Yes, Halloween is still quite a few months away, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy costumes year round! In our house our kids are always dressing up and playing in their costumes usually multiple times a week![widgets]
Our little girl, Jade is just now reaching the age where she loves to play “make-believe”. And as she is only 2.5 years old, she hasn’t had much exposure to costumes before, being that she is our first girl. So it was a lot of fun to pick out her very first dress up girly costume from Costume Discounters!
Costume Discounters is a great one stop shopping site for all your costume needs from little babies all the way to adults, whatever the occasion! Upon first arrival you may feel a little overwhelmed, as there are quite literally hundreds of costumes you can choose from and from a very large variety of styles! They have sports themes, Era themes such as the 40′s and 50′s. They have Super hero costumes, and major icon costumes for kids and adults alike! And of course they have the Princess costumes for little girls!
I was really struggling trying to decide just which costume to get Jade, as there were so many great choices and I wanted something definitely girly to match her dainty personality. Then I instantly fell in love when I saw the Toddler Princess Juliet Costume! The shipping was rather quick and it arrived in excellent condition! Even the Husband was excited when he saw the costume in person. He didn’t want me to wait until we had a more sunny day, he wanted to see it on our little princess right away, so that’s what we did!
What we found right away was that this was not like the normal costume that we’d find in any regular retail site. The fabric is thicker and not as see through, the seams; although not perfectly stitched, do not have an abundance of lose threads that easily come apart, and the costume also has fully surged hems, to prevent the costume from falling apart. So already I was quite impressed because this costume is much better quality than any other purchased costume we’ve ever bought!
The colors are quite brilliant and very lush. The detail is quite impressive for a mere costume; and our little girl definitely felt like a little princess! The torso fits quite well, which is rather surprising as our daughter is quite petite in size. All the detail trimming was securely stitched onto the costume. And it has an easy Velcro closure in the back, for easy on/off costume changes.
The sleeves are also sewn securely and have quite a bit of detail. They have ribbon that dangles or can be tied into bows to decorate the entire arm. We did find that the sleeves were a bit tight on our little girl, which isn’t such a great thing as like I mentioned, she is rather petite, so for any other child, this could be a big problem. But lucky for us, our little Jade has very small and petite arms that were still able to fit.
The Skirt of the costume is the perfect length for our little girl. And even if your child is a bit taller, it would still be long enough to look quite pleasing and very “princess-like”. The main skirt is the same thick silk fabric that makes up the bodice, and is accented with a purple chemise overlay that flows quite gracefully when the child walks.
As for the headpiece/crown; it is another story. Not as high of quality as the rest of the costume. Although it is still better quality than what we normally find from store purchased costumes. It is a round circle of some hard material covered in fabric with a ribbon embellishment and other ribbons flowing from the center back. The main problem we found was that it was rather large on Jade’s little head, and there was no way to adjust the size. So for a few brief moments it would stay on her head, but once she started to move, it immediately fell off. So it was not something we can really utilize.
But overall; even with the few minor set backs, the costume is a big hit in our house! The Husband was constantly crooning saying, “Oh she is SO CUTE!” and our little girl was in love with her costume and didn’t want to take it off when it came time for bedtime that night. It’s withstood quite a bit of use, and still after a week and a half, it doesn’t have any holes or lose stitches! And I love every moment that our little girl is prancing around the house acting like a little Princess!
The Juliet Costume comes in size 2-4; which fits most girls sizes 2T-4T. It is regularly priced at $44.99; but is currently on sale for $31.97! In addition Costume Discounts also offers a lowest price guarantee! If you happen to find the same costume for sale online for less, they will match the price plus an additional 20% off! Quite amazing customer service and they also offer free size exchanges, product exchanges and replacements on shipping errors or damaged goods!
I’m quite excited about the large variety of costumes, quality and durability; as we have 2 little boys that will soon be needing new costumes as well, and Costume Discounts gives us a great chance to get the exact costume we want with great costumer service with the best price!
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