Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review: Costume SuperCenter

Am I the only one who feels like it was just July and I blinked and now it's September 1st? Before you know it, it will be time for trick or treating. Which means it's time to start thinking about those costumes for Halloween! And what better place to browse than Costume SuperCenter?!

Costume SuperCenter is the best online resource for all of your family's Halloween needs. They boast a selection of over 1,700 new costumes added just for 2010 - all at affordable prices! They carry costumes for infants, children, teens, adults, couples - even pets! From cute and funny to sexy or scary, you'll find just the theme you're looking for.

For the past two years, we've had an animal theme going. For Nate's first Halloween, he was a caterpillar. And last year, he was a chicken. Considering I only have another year or so before Nate will be able to veto my costume choices, I decided to keep the animal trend going and order the cuddly Toddler Lil Lion costume. After all, we have plenty of time for Disney characters and superheroes, right?! And who can resist something as adorable as this?

This costume, from In Character's Precocious Characters Collection, is of elite, theatrical quality that will retain its shape and texture, ensuring it can be passed down or worn again and again. It features a fully lined, tan fleece zippered jumpsuit with plush trim on the cuffs and attached tail. The hood has a plush mane that frames your child's face but still makes it easy for him or her to see. It also comes with matching plush shoe covers.

I am most impressed with the Toddler Lil Lion costume. It is definitely not thin, cheap and itchy like most of the Halloween costumes around. It is so soft and furry. The inner lining will keep Nate cozy while traveling in the brisk fall weather. The mane is thick and luxurious. And the shoe covers complete the outfit and give it that little something special. The entire costume is well-made and looks so much cuter than any other lion costume I've found.

The Toddler Lil Lion costume is available in two sizes: Small (3T) and Medium (4T). Since costumes tend to run small, I sized up and ordered the Small for Nate (who typically wears a 2T). It fit like a glove. Not tight but not baggy. I would definitely recommend ordering a size up from what your toddler usually wears.

Nate was a good sport and let me put the costume on him for some photos. But admittedly, he's not a fan of hats and hoods so after a few minutes, he had had enough and was tugging to get it off. The great thing was that it really stayed in place, despite his pushing and pulling. I know I don't have to worry about him yanking it off, dropping it on the ground and/or losing it while we're out and about on the big day. I have to say this is seriously one of the best toddler Halloween costumes I've come across!

It is a little pricier than what I typically spend on a costume, but considering it can be passed down to younger siblings, it may actually save you money in the long run. Seeing as to the high quality of this costume, I see no problem with it lasting more than one season. I will be keeping it to use for future children or passing it onto family and friends for their infants or toddlers to wear next year.

For the upcoming Halloween season, I highly highly recommend shopping at Costume SuperCenter. The shipping was timely, the service was great and the item I received was even better than I expected. I am a truly satisfied customer. The Toddler Lil Lion costume gets two paws up from us!

BUY IT: You can purchase the Toddler Lil Lion costume (ARV $54.99) or other Halloween costumes online at

DELICIOUS DEAL: Through Sunday only, you have 3 ways to save at Costume SuperCenter! Use code "Ghost5" to receive $5 off a $50 purchase, use code "Ghost15" to receive $15 off a $100 purchase, or use code "Ghost30" to receive $30 off a $150 purchase. Now's the time to buy for the whole family!

Disclaimer: I received the above costume free of charge from Charles at Costume SuperCenter to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in my review are solely mine. Your experience may differ.


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