At some point over the summer Big Sister E came home from school talking about "Superman and Cowboys." Not knowing what she was referring to, my husband and I went along with it and nodded whenever she excitedly talked about them... all the while assuming that she'd move on to the next phase soon enough.
Months later, she was still talking about "Superman and Cowboys." As Halloween began to appear on the radar, I showed her pictures of Superman and Superwoman online and asked if that was what she wanted to be. Looking quizzically at the images, she just shook her head as if I was the one now speaking in jibberish.
Finally, as is extremely appropriate for us, the post office is what solved the mystery. Walking in one day, Big Sister E almost started jumping up and down, "Superman and Cowboys! Superman and Cowboys!" she said, pointing. Spinning around, I found myself face to face with a display featuring a poster that looked like this:
"That's the Superman and Cowboys you've been talking about all this time?" She nodded happily. Well, geez, why in the world didn't I think of that?
Therefore, I finally understood why she wasn't interested in the Halloween costumes that I had been showing her and realized what it was that would really make her over-the-moon excited:
Searching for a surprise Buzz Lightyear costume on NeedCostumes.com was as simple as typing two words into their search bar and finding more results than I would have ever thought of. Everything from accessories to party supplies to costumes (of course) for infants through adults right there, easily laid out to your shopping convenience.
After selecting Big Sister E's size, all there was to do was wait. I was pleased with the email notifications that NeedCostumes sent me during shipping so that I had narrowed down to just when Buzz would arrive. Then all there was to do was surprise a certain someone.
A one-piece bodysuit with an attached chest piece and hood, the only other thing needed to become Buzz Lightyear are the cute elastic-topped shin guards to complete the outfit. Made out of 100% polyester, this costume would be a little cold on its own out trick-or-treating (at least here in the Midwest) but layering a pair of tights or leggings and a t-shirt underneath would easily solve that.
Besides, with her excitement level this high, I doubt Big Sister E would notice if it was freezing outside or not.
With just about every costume that you could possibly be searching for, NeedCostumes.com isn't only a fast and easy site to shop, I couldn't help but raise my eyebrows at how much cheaper their prices were. I found this exact Buzz Lightyear on one costume site for $35.99, one for $35.97 and one "on sale" for $34.99. Here? Only $26.73, now that's a difference!
So how does NeedCostumes have such low, low prices? They're a part of 3tailer.com, an online marketplace where manufacturers and distributors can sell their products. By partnering with hundreds of warehouses across the nation, the result is a huge selection and the lowest prices possible from all of their stores. The same items as elsewhere for less? I'm heading to NeedCostumes.com and 3tailer.com!
However, before you go over there and marvel at the deals you can find, you can make them even bigger bargains by taking an extra 5% off of your order with the coupon code tmc5! Go get the Halloween costume of your child's dreams and save money at the same time!
Thanks to the generosity of 3tailer and NeedCostumes, one person will also be heading there for a great deal just in time for Halloween, because...
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