Fairytale Fancy Dress

Rag Doll Fairytale Fancy Dress Costume

With so many popular options on offer choosing a fairytale fancy dress costume can be a real issue. Do you go with an Alice costume, a Red Riding Hood dress or even a Wizard of Oz lion fancy dress costume? There are plenty of options to pick from so worrying if there will be something unique to wear should be the least of your concerns.

The fairytale fancy dress theme has really come back from relative obscurity thanks to a number of high profile releases by Hollywood and the movie industry. Disney have also done their part with the fairytale princesses range starring the usual suspects, which includes Snow White, Ariel and Sleeping Beauty to name a few. Add to this a selection of stunning alternative designs based on classic originals and your hardest decision will come down to picking just one fairytale fancy dress outfit to wear.

Fairytale Fancy Dress Options

This so many fairytale fancy dress options it’s best to look through an extensive list and narrow it down to just one character that you want to dress as. Here’s a list of the major fairytale fancy dress themed costumes:

  • Alice in Wonderland – Alice Costume, Red Queen or Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress
  • Disney Princesses – Snow White Costume, Cinderella, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Ariel, Belle, Jasmine Costume, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana (Princess and the Frog) and Rapunzel.
  • Enchanted – Giselle
  • Peter Pan – Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, Hook
  • Rag Doll Fancy Dress
  • Red Riding Hood – Red Riding Hood Costume, Wolf
  • Robin Hood – Maid Marian
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Esmeralda
  • Wizard of Oz – Dorothy Costume, Tin Man, Lion Costume, Scarecrow, Wicked Witch of the West

With so many fairytale fancy dress options to choose from we’ve made a video of our best outfits instead of posting a long list of pictures. You can browse through the outfits on offer on our store website.


Fairytale Fancy Dress Makeup Tutorials

I started to write a lot about this but it’s such a popular topic that I’ve decided to create a separate post for makeup tutorials. It’s crammed full of videos and guides of how to create the perfect look to go along with your fairytale fancy dress costume. Please check it out and leave comments if you think that I’ve missed any characters out that really do deserve our attention.

You can watch the videos and read the Disney Princess Makeup Tutorials here.

Our Top Selling Fairytale Fancy Dress Costumes

Fairytale outfits have really taken off over the last few years thanks in part to the big movie releases including the Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and the 2011 Red Riding Hood. Demand for costumes relating to these movies at the time flew through the roof.

An Alice costume

Here’s a list of our best sellers:

1. Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress

The big release of Alice in Wonderland in 2010 went some way to reminding you all just how cool the evil queen outfit is. Sales of the old queen of hearts outfit as well as newer versions of the red queen costume flew through the roof soon after the movie hit cinema screens. It continues to be a popular choice at Halloween when darker, Tim Burton style designs reign supreme.

2. Alice in Wonderland Fancy Dress

Again the movie release did big things for the Alice costume and all outfits related to the story. The mad hatter, white rabbit and Cheshire cat outfits were all high on peoples priority lists with both old and newer versions of this ace fairytale fancy dress option doing well.

3. Princess Jasmine Costume

A whole new world! You can’t get enough of this classic Disney character and we completely understand why. Many of you add a long, black haired wig for the full effect but it’s not essential. It’s also recommended that you save this one for warmer weather, but the brave and more hardened of you wear this no matter the temperature.

4. Snow White Fancy Dress

Another Disney princess that won’t go away is the beautiful Snow White. Couple the popular fairytale fancy dress costume with the new Snow White movies and you start to understand why the blue, red and yellow outfit is still selling very well. New designs are unveiled regularly so you’ll have more and more options to choose from going forward.

5. Rag Doll Fancy Dress

Sexy, simple and incredibly cute, the rag doll dress is a hot property and one of the best fairytale fancy dress costumes.

6. Dorothy Fancy Dress

Making your own journey down the yellow brick road is a piece of cake with a tasty Dorothy outfit. It’s a ton of fun to get your group of friends to dress in the lion, tin man (or girl), the scarecrow or even the wicked witch of the west! Whichever fairytale fancy dress outfit you pick you’ll surely have a great time.


If you can’t find the fairytale fancy dress costume that you want in our collection please let us know in the comments section below and we will try our best to get it into stock for you.

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About the Author: David Hayler

The owner of Otley Run Fancy Dress and a fancy dress guru. He's also an amateur photographer who has experience with cosplay and costume photography.

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