6 Splendid School Performance Costume Ideas

School performances are a major highlight for both you and your child during the academic year. This is why many parents and teachers want to make sure that each child is given a memorable role in the production. Two common plays presented by students are stories about our first President George Washington and, during the winter holidays, the Nativity. Of course, there are other plenty of other plays staged throughout the school calendar; find that perfect outfit for your child’s part here:

Costumes for Each Performance Theme:

1. Colonial and Historical costumes – Pilgrims and Native American Indians for Thanksgiving, kings, queens, and medieval knights for a Middle Ages setting, gladiators for Ancient Rome, pirates for a seafaring tale, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Betsy Ross for a Revolutionary War story or Abraham Lincoln, the Confederate officer or Union soldier for a Civil War re-enactment.

2. Religious costumes – Perfect for an Easter play, choose from angels, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Moses, the three Wise Men, shepherds, and animals from the Nativity, among others.

3. Christmas costumes – Similar to religious costumes but can also include Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the North Pole elves, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the like.

4. Shakespeare-themed costumes – Besides the obviously popular ones like Romeo, Juliet and Julius Caesar other figures are Brutus, King Lear, Hamlet, Rosalind, and the characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and Much Ado About Nothing.

5. Disney Princesses and other Animated Favorites –Some of the most famous include Jasmine from Aladdin, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora of Sleeping Beauty, Belle of Beauty and the Beast, animals like Winnie the Pooh, fairies such as Tinker Bell and the Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Mickey Mouse.

6. Broadway Musical-themed costumes – Think of all the characters from shows like Les Miserables, Cats, The Lion King, The King and I, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Hairspray, and Phantom of the Opera, to name just a few from the Great White Way.

Whether you choose to portray a figure from the annals of American history, Biblical tales, one of the classic plays mentioned above or a lively, Disney-inspired outfit, the school performance will undoubtedly improve as your child becomes the character thanks to a well-fitting and detailed costume.


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