The best ideas of a fancy dress costume is with the child itself. The most important thing before you decide a costume for your kids is that she/he should be very comfortable in it. It is best to ask the child what she/he wants to be and then ensure that she/he is ready with few lines to say in front of an audience. Depending on the age decide the number of lines as this is an apt opportunity for the child to speak in front of an audience. Children can also memorise a poem from their books or other sources to describe the particular character.

Children have an enormous imagination and love to dream. Fancy dress competitions are a good way to make their dream come true. Let your child be what ever he / she wants to be. They can become anything that they would have ever wanted to be. For this reason children love to participate in fancy dress competitions and want to look the best amongs others children. Following ideas would help you to choose what they want to be.

Every school conducts various co-curricular activities for their students. These activities help the children to open up and be participative and develop leadership qualities. To help the students to know their hidden talents as well as increase their self confidence. For this very reason co-curricular activities like dance competition, singing competition, fancy dress competitions are conducted. It gives a great opportunity to students to develop confidence by participating in fancy dress competitions.

Out of all the activities fancy dress competitions is one of the most exiciting for the childern and their parents it gives children a chance to portray their favourite characters.

Fancy Dress Ideas For Girls

Fancy dress competition is all about fun and dressing your child in a character of what she aspires to become. There are many ideas present to dress your little daughter like a character or entity she would love to imitate.

Age 2.5-4years

Vegetable or Fruit:

At this young age it is important that child identifies her favourite fruit or vegetable, understands its benefits and can incorporate them in few lines. For instance if the child loves Apple she can memorise an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. This will surely be beneficial for her also to understand many benefits of fruits and vegetables and also to speak in a loud firm manner to an audience.

Dressing your little girl child in the form of a vegetable or fruit is quite simple .You can dress her up like a Chilli ,Pumpkin, potato, mushroom ,tomato and ask your daughter to speak about the benefits of eating them or make her learn and short and simple poem about the vegetable or fruit.

Renowned Characters:

Well if you like your daughter to become like one of those famous ladies that people look up to then there is still time for her to actually be like one of them but you can still fulfil your desires by dressing her up that way. Like the first women president Pratibha Patil or a Famous political person like Sonia Gandhi. The first Female Prime Minister of INDIA Indira Gandhi, Or May be The First India born woman to go to the Space Kalpana Chawla. The First female IPS Officior Kiran Bedi.

Her Ambition:

The main idea behind the concept of fancy dress is to let your child get into the shoes that depicts her personality. If your girl wants to be a news reporter, Anchor ,Astronaught, engineer, nurse, doctor ,model, ,air-hostess or perhaps a painter then dress her that way she will look,this way she will be happy from within and also would be able to carry that dress confidently.

Dancer or Fairy:

Women are women! How can we ever deprive her of some innate features like dressing up, being fashionable, Or from wearing designer dresses and accessories? Well if your daughter loves to do these, then allow her to follow what she loves doing from her heart. You may dress her up like a little angel in which she finds herself really beautiful and pretty. And if she is crazy about dance, make her a Western or a classical Dancer for example a Bharatnatyam dancer.

Spreading Awareness:

Environment degradation is a point of concern for both people and the government.Make your daughter look like a “dustbin” with a caption of “use me”, a “crying earth” etc. You can even spread awareness among people with the help of a fun element in it.

I Am the Man:

In today's senario Girls are considered eqaul among boys and there’s no obligation to give your girl a typical feminine look. If she wants to look like one of the male characters then why not? You can bring out that male look and give a feminine touch like a lady superman or batman, or a lady cricketer or perhaps show that girls can do what boys can and dress up to be a rickshaw driver.

Thus by using any of the above stated ideas you can dress your child in such a way that make him stand different from others. We do not assure you to win the first prize but we definitely assure you that your child will win hearts and appreciation of everyone present in the event.

Fancy Dress Ideas For Boys

Depending on the boys age and nature, the boy may be comfortable wearing his favourite fruit, his favourite cartoon character, comic book characters or character from a story which can be from mythology like Ramayana, Mahabharata or fairy tales like pied piper costume, robin hood costume for a detailed list please visit here. Elder boys having a zeal for winning are more inclined towards current affairs, Film heroes, sportstars.

They can dress up like the prince who saved snow-white or Humpty dumpty as it would be very innovative and comical . They can also play characters like Schinchan ,Perman,Nobita ,Aladdin, Genie, Mickey Mouse, Tweety etc. Boys look really cute playing these characters.

Choose characters from Comic books:

This is the favourite amongst all the kids and almost every boy dreams to become a superman, Spiderman or ironman. You could dress your child to be like any of these characters and let your babies dream to come true. Choose Some Great Like For Example From Spiderman " With Great Powers Comes Great Responsibilities "

Get Inspired from Gods and Goddess:

Kids these days are loosing faith in the God Almighty , If you want your child to know more about mythology then the best and educative method is to dress him up like a mythological hero like Lord Ram, Lord Krishna,lord Shiava, Hanuman ji etc. No one can play these roles better then the innocent small childrenwho can pull off these roles brilliantly.

Animals and Birds:

Create the importance among people about Endangered Animals and Birds make your child to enact in their character. They can act like tigers, lions, and deer etc and ask people to stop killing them for their skins and other valuable items used to make clothes etc . The main reason for the animals to become endangered is the uncontrollable hunting of wild animals. When adults will see children taking up such issues it would provoke them too , An award winning Idea.

Make him a speaking tree:

Another innovative idea would be to dress your child like a tree and let the tree speak so that it can ask for help from everyone. Make your child and others aware by taking environment concerning issues and it would impress and inspire others too.

Movie Characters:

Dabbang, Munna bhai and Rajnikant. are some characters which are very popular amongst children . If your child is good at mimicry then let him play any of these characters and deliver powerful lines or do things which these characters commonly do. Everyone would love to see a mini Chulbul Pandey and surely these characters will win everyone’s heart. Fancy dress competition is all about being as much fun for everyone as it can.

Historical Characters:

Lots of fancy dress competitions are held near 15th of August or 26th January, National leaders and historical characters are very common. The idea is to compare the new and emerging face of politics with conventional characters like Gandhi Ji , Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Chacha Nehru etc. Dress your little one like Rahul Gandhi ,Manmohan Sing, Akhilesh Yadav or even Anna ji which are the new faces of our Indian Politics.