Sound of Music Costumes

About The Sound of Music Costumes

Sound of Music Costumes


Dorothy Jeakins designed the wonderful Sound of Music Costumes for the 1965 movie and since then many people have re-created them for parties, events and Sound of Music sing a long’s at the theatre!

Here are a few suggestions and idea’s for your perfect ‘Sound of Music’ costume adding to your ‘Sound of Music’ experience! You can buy these or make them yourself at home, I tend to make my own because it gives it that personal touch.

Nun Why not represent the Abbey and dress up as a nun all the while singing ‘How Do you Solve a Problem Like Maria’?


Children (male)

Why not wear the traditional Austrian Lederhosen as worn by Friedrich and Kurt in the movie?


German Soldier

One of the many that invaded Austria and was searching for the Von Trapp family as they hid in the grave yard!



Wear a beautiful long dress! Be sure to check out charity shops for old clothes that can be altered!



As Maria gets married, why not come in a wedding dress? Great excuse to re-use yours, or dress up like a princess!


My Favorite Things

There are lots of idea’s from this song that can be made at home or bought…

Brown Paper Package Tied up with Strings

Cream Colored Pony

Goose (‘wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings…')

Girl in a white dress with a blue satin sash

Snowflake ('…that stay on my nose and eyelashes’)


Do - Re - Mi

More idea’s from this song…

Do - a female deer

Ray - a drop of golden sun

*(If you really don’t like Fancy Dress)*Me - a name I call myself

Sew - A needle and thread

Tea - a drink with…

Jam and Bread!


A Clown

From the song ‘How do you solve a problem like Maria’?


The Lonely Goatherd


A Prince (…‘on the bridge of a castle mote heard..')

Little girl in a pale pink coat


Party Guest

At the party Captain Von Trapp throws for the Baroness why not be a party guest at Gretl’s first party! (‘It’ll be my first party father’)



Carry a guitar (perhaps inflatable for extra fun) a hat and a dress to create a perfect ‘Maria’ costume!



- As in.. Christopher Plummer… quite an original idea!



Why not check out ‘Edelweiss Patterns’ for a dress exactly like the one Liesl wore in the gazebo scene?


Children (curtain clothes)

The ‘play clothes’ Maria creates from the curtains that used to hang in her room are a great costume idea!

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