Hi folks, it’s that time of year again, the time of year when parents are looking in the stores for costumes for their children & we fun loving adults too wish to dress up for the Halloween Parties, taking kids Trick or Treating etc. And I am pleased to share with you an online supplier of a great deal of costumes for all shapes and sizes of Adults and Children, BuyCostumes.com.
I have had the privilege of choosing a costume for myself and my limit was to spend up to $40.00. I searched this site and they had a lot to choose from within this price range, I of course found myself drooling over many of the costumes. They have costumes for everyone and for your pets too. Some examples of their Costumes, just to name a few:
SuperHeros such as: Captain America (oh how I love that patriotic Character, especially fun for times like this while we have an upcoming Presidential Election), Batman and the Avengers Costumes.
TV Show, Movie & Book Characters Costumes such as: Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Fairy Tale Costumes.
Game Costumes such as: Angry Birds.
Hey I have to add, do you love the Twilight Movies? Team Edward would like the Wig and the coat they have on their website… the names have been changed (brand licensing, I am sure) the wig can be found under Love At First Bite Wig, and the coat Vampire Coat Adult Costume. For Team Jacob, check out a search for Werewolf and their is a wig (although a bit exaggerated) that looks like his hair, it’s called Wolf Boy Adult Wig. The rest of the search will show up more traditional Werewolf costumes.
And we can’t forget the ever popular Sexy Costumes, they seem to be everywhere now a days on everyone… everyone but me. lol Those short short costumes just aren’t for me, never have been. I would have loved some of these just adorable looking costumes to have been made for a more mature women.
As I thought about what I could get, I realized I should be looking for something I could also get more mileage out of so I chose the Tavern Wench Costume (http://www.buycostumes.com/Tavern-Wench-Adult-Plus-Costume/33756/ProductDetail.aspx). About getting more mileage out of my costume, I thought about the Renaissance Festival that I love to attend in costume every summer, so I can wear it at least 2 times a year.
Since I am a size 14 (currently as I strive to lose more weight with that diet pill testing I am doing on the blog here). I would have initially gone for the X-Large, however I chose the plus size… yes the plus size says size 18-22 but remember when you look at the sizes to look at the measurements. I am large chested and Large hipped so I have to consider what will work on me. I personally would rather get something a little roomy that I can adjust as needed or place a belt on.
The Costume arrived in a very timely manner and I am pleased with the quality. The stitching is nice and finished off nicely with Serger stitching. The base of the skirt with attached apron remains unfinished, however being that they are a stretch knit they don’t have to be. The sleeves of the shirt do have a nice small hem, the base of the shirt is a simple serger stitch… all in all a good value for a pre-made costume at this price, I couldn’t make it for the price.
I do have a problem with the length of the skirt, it is way too long for a short person like me (I am 5′ 1 3/4″) so be warned that if you are like me you will need to cut the bottom of this costume to make it work on you. Now worries, like I said before the hem area and the apron area are both unfinished (not hemmed) and they don’t need to be as they are a stretch knit so you can get away without needing a needle and thread.
Something comes to mind as I talk about the costumes they have. This is your best option to find that costume for yourself or your child, as my husband and I were in several stores the other day running errands we overheard a ladies at these stores searching and searching for the one perfect costume for their children/grand children and they were having problems finding the one they wanted in the proper size for their little one. Lets face it stores only stock so much of each size… you are better off shopping online for that costume and lets face it if you have a little one in your life you are too busy to go from store to store shopping and when the gas prices are high, who wants to waste the gas too. Especially when you can have your costume delivered right to your front door.
All in all, I love my costume from BuyCostumes.com and I highly recommend them for your convenience, ease of finding the size and style you need and want. And while you are there look for their “Frightful Deal of the Day” to save yourself some extra cash— Hurry though this Frightful Deal of the Day is Only Through 10/13!
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, BuyCostumes.com provided me with a free sample of this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by BuyCostumes.com Website.