Historical Character Ideas
Here is a list of historical characters and types you may decide to transform into fancy dress costumes for your kids (please note that these are tailored for kids and teenagers):
|William Shakespeare||Rudyard Kipling|
|Florence Nightingale||Abraham Lincoln|
|Alexander the Great||Richard Nixon|
|Martin Luther King||George Orwell|
|Jane Austen||Mark Twain|
|Alexander Graham Bell||Rameses The Great|
|Albert Einstein||Margaret Thatcher|
|Lord Byron||Vincent Van Gogh|
|Julius Caesar||Queen Victoria|
|Christopher Columbus||Andy Warhol|
|Captain Cook||William the Conqueror|
|Oliver Cromwell||Elvis Presley|
|Leonardo da vinci||Henry VIII|
|Charles Darwin||George Washington|
Below are a range of historical character costumes for kids that we can recommend. Click the links and check them out. If anything they will also give you some more ideas.
|Infant Elvis Costume|
|Kids President Washington Costume|
|Kids President Lincoln Costume|
|Kids Ben Franklin Costume|
|King Tut Costume Hat|
|Girls Pink Cleopatra Costume|
|Girls Guinevere Costume|
Many historical characters from pre 1900 have a draw string purse to hold items and money. Here is a free PDF instruction sheet which shows you how to make one.
Just click on it and print out the help sheet. You will need some material and cord.
Throughout this website we provide a range of homemade fancy dress ideas which you can print out and make yourself. Some of these free fancy dress images are coloured in and others you will have to colour in yourself. There is a range of very cheap more detailed products which can be downloaded through our online shop.
One of the great things about this option is that it is quick, you don't have to wait for the post and you can also tailor them to your own needs.
Here are some examples. These are part of an Egyptian costume. Click on the link and the PDF of the image will appear and you can down load your free fancy dress accessory.
This is a range mastaches you can print out and attach however you feel works for you. they are fun and can be used for a range of costumes including the Victorians and 1970s!
These are Buckles you can print out, stick on card and then attach to shoes and they make them look old fashion. These can be used in Edwardian costumes and Historical costumes. You can even tie these on to shoe laces!
And how about some epaulettes for you uniform you are creating for your fancy dress costume? Print out this free Costume sheet and attach you kids fancy dress epaulettes as guided.
In each section we provide a range of free sheets so check the sections on the left for more great free stuff.