Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CostumeExpress.com (Review)

Disclosure: We received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

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I'm excited!!  If you've purchased Halloween costumes in the stores, or even online, you know it can sometimes be challenging.  With four kids, I've had my fair share of ill-fitting, cheaply made costumes that cost way too much for what they give you, and I'm willing to be some of you have too. In fact, it's so common, I half-expect it if I don't have the costume in hand.

In the picture above you can see the thickly padded vest that comes with it, this attaches with Velcro around the waist, and just under the shoulders. 

CostumeExpress.com recently sent us a costume of choice. My son selected a knight, and he was excited for it to come. I thought it was nice that it was coming, but my expectations were not overly high (parents, you know what I mean, right?). When it got here I was surprised!!! It's a great costume: Very nice quality!!  And it's put together nicely too, with thoughtful considerations to make sure it stays looking sharp (like the Velcro under each shoulder to prevent vest sagging).

The hood is lengthy and roomy!

The hood is nice and long, so it comes up over his head nicely (I love that because it will hide the winter hat I know he's going to have to wear underneath it when it comes time for trick-or-treating). You can see it hanging in the picture above. And the 'chains' on the top of the outfit are nicely woven, so I don't foresee them coming unraveled easily.

Note: The costumes run small. My son is 6-yrs. old. He's normally wears a size 7. I ordered a size Medium, 8-10 for this because Halloween costumes seem to notoriously run small, and it was a perfect fit.

If you are looking for a costume for the upcoming trick-or-treat season (or even just for dress-up, or a great gift idea), I can easily recommend CostumeExpress.com. I'm 100% pleased with the costume we received.

You can check out their selection of costumes here: http://www.costumeexpress.com
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46 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

What a cute little knight you have there!!

Pat Hatt said...

He's all ready for the roundtable

Janine Huldie said...

Love Costume Discounters and we got to review Merida earlier in the year and we so purchase from them. Thanks for the great review Rosey!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love it! We have a knight costume too. My boys are really into Mike the Knight.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

This couldn't have been posted at a better time. We are in the process of looking for costumes also. I will for sure check them out.

Amanda McMahon said...

Cute costume (the kiddo is too). Thanks for advising as to sizing.

Maria said...

ohhh, thank you so much for sharing! what an awesome costume - you can tell it's great quality! i was JUST saying to piper "what are you going to be for halloween, little miss?!" i have a few ideas! :)
have a sweet day, rosey! xoxox

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh wow what a fantastic costume I love it! x

Kristi Maloney said...

I know what you mean about cheap quality costumes Rosey! So glad this one is of good quality. It certainly looks adorable on your little guy. (Although I'm sure that is not the look he was going for! ;)
I will be checking out costumeexpress.com.

Kay Adeola said...

Cute costume looks good quality thanks for sharing :-)

Brandy said...

oh I love that costume, I am so not looking forward to costume times for my kiddos this year. My daughter has to get me her "make up" and "accessories" list so I can find everything she needs to be an anima girl... or however you spell that.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

That is an awesome costume! I wish I could get my boys to be Knights! lol. But I love the variety that Costume express offers.

Pam said...

He is an adorable knight! My son was a knight when he was younger too. It was one of my favorite costumes.

Karen Hewitt said...

Thats actually a really cool knight costume, doesnt look cheap or anything like that.

Theresa said...

I haven't used them before, but I am very impressed with the costume your son picked out. It does look well made! Allison is still deciding what she wants to be. I will definitely send her their way to browse the selections they offer.

Tami Marie said...

I always enjoyed costume shopping when I was a kid. Your son's costume is amazing. Looks like he's gonna have a great Halloween this year. :)

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

I love the photos of your son here, Rosey! He is too cute. And I bet he was super excited for his costume. He looks great in it, and it looks like good quality material. He'll have fun this Halloween for sure.

Nicole Adkisson said...

I can't wait for Halloween. I'm just having a hard time deciding what costume to get the kiddo this year.

Akhil Sharma said...

wow he looks so cute in this costume. really good review :)

Dawn Bedingfield said...

That is a great looking young knight you have. Very nice looking costume. Good to know that they run small. Hope it says that on their website so others will know as well.

Heather said...

Very cute!! Good to know they run small. Thanks for sharing that!

Karen Glatt said...

Wow! What an awesome Halloween costume for him to wear this year. He is so cute and really looks like a good Knight! I hope he gets a lot of candy, and it is good that you got his costume bigger! Happy Birthday to your husband and I am like him, I love getting books for my Birthday!

HilLesha said...

That is a really cute costume!

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

Very handsome! He can save any princess from any castle and make them swoon!

Terri Lynn Grothe said...

What a gorgeous little knight there :) May check it out as well for a costume

krystal kesson said...

what a handsome young knigt. That's a great costume!

Melanie B said...

What a cutie! Funny my son who's older wanted to be a knight too!

kristenione said...

He's so cute! The knight is a great idea. How original. Looks like really good quality!

momo said...

(CostumeExpress.com (Review) Sounds like a good place to shop for a Halloween costume. I wonder what my grandson is going to be this year?

Teresa Moody said...

What a cute costume. I love it!

Growing Up Madison said...

What an awesome knight. Now all he needs is his valiant steed. Great review and I have to get my costume shopping on for my other kids since Madison already has hers.

Melinda Dunne said...

What an awesome costume! I have 2 grandsons that would love this.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love these costumes and they totally took me back to that time period.

Dov Shapira said...

Your boy is so cute.
My ex made customs for our kids every year.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Too cute. My son wore this a few years ago!

Cynthia Landrie said...

Oh my gosh, he looks so good in the costume I bet it is something he will play in for a long time!

Margaret said...

Oh nice! And I will keep in mind that they run small while I shop with the grand kid.

Jenny said...

Oh how cute is he!!

Todd Lovessweeps said...

That is a really neat costume - still got some shopping to do for my kids costumes so I will look into Costume Express

Courtney Pies said...

He looks good in it! Thanks for letting us know that the costumes run small!

Noor said...

He looks so cute in it . I am sure all the kiddos are waiting for trick-and-treat .

Jessica Marie said...

You are totally right! I never have high expectations for Halloween costumes! But your son looks so cute and it does look like quality material. I still need to buy costumes for my boys, so I am going to check Costumes Express right now! Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Jessica

Areeba said...

I will look if they have something related to Harry Potter. I'm going Bellatrix this season :D Your son looks super cute! :)

bxcrochet said...

what a cute little boy and costume too!

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Ali Haider said...

Cute costume (the kiddo is too). Thanks for advising as to sizing.

~ Noelle said...

he is so cute...
broxton had to go pick his out this week... he is so excited ;0