Fancy dress has always been a great way to encourage kids to have fun and let their imagination run wild. It's a popular method for teaching history within schools due to the fact that teachers are keen to give their students more insight as to what life was like for people living in a certain age. In particular, Victorian costumes have become more and more popular in recent years.
As with all fancy dress costumes, prices will usually depend on the quality of the materials used. Cheaper costumes will do the job but often won't look as genuine as those that have been created using more authentic materials. This is the difficult part, choosing between price and quality. However, with so many options available, a happy medium can often be found.
A typical boys Victorian outfit will vary slightly according to the exact point in time that theyâre trying to emulate. Many of them take the form of the 'artful dodger' or street kid but others are more influenced by the more traditional 'top hat and tails' image typically associated with Victorian aristocracy.
As with any clothing purchase, research into size is vital. Different manufacturers will have different sizes, so it's important to carefully check the 'size guide' before purchase to ensure that a costume is the correct measurement for you to prevent the item from needing to be returned.
It's also worth remembering that, if necessary, costumes can be embellished on at home should a little extra detail be needed. Accessories such as shoes or belts are rarely supplied as part of the costume but itâs usually sufficient to use ones that the child already has.