Our dressing up box

I’ve recently been spending a lot of time trying to organise our playroom. Talitha gets so much more out of it when she can see where things are, it’s easier for us to tidy when everything has it’s place and I don’t lose my mind looking for things.

Since she’s heavily into dressing up, I dearly wanted to sort a dressing up box for her. We’ve repurposed a blue vintage suitcase, laying it on its side. It’s perfect as she can open it herself and fit quite a lot in it. She also loves giving me a fright by hiding in it!

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It was a bit dull-looking, though, so I’d been thinking through the options of what we could do with it, perhaps with paint. In the end, the answer came from Koko Kids when they sent me these patterned stars wall stickers to review.

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Decorating the dressing up box proved to be a fun activity in itself. Talitha was able to do it mostly herself, with a few moved around by me. The fabric adhesive makes them able to be repositioned over and over again.

Our dressing up box

They’re made of 100% biodegradable cotton, polyester and paper so have a lovely fabric feel and the patterns are so pretty. I’d love skirts in some of them. They seem to have stuck really well, even the ones that were moved around.

They’re a set of small and medium stars that retails at £45. I love that they’re free from vinyl, PVC, BPA and phthalates, so perfect for decorating an item my kids will be playing with lots. I’ve even wiped the box down with the stickers on it and all has been fine.

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So far in our dressing up box, we have:

  • Three fairy dresses and one pair of wings
  • A Doug and Melissa doctor’s outfit
  • An elephant mask and a rabbit mask
  • A Tigger suit
  • A ship captain’s hat
  • Various fabric scraps that get used as all sorts of things
  • A handbag
  • A slip

What I’d like to add:

  • A superhero cape
  • A nurse’s bag
  • Big jewellery
  • Evening gloves
  • Leg warmers
  • A few hats – cowboy, police officer, construction worker

Do your kids have a dressing up box? What’s in it?



  1. November 19, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    That’s genius and it really does look like a magical dressing up box now. I’m quite envious of the contents too, might have to buy a few more dressing up costumes for the kids this year 🙂 xx
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    • November 21, 2014 / 1:47 pm

      I hadn’t thought of the “magical” effect of the stars but you’re right!

  2. November 20, 2014 / 9:29 am

    That is so adorable! My daughter doesn’t have a dressing up box yet. I keep meaning to do something about it, but I keep forgetting! Thank you for giving me a brilliant idea! I’m going to search high and low (charity shops?) for old suitcases, just a small one like yours. x

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