Want to take your Elf game to the next level? Here are the best Elf on the Shelf clothes to dress your elf up for this silly Christmas tradition!
Elf on the Shelf is a tradition that people either love or hate.
For me, I think that it is important not to get too intense about it – focus on the fun!
But, giving your Elf a few fun accessories or outfits can be an easy way to surprise and delight your kids, without having to stay up all night crafting.
Today I wanted to share some of my favorite Elf on the Shelf clothing ideas to inspire you!
The Idea of Elf Clothing
There are tons of ideas for fun Elf on the Shelf setups. Giving your elf a funny outfit can pair well with an elaborate or simple set up.
In fact, a funny outfit can mean you don’t really have to do much of a set up at all – the outfit is the setup!
Dressing up the elf can lead to creative and fun scenarios that captivate kids’ imaginations.
There are a huge range of clothing options available for elves, from classic holiday outfits to contemporary and quirky costumes.
DIY and Handmade Outfits
You don’t have to spend a dollar to put your Elf in clothing. You can easily craft elf clothes using felt, fabric scraps, and either simple sewing or fabric glue.
It’s easiest to make little DIY scarves or hats from scraps. But, if you are crafty, there are limitless options!
FAQs about Elf on the Shelf Clothing
Here are some FAQs about Elf on the Shelf clothing.
Can I Use Regular Doll Clothes for My Elf?
Elf on the Shelf fits pretty nicely into Barbie clothes (and similar doll clothes). Just beware that the Elf has a bigger head and a floppier body, which can effect how some of the clothes fit!
Where Can I Buy Elf-Sized Clothes?
You can find a variety of elf-sized clothes online, in toy stores, and specialty holiday shops. Look for options that are designed specifically for Elf on the Shelf.
Are Elf Clothes Machine Washable?
Most elf clothes are made from materials that can be gently hand-washed. Check the care instructions on the clothing packaging.
Can I Create My Own Elf Outfits?
Absolutely! Crafting your own elf outfits can be a fun and creative activity. You can use fabric scraps, felt, and simple sewing or no-sew techniques to design unique clothing for your elf.
Do They Make Seasonal Outfits for Elf on the Shelf?
Yes, many companies offer seasonal outfits such as Halloween costumes and even outfits for other holidays throughout the year.
How Do I Put Clothes on My Elf?
Dressing your elf is similar to dressing a small doll. Gently slip the clothing onto the elf. Most of it should have velcro or a similar closure in the back, or be stretchy to slip on.
Can I Mix and Match Different Elf Outfits?
Absolutely! Mixing and matching different outfits can lead to endless creative possibilities and silly scenes for your Elf on the Shelf.
What Should I Do if My Elf’s Clothes Get Damaged?
If your elf’s clothes get damaged, you can try repairing them using basic sewing or fabric glue. Remember, the focus is on the magic and fun of the tradition!
The best Elf on the Shelf clothing
Here is some of my favorite clothing items designed for the Elf on the Shelf!
Have your elf save the day putting out a fire in this firefighter suit.
Who doesn't love the grinch! Grinch your elf up in this sweater.
Blast off into space with an astronaut elf suit!
Set up a real life video game with these Mario overalls that are perfectly elf sized.
Turn your elf into a real superhero!
I think it would be so cute to dress your elf up like a Christmas cake and have her deliver a box of the cakes!
This set has skirts, a robe, and a vest. Lots of pieces to use over several days!
Yo ho! Make your elf into a cute pirate. Perfect to pair with a toy boat!
If your kids love superheroes, they will love this elf costume.
Fans of bluey will go wild to see their elf in this costume.
Love the elf movie? So can your elf!
If your kids love dressing up, they will get a kick out of these glittery elf skirts!
I think it would be hilarious to put your elf in this hospital outfit the day after a traumatic or dangerous set up.
Love Dunkin? Set up this coffee shop for a laugh from your kids! Maybe serve donuts with it!
Spider man elf could have a lot of fun spreading "webs" across your home!
Let it go!! These frozen dresses are too cute.
Get into the holiday spirit with these tiny Christmas sweaters.
Have a Christmas party? Dress your elf up for the occasion in this candy cane dress!
Your elf deserves her own Christmas PJs, too!
If your kids love Harry Potter, they will go wild for this elf costume!
Get dressed for the ballet with this pretty pink outfit!
Turn your elf into a magical snow pixie!
Does your elf get confused? Dress them in a halloween costume, just for fun!
Put your elf in this banana costume and hide them in the fruit bowl.
This letter costume would be cute paired with a letter to write to santa or hidden in the mailbox.
I'd definitely hide this costume inside a box of donuts!
Let your elf be a part of the decorations in this Christmas tree costume!
This six pack of skirts could be mixed and matched for fun all month long.
This is another large set of elf clothes that could be mixed and matched.
Kids love hoodies, why not put their elf in one!
This overall set is super cute for elves!
These are labeled as elf pajamas but look more like tacky christmas sweater wear to me!
Set up a winter scene with this cute blue set - includes a little sled!
Do your kids love hot dogs? Dress your elf up like one!
More into pizza? There's a costume for that, too!
This little sweater has different velcro patches you can swap out!
Have a december birthday? Dress your elf up as a cake!
Get your elf nice and cozy in these super soft hoodies.
Ghost of Christmas past? Maybe spook your kids a bit this season!
A fun party dress for your elf!
Love football? These sweaters are the perfect touch of team spirit!
Disney loving kids will love these mickey sweaters and hats!
Set your elf up for a swim with this pink mermaid tail!
Love the hulk? Here's a hulk costume for your elf!
Get your elf ready for a swim with this elf snorkel.
Let your elf be holly, jolly, and silly in this candy cane costume.
These aprons and baking accessories are perfect for cookie making day!
Stage an elf wedding with these cute outfits!
Set up your own mini elf fast food restaurant!
If you have 2 elves that are being naughty, pair them up in this get along shirt!
What’s your favorite Elf tradition?