Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Fancy Pants!

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Fancy Pants!

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Byline: By Sarah Ivison

Bouncing Tiggers, pretty Snow Whites and enchanting Harry Potters. Sparring knights, caring doctors and nurses, brave cowboys and crazy pirates. There's lots to choose from when it comes to dressing-up gear.

We asked some children from St Gabriel's Primary School, in Middlesbrough, to pick out their favourites from some fantastic costumes in stores and catalogues.

Most told us they used to dress up a lot when they were little and that they still enjoyed dressing up now and then. Hannah Kennedy, eight, couldn't resist a pirate outfit.

Kate Easton, nine, says she liked all of the costumes but her favourite was the fab princess dress because it included a tiara.

Courtney McCormick, nine, told us: "I like the clown. I also like the princess outfit because I have a dress from Beauty and the Beast so I can dress up as Belle."

Hannah McGreevy, eight, and Courtney said they both like dressing up for Halloween.

Billy Whitbread, eight, used to have a doctor's outfit. He said: "I have a Batman costume which I've had since I was five, and a Superman outfit."

Declan Brown, eight, and James Heslehurst, eight, liked the Batman look too.

And James Delaney, nine, used to have fireman and policeman costumes when he was younger.

Buddies Andrew Eddy, James, Declan and Billy, all like the knight costume which they agreed would be fun to dress up in.

David Morris, nine, Adam Toogood, nine, and James McCulloch, eight, said they didn't dress up anymore. Though they wouldn't wear the knight costume, they would love to play with its sword and shield. All three liked the cowboy outfit.

Bethany Duffy and Kate Philo, both aged eight, like the princess costumes.

"I really like the Tigger costume too," said Kate.

Hannah Dawes, eight, used to have a nurse's outfit and had a doctor's kit and told us: "When my little cousin came round we would play with my doctor set."

Joseph Harris, eight, and Kieran McMenamin, nine, told us they would wear the knight's costume and thought the sword and shield fun.

The wonderful thing about these outfits...

Marks & spencer have some fabulous outfits for little ones to dress up in.

All priced at pounds 20 each, the range can turn children into Tigger, Harry Potter, Minnie Mouse or Snow White.

Mini Marvellous has a range of dressing up outfits for youngsters who like role play.

The princess dress, pounds 24.99, is made from pink satin and net and comes in sizes three to five and six to eight.

A glittery tiara, made from silver plastic with a pink crystal flower, is pounds 2.99.

A Make Your Own Fairy Wings Kit, pounds 12.99, contains a pair of elastic net fairy wings, 64 stickers, four tubes of glitter glue, four organdie ribbons, two daisy flowers and a silver magic wand. …

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