Fancy Dress Competition Ideas For Kids

Coming up with new Fancy Dress Competition Ideas for school contests is not an easy task. Some parents take it up as a challenge, some worry about how to dress up their child for the event, some surf the internet for ideas and so on. All this leaves parents thoroughly confused. A few are creative enough to tide through the situation.

Here are some images that give you an idea for decking up your child for fancy dress competition. The pictures are of children from India. Click on an image for enlarged view.

Loading Images
Snack In Minutes Contest
Shivaji Maharaj
Unni Archa - a brave lady warrior from Kerala
Mango Tree
Netaji Subhashchandra Bose
Rani Laxmibai
Save The Earth Crusader
Bunny rabbit
Army Man
Vegetable dress
Lord krishna
Spongebob Squarepants
Statue of Liberty
Coconut Tree Climber

Top Fancy Dress Competition Ideas

1. Select a theme for your kids fancy dress.

  • Flowers
    Use paper craft to create petals for sunflower,lotus etc.
  • Fruits and vegetables
    You can create colorful fruits like apple,mango,grapes using paper,colors and balloons. Don’t forget to make a few leaves and a cap with a stem.
  • Slogans
    like Go Green, Save The Earth, Eat healthy etc. You can use different materials with slogans written on them to prove your point.
  • National Leaders
    Here you may have to rent a dress to make your child resemble a well known national leader.
    fancy dress competition ideasChattrapati Shivaji Maharaj
  • Festivals
    Christmas, Gokul Asthami, Diwali(Indian festivals): a few ideas are Santa Clause, Reindeer, Christmas tree,angel,sledge,gift box,Easter Bunny, Easter egg,kite,lamp(diya),fire cracker,Lord Krishna, Lord Ganesha etc.
  • Cartoons
    You may choose your child’s favorite cartoon character to prepare/rent a dress. Ben10, Flintstones, Simpsons, Barbie,Mickey and Donald,Tom and Jerry etc.
  • Community helpers
    Doctor,Painter, Janitor, tailor, electrician, milk man etc. are a few ideas.
  • Birds,animals and insects
    You can dress up your child to resemble a parrot, tiger, elephant or a butterfly among others.
  • National Costumes of people from different countries.
  • Other ideas
    Clock, Milk Carton, Rainbow, Tree, Clown etc.

2. Then teach a few lines related to the character that your child is supposed to enact, for the fancy dress competition. The lines must provide accurate information about the character  being portrayed and must begin with a proper introduction.

3. Practice patience and do not force the child to learn the lines and how to enact, all at once. Teach the child to begin with a smile.

Video on a child dressed up as Shivaji Maharaj

Done! Your child is all set for the fancy dress competition!

Some more pictures on fancy dress competition ideas from the world!

fancy dress ideas Photo Credits:Some girl named Jen

 fancy dress ideas Photo  

fancy dress competition - spiderman
Photo Credits:Justin Beckley

fancy dress ideas Photo Credits:karindalziel

fancy dress ideas Photo Credits:paul schultz

About Shreeja N

Freelance writer and a 24/7 busy super mom to a bubbly, energetic 8 year old boy...Here I am trying to simplify this complicated yet beautiful mystery called motherhood with a zealous effort at reaching out to other moms like me...And yes! I strongly believe in Karma..So if you wish Life doesn't throw lemons at know what to do! Enjoy your time at The Life Studio.
Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Hi,

    This is a good website and more over the article is really good…
    I highly appreciate that u hv shared ur ideas with others, it will definitely help all confused parents about fancy dressing their kids.

    GOOD WORK!!!

  2. Hey Amruta, I’m really glad that you think so! Thanks!

  3. verghese joseph

    Loved the photos, great articles about fancy dress competitions. Great.

  4. Biju Kuriakose

    Hi Sreeja.

    Good Initiative and site. Defenitely help all confused mothers.
    All the best..

  5. lovely read:)keep up the posts:)

  6. hi Sreeja,

    Good website and articles, for sharing ur ideas, this will surely help most of the confused parents and others.
    Great keep it up & all the best.


  7. Hi
    Thanks for the info. This will definitely help us at least next 10 years!!!

  8. Very Informative! Dressed my little girl as a butterfly! Thanks for the info.

  9. Hi where do I get the crown for statue of liberty. This is slightly urgent

  10. This really answered my problem, thanks!

  11. thank you very will help me.

  12. Glad u found it helpful! tc 😉

  13. Pingback: fancy dresses

  14. Hi, really found this website interesting. Hopefully will get some ideas.

Let me know what you think!