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.
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.
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