Animated Film Costume Ideas

Cruella Style Costumeview

Cruella Style Costume

Robin Hood Deluxe Boys Costume - Assorted Sizesview

Robin Hood Deluxe Boys Costume - Assorted Sizes

Rag Doll Ladies Costumeview

Rag Doll Ladies Costume

Indian - Ladies Costumeview

Indian - Ladies Costume

Princess Leia Costumeview

Princess Leia Costume

Penguin - Lightweightview

Penguin - Lightweight

Panda Overhead Animal Maskview

Panda Overhead Animal Mask

Superman - Muscle chestview

Superman - Muscle chest

Batman - The Dark Knight Costume Muscleview

Batman - The Dark Knight Costume Muscle

The Joker Adult Costumeview

The Joker Adult Costume

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Cat Mask Glitter With Ears

Hippo Overhead Animal Maskview

Hippo Overhead Animal Mask

Mr Incredible Costumeview

Mr Incredible Costume

Mr Potato Head - Toy Story Costumeview

Mr Potato Head - Toy Story Costume


Animated Films (also includes computer generated films)

Some of our animated film costume ideas….

Toy Story
Released in 1995 . Lots of Toy Story Costumes are available to purchase.  Main characters include:

  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Woody
  • Mr Potato Head
  • Jessie
  • Bo Peep
  • Soldiers
  • Rex, green dinosaur
  • Bullseye – a horse 
  • Wheezy, a penguin
  • Rocky Gibraltar (Rocky) wear a boxer’s costume

Released in 2012. Main characters include:

  • Merida – wear medieval style costumes
  • Witch
  • Queen Elinor (also is a bear in the film)
  • King Fergus

The Adventures of TinTin
Released in 2011.

  • TinTin,he wears brown short legged trousers, white shirt and a grey/blue jumper. His hair is brown and has a small quiff at the front.
  • Captain Haddock, wears a blue shirt or roll neck jumper, navy naval jacket and navy Captain’s hat. He has a rather long nose!
  • Thomson & Thomson. The pair wear a black suit with white shirt and black tie. Thy also have matching black bowler hats and small moustaches.

There have been various animated films of Superman with all the usual main characters including:

  • Superman
  • Lois Lane
  • Lex Luther

Justice League – The New Frontier
This was a film released in 2008 based on a novel of the same name. Heroes include:

  • Superman
  • Green Lantern
  • Wonder Woman
  • Flash
  • Batman, Lois Lane
  • Aquaman

Wonder Woman
Film released in 2009

  • Wonder Woman
  • Zeus, wear a Roman Costume
  • Hades – wear a Devil’s costume

The Green Lantern
Film released in 2009

  • The Green Lantern
  • Sinestro

Gnomeo & Juliet
Film released in 2011

  • Gnome costume – needs to wear a blue hat
  • William Shakespeare

Happy Feet
Released in 2006

  • Penguin Costumes

Kung Fu Panda
Released in 2008

  • Panda Costumes
  • Tigers
  • Monkey

Puss in Boots
Released in 2011, a prequel to the Shrek story

  • Puss in Boots, wear a cat costume with a musketeers hat and over boots.
  • Jack & Jill
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Golden Goose
  • Giant (The Great Terror)

Winnie The Pooh
Released in 2011 this is a musical animated film.

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Tigger
  • Rabbit – we stock rabbit ears and costumes
  • Piglet
  • Owl
  • Eeyore
  • Kanga

How To Train Your Dragon
Released in 2010.

  • Hiccup
  • Stoick The Vast – both wear Viking Costumes
  • Toothless – THE dragon!

A Christmas Carol
Released in 2009

  • Scrooge – all characters wear Victorian outfits although Scrooge could also wear an old fashioned nightshirt and cap.
  • Jacob Marley – Victorian ghost holding heavy chains
  • Tiny Tim
  • Bob Cratchitt

Fantastic Mr Fox
Released in 2009, based on the book by Roald Dahl

  • Mr Fox wears a tweed suit
  • Badger
  • Rabbit

Released in

  • Lion
  • Hippo
  • Tiger

Star Wars – The Clone Wars
Released in 2008

  • Jabba The Hut
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Anakin skywalker
  • Yoda
  • Padme Amidala
  • Clone Troppers

The Simpsons
Released in 2007 basedon the popular Television Series.

  • Bart Simpson – official Simpson costumes are available
  • Marge Simpson
  • Homer Simpson
  • Krusty The Clown

The Incredibles
Released in 2004

  • Mr Incredible
  • Mrs Incredible

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
Released in 2004

  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • King Neptune
  • Patrick – a starfish

The Lion King
Released in 1994

  • Simba – Lion
  • Mufasa – Lion

Beauty & the Beast
Released in 1992

  • Belle
  • The Beast

Released in 1992

  • Aladdin
  • Jafar
  • The Genie
  • Princess Jasmine – wear a belly dancer’s costume
  • Lago – a foul mouth parrot
  • The Sultan

Wallace & Gromit – a wide range of characters to choose from their various animated films, including…

  • Rabbit – The curse of The Were-Rabbit
  • Wallace
  • Gromit – hire only

Shrek – A film that has so many Disney characters in, you’ll be spoilt for choice, you will find a list of all the Shrek costumes in detail in our Disney section of the Costume & Ideas area of this website

Snow White
Disney’s 1st feature length film released in

  • Snow White
  • Wicked Queen
  • Woodcutter
  • Prince Charming
  • Dwarves

Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas

  • Sinabd – use a pirate costume
  • Goddess
  • Arab style costumes

Alice in Wonderland – look in our dedicated section for some great Alice in Wonderland costume ideas

Batman: Mask Of the Phantasm, Batman Beyond: The Movie and Return Of The Joker

  • Dark Knight Costume
  • The Joker

Chicken Run
Released in 2000

  • Chicken
  • Rooster

Released in 1995

  • Captain John Smith
  • Pocahontas – wear a ladies indian costume
  • Chief Costumes
  • Brave Costumes

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released in 1993

  • Jack Skellington
  • Ghouls
  • Ghosts
  • Werewolves
  • Witches
  • Vampires
  • Sally – a rag doll

The Little Mermaid
Released in 1989

  • Ariel – a mermaid
  • Prince Eric – wear a Prince Charming outfit
  • Merking – a Neptune style of character
  • Ursula – a sea witch

Sleeping Beauty
Released in 1959

  • Aurora
  • Prince Charming
  • 3 Good Fairies
  • Evil Fairy – Maleficent

Released in 1950

  • Cinderella (rich & poor)
  • Ugly Sisters
  • Prince Charming
  • Fairy Godmother
  • Footmen

Peter Pan
Released in 1953

  • Peter Pan
  • Captain Hook
  • Smee
  • Wendy
  • Mermaids
  • Tiger Lilly – wear an indian ladies costume
  • Tinker Bell

One Hundred & One Dalmations
Released in 1961

  • Cruella De’vil
  • Dalmations

The Sword In The Stone
Released in 1963

  • King Arthur
  • Merlin
  • Knights

The Jungle Book
Released in 1967

  • Tigers – other characters quite difficult!

Robin Hood
Released in 1973 (all main characters are animals)

  • Robin Hood – Fox
  • Little John  – bear
  • Prince John and King Richard – Lions
  • Lady Kluck – chicken
  • The Sheriff of Nottingham – Wolf

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Released in 1996

  • Esmerelda – wear a peasant costume
  • Clopin – a gypsy
  • Quasimodo

Released in 1997

Released in 1998

  • Chinese Emperor
  • Mulan – Chinese dresses

Released in 2010

  • Rapunzel – don’t forget the hair!
  • Mother Gothel
  • King & Queen- medieval style
  • Flynn – wear a Prince Charming style costume

Released in 2007

  • Bumble Bee
  • Optimus Prime – costumes are available to purchase

Animation Costume Ideas


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Panda Overhead Animal Mask


Animated films have always been popular with children, just think about Disney’s Snow

White & the Seven Dwarves -the first sound, and colour, animated feature film. although there are many animated films aimed towards children, Shrek & Toy Story, there is also a growing animated film genre aimed more towards adults with films such as Avatar.

The costume choices for animated films are huge and it can be used as a fancy dress them on its own. We have had to split this subject down even further as some films have so many potential costume ideas. The list below gives you a good overview of animated films, some of these have so many characters they warrant their own page, look at the list on the left for a list of some of these animated films in more detail.

Avatar A blockbuster film of 2009, the story of the Navi, their planet Pandora and their conflict with invading mining colonists from Earth proved hugely popular. The costumes took a little time coming (although it is said there will be a sequel) and the blue skinned look is not for everybody (unless youre a Smurf) but at least its distinctive.

Beauty & the Beast Belle is the heroine and wears a poor peasant dress at the start and a beautiful golden gown at the end. the beast wear a blue tailcoat and black trousers, possibly use a werewolf mask to adapt for the beast’s head.

Pinocchio – The story of a puppet that comes to life. Hire costume only for adults, packaged costume available to purchase for children

Dumbo – elephant costume. Film released in 1941

Alice in Wonderland – ful lof interesting characters, look at our Alice in Wonderland page for more costume details

Cinderella- another Disney classic. Take a look at our dedicated

Cinderella page for more costume details

Peter Pan – another Disney classic. Take a look at our dedicated Cinderella page for more costume details

The Adventures of TinTin

Jack & The Beanstalk – wear a Robin Hood style costume for Jack


Toy Story A franchise story about toys that come to life. The first film was released in 1995. Characters include; Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr & Potato Head, Bo Peep, Slinky Dog. Some licensed Toy Story costumes are available.

Jack Skellington & Sally From Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas, a popular pair of animated actors, especially around Halloween! Variations on Jacks costume include different types of mask and Sallys outfit may also be offered in different levels of complexity.

Kung Fu Panda The unlikely hero of this popular martial arts cartoon

feature is soon to be seen again with his companion Furious Four kung-fu masters in 2011.

Little Mermaid (Disney 1989 film). Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson who wrote the original fairy tale of the same name. Ariel, the lead character is a mermaid with red long hair. Only an official girls costume is available although there are many other mermaid costumes available that could be used.

Monsters Inc. This popular film 2001 from Pixar about the lives of the monsters who live under your bed, in closets etc is set to return for a sequel in late 2012. Thus we can enjoy the further adventures of Mike, Sulley & co. First time around, costumes were only made for children perhaps itll be different next year.

Monsters v. Aliens One of the first animated features to make us of the new 3D technology, Monsters v Aliens (2010) involves a group of monsters (including Ginormica, a bride who became a giantess following a meteor accident) kept under cover by the US military until the Earth is threatened by an alien master-mind and his giant robot. (They also battled some mutant pumpkins, but thats a different story). A Ginormica costume (complete with car shoes) was available at the time the film was current.

Cars Costumes for the Small Set only here! The first Cars film was a

surprise hit, with very little costume merchandise made available but you should find that a few outfits albeit made within the limits of child safety standards should be available for the new Cars film later this year (2011).

Shrek & Fiona Once simple book characters, now major stars of four films, the ogres Shrek and Fiona have certainly made a great impression on fans of all ages. Costumes have been available in the past but following the release of Shrek 4, the licence seems to have been withdrawn, possibly in preparation for the forthcoming Puss-in-Boots spin-off. There are so many other cartoon characters that make appearances in Shrek that you should read our information page that is full of costume ideas for Shrek

The Smurfs Smurfs, small blue gnome-like creatures in white hats, were Franco-Belgian in origin and originally appeared in the late 1950s. However they gained popularity worldwide and this reached a peak in the 1980s when they had their own cartoon series, were in the pop charts and, in Britain, even helped promote petrol. Although they never really went away, with smurf-style costumes offered from several sources, their popularity may increase again with a forthcoming live-action/CBI film featuring Katy Perry as the voice of Smurfette!

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey & Doc). Although Snow White existed as a book character beforehand, Disney has very much made Snow White their own. The Snow White costume look and the names of the dwarfs are copyright, but costumes for Snow White and masks for the dwarfs are now on the market.

Tron The futuristic film which was ahead of its time on its first outing and made full use of CGI in its recent sequel, even though some felt the official costumes arent all they could be!

Wallace & Gromit Inspired by the pioneering Morph, Wallace and Gromit an inventor and his long-suffering side-kick/dog have achieved fame and Academy Award success with their exploits and adventures. Official costumes can be found in Britain and on some international markets.