Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Costumes aren't just for Halloween anymore...

Even though Halloween is quickly approaching, Garrett and Landon love to dress up in costumes year round.  I'm that mom who's online at 12:01 am the morning after Halloween, scouring the clearance sales for all the leftover boys' costumes that no one wanted.  And I have no problem with them leaving the house wearing a pirate costume or whatever keeps them happy (and causes less whining).

What?!  I have no shame.

It seems that this past summer was the summer of Superheroes.  Captain America, Green Lantern, The Smurfs.

Oh wait, I guess Papa Smurf isn't exactly everyone's superhero...just mine.  Dude makes raising Smurfette look simple, though, doesn't he?

Anyway, Garrett and Landon love themselves some good old-fashioned Superheroes.  So in my quest to keep them calm (and my sanity in tact), I did what every desperate mother does.  I let them believe that simple superhero costumes do, in fact, turn them into Superheroes.

Seriously...you throw on an apron, you feel like Martha Stewart.  Am I right?  Same thing goes for Superheroes.

Check out this sweet Child's Green Lantern costume from Costume Discounters and tell me that Garrett doesn't look spectacular...and full of mighty magic powers, I might add.

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It's like he grew muscles overnight.  How come costumes weren't this awesome when I was his age?

Jealous much?  I suppose I am.

If your kids are anything like mine and love to play dress up year round, in addition to Halloween, check out Costume Discounters.

The costume we received is made of excellent quality material, not the cheap stuff that rips should your kids trip and fall.  Who am I kidding...I should've said WHEN they trip and fall because they always do.  What I really liked best was that the costume came with all the goods that every Superhero needs...the mask, the ring...the whole enchilada.

Costume Discounters has the best variety of costumes I've ever seen and they have something for everyone in your family.

So when you're trying to convince your husband how cool he would look as the red Angry Bird as he strolls around the neighborhood with the kids on Halloween and he says, "Come on now...where am I gonna find THAT costume?", you'll have no problem showing him where he can find it.

Because Costume Discounters has it.  For sure.

And when you catch him parading around the house in that same costume, just remember what I said...costumes aren't just for Halloween anymore.

My kids said so.


* I received a complimentary Green Lantern costume from Costume Discounters for my boys in order to review the product.  This review is based on my honest opinion and personal experience with the product.

20 comments:

Singedwingangel said...

I have one young enough for Halloween this year, and he is not big on costumes.. but your lil guy sure is cute as the Green Lantern.

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Wouldn't it be fabulous if we could throw on a costume and instead of the built in muscles . . . it had built in perky boobs?
On second thought . . . maybe that is just a wonder bra.
Sigh.
:)

Eva Gallant said...

Aww...he's adorable!

Mighty M said...

I've learned to keep all Halloween costumes! I have no problem with my kids going out "in character" either. :)

Tarah said...

I'm so excited for Halloween this year, it's Dayne's first and I can't wait to dress him up. And keep my fingers crossed he keeps it on...

Charlene said...

LOVE it....I let Nathan run around in his costumes too...who cares, if it makes them happy and keeps us sane, right? He looks adorable and now I want a green lantern costume too!

adventures with 4 under 4 said...

SUCH a little boy thing....well i guess girls play dress up, but boys love the full on costumes. my oldest is the same & the 2 yr old is starting to catch on. thanks for the heads up.

wonderchris said...

So excited for Halloween - and this post shoved the excitement to FULL ON!

Costumes are just fun - year round!

Working Mommy said...

He does look more like a superhero with the costume on!! Halloween is my most favorite holiday - hands down - and this year the family is going as Wizard of Oz characters...should be interesting!

WM

Di said...

Sadly - they don't have a Jellybean costume. I keep on searching..

Samantha said...

I'm going to check that out! I'm looking for Bree to be the talk of the town this Halloween! She's 4...she's gonna LOVE it.

Deb said...

Love it! My 3-year-old daughter loves dressing up....and once I even took her grocery shopping while wearing her Minnie Mouse dress and ears. I got a lot of funny looks at the grocery store, but I didn't care, and she thought it was great!

Missy said...

My kids love Halloween and usually start planning their costumes about now. Good times!

Kimberly Betts said...

I love Halloween AND costumes! and so do my kids :). every year we all go trick or treating in a theme and this year is the Smurfs. This year I will be smurfette, my hubby will be papa smurf and my son and daughters will be reg smurfs. Thanks so much for the info on this website!

Natalie said...

I am definitely going to be hitting this up once my little one gets bigger! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

I am definitely checking them out.

I see kids wearing costumes all over the place, all year long. I think it's a trend. Imagine what the workplace will be like in 20 years with people signing deals and ringing up merchandise dressed like Snow White or The Hulk.

Jennifer said...

Oh, your kids are lucky. My son loves to play dress up, but he doesn't get to wear any 'real' costumes. He just does it old skool/ghetto style: he uses a blanket as a cape or his sticks his shorts on his head and calls it a hat. Oh wait! He does have a bike helmet... ;-)

Who am I? said...

Way cool. Jesse is all about dressing up to. This week it's Snow White. Oh, and she has these awful red sparkle shoes that she wants to wear with everything and everywhere!

-- Renee

Zeemaid said...

I agree. Why pay for something and then only let them wear it once. Why not let them have fun and talk about encouraging their imagination. Keeping em busy is always a good strategy.

Tiffany said...

We played dress up in costumes every day this summer. Too fun not to!! After Halloween I always pick some up that are 80% off to continue the fun.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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