With three daughters (and now - a newborn son!) in the house, our dress-up closet gets continual use.
I am often graced with the presence of princesses and queens, cowgirls and mermaids, ballerinas and gymnasts, police officers and veterinarians.
Hats and scarves are especially popular...so I keep a keen eye out for gently used, machine-washable options at local thrift stores.
Our "costume criteria" looks like this: adorable, affordable, and admirable. In other words, we select costumes that portray inspiring people, positive careers, or different periods of history.
For example, take a look at our surgeon. She's confident, compassionate, gentle, and intelligent. With comfy scrubs and a working stethoscope, she's ready for any emergency.
Our Secret Agent is a problem-solver, by nature. She's observant, adventurous, detail-oriented, and impossibly brave. Although detectives don't really dress in trench coats and dark sunglasses, I love that this costume allows her to dream big and play pretend.
Both costumes are under $40 and come with accessories that make the costume come to life.
Aeromax specializes in "career costumes" so you'll also find dress-up options like police officer, firefighter, astronaut, scientist, SWAT, and train engineer.
Follow Aeromax Toys on Facebook to see more photos of their costumes worn by real kids.
Our boys love dress up play! Of only big could find a good way to store all our costumes! ;) love these 2 outfits, and they are not yet in our collection.... may have to add them to the list lol