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Dress up Sets for 2 Year Old

Hi Mamas! My 2.5 year old daughter loves to play dress up so for Christmas I want to get her a set of dress up clothes but I need ideas! I've seen the Disney Princess one with the trunk but every review I've read says it's horrible. I want to spend about $100 on dress up stuff for her. Anyone know where I can get a set or "trunk" of dress up clothes for her? She's kind of a big two year old (35lbs) and I'd like them to last awhile.
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We actually made our own dress up trunk/bin. My daughters love being princesses. We have a big bin they decorated with princess stickers and we put a whole bunch of things in it and keep adding to it. We too bought some princess dresses from walmart. We also have a whole bunch of that beaded jewelery, those fake high heel shoes, and princess crowns and wands in there. On ebay(if you are into that) would probably have some dress up and princess accessories. Making your own bin is a good idea because you can get a big one with a lid and keep adding to it. Good luck and happy shopping

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Hi A.!
I also was looking for princess dress-up clothes and accessories and ended up returning the costumes I got from Kohls (folded up in a plastic bag for 19.99) because the material was scratchy and they were really cheaply made - they would never withstand my daughther getting in and out of them over and over! I found a Cinderella dress that was better quality (on a hanger even!) at WalMart for the same price so I got that for her. We're planning on getting her 3 other princess dresses for XMas. We figure the 4 dresses will add up to around $100 and the box of shoes from Lillian Vernon (Lilly's Kids) are 14.99 and come in a case. $20 may seem a lot for a dress, but when they're going to see a lot of wear and tear they have to be good quality. I read the reviews of the dress-up trunks too and they even look like the costumes I returned from Kohls. I guess you get what you pay for! Anyway, check out the shoes at Lillian's Kids - we've already ordered them. Good luck on your search!
http://www.lillianvernon.com/catalog/product_display.jsp?...

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It might be a little late now, but we've collected Halloween costumes on clearance for our dress-up box. Could also try resale shops for creative different things like hats and such. That's going the frugal route. :)

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Hi! I was just at a birthday party for a 3 year old and she received a trunk of Fairy Dressup outfits. The girls at the party went NUTS over them. there were three outfits and wings and shoe covers. They were really cute and generously sized. I think it said they fit sizes 4-6. They came from Sams Club and I think the trunk was 29bucks. I went out the next day and bought it for my daughter for christmas. It was a hit!

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Sam's club has a dress up trunk for a boy and for a girl right now in the Christmas stuff. You can probably find it online. I am not sure of the brand, etc.
I would also suggest Once Upon a Child, in Dundee, and Craigslist.
Menards, michaels, joann fabrics, would probably all have a wooden crate or chest that you could paint, or decorate for around $20. Just make sure it has a gap between the lid and box so you don't get pinched fingers. Or get hat boxes from Home Goods. Those are really cute.

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