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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Costume Discounters - Business/Product Review

Who says costumes are only for Halloween? No way! And if you have kids the more costumes the better! So you can understand why I felt very lucky to be approached by Costume Discounters to do a review of one of their products.

My first step was to choose a costume. Now, THAT was a dilemma because they have a HUGE selection to choose from. Kid's Halloween costumes, adult costumes, girls dress up costumes, and costumes for all sizes from infant/toddler to plus size! They even carry accessories, make-up, dog costumes, props and decorations! 

I let Momo take a peek at the costumes and after changing her  mind about a million times she decided on the Girls Pink Deluxe Power Rangers costume. The package included the jumpsuit, belt, belt buckle and mask, with optional accessories sold separately. 

I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly the costume shipped and how carefully it was packaged. If was even wrapped in bubble wrap! (I'm assuming the bubble wrap was used to protect the mask?) However, when I saw the mask I thought, "Oh boy. This mask isn't going to last a DAY!"  It's made of the plastic that would crack the first time it was sat on or stepped on, which is BOUND to occur in our household: 

But guess what? So far so good and it's been about two weeks! 

Momo couldn't wait to put it on. Here she is in all her Power Ranger glory: 

Regarding size: Momo is off the charts for her height and weight. She just turned four but I knew that a small would probably be too snug and the medium would probably be too long. Decisions, decisions!  I opted for the medium and I'm glad that I did. While my prediction was right and the jumpsuit ended up being too long it only took a few seconds to roll up the sleeves/pants. (Don't mind the dirty Crocs she is wearing. Remember, optional accessories like the Power Ranger boots are available for purchase, though I didn't see any pink or white ones!)

To give you a better idea on the size/fit I had Kailani (8) put the same costume on: 

She is a true size 7 and the medium fit her perfectly. No rolling up of anything necessary! 

I was actually surprised that she cooperated and was willing to try the costume on for me. She did insist on wearing the mask. Not because she was embarrassed to wear a Power Ranger costume but she was a little annoyed that her sister chose the PINK costume. HA! Third graders...I tell ya.

Regarding the quality - being someone that sews I can be quite particular about clothing construction. I have to be honest and say that the costume is well made and will probably last quite a while. I still have my doubts about the mask though. Just speaking the truth here!

You should also know that the costume is made of 100% polyester. Could be itchy for some kids though mine didn't have any problems with it. Also, with it being 100% polyester it could get hot during the warmer months. However, even living here in Hawaii my kids had no issues with it whatsoever!

My final thoughts? With the huge selection, competitive prices, fast shipping and overall good quality of the costume I have to give Costume Discounters two thumbs up! Let me also mention that they GUARANTEE to have the lowest prices! If you find an identical costume on the web they will price match it AND give you an additional 20% off!  So if you are in need of a costume, whether it be for Halloween, a party, theater performance, play date, you name it, be sure to check out Costume Discounters!

Thanks to Costume Discounters for the opportunity to do a review!

Note: Costume Discounters provided me with a costume free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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