The sweet distinctive smell of roasted chestnuts fills the air. Whizzes and bangs bring the night to life as fireworks soar off to light up the inky sky. A delicious hotdog warms one gloved hand while a sticky toffee-apple glistens temptingly in the other… What’s not to love about being a kid on Guy Fawkes’ night?
Here at F&F, we think there’s just one way to make this magical November evening even more special… kids’ fancy dress costumes.
If you know a certain someone who’d love to see in this glittering occasion dressed as a wonderfully wicked witch, a bone-shakingly scary skeleton or their favourite TV character, you’ll need to be sure they’re doing it as warmly as possible. After all, there’s no denying it’s going to be cold outside.
So let’s make sure your little one keeps warm and looks the part this Bonfire Night, whichever costume they choose. We pick three of the most popular fancy dress looks:
The Disney Princess
If her costume of choice is Belle’s ball gown from Beauty and the Beast, be sure to keep those shivers at bay with a cosy pair of girls’ tights. Dark colours will spoil the regal effect, so go for a nice chunky pair of cable-knit tights in white, or another pale colour that’ll let the gorgeous gold dress really shine. Keep little arms warm with a cute cardi – a bolero is perfect as its cropped style will stop any goosebumps while showing as much of her gown off as possible. Any modern-day princess knows how important a good pair of waterproof boots are when a muddy field is your fashion show, and a pair of adorable pink floral wellies will do the job brilliantly while keeping up the girly theme. The golden flowers on this pair match the dress, too.
Dress, £12, with tights, £6, bolero £6, and wellies, £11.
The spooky skeleton
Is it scary? Does it glow in the dark? Is it a onesie? Check check and check – the fun skeleton costume here is sure to tick all the boxes for your little rascal. Make sure he stays toasty by getting hold of some clever layers he can slip on underneath for warmth that won’t spoil his spooky style. Boys’ vests are ideal, being warm and comfy, while a long-sleeve T-shirt is a must for popping under a onesie. Why not continue the theme with a skull and crossbones motif? For even more warmth, go for a fleece, a scarf and some gloves – all in dark colours and tucked underneath the onesie so they blend in with the costume. Finish off with some comfy black boots to keep feet warm and dry.
Onesie, £8, T-shirt, £2, fleece, £20, scarf set, £4 and boots, £10 – £10.50.
The perfect pirate
Babies can also be part of the fun with this adorable pirate all-in-one, and their older siblings are sure to love the fact they are involved. Slip a cosy babygrow on first, make sure his hands and feet are well wrapped up, and choose the cosiest coat you can find.
Image of pirate all-in-one, £7, with all-in-one, £4.50, and coat £10.