Yesterday I picked up a bundle of belts/suspenders (?) from an op shop to add to the girls dress up box. I grabbed quite a few, but due to their popularity with the girls, I may stop by again and see if I can get the rest.

Aisha, 5yo, July 2010
Aisha liked to wind the belts around her in unusual ways — commando-style, perhaps?

Brioni, 3yo, + Misty, July 2010
Brioni opted for the layered look (and used the extras as a dog lead — the dog wasn't impressed).

Aisha trying on belts, July 2010
Later Aisha just wanted to try being bound up so she couldn't walk properly or use her arms. (She jumped to get to where she wanted to go.)

This just goes to show that you don’t need fancy dress-up items to ignite a child’s imagination. The simpler the accessory — the better!