I’m a bit of a nut for Halloween.
No, seriously. Before the kids were big enough to take trick or treating I used to completely turn our front porch into a haunted house of sorts. Fog machine, spooky sounds, and black lights. One year I even had my mom dress up in a freaky costume and sit on my porch next to a life sized scarecrow I made. The kids thought she was fake and didn’t pay her any attention, until she snuck up behind them while they were getting candy. 🙂
Needless to say, now that my kids partake in the dressing up I’m always looking for the coolest costumes. Several years I made their costumes but I’m getting lazy and there are such cool costumes out there that you can buy. When purchasing costumes for the kids I really look for ones that will last longer than Halloween itself.
I have been receiving the Chasing Fireflies catalog since my daughter was a year old. I love looking at all their fabulous items and yes, their costumes are seriously to. die. for.
When I got the email that I was lucky enough to get to review Chasing Fireflies Wishcraft collection, thanks to Mom Spark Media, I was super giddy. I couldn’t wait to see the quality of their products first hand.
The funny thing was, I had just gotten the Wishcraft catalog the day before! So my daughter and I sat down and went through the costumes. After a day and a half of serious contemplation my daughter finally chose the Rapunzel costume. It looked so great in the picture, but I was skeptical. I had never heard anything but great things about Chasing Fireflies but I was still not 100% convinced that the price would match the quality.
Boy howdy was I wrong!
Now if every package that was delivered to me was packaged with care like this one I would constantly be in a good mood. I love that as soon as you open the box it’s like you’re getting a present.
I had ordered my son a costume as well and his was wrapped the same way. It was great to be able to take each on out and hand it to the kids to tear off the tissue paper. For them it was just like Christmas. Maybe even better since it wasn’t actually Christmas.
And then there was the costume.
This costume is theater quality. I’m not even kidding. The details on it are amazing. The hat is adjustable to ensure that it fits your child’s head correctly. What I really like about the gown is because of the quality, it is really thick material and that means that Halloween night it will help keep my little girl warm.
This dress just amazes me. There is nothing thin of flimsy about it. You truly do get what you pay for. (This dress was $78.) This is a costume that my daughter will use for years to come and when she outgrows it I know I’ll be able to sell it because it will still be in good shape.
If you are on Twitter (and if you’re not you should be!) Chasing Fireflies will be hosting their first-ever #wishcraft twitter party on Sept 21st! 9-10 pm ET, 8-9 central, 6-7 pm PT! Don’t forget to RSVP to the party. We’ll be talking Halloween Costume and Party ideas with several awesome panelists. Plus there are chances to win awesome prizes (psst, we’re talking gift cards to Chasing Fireflies!) It is going to be a blast!
Disclosure: As mentioned in the post this review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I was given a gift certificate in order to purchase a costume for review. Thoughts on the costume and the adorable little girl in the costume are all mine!