Hopefully, by the time I’ve finished writing this, all the ‘May The Fourth’ jokes will be sufficiently out of everyone’s system, (although I have to admit to saying it to the man in the Job Centre today just to wind him up …) but I thought today would be the perfect day to post this review.
For those uninitiated, us bloggers often get asked to do reviews of products but, at the moment at least, I’m pretty picky as to what I choose to review. This blog post is my first official review. I didn’t get paid for it, but I did get to keep the outfit.
Talking of which … the review in question was for a website, based in the States, called Costume Super Center.
Now, I had the choice of reviewing an outfit from either their children’s range or … ahem … their adult range. Well that conjured up all sorts of images, mostly revolting, so I went with the kids costumes – don’t have to shave my legs now.
My youngest is six years old and he absolutely loves dressing up. He has a Ben 10 ‘Four Arms’ outfit that I doubt would fit a three year old – and yet it’s his favourite thing in the whole wide world and, as hard as I try, I can’t prise the damned thing off him. The legs on his Transformers costume are now at half mast – he doesn’t care at all. His Power Rangers costume doesn’t do up at the back anymore. I can almost see him thinking, “And WHAT?!”
You get the picture. He’s a fan.
When I explained to him that he could choose any costume from this website he fainted. OK, not quite, but he was very, very excited.* Part of the fun was choosing the outfit from the website. The good thing about Costumer Super Center is that they stock a lot of outfits that you wouldn’t be able to find in the UK. He’s a real fan of Star Wars and they had a really good selection of outfits for characters that I’ve never heard of (Bobba Fett who?!!)
There are Disney inspired costumes, Halloween costumes. Costumes from Harry Potter, Clone Wars and Spiderman. There are Pirates, Ninjas, Princesses. There are even Wizard of Oz costumes! Suffice to say, there are loads of costumes he fell in love with.
There are a few costumes that I wouldn’t let my son wear though. For example, who wants their kid to dress up as a Death Eater or a Zombie Skateboarder? (Erm, my son, but that’s irrelevant.)
Delivery time? It took two weeks to arrive. If you need a costume for a special occasion, it just needs a bit of planning.
My son finally chose THIS costume – a Deluxe Darth Maul outfit from Star Wars (so I’m informed!) It comprises of a pair of trousers, a jacket and belt and the obligatory scary mask. He was gutted his outfit didn’t stretch to a light saber, but considering he has eleventy billion of them already, I persuaded him we could manage without one more.
If I’m honest, the quality isn’t perfect. One of the legs was wonky so one foot is pointing out to the side but he really didn’t care. I guess that’s not the point though and if I’d paid for it, I’d have maybe asked for a replacement outfit.
The good thing about the site is the variety. There were costumes on there that I’ve not seen anywhere else so it’s definitely worth a look. The prices are reasonable and they also sell accessories.
As for the adult range … I’ve got my eye on a Cheerleaders outfit. But I’ll save that for another post.
* I wasn’t paid to write this review but I could choose any outfit up to $40.