Fancy Dress for Boys
Young boys enjoy dressing up in fun costumes just as much as girls and the choices of fancy dress are endless. Not only is it a great way for them to interact with others, it also stimulates their imaginations.
Fancy dress parties, Halloween parties and birthday parties all involve dressing up so having a few creative costume ideas is a wise decision. Several great ideas for boys’ fancy dress costumes can be found through this website. Here are some ideas for you to consider before making your choice.
TV and Film Dress Up
Characters from television, cartoons and film are continuously popular. Boys like to become their favourite action hero or their favourite funny character in film or TV so picking out a costume for a party should be relatively easy. Some outfits which are popular for young boys include the Ben 10 costumes, pirate costumes (based on the Pirates of the Caribbean films), Harry Potter and Star Wars.
The only drawback with TV and film related costumes is that they may go out of fashion, but boys will often change their preferences for costume ideas as they get older. The main advantage to boy’s fancy dress based on TV and film is that it is instantly recognisable and boys will feel a part of the universe created by their favourite show or film.
Superheroes never go out of fashion and there are timeless classics such as Superman, Batman and Spiderman which never fail to delight. They can be re-used too making them an economical option for boy’s fancy dress.
Boys like to become heroes when they dress up for fun so other great choices include a fireman costume, policeman, soldier or naval officer.
Boys are also big sports fans, particularly football, so dressing up as their favourite star player can be a great (and cheap) option for fancy dress. Football players are the obvious option and only require a football kit, but there are a variety of sports that can be used for costume inspiration. A race car driver costume is a little different from the usual fancy dress for boys.
There are also karate or ninja outfits that can be purchased as well as boxing gloves and gowns. All of these can be purchased as they are or you could even add the name of their favourite sporting hero on the back to personalise the costume.
Boys often prefer to dress in scarier outfits than girls for Halloween and the choices are endless. The scariest costumes for boys often come from films but this really depends on how old they are and if the outfit would be appropriate. There are many costumes which are still scary but acceptable for younger kids.
The traditional skeleton costume has many variations including those which light up or glow in the dark. There are also plenty of monster masks and outfits which are popular. Zombie costumes and vampire outfits are popular at the moment due to their success in films and television.