, wouldn’t a costume make a great gift for kids? Not only would it be a very different children’s gift, it would be much appreciated and welcomed by both children and their parents. No more running around for costumes for the next Fastelavn, Halloween or Fancy Dress competition. Costumes can also be reused by different kids in the family. I’ve put together a few costume ideas that would make great gifts for kids.
Costumes for little girls
When it comes to little girls, you can’t really go wrong with a princess costume or fairy costume. I like that this one isn’t in the standard pink.
As a variation of the fairy costume, I love this butterfly costume.
If you are looking for something that’s not so common, try this! Cotton candy…yummy!
Costumes for little boys
Like girls, there are 2-3 costumes for little boys that are fail proof. Go with any of the ‘mans’ — Spiderman, Superman or Batman. My favourite is this super strong Superman.
Or, how about Legoman for a change?
I also love these costumes that are great gifts for both girls and boys. Perfect for babies.
P.S: Some of the images are from my Fancy Dress Costumes Pinterest board where you can find the original source — some of which have DIY instructions.