Kids School Costumes

Kids School Costumes

School Victorian fancy dress

Victorian Boy Costume


Today is the start of the school term for many children, and it will not be long before your children will arrive home with a note asking them to dress up on various days.  We thought we would take a look at some of the costume requests we usually get during the next few months.  Firstly, we have the historical dress-up days, with Greeks, Romans, Tudors, Victorians and 1940s costumes being the usual requirements. However, we have also been known to get requests for other historical periods such as Egyptian, Saxon, Medieval, Georgian and Edwardian, and even the odd Aztec costume also being wanted.

Every year, the first full week in October is National Book Week, during which children may be asked to come dressed as a storybook character. Depending upon the age of the child, requests can vary considerably. Some of the most popular book costumes are based on traditional fairy tale characters such as Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and various other princesses. Children’s authors such as Roald Dahl & Dr Seuss offer a number of costume choices, such as The Fantastic Mr Fox (or any of the other animals); Willie Wonka or an Oompa Loompa from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, or from Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat or Thing 1 or 2.

Some of the more traditional dress-up characters are associated with earlier works such as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. From these books, aside from Alice, there is the White Rabbit, March Hare, Dormouse, Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, plus various other characters which can also be portrayed. Depending upon the costume choice, sizing and ages can sometimes be an issue, but we look forward to another term and hopefully being able to help you out.

Take a look at our specialised section for loads more children book character costume ideas

Discounted Kids Costumes

With the summer term drawing to a close, we are already planning our new ranges of kids discount childrens school costumescurriculum fancy dress costumes.

With schools dressing up more and more (you have probably seen Victorian, Tudor and the odd Roman walking to school as you commute to work), Props & Frocks has one of the best selection of kids school costume, but is always looking to improve what we offer.

With money tight for most people, why not ask your school to contact Props & Frocks to set up a discount code for your school? With lots of options available for parents, and teachers, you can make sure that you can save £’ssssssssssssss.

Talking of catwalk models (as we were yesterday), we return to a theme we have touched on before – influential movie role models and costumes for females. Admittedly the film people are making a bit more effort recently – we have had a couple of new feisty Snow Whites, a worthy successor to Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley character in the ‘Alien’ prequel ‘Prometheus’ (played by the same actress who did the original ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’) and next week everyone has high expectations for Anne Hathaway’s turn as the new Catwoman in the latest Batman film. Furthermore, next month we have ‘Brave’ – Pixar’s new offering – especially good if you happen to be a flame-haired Scottish lass. It might be a short-lived phenomenon, but hopefully we can rise to the challenge with some interesting new costumes to match your enthusiasm to shine and make your mark at your event.

Kids School Costumes

After the manic last minute Book Day costumes yesterday, today we start to look at what other costumesChildrens Curriculum Costumes your children may need for school.

Many schools use dressing up in a fancy dress costume as a way of bringing certain eras of history to life for their children. The most common areas are:

  • Victorians
  • Tudor
  • 1940s
  • Egyptians
  • Vikings / Saxons

Props & Frocks has a wide range of kids school costumes at some really great prices. We do know that budgets are tight, so we have also expanded the range to include costume kits that allow you to put together a costume at home fairly cheaply.

Children’s fancy dress costumes are governed by very strict rules regarding flammability etc. For more information, take a look at our page that explain ‘Childrens Costumes & the Law

Kids School costumes

Christmas & New Year now seem like a distant memory & most of the children are back at school. How long will it be before theyKids School Costumes start coming home with a note asking them to bring in a costume for a school dress up day?

Well, there is no need to panic as Props & Frocks has a huge range of childrens costumes, including all your kids costume needs for Key Stage 2 & 3 including:

  • Victorian
  • Tudors
  • Vikings
  • Egyptian
  • Roman
  • 1940s

We also stock a large range of World Book Day costumes (yes, that’s in early March!)

Childrens Fancy Dress Costumes

Your children will dress up in fancy dress costumes for various reasons including:Boys Egyptian Fancy Dress Outfit

  • School Historical Days – Props n Frocks stocks all the costumes you could want (Tudor, Victorian, 1940’s Evacuees, Vikings, Roman & Egyptian). We will be looking at kids Historical costumes in more detail  in the near future.If you’d like to see our range check our information page full of School Historical costume ideas
  • School Book Week (World Book day is in Early March every year), Props n Frocks stocks so many childrens book characters including Snow White, Captain Hook, Zorro & Wizard of Oz costumes. For a full list take a look at our page full of costume ideas for book characters
  • Fancy Dress Parties – this may be a friend’s birthday party, or maybe they are going out with you to a ‘grown up’ party. Again, we stock a huge range of childrens outfits suitable for boys and girls.

Did you know that childrens costumes are governed by legislation? This means you can be sure that your child is wearing an outfit that has reached certain safety standards. Due to this, sometimes, we are unable to always provide exactly what you are looking for and you may need to adapt a more generic costume so that it is more suitable.

If you would like to know more about kids fancy dress outfits and the law that governs them, read our information page that explains all about childrens costumes & the current law.

Because Props n Frocks has been established since 1998, and, has a retail / hire fancy dress shop, we understand that children do come in all shapes and sizes. As we know our products, and see children trying them on every day, we can offer you professional advice. Our helpful customer Care Team will also measure any outfit for you, so you can be sure that you have ordered the correct size.

Dressing up helps your child to develop, schools understand this fact and that is why your children are asked to wear a costume for various things during the school year. Props n Frocks is happy to work with schools by offering discount voucher codes to all parents so that they can purchase a costume at even better prices. Ask your child’s teacher to contact us to arrange a discount code for your school.