Friday, October 2, 2009

Halloween Countdown!

This weekend Miss E insisted that we pull the Halloween decorations down from the attic. She is 100% focused on the countdown to Halloween this year, and she can not wait to be Spiderman. She has decided that her little brother will be the "evil Lord Bad Bumblebee" so now I am on the look out for a "manly" bee costume.

Kobold Toys did not stock up on evil bee accessories this year; however, here are suggestions if you are looking for the last minute item to add a little flourish to your beloved's costume. Many of these outfits and accessories are non-threatening if you have a ghost or goblin intimidated by all the Halloween hoopla, and these costumes can be used year round for pretend play!

Although frowned upon by some superhero costume designers (think Incredibles), we believe the cape is an essential item for SuperGirl and SuperBoy. The Secret Pocket "Princess" Cape is pink and purple satin and the Super Hero Cape is red and blue. Both have a velcro neck closure and a clear vinyl shield back pocket to display the cape's insignia or child's own artwork. Each cape has pockets inside to keep "valuables" and hide a favorite candy treat!

Last year, Miss E was a brave knight and her little brother a pet dragon. If you have a knight in your midst, we suggest our Guardian Knight Armor set. The set includes a 22½ sword with sheath, 10½ shield, 10"x14½ breast plate, and helmet with visor. Pair with a black turtleneck and sweats and for less than $20, your son (or daughter!) can slay the fiercest of beasties.

Maybe your child wants to be scary Gordon Ramsey or fancies herself as the next "Top Chef." Our deluxe chef set includes: 10"x16" dish towel that makes clean up a snap, 5.5" hot pad oven mitt, apron with adjustable neck strap and waist ties, one-size fits most chef's hat, 7" wooden spoon and 8" rolling pin. This little chef set is great trick-or-treating and for dramatic play in your own kitchen.

For the fairy or ballerina, we love the crafty make it yourself Tutu Tulle kit. An adorable layered tulle skirt displays customized fabric cut-outs. Kit includes supplies to get started and tracing templates for more cut-outs to decorate. The skirt has a wraparound elastic waistband with velcro and is available in pink and purple. A great project to do together!

Do the words "Go Diego, Go" or "Backpack, backpack" echo throughout your home? Perhaps you have a daring explorer on your hands for Halloween! Accessorize your little Diego or Dora with a Rainforest Eco Backpack or a Belly Bunch Sea Turtle friend.

Hope these dress-up ideas inspire you to get your trick or treat on... Halloween is only 33 days away!

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