Halloween is one of those commercial holidays that focuses on candy, scary stories, spooky parties and of course Halloween costumes. Today, almost every imaginable character or icon ever dreamed of is available in costume form. The hardest part is selecting the perfect costume. Whether it be a superhero, fairy princess or ghoulish being, knowing how to select the perfect costume for your child is essential in ensuring your child has the best Halloween ever!
How to choose a great costume:
1. Price: Costumes can be as cheap as a few dollars spent on dollar store items to hundreds of dollars on elaborate, custom outfit. When selecting a costume for your child, preset the price head of time. This allows you to stick to a preconceived goal without being overwhelmed by the magic of selection available at the Halloween store.
2. Safety: This is a HUGE factor when selection a costume, especially for a child! When selection a costume, you keep in mind tripping hazards, the ability to move up and downstairs and good reflectivity. Although going as a shadow may seem like a scary costume, without reflective tape, you could be come a hazard to vehicles on the road.
3. Make sure you are able to see: Although masks seem like a simple way of transforming your appearance into a scary goblin or ghoul, they can make it hard for your child to see where they are going. With Trick or Treating, this can be very dangerous when they are walking in dark, unfamiliar places. Instead, search for a costume that allows your child to have good visibility or rely on make-up to create the special effects.
4. Shop Halloween Adventures for a great selection, quality and price!
This year, we were given the opportunity to review a costume for DD2 from Halloween Adventure. Halloween Adventure has costumes, accessories, and party supplies to ensure that adults, kids, and even pets have the best Halloween possible! With over 10,000 items, they are the largest, one-stop shop Halloween shop on the Internet. They have been providing party supplies and costumes since 1981 and are one of the safest shops online because all of their checkouts are certified by the Authorize.net and ScanAlert.com (HackerSafe). Safe, reliable and selection, everything you could want from your Halloween Superstore!
I was so excited to select a costume from Halloween Adventure. I sat for a good two hours, searching through all their amazing costumes, trying to decided on THE costume for DD’s third Halloween. Since DD2 will be wearing her costume to an indoor preschool party, I decided to go the princess route and selected Disney’s Tinker Bell.
Tinker Bell is both sweet and sassy. She is loyal to her friends and will help fix their problems like a true Tinker Fairy ~ Disney
The Tinker Bell outfit included a full ball gown and a set of wings. The costume is polyester so it is comfortable and stretchy, giving her the ability to spin and dance around the room. DD2 was so excited when she saw her costume. She carried it around for days in the package, showing everyone her “pretty”. She is a fairly average size 2 year old so I got her a size to. I wanted to ensure that it fit her properly without being too big. Although the costume fit her perfectly, I would recommend ordering a size or two larger in the future. This will allow you to add additional clothing underneath if need be. DD2 loved the different layers of fabric and was thrilled at how it moved when she spun around and around. The wings are attached with two loose elastics that are easy to put on, however DD2 did complain they were uncomfortable after wearing them for a long period of time. Overall, we loved the costume! The ordering process was quick and painless and the costume arrived at our door days before it was suppose to. We would definitely consider buying another costume from Halloween Adventures in the future.