Dress-up play is more popular than ever as kids imagine themselves becoming their favorite characters. From Belle in Beauty and the Beast to their favorite Power Rangers, dress-up and imaginative role play inspire year-round fun.
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Dress Up: Great For Year-Round Play
For today's kids, dress up play is more popular than ever. Dressing up allows kids to explore the world of make believe, use their imaginations and create their own stories. It can be exciting and empowering to take on the role of a favorite character and create lots of new adventures. Certainly one of the trends that we have observed is that kids often want to be the characters they relate to, rather than simply playing with them as action figures or in some other form. It's a different level of engagement and creativity and one that's healthy for kids of all ages.
Does your child want to be a superhero? Virtually every superhero franchise has kids' costumes related to them. From Batman, to Spider-Man to the Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, and many more; there are role play costumes in a wide range of sizes. And it's not just the major characters that are featured, you can be Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles for example. In Star Wars, you can find costumes based on characters as basic as Storm Troopers or as iconic as Darth Vader and the new heroine, Rey.
The Disney Princesses are among the most popular—and timeless—characters kids love for dress up. Within the Disney Princess collection, there are many different types to choose from. There are elaborate dresses with sounds and lights, high-end costumes from the Disney Store, and many basic Princess dresses. Of course Belle's yellow gown is always popular, but the best-selling kids' costume ever for a Disney princess was Elsa's blue dress from Frozen.
Dress Up is much more than just the clothes and costumes. You need the accessories. What would Batman be like without his utility belt? Spider-man needs his web shooter, and Hasbro's web shooting toys have always been the best selling item from Spider-Man. There have been Hulk Hands with noises so kids can do their own version of Hulk Smash. The best selling role play toy of all time are light sabers. there are light sabers specific to Star Wars characters, so you can buy Rey's, Luke Skywalker's or Obi Wan Kenobi's Lightsaber. As with costumes, these are offered at different prices to appeal to everyone from kids to collectors.
The process of becoming a favorite friend or superhero is, as noted, a timeless play pattern, and today there are more choices than ever. It's creative play that helps kids build character—literally and figuratively.
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