Disney Descendants

 descendents-audrey-sleeping-beauty-family-LDisney’s Descendants television movie has all the elements of a blockbuster fairy tale – and the costumes are incredible. Dress up like your favorite character in the film There’s something for everyone – adults and children – in the Disney Descendants costume collection. Want to build a Descendants family? Here’s how!

Your kids will love wearing their costumes for everyday play or to costume parties throughout the year. Grownups will also love to dress up with the kids or with other adults for year round costume parties. Choose a Descendants theme for your own party for even more fun. You’ll find all the accessories you need for theme parties online

How about the Evie costume for girls? There are several and easy to find right now.  This Disney Store Deluxe costume has a faux leather jacket with leggings and gloves. Want to DIY? Try this on YouTube.

Mal (daughter of Maleficent) is a dramatic character with her Faux leather jacket, belt, leggings and gloves.    Try this DIY on YouTube. Always wanted to play the role of the mistress of all evil? Get the Deluxe Maleficent Costume. It comes with a stylish purple dress and fabulous headpiece.

Pirates? Love pirates? your child wants a true adventurous costume, choose CJ’s signature pirate outfit that features a romper, tights and scarf. Velcro closures make it simple to take on and off and your child will be ready to join the Descendant fun.

Jordon, the fabulous genie, is great for tweens who love the stories associated with the Descendants. It includes a jumpsuit with attached jacket and belt and a Velcro closure for easy dressing. Face decals, necklaces and other accessories to further authenticate the look. Here’s a short video that shows the costume–you can DIY from there!

Disney uses characters from other fairy tales that have become hits such as Sleeping Beauty and other timeless tales. Your son or daughter (and you!) will love the variety of costumes from Disney’s collection of quality and authentic characters.

Your kids will love wearing their costumes for everyday play or to costume parties throughout the year. Grownups (that’s you!) will also love to dress up with the kids or with other adults for year round costume parties. Choose a Descendants theme for your own party for even more fun. You’ll find all the accessories you need for theme parties online and search Pinterest for more ideas!

Deadpool is a Character with an Agenda

maskThis mercenary’s outlook is always what’s best for himself – though he’s gathered a huge following because he’ll help either side and he’s not afraid to make enemies. Deadpool is one of the top rated Halloween costumes this year. You can find a pretty big selection of Halloween costumes dedicated to this character right now.  However some sites already are out of some of the costumes. Target also has a Deadpool costume.

One costume is the spandex whole bodysuit for kids. The suit is snug fitting but can be worn by either a girl or a boy. It’s red with black markings just like the one worn by the character.

This costume will come with the headpiece attached since it’s a full bodysuit. Since it zips all the way up the back, you can’t detach this headpiece. It does sometimes tend to run a bit small with the sizing so order the next size up from what your child actually wears.

You can also get this same type of suit for adult men or women. It has the same markings and also zips up the back. Just like the child’s costume, the headpiece is usually attached.

Most people worry about whether or not they’ll be able to breath with the headpiece on, but it’s made from breathable material so that’s not an issue. Since the costume is spandex, it will keep the wearer warm – so keep that in mind.

There is an adult costume in a different style that’s made of spandex and comes with the wraps attached so that it appears Deadpool is wearing an accessory belt. Just search here for ideas.

If you want to buy an accessory belt that’s separate for kids, you do have that option. Like most heroes and antiheroes, Deadpool comes with his own accessories apart from the costumes.

One of the most popular accessories is the knee-high shoe and boot covers. These add greater detail to the costume whichever variety you buy. The covers go across the top of the shoe while the knee high portion has a zipper up the side, which makes the width a little easier to fit.

You can also get Deadpool’s weapons to add to the costume. If you get the kit, you’ll get a couple of ninja swords along with ninja knives. The set usually comes with a back sheath for carrying the weapons. This kit is often designed to fit kids or adults.



Halloween Costumes. Already?

pumpkinYes, I know, school is just getting underway, but believe me as soon as the notebooks and backpacks are cleared, the Halloween stuff will be out. Take advantage of it–now is a great time to be thinking about Halloween costumes! Unless you really, really like running around anxiously on October 30 trying to find ANYTHING that you or your kids like. And in the right size!

I have gathered a few ideas from TV, movies and video games and will be posting details about what the characters look like. Once you have picked what you want to be, you can decide whether you want to buy a costume or make it yourself. Here is a YouTube example of a Shopkins character. And OMG if you start now you might actually be able to DIY.

So here is my list of what I think will be hot:

  • American Horror Story
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Batman and Superman
  • Captain America Civil War
  • DC Super Hero
  • Deadpool
  • Disney’s Descendants
  • Dragon Ball
  • Election 2016
  • Finding Dory
  • Game of Thrones
  • Ghostbusters
  • Lego Ninjago
  • Little Charmers
  • Paw Patrol
  • Pennywise
  • PJ Masks
  • Pokémon  for Adults
  • Pokémon  for Kids
  • Shopkins
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Suicide Squad
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Walking Dead
  • World of Warcraft
  • X-Men Apocalypse


Is this the year you are REALLY ready for Halloween? In the next few blog posts, I will be giving you an idea of what’s out there, so you can order or shop for the costumes before they are gone!

Shopkins Characters

shopkin2In the tiny world of Shopkins, everything is highly detailed, colorful and fun to collect. Some of the best Halloween costumes can be found in the Shopkins collection, including Cupcake Queen, Strawberry Kiss and Cheeky Chocolate.

Your kid won’t just wear the Shopkins costume for Halloween, but for many days after for creative playtimes and experiences. You can even have a Shopkins party for their friends and let them trade or collect those Shopkins they may not have.

Just like the tiny Shopkins versions, the costumes are adorned to look very special with glittery and sparkling finishing touches. Your child can look exactly like her favorite Shopkins friends.

The Cupcake Queen is satin and tulle (yellow and blue) with all the finishing touches of a sweet cupcake. It also comes with a topping headpiece. Cheeky Chocolate may be her favorite and this costume features glittery art, a tulle tutu-type skirt and a fun chocolate headpiece.

Kookie Cookie Shopkins is also a wise choice for Halloween or dress-up. It is also made of tulle and satin, with a kookie little headpiece to top it off. The Shopkins Apple Blossom costume is a favorite with its bright green tulle and satin dress with bows and a cute headpiece.

Strawberry Kiss is another Shopkins favorite. It’s as red and ripe as a strawberry and trimmed with white and green. If your child might be the sassy type, the Shopkins Lippy Lips costume is made for her.

Lippy Lips loves to gossip and shop. She sports a lipstick hat and glittery skirt – perfect for the Shopkins Runway Show. And, that’s just a smattering of the glamourous and fun Shopkins costumes you’ll find online for Halloween or play times.

Shopkins has taken the collector’s world by storm and kids love to get together to swap and find the tiny items they may not have. Shopkins parties can be a world of fun for friends and fans and you can also find everything you need online to host an exciting soiree.

Shopkins costumes are designed with fun in mind, with glitzy and glamourous material and accessories to pique a child’s imagination. Have fun with Shopkins costumes on Halloween or anytime and collect a variety to play with every day.

Online shopping is perfect for getting the exact Shopkins costume you want. There’s a huge selection in sizes, types and looks – and in many cases – for free shipping – on the items you choose. Here is one on-line spot, but there are many (including  Amazon)