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Dressing-up outfits - where to buy?

(15 Posts)
Posey Tue 10-May-05 20:36:17

Dd's year group (y3) have raised a little over £200 to buy some dressing-up stuff. I have been given the task of buying the stuff and wonder where would be best to go. Obviously because of their ages (7-8) and also because its for school, we're talking slightly different stuff from the usual (no Spiderman or fairies!). I think the teacher would like stuff that could be incorporated into the curriculum a little, maybe historical or other cultures, that sort of thing.

Anyone able to recommend a shop, online, or mail order service that may be suitable. All help gratefully received

emmamama Tue 10-May-05 21:40:22

Have you tried They have a great range of outfits. I have used them recently and they were very prompt. Quality is really good too.

WestCountryLass Tue 10-May-05 21:40:57


Posey Wed 11-May-05 19:21:31

Thank you very much. Will have a browse at them in a bit

WigWamBam Wed 11-May-05 19:22:31

Asda have loads of nice dressing up costumes, and they're really cheap too.

hamster Wed 11-May-05 19:24:06

Is there a "party bizniz" or "party shop" near you. Very reasonable prices for childrens wear

beachyhead Wed 11-May-05 19:24:33

are good and quick.

I would also put out a request to sewing mums at the school for some costumes.....they will probably be better made than the bought ones....

Posey Wed 11-May-05 19:26:15

There is one. Quite pricey I think and probably not quite the stuff we're after. Dear "sir" would like a girl and boy costume each on a Roman and Celtic theme plus some accessories!

Doddle Wed 11-May-05 19:29:27

Try it's an school resource company, if you look in the history section it has lists of the different periods, with artefacts and costumes. They are quite pricey but very authentic.

Doddle Wed 11-May-05 21:11:32

There was also a Roman soldier costume at Woolworths that I saw.

aaliyahsmum Wed 11-May-05 21:16:29

i have just had dd a medieval costume made and it was free cos it was made out of scrap material, have you tried ebay i recently brought a medieval dress in their fancy dress section

Magscat Wed 11-May-05 21:19:17

Woolworths do standard Fireman, nurse, police type outfits. Also worth looking at ebay - they have alot of the Spiderman types but you can always do a search & it should be reasonably priced.

tiffini Wed 11-May-05 21:37:47

childrens costumes

Posey Thu 12-May-05 20:24:33

Thanks again everyone. Loads of ideas of where to look.

darlingbud Thu 12-May-05 20:26:05


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