Sailing the Seven Seas with Kids’ Pirate Costumes
Jun11

Sailing the Seven Seas with Kids’ Pirate Costumes

Ahoy, mateys! Whether your kids are fans of Jack and Angelica from Pirates of the Caribbean or Jake and Izzy from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, pirate dress-up is always tons of fun. They’re great for trick or treating, and they’re great for birthday parties and playtime, too. Here’s a treasure trove of pirate costumes and costume ideas that we’ve dug up, along with a few pirate dress-up activities and games to boot. Pirate Costumes...

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Cure Frozen Fever with Princess Dress-Up!
Jun02

Cure Frozen Fever with Princess Dress-Up!

Whether it’s winter or summer, Disney’s Frozen is always in season. Elsa and Anna, the stars of the 2013 feature film as well the animated short, Frozen Fever, are already two of the most popular Disney Princesses of all time. Plus, with Frozen 2 officially on the way, the Frozen craze is only going to grow. If your daughter loves Anna and Elsa too, then dressing up with Frozen costumes is the best way to let her really transform into...

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When They Grow Up: Careers & Occupations Dress-Up Ideas
May22

When They Grow Up: Careers & Occupations Dress-Up Ideas

What does your child want to be when they grow up? Do they want a job that lets them help other people, like a doctor or police officer, or do they want to go on fantastic adventures, like an astronaut or explorer? There’s no time like the present for a little pretend play! Here are our favorite ideas for different occupations-themed dress-up and costumes. You’ll find a quick costume guide for each one, as well as a few...

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Make your own Magic with Princess Costumes
May14

Make your own Magic with Princess Costumes

Whether it’s time for trick or treat, a birthday party, or a just a fun dress-up day, costumes are all about imagination. If your little girl wants to be a princess, for example, not only are there dozens of Disney Princesses to choose from, there are tons of ways to use accessories and other items to make them special. Here are a few of our very favorite Disney Princesses, along with some easy ideas that you can use to...

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Girl Power! Getting the Best Superhero Look for your Daughter
May12

Girl Power! Getting the Best Superhero Look for your Daughter

Does your little girl want to be super? Now’s a better time than ever! Between The A-Force, Marvel Comics’ brand-new team of all-female Avengers, and DC Comics’ upcoming Wonder Woman feature film, girl superheroes are getting more and more time in the spotlight. They might not be infused with real superpowers, but superhero costumes make kids feel special nevertheless. Here are a few of our favorite superhero costumes ideas for girls,...

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Peacock Face Paint Tutorial by Elsa Rhae
Oct02

Peacock Face Paint Tutorial by Elsa Rhae

Makeup and face paint artist Elsa Rhae has created a magical peacock face paint design to go with our girl’s peacock costume. Here’s the tutorial:   Begin painting with blue, green, and purple face paint. Elsa made her own split cake for this purpose, but three separate solid colors will work too. Use these colors to create triangular wedge shape above the left eye – this will be the wing and body of the peacock. Take a dark...

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Anna Frozen Makeup Tutorial
Sep18

Anna Frozen Makeup Tutorial

If you or your daughter wants to dress up like Anna from Frozen for Halloween, here’s how you can make the costume even better! Thanks to Bethany for her great tutorial. You can view the rest of Bethany’s work on her YouTube channel and Instagram. Shop Frozen costumes here. Follow along with the transcript for this video: [NOTE: Tutorial originally produced for BuyCostumes.com] Why hello there everybody in this tutorial I...

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Wizard of Oz Costumes
Aug06

Wizard of Oz Costumes

At Costume Express, we love The Wizard of Oz! 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the classic 1939 film, and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return came out just this past May. (Did you see it? What did you think?) All of that means that Wizard of Oz costumes are going to be bigger than ever this year. Keep on reading to get ideas! This Dorothy costume for kids looks just like it did in the movie, and the adult version does too. It’s so...

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Fun With Frozen Costumes
Jul01

Fun With Frozen Costumes

It might sound a little odd to put it this way, but nothing is hotter this summer than Frozen! It’s become the number one grossing animated movie of time, and it’s captured the imaginations of little girls everywhere. If you want to get your hands on Frozen Halloween costumes this year, you better order and pre-order early, because they’re already going fast. Some of them are gone already – we’ll be getting more with plenty of time to...

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