We have devised a fantastic page full of kids book character costumes – although this list shows a lot of the kids costumes we do for this theme, it is also appropriate to use as a guide for your adult costumes as well. It would also be worth your while looking at these pages full of book costume ideas.
Each of these sections are a theme in their own right with a huge amount of costume choices for kids Television characters as well…
Some of our fancy dress ideas include:
- Spongebob Squarepants Costume
- Banana Splits
- The Magic Roundabout
- Captain Pugwash
- Peppa Pig
- The Simpsons
- Bill & Ben
- Blue Peter – ideal if your name is Peter – just wear blue facepaint!
- Postman Pat
- Big Barn Farm – a great reason to dress up as a farm yard animal
- Jim I’ll Fix It
- Just William
- The Wombles
- Take Hart – a great chance to wear one of our fantastic Morphsuits
- The Smurfs
- Noddy & Big Ears
- Mr Benn – someone surely has to dress up as Mr Benn?
- The Pink Panther Show
- Grange Hill – an easy costume option
- Animal Magic – dress up as the Zoo Keeper (Johnny Morris, or one of his beloved animals)
- Scooby Doo – we stock all the Scooby Doo costumes
- The Flintstones – we stock Fred & Wilma Flintstone, and Betty & Barney Rubble Costumes
- Tom & Jerry
- Bugs Bunny
- Sylvestor The Cat
- The Night Garden
Please be aware a lot of these costume suggestions will be subject to licensing issues.
Today we celebrate two greats in the children’s entertainment world. The writer Roald Dahl was born 1916 and he is probably best known for creating a wealth of popular children’s characters from The Twits to the Big Friendly Giant. Many of these characters have also made it to the movie screen, most notably Willie Wonka. Aside from his work for children, others will remember him for the TV series ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ and he also had a hand in screenplays for films such as ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and the Bond film ‘You Only Live Twice’.
At the other end of the spectrum, we have everybody’s favourite Great Dane, Scooby Doo, who debuted on American TV today in 1969. The original proposal for the show was for five musicians-cum-mystery investigators – Geoff, Mike, Kelly, Linda, Linda’s brother “W.W.” and their dog, Too Much, who played the bongos! A few changes were made and the result was the popular and long-running cartoon series we still have today. The linking factor today is obviously imagination and mystery. Although with only seven weeks to go, it’s a little early for a Halloween-based event, now might be a good time to advance your plans for the spooky season with our help here at Props n Frocks.