I’m pretty sure that every kid loves to play dress up. I loved dressing up in my pretend play clothes when I was little and I have already started a dress up closet for my little girl. When she is ready and old enough to play dress up, she will be stocked. I have come up with ways to get kid’s dress up clothes for next to nothing. You can provide kids with hours of fun for only pennies.
Yard Sales & Thrift Stores
Yard sales and thrift stores are great places to get some second hand clothes at really cheap prices. Thrift stores may even have unopened costumes after Halloween that they get from retail stores. These are great to reuse as dress up clothes. I like getting scarves, big fashion jewelry, and other fun accessories that can bring some dress up clothes to life.
You may have heard me talk about ThredUp before. They offer gently worn second hand clothing for kids and women. I have seen them offer up costumes and other items that can be used for dressing up as well. I saw a dance outfit, cheerleader outfit, and more. If you are a new customer, you can sign up using this link to get a free $20 credit. You can use this to purchase FREE items!
After Halloween Sales
This is where I get the majority of my daughter’s dress up clothes. I wait until places like Target and Walmart have all of their Halloween costumes on clearance. Last year prices went as low as 90% off! I was able to get her 5 adorable outfits: Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Hello Kitty, Princess Sofia, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, etc. all for only $2 a piece! Tip: if you are planning a trip to Disney and your little girl loves to dress up as a princess, this is the perfect time to stock up on princess dresses! They had all of the princesses to choose from for only $2 a piece!
Shop Your Closet
What little girl doesn’t love wearing Mommy’s high heels? We all have things in our closets that we don’t wear anymore, and wish we hadn’t even bought! Give them to the kids to play around in. If you are good at crafts or sewing, I’m sure you could repurpose all of the fabric. You could make super hero capes or use that old bridesmaid dress to make a tutu.
There are lots of other ways to get cute kid’s dress up clothes but there are my favorite ways to save. You could even do a clothing swap or ask friends and family for their old stuff. What are some of the ways you save? Did you love playing dress up when you were little?