Even though October 31st has passed, that doesn't mean that all opportunities for wearing costumes are over. Considering how much fun my girls have in their Halloween costumes, it's not a surprise that they enjoy finding times to dress up the rest of the year as well.
And, with the joy that they already are feeling for the upcoming holidays, why not combine the two and bring a little extra fun to Christmas this year with Star Costumes?
Whether hearing Christmas costumes brings to mind anything from Angel costumes to Elf costumes, Star Costumes has them all. Maybe your church puts on an annual Christmas play and you are in charge of Adult Biblical costumes and Kids' Biblical costumes? Star Costumes has a huge variety of characters that would work for year after year and would be perfect to pull out to enhance the performance.
Around here there's no show, but that doesn't mean that my girls don't put on an act most days of the week. So what better way for them to add a little holiday twist to the season than with the Complete Elf Set Kids Costume?
Pulling this costume out of the package, I could see why it was called a complete set. This 6-piece costume includes everything you need to turn your child into one of Santa's little helpers, right down to the shoes. The two-tone tunic and pants are one layer of polyester with fun gold edging and are topped with a jingle bell collar that easily closes with Velcro.
Completing the look with two-tone elf shoes (with the jingle bell accents, of course), a metallic cord belt and a cute elf hat, putting the entire outfit on does take a minute or two... but the completed look is totally worth it.
Big Sister E couldn't have been more excited to dress as an elf, even if the costume was slightly large on her (which just means more time to wear it). The soft, stretchiness of the fabric meant that she was completely comfortable and as soon as she moved and heard the sound of all of the bells, she was hooked.
I appreciated that even though the costume itself isn't very thick, both the hat and the shoes have an extra layer to make them more durable - the shoes even have a sturdy vinyl bottom so that they will hold up to the wear and tear of being worn. Plus, the addition of the metallic edging throughout the outfit really does give it a little something extra to make it shine. Not to mention those cute bells and the classic elf pompoms on the shoes - it all comes together to make a great look!
And, of course, if we have one cute elf around here, there has to be a second one...
Whether you have a specific holiday event in mind or just have a child who loves to get dressed up, Star Costumes has a costume that they are sure to enjoy. And, even though they have already-low prices, don't miss their great After-Halloween Sale going on until December 15 with the opportunity to get great costumes marked down 75%! Not enough? Enter the coupon code MailCarrier10 at checkout for an extra 10% off on top of that!
Thanks to the generosity of Star Costumes, one person will also have the opportunity to select their favorite Christmas costume (or just be prepared for fun pretend play or next Halloween) because...
One lucky person will win a $30 gift certificate to Star Costumes!
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A big thank you to Star Costumes for providing a Complete Elf Set Kids Costume for me to review as well as a $30 gift certificate for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.