Hi, I’m Christi from FrugalNovice, dropping by for a guest post. My boys are 3 & 4 1/2 and are energetic like you wouldn’t believe. We also live in Texas, which means it’s hot. Like, all the time. We’re talking 100 degree temps in APRIL, people! As a result, our window of time for good outdoor play is pretty small, and is limited to the mornings and evenings. That leaves us with the whole afternoon for figuring out good indoor options, and it can be hard to come up with something new and fun for the kids to do.
You probably typically think of costumes for Halloween, like I always have until now. But let me tell you, online costume retailers like Costume Supercenter are really a treasure trove of dress-up options for girls and boys. That’s especially great for us because when we go to the store all we ever see is princess gear, which doesn’t exactly appeal to my kids. Looking online, though, the boys had a blast looking at all the choices for dress-up. They eventually whittled down their selections, and I’m sure you’ll be just shocked to find out what they picked. Introducing:
Iron Man and Spiderman! When the costumes arrived, the boys wanted to try them on immediately… and proceeded to wear them all. evening. long. They were transformed into a world of fighting bad guys and saving the day, and they ran all over the house playing pretend. As a mom I love the creativity that it fostered, and that they were having active play inside. The costumes were well-made and fit true to size – we ordered to allow a little room to grow and the costumes should last us for a while! C (Spiderman) is like me and always has a hard time with hats fitting – his mask fits for now but he may outgrow that part of it a little sooner. The costumes seemed to be a bigger part of their pretending anyway!
This experience gave us insight into just how fun costumes can be for everyday play… and I learned a lot about superheroes, too:
Note: I received costumes from Costume Supercenter to facilitate this review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and are those of myself and my family.