DIY Dress Up Area

Halloween is done and over, and the question remains what to do with the costumes?

Thanks to Marshall’s and their recent Halloween costume inventory, we had quite a few costumes with little room to store and a princess/diva eager to continue her dress up escapades.


After being invited to participate on a segment with Good Morning America, lets just say we were very happy we shopped Marshalls early. Watch the segment here!

Before you prep for a costume swap next year which would be a great way to recycle and make new friends in your community.  Why not let your little ones get some additional usage out of those costumes by creating a dress up area.

Dress Up Area School Yard Style

Creating this dress up area in Gia’s bedroom was so simple!

What you need:

A mirror

A curtain rod

Gold Spray Paint or your color of preference

Pack of hangers

I never let the color of fixturing affect my purchase, I’d rather whip out my Gold spray paint, as we did with this curtain rod and spray it down.  After letting it dry over night, the hubby hung it on the wall.

The mirror was a score!  My husbands grandma purchased it at a garge sale, for under $5 and it was already Gold.  We used the flat, huggable hangers all the same color , visual clutter overwhelms me.

Dress Up School Yard Style

 It’s Coronation Day! This Anna inspired dress had my little Gia feeling like a Princess!

Dress Up Area School Yard Style

Every Dress up area needs an awesome Mirror! This one reminds me of one you would see in a Disney movie. Think Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all….

Dress Up Area School Yard Style

   The princess wall hanging was purchased years ago when my daughter was born, (also at Marshall’s).

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Dress Up Area School Yard Style

As if this Witch Costume isn’t fabulous and scary enough, we managed to find the same dress available for Gia’s 18 inch doll! She wasn’t availble at the moment for a photograph.

Dress Up Area School Yard Style

The Dress Up Area took less than an hour to prepare (plus drying time for the spray paint to dry on the curtain rod).  It honestly to longer to clean Gia’s bedroom to take these pictures, just keeping it real..

What have you done with old Halloween Costumes, or dress up clothes? Are they in a pile somewhere or taking up way too much space in a closet? 

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