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Tinkerbell Costumes {Review}

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

All the world’s a stage. At least in Ruby’s world it is.  She loves to dress up and do performances.  The girl dances.  She sings.  Shouts out phrases from her favorites cartoons.  All in front of an audience.  In fact our back patio is often transformed into her own personal stage.  We have a short, decorative wall just beyond our patio.  It separates the patio space from the flower bed.  Ruby climbs up onto that short wall (she learned this from her older brother) and puts on quite the show.  Notice that I keep emphasizing that it’s a short wall.  *wink*    It is.  A very short wall.  No  worries about injuries resulting from the very short wall.  Whew.  Glad I got that out of the way.  *wink* Again.

And here is Ruby performing in Tinkerbell’s Disney debut!

tink4 See what I mean?  The girl even knows when to take a bow.

Definitely thinking we need to start saving for dance lessons now!

Even the back of this Tinkerbell costume is spectacular.


As you can see Ruby also just plays dress up as the little fairy:


Yep, she’s definitely a costume fanatic.

Sometimes costumes for toddlers are difficult to find, but not at Costume Supercenter.  This dandy shop sent our Ruby the Tinkerbell costume and she has been playing dress up in it a lot.  Ruby loves Tinkerbell.  Obviously.

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There are so many different costumes to choose from.  Several Tinkerbells, but also other toddler favorites:  Superheroes, animals, and a variety of cartoon characters.  It’s never too early to start shopping for Halloween, so be sure to take a look at all that Costume Supercenter has to offer.

We sure do love our little Tink.


*This posting and review are sponsored by CostumeSupercenter.com, but all opinions are strictly my own.


Dreamy Dress Ups {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Last week was the week of Dress-Up in my house. My daughter found a fairy/flower costume we’d received as a hand-me-down in a drawer and wanted to wear it almost every day. Then my son found his old Woody costume (from when he was 2) and wanted to wear that one day. I let him wear that around the house, but I had to put my foot down when he wanted to wear the Fievel Mousekewitz costume (red long-sleeved turtleneck shirt with felt hat) outside when it was 95 degrees! I didn’t, however, object to either child wearing light Butterfly Wings from Douglas Cuddle Toys outside at all!logo

Douglas Cuddle Toys has been a family owned and operated company for more than 60 years! They specialize in plush animals, especially rare breeds and species of animals. Are you looking for a plush Buffalo? They’ve got it. How about a baby goat? They’ve got it. My favorite is the Plush Llama–I’ve got a strange obsession with llamas. Douglas Cuddle Toys also offers a large line of Fun Fashion accessories, which includes adorable small totes for girls, fashion (plush) dogs and purses with (plush) dogs in them. I’ve never been one to understand the whole dog-as-an-accessory thing, but I’m not a 12-year old girl or Elle Woods, so I guess I just don’t get it. What did catch my eye in the Fashion Accessory line was the Dreamy Dress Ups.

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Dreamy Dress Ups is a line of beautiful dress up wings. Now, we’re not just talking your average butterfly or fairy wing here. This is the company that makes Stuffed Skunks, remember? Along with your standard Butterfly and Monarch Butterfly, they’ve also got Ladybug Wings, Parrot Wings, Bat Wings, Bumble Bee Wings, Fairy Wings, Dragon Wings and Peacock Wings! This is smart because it makes them marketable to little boys as well as little girls. In fact, my son loved wearing the pair we were sent just as much as his sister, and ours weren’t “boy” wings at all!


We chose to review the Monarch Wings with Glitter in Purple. The wings are very well made; the fabric is thick yet slightly see-through to give them a light feel. There are elastic loops for your arms at the top and loops on the ends of the wings for attaching to your fingers, and the elastic is soft yet sturdy and attached very strongly. I’m definitely not worried about anything ripping off any time soon! The design of the Monarch Butterfly is beautiful and there is just a hint of glitter around the edges to give it sparkle, but not so much that it is overpowering and looks cheap. These are definitely a pair of well-constructed dress-up wings!


As you can see, they fit my 3 1/2-year old perfectly, but were definitely big on my 1 1/2-year old, so I’d say the age range for a good fit is about 2-12, depending on your child’s size (for the record, my daughter still enjoys wearing the wings even though they usually fall off). I love that you attach the wings to your fingers so that you are in control of the movement of the wings, as opposed to other wings that just sit stiffly on your back. This is a great choice for dress-up wings, and could even be a great addition to any Halloween costume (it’s just around the corner!). Dreamy Dress Ups wings can be purchased online for only $16.99. My kids love playing with their wings, and I’m sure yours will, too!

Enter to win a pair of Dreamy Dress Up Wings of your choice!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of September 7th, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Douglas Cuddle Toys, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Buy Costumes {Review}

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These kids are CRAZY now that the weather is nice!  We’re getting out as many wiggles as we can at the parks, but when a rainy day rolls around, they are bouncing off the walls and getting into things that never interested them before.  When desperate times call for creative measures, dress-up clothes are the ticket!


Buy Costumes let us review a Superman costume, and the time it takes to get “Rocket” in and out repeatedly is so worth seeing him act like a superhero around the house.  Superhero costumes are the hot items lately, have you noticed?  Everyone’s having superhero birthday parties.  Could it be due to a few key superhero movies that came out this summer?


This is the Superman Man of Steel Deluxe Toddler /Child Costume.  This is an officially licensed Superman costume, in a toddler size 2-4.  I guessed it would fit my beefy 2-year-old just fine, but I was quite impressed with just HOW well it fit.  It has just the right amount of stretch to not be skin-tight or suffocating, but it is also not too gaping and flowy around the wrists or ankles, so it looks like a really good fit.  It also has a tie in the back for an adjustable fit around the waist.


Its just too funny seeing my toddler with defined abs and mega muscles!  I can’t get enough of these pictures.  The chest portion of this costume is not a hard and stiff plastic sheet, but rather a thick foam, which allows for plenty of uninhibited movement and superhero action.  Because of all the padding and chest shaping, I bet you could wear several layers underneath for trick-or-treating layering and the costume would more or less look the same.  The colors are so vibrant!


The only minor flaw is this speckle of white on the chest, where the ink was misprinted.  It looks like such a small error that is specific to this suit, and probably not a problem on any other of this same costume.  The elastic footies are great for keeping the faux boots in place over any type of shoes, or just socks for around the house play.IMG_4604

“Superboy!  Superboy!”, is what I hear all around the house.  Love it.  The real ticket on this costume is the cape, and my boy actually prefers to just wear the cape around the house.  Because of this, I wish that the red cape (which is removable), had a better velcro arrangement.  Currently it has two pokey sides to adhere to the fuzzy side on the inside of the suit at the neck, and I wish the cape had one pokey and one soft so that it had a better connection when worn alone.

Overall, I am impressed with the quality, and actually expected something less durable, so I was pleasantly surprised.  How fun to have a cool dress-up costume around the house to play in!  Check out all the other fun superhero costumes that BuyCostumes.com sells!  There are some fun ones for little boys!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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