Fairy tale and nursery rhyme costume ideas

Written by laurenkrotosky | 13/05/2017
Fairy tale and nursery rhyme costume ideas
Red Riding Hood makes for a simple but effective fairy tale costume. (Getty Images)

Half the enjoyment of dressing up is figuring out a costume idea. Fairy tales and nursery rhymes offer quite a few creative options for both children and adults. Items such as old-fashioned hats, stockings and props can go a long way toward pulling the storybook outfits together.

Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep is the famous nursery-rhyme character who dutifully tends to her sheep. A little girl can dress up as this character by wearing a frilly skirt that comes to the knees, with some longer leggings in pastel colours. Have her carry a rounded staff and wear an oversized bonnet with some lace trim. Add a stuffed lamb to the outfit for extra detail.

Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood is a classic heroine who meets a wolf on her way to see her sick granny. This costume comes together easily by sewing a red cape with a hood and wearing it over a plain dress. Make sure to add a large wicker basket filled with all of the goodies Little Red Riding Hood was bringing to her grandmother.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack is a hero who dreamed of seeing the world. He got his chance when he grew a giant beanstalk. This outfit involves a simple tunic that can be made by tearing the sleeves off an old T-shirt and wrapping a belt around the waist. Wear this over tights and make sure a Peter Pan-style pointed hat is worn on the head. Carry around some beans for good measure.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is the fairy-tale boy who will never grow up. His outfit requires a few pieces to complete. Cut a jagged pattern at the bottom of a large green T-shirt and wear it over a pair of green tights. Cinch the shirt at the waist with a belt or sash and top the costume with a green pointed hat with a feather. You can also carry a small bag of gold glitter for pixie dust.

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