15 Homemade Dress Up Clothes for Kids


Encourage your child’s imagination with play pretend and dress up activities. Have some fun with these adorable free patterns for dress up boys and dress up girls that include masks, capes, and costumes.  You can also get them a full length mirror to hang in their room so they can admire themselves after every change. {{smiling}}

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts for kids so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

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1. Felt Dress Up Crowns ~ This pattern for a crown is fabulous because you can use it to make a crown for royalty and really, who doesn’t want to be a prince or princess?  I love that you can absolutely customize the shapes and colors.  {{score}}

No-Sew Woodland Animals

2.  No-Sew Woodland Animals ~ These no-sew felt woodland animal masks are just plain adorable. They are easy to make, too. Adore.

Indian Headbands

3. Indian Headbands ~ These Indian headbands are perfect for boys and girls. You can make them with feathers and ribbons. Easy peasy!

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Elsa Dress Up Apron Pattern

4. Elsa Dress Up Apron {free pattern} ~ The perfect and easy dress up apron for Frozen’s Elsa. There are also links to make 3 other princess aprons including Rapunzel, Belle, and Snow White.

No-Sew Mermaid Tails

5. No-Sew Mermaid Tails ~ Mermaid tails are so trendy right now. You can make your own in under 30 minutes using your hot glue gun.

Bird Wings Dress Up

6. Bird Wings Dress Up ~ Looking for a simple, inexpensive and just plain adorable dress up costume for your little one? This costume is perfect. There’s loose wings for your child to move freely in and a bird mask.

Pink Princess Cape

7. Pink Princess Cape ~ This pink princess cape is complete with a fur collar and pom pom trim .  What little girl wouldn’t want to wear it all day everyday.

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8.  How To Make Kids Dinosaur Tails {Tutorial} ~ Jessica made a great tutorial for these adorable dinosaur tails – aren’t they cute?!  Pair it with a couple dinosaur picture books for a great birthday gift or even use them as party favors if you are doing a dinosaur theme.

Felt Dinosaur Mask Tutorial

9. Felt Dinosaur Mask Tutorial ~ We cannot even stand how fabulous this mask is. I love that it could be modified for an adult!

free superhero cape pattern

10.  Free Superhero Cape Pattern & Logo ~ These capes are perfect for the little superhero’s at your house! Super easy to make with this pattern and tutorial. All you’ll need is fabric, thread and your sewing machine!

No-Sew Superhero Masks

11.  No-Sew Superhero Masks ~ Here is a fun and easy craft to make at home that will spark any child’s imagination. To make your own no-sew superhero mask, all you’ll need is fabric, heat-n-bond, elastic and grommets. Your kid will be a superhero in no time.


12.  Superhero Cuffs ~ I just fell in love with these cuffs when I saw them and thought they’’d make the perfect cuffs for a magician also.

Construction Vest

13.  Construction Vest ~ Every hard hat worker needs a vest and this tutorial will help you whip one up in no time!  It’s the perfect gift for that little guy who loves big equipment!

Fireman Dress Up

14.  Fireman Dress Up ~  Can you believe that this Fireman’s costume was made for under $15 and from a women’s shirt?  Save yourself about $50 and make your guy a fireman’s costume this holiday season for hours of play!

Star Wars Obi-Wan Dress Up

15.  Star Wars Obi-Wan Dress Up ~ This Obi-Wan Costume is seriously amazing!  The patterns to sew the vest and robe are included.

15 Homemade Dress Up Clothes for Kids

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