Dress-up clothes? Reader Q + A
My daughter is turning three soon, and I want to put together a dress up box for her. Any ideas for a great Etsy costume shop? She wants an astronaut costume but I need it to be something she can get on and off herself. Any other ideas? -Alison
Hi Alison, We love your question! Of course, you can start by dumping your own accessories in there--scarves, gloves, handbags, belts are all great for creative play. But if you want some specific costume accessories, here are some great ideas to fill up your daughter's dress-up box:
The masks at Mahalo
are adorable and won't take up too much room in her dress-up box. I love the entire forest of friends
shown above---great for those bigger playdates or fun at a birthday party.
Her Flying Horses
has some great individual pieces that leave room for lots of open-ended play like these pirate pieces. Plus, her prices are phenomenal. We love her handmade superhero cuffs
so much, we just featured them on site.
I think every kid needs a cape---one of the most versatile dress-up items you'll buy. Little Capers
is a terrific shops that make handmade capes that last.
Not just for dress up, Soil hats
are lovely but totally inspiring for kids. Pair with a cape, or just a long play silk tied around the shoulders, and see where her imagination takes her.
As far as astronaut costumes, I've seen a lot but they all do seem challenging
for an almost-three-year old to put on herself. One option is to convo the Little Shepsters Etsy site
about her custom-made astronaut costume to find out if she can design
one to be as easy as possible for little hands to get on and off. -Christina
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