Friday, 14 October 2011

Halloween Costume Review and Competition

I had just been thinking about Halloween costume ideas for Ben when *ping* an email from Fancy Dress Outfitters arrived in my inbox asking if I would like to review some children's costumes so needless to say I was delighted. I had a look at their site and I was well impressed by the selection, there really is something for everyone from a cute Baby Smurf to a Crazy Spider costume.

Ben has just turned two and mostly wears age two in clothes now so I wasn't sure about what size costume I should pick but in the end I went for the Monster costume in age 1-2 and the Cutie Skeleton in age 3-4. There was much excitment when they arrived and Ben saw what the package contained.

There were lots of "Wows" when Ben saw what had arrived
I was instantly delighted with my choices, the Monster costume fits Ben perfectly and is big enough to go over his clothes but I think we will have to wait until next year for the Skeleton to fit. There are lots of extra details in the costumes that you don't fully appreciate by looking at the pictures online like the little Frankie badge on the Monster jacket and the pretend stitching on the jacket and trousers. The jacket also has little shoulder pads which give it a great effect. I love how the Monster costume comes with shoe covers and the headpiece is fantastic with two silver coloured bolts just like Frankenstein's monster, however Ben is one of those toddlers who is never very happy wearing a hat so I'm not sure he will keep it on too long nevertheless the costume looks great without it as well. I like the fact the costumes are made out of a light material which children will find easy to wear, have velcro ties which makes them easy to put on and they are not restrictive as Ben well and truly put to the test by doing his usual climbing up on the table and running about so I can definitely say they are perfect for active toddlers and children alike!
Ben doing a scary monster impression
My little monster relaxing in his costume
Little Charley Bear kindly agreed to model the headpiece for me
The great news is that Fancy Dress Outfitters are offering you the chance to win either a boy's or girl's costume of your choice*. To enter all you have to do is pop over to their site and pick the one you would like to win (preferably one that is currently showing as in stock) and leave me a comment telling me which costume is your favourite along with your contact details (twitter id / email). For a bonus entry tweet "I want to win a Halloween costume from Fancy Dress Outfitters with @mmeeee http://bit.ly/pWM4RJ" The competition closes at 2pm on Friday the 21st October 2011 so get your entries in quick! UK Entries only.

*Please note the costume of choice is subject to availability - if your selected costume is out of stock you will be asked to choose a different one.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received costumes for review but this has in no way biased my opinion - they really are great costumes for Halloween and other fancy dress events.

31 comments:

Kathvcomps said...

I like the tabby cat toddler costume for 1-2 year olds
http://www.fancydressoutfitters.co.uk/children-s-fancy-dress/baby-toddler/tabby-cat-costume-toddler-1-2

please contact me on twitter at kathvcomps

thanks

Inside The Wendy House said...

Love the Zombie Doctor!! http://www.fancydressoutfitters.co.uk/children-s-fancy-dress/halloween-fancy-dress/zombie-doctor-costume-boys
@wendymcd83 

Inside The Wendy House said...

Tweeted @wendymcd83 

Di Coke said...

My fave is the monster costume, because the green suit looks way cool on its own too!! (would love it in age 1-2)  @superluckydi 

Somethingblue_2 said...

These look great! I'd love the Bat costume (in age 1-2) for JW x

Di Coke said...

I've tweeted toooooo! @superluckydi 

Somethingblue_2 said...

I have tweeted too (@somethingblue_2) x

Sarah Anguish said...

Devil Costume 4-6yrs@littleboo_21 http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

Sarah Anguish said...

Tweeted too

@littleboo_21 
http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

Lorraine Gaw said...

I absolutely adore the Skellie Girl costume, it's ace! My little girl would love boo-tiful in this! (Age 3-4) @littlemissnau41

Lorraine Gaw said...

Have also tweeted @littlemissnau41 x

Helen harris said...

I love the bat costume :D
helmarkxx.yahoo.co.uk
have tweeted as @picklepie35 :D

Kirsty Finlay said...

Love the crazy spider costume (1-2 years) have tweeted @pink_mini 

Tired-mummy said...

I would love the Gothic Pirate costume

@tiredmummyoftwo 

Robyn Clarke said...

I love the "Cutie Skeleton Costume - Toddler Age 3-4"
@robynlclarke

Robyn Clarke said...

Tweeted @robynlclarke

tina holmes said...

loved the harry potter one @supermommy1983

tina holmes said...

tweeted @supermommy1983

Julie said...

I think the joker costume is the best, and its in stock in my sons size, hes nine, but wears 10yr size
http://www.fancydressoutfitters.co.uk/children-s-fancy-dress/halloween-fancy-dress/joker-deluxe-costume-kids 
I'm going to tweet now, and will be following your blog too. :)

If i win can you tweet me? @buttonf1fan

Julie said...

Tweeting now!!

robertfox24 said...

The Deluxe Mario Costume is my favourite

Email - robertfox24 AT aol DOT com
Twitter - @bloomingfox

robertfox24 said...

I have also tweeted - @bloomingfox

cheepcheepcheep said...

I love Spiderman! http://www.fancydressoutfitters.co.uk/children-s-fancy-dress/baby-toddler/spiderman-costume-baby it's hilarious. @cheepcheepcheep 

cheepcheepcheep said...

I've also tweeted @cheepcheepcheep x

Sarah Clegg said...

my fave is the Firework Witch Costume - Girls
my twitter name is sarahclegg2
x

Sarah Clegg said...

ive tweeted too
sarahclegg2

Rachel Simons said...

My favourite is the Alice In Wonderland outfit 
Have tweeted too @StressedRach 

Welshmumof3 said...

I love the Star wars Yoda Costume, my sons are star wars mad so this would be fab :)
@welshmumof3boys welshmumof3@gmail.com

Welshmumof3 said...

Have tweeted too :)

Susan Mann said...

The Deluxe Mario Costume is my favourite @susankmann 

adult costumes said...

That Frankenstein costume really looks good and I can see him enjoying. Thanks.

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