Friday, October 7, 2011

Costume Review

*I was sent a costume to review, all opinions and ridiculous amounts of costumes are our own.

We are those people. 

When there is a costume party, a whodunnit mystery dinner, or a school project requiring a costume, we are the ones that can come up with a costume lickety split.  Partially that is because of my days performing and doing school opera workshops but mostly it is down to an uber-creative child who likes to dress up. 

You need flashing teeth, a 60s pleather mini skirt, or a cowboy's bolo tie; we've got it?  What about an afro wig, a flamenco skirt, or an Indian batik shirt; yep, got those too?  Between the array of hats, wigs, clothes, and accessories we do pretty well dressing up for most scenarios.  Notice I said most.

We seem to be highly deficient in the Renaissance era items.  Yikes!  Diva has a massive school project next year which will involve her dressing in period attire.  Good thing Wholesale Costume Club came to the rescue!

The good folks at the Wholesale Costume Club sent me a costume to try out and review.  Diva and I clicked through page after page of wonderful (and reasonably priced) costumes but decided that it would be best if we went ahead and got her costume for the Renaissance Fayre.  We chose this one:


It looked modest and easy to take in and/or hem up*.  We were not disappointed. 

When the costume arrived, we unfolded it from its package and were very pleased with how well it matched the picture. 

The fabric was not itchy which to a 10 year old is a big deal when choosing something to wear.  So many costumes of that era are a little too mature or revealing but this one was very suitable.  As an added bonus, if we pin it for her and not make permanent adjustments, she and I will both be able to wear this costume.  Yea, one more piece to add to the dress up buckets.  It will settle in nicely right between the viking helmet and the toucan beak.

If you would like to browse the costumes available please look at their site.  You can also find them on twitter.

I was sent a costume to review by Wholesale Costume Club.  All opinions are my own.

*Obviously I'm talking about someone who knows what they are doing and not me.

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