Shopkins Costume Ideas For Kids
Dec29

Shopkins Costume Ideas For Kids

As long as kids and toys have been around, every generation of children has had its own iconic, obsessively collectible, gotta-have-it toy. In decades past, things like Tamagotchis, Beanie Babies, and Pogs were the must-haves. More recently, you probably remember things like Zhu Zhu Pets. Now, it’s Shopkins that are No. 1. After getting their start in Australia a couple of years ago, Shopkins have exploded to become the...

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Feel the Force with Star Wars VII Costumes for Kids!
Dec18

Feel the Force with Star Wars VII Costumes for Kids!

There has been an awakening … Have you felt it? That line was one of the most memorable parts of the debut trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens that was released in late 2014.  Now that the newest movie in the Star Wars saga is officially here, it’s time to feel the force! Maybe you grew up with the original trilogy of Star Wars movies, or even with the three prequel films that came later.  Your children...

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Christmas Play and Pageant Costume Ideas for Kids
Dec11

Christmas Play and Pageant Costume Ideas for Kids

Last month, we let you know about ideas and tips for Thanksgiving costumes, and now it’s time to talk about another favorite holiday – Christmas! For children that love to dress up, any sort of costume can make great Christmas presents. Christmas-themed costumes are a little different, though, and if your little one is going to be part of a school or church pageant or play, you’ll need to somewhere to start. Here are a couple of...

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D.I.Y. Daniel Tiger Costume Tutorial
Dec03

D.I.Y. Daniel Tiger Costume Tutorial

Daniel Tiger is here to play! Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is one of the most popular shows around for younger children, so we’ve come up with this idea for an easy, fast, and fun D.I.Y. Daniel Tiger costume. Not only is dressing up a fun way to spend playtime or make kids’ parties more special, but creating your own costume can be a fun activity to do alongside your son or daughter, too. This tiger tail costume...

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Blast Off With Astronaut Costume Ideas for Kids!
Dec02

Blast Off With Astronaut Costume Ideas for Kids!

Normally, the sky’s the limit when it comes to a child’s imagination and dress-up, but we’re going above and beyond the sky this time! With Star Wars and Star Wars costumes for kids once again at the top of their popularity, we thought it would be fun to look at some more realistic space-themed costumes, too. After all, lots of children think about being astronauts when they grow up, and dressing up in costume is one way to make...

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Thanksgiving Dress-Up and Costume Ideas
Nov19

Thanksgiving Dress-Up and Costume Ideas

Halloween isn’t the only holiday for costumes! Thanksgiving is one of the best occasions of the year for a family get-together, which means it’s also a good time to have fun with dressing up. Thanksgiving costumes might be the most appropriate for school and church plays and pageants, but any family celebration can definitely do with a few accessories, too. Just a couple of items, like pilgrim hats, can be great ways to...

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Free Printable Trick-or-Treat Halloween Masks
Oct28

Free Printable Trick-or-Treat Halloween Masks

Here’s a fun Halloween activity for kids that the whole family can participate in. Try making your own Halloween masks and see who can be the scariest! Once you’ve downloaded and printed your free Halloween mask templates – we recommend using thick paper like cardstock or photo paper – there are three simple steps to finish your D.I.Y. masks:   Color in your monster mask. Make it look like a classic movie...

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10 Adorable Ways to Dress Up for Trick-or-Treat With Your Baby
Oct20

10 Adorable Ways to Dress Up for Trick-or-Treat With Your Baby

What’s the best part about taking your baby out for trick-or-treat? You get to eat all of the candy! (We’re not ashamed to admit that we have quite the sweet tooth ourselves.) All joking aside, taking your child out for their first trick-or-treat in costume is one of the best and most fun ways to make family memories and start new traditions. You have to snap up those adorable photo-ops before they get old enough to be “too cool” to...

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Family Trick-or-Treating Tips by Abby Smith
Oct20

Family Trick-or-Treating Tips by Abby Smith

Hello, Costume Express readers! My name is Abby, and I’m a busy stay-at-home mom to four little rascals under 5. I’m also a blogger/vlogger at TwistMePretty.com, where most know me for my hair tutorials and lifestyle posts.   Over the years, I’ve learned that when I let my kids have creative control over their Halloween costumes — even if that means sacrificing a cute family theme — it always makes the holiday more...

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Monster High Dress Up
Oct18

Monster High Dress Up

Monster High costumes and characters are one part horror, one part humor, and all about fashion. So, not only are they perfect for Halloween costumes, but Monster High dress up for birthdays and other special events (or just ‘cause) is hugely trendy right now! Plus, the creators of the franchise have worked plenty of puns into the Monster High universe to amuse the parents that have been roped into their daughters’ latest obsession....

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