Halloween With A Little Wishcraft

It is that time of the year again. You know, the time to start shopping for Halloween costumes.  When Angry Kid was a baby, I started shopping for costumes in July. As he has gotten older, we started to begin discussing costumes in late August.  He was an “army guy” last year, and it suited him perfectly.

Around mid-August of this year, the Halloween catalogs started rolling in.  Angry Kid was trying to decide on a costume, and he narrowed it down to Captain America, Green Lantern, and Optimus Prime.  Angry Husband was trying to convince him otherwise.  Angry Husband kept saying, “but everyone is going to be Captain America, Green Lantern, etc…” and “why don’t you be something original”.  Angry Kid was not budging. Thankfully, we have the Internet to do costume shopping now.  Angry Husband and I were pretty good at scheming together when it came to the final decision for Angry Kid’s costume.

We were able to get Angry Kid to finally select a Ninja Warrior costume from Chasing Fireflies.  I covet their “Wishcraft” catalog every year. They really have the coolest costumes.  But, I have never ordered a costume from there because Angry Kid was ALWAYS in between sizes.  He would need a five, and they only had a four or six.  But this year, Angry Kid is a solid size six. And the Ninja Warrior costume looks quite awesome on him.

JAD_5454Doesn’t Angry Kid look awesome as a Ninja Warrior? He is more of an Angry Ninja Warrior.  I promise that we will put shoes on the Ninja for Halloween.  This was as good as it gets in early September.  Angry Kid was quite confused when I asked him to try on his costume.  I told him that we were making sure it fit perfectly.  And really, you never know. This costume fit true-to-size, and is great quality.  It is not cheaply made.

Angry Kid as Ninja WarriorAngry Kid’s costume came with a sword, but of course, he had to add-on more weapons.  He also got these scary nunchucks.  They are plastic, don’t worry.  He kept swinging them around on the day that they arrived.  I checked Chasing Fireflies to get the link, and saw that they are already sold out.  Seriously, people are already buying up all the good costumes.  I noticed that all the stores around here put out Halloween stuff in like, July.  CRAZY.

So you better hurry up and get your kiddos a costume.  And seriously, shopping online for a costume is like the best thing ever. Plus, you can pre-screen those costumes that your pre-teen might want to wear.  As a parent, I want my kid to actually look like a kid at Halloween.

I want to thank Chasing Fireflies for providing me with this costume for Angry Kid for review.  It was much easier to select and purchase a costume for Angry Kid online. And I was just as excited as he was, when the costume arrived.  I loved the polka-dot tissue paper that it came wrapped in. I am all about the presentation.

If you are on Twitter, there is also a Twitter Party hosted by Chasing Fireflies and members of Mom Spark Media.  Information about the Twitter party is below.

TOPIC –  Halloween Costume and Party Ideas

TIME – Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 9-10 PM Eastern (8-9 PM Central, 7-8 PM Mountain, 6-7 PM Pacific)

HASHTAG – #wishcraft

CUSTOM TWEETGRID – http://bit.ly/nPw9mv

PANELISTS - @MomSpark, @ChasenFireflies, @MomSparkMedia, @MakobiScribe, @StacieinAtlanta, @TheShoppingMama, @MyFourMonkeys, and @HaleyTweetsToo (follow everyone before the party!)

PRIZES - Six winners will win Chasing Fireflies Gift Cards, ranging from $50 to $100!

Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media.  I was provided with a gift card to review Halloween costumes for my son via Chasing Fireflies and Wishcraft, their Halloween Catalog. My opinions in this review were not influenced by anyone, except for the cuteness of my kid.

14 comments
Sharon
Sharon

My only complaint is the selection for toddlers stinks. My son is a 2t/3t and he doesnt want to be a farm animal or a clown. Seriously. Why cant they make those pirate costumes in smaller sizes? I would totally buy one.

Sonya Muenker
Sonya Muenker

Hi- I love the nunchucks. Do you know who makes them? I'd really like to get my little Ninjas some too!!!

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Very awesome! We are having the Harry Potter trio here. :)

Angie
Angie

Very cool costume! Your kid looks totally intimidating :) Especially those eyes!! I'm totally undecided about the making versus buying costume thing this year. My kid is still so little and doesn't really get Halloween yet, but I definitely want a fun costume for her. Thanks for the link - will check it out for sure.

Megan
Megan

PLEASE dont let gavin see this... both the boys want to be ninjas- and he would be ALL OVER the dragon on the front of this one.

Azlb
Azlb

Our costume just arrived mb is gonna be the spider queen. She was medusa last year. I adore their wishcraft costumes!!!!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Ya, I'm not quite sure. My son never wanted to be a farm animal at that age either. When my son was about 2.5 years old, he was a pirate. We bought a costume from Old Navy and modified it. You might have to piece some things together from different stores. Also, there are always a ton of good ideas on Disney's Family Fun Magazine site.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Sonya, I looked at all of the Halloween sites and could not locate nunchucks like my son's. I did see some generic looking plain nunchucks on some of the sites. You might want to try some local Halloween stores that pop up during this time of the year.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

A Harry Potter trio sounds awesome! I'm sure that you will get lots of attention.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

I try to stay away from the Super Heros and other overdone things for Halloween.

CTGIRL
CTGIRL

If you want to make a costume for your little one who is too young to get halloween try a Jellyfish --totally easy to do just need a glue gun, some tulle, some silvery/shimmery fabric, Clear umbrella and glow sticks if you want. 1. Glue balled up tulle inside clear umbrella 2. glue strips of slivery fabric or iridescent packing material from edges of umbrella 3. Add in glow stick or glow necklaces just before you are ready to go out. 4. dress little one in all white 5. move umbrella up and down to make it look like tentacles are moving.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

A spider queen sounds very cool. Their costumes are awesome at Chasing Fireflies. I wish they had costumes like this when I was a kid.