I can't believe it's already August! Where exactly did the summer go? I can't say that I'm too sad about it though, since Fall is by far my favorite season of the year! I love everything about Fall, including Halloween! Since we only have a few months until Halloween, I started debating on what to dress Riley up like this year.
Now that she can walk and run very well, this will be her first year to actually go trick-or-treating, and I wanted her costume to be loads of fun! Her life right now seems to revolve around all things Elmo and so what better thing to dress her up like for Halloween, than her idol himself? Thankfully, Costume Discounters came to my rescue by carrying a super cute Elmo Deluxe Plush Toddler Costume, which is just perfect for my daughter! Read on to discover what Riley thought of her new costume.
Since Riley was really too young to remember her previous Halloweens, I wasn't sure how she was going to react to dressing up like her favorite star, Elmo. Would she understand that she was just pretending to be Elmo or would she think when she climbed in her Elmo costume that Elmo was eating her or something? We really didn't know what to expect, but Riley surprised us all and seemed to understand that this was all just pretend.
Her Deluxe Plush Elmo Costume from Costume Discounters was really well-made and of a very high quality. The short red fur looked very believable and there were no rips or tears in her costume. All of the seams were sewn securely and nothing appeared like it would begin falling apart once the costume was worn.
I especially liked how heavy duty the zipper on the front of the costume was. Since the Deluxe Plush Elmo costume is like a big hooded jumpsuit, the zipper is essential to the integrity of the costume. The best part of the costume though, was the large stuffed Elmo face that was on the hood. The eyes, nose and head portion of the hood were all padded well so as to look authentic.
The only downside to the Elmo costume was the material that it was made out of, which was 56% Polyester and 44% Acrylic. That combination of fibers ensures that this costume isn't going to breathe at all and will be very easy to get hot in. Especially in Texas, where on Halloween the temperature could still be in the 80's, Riley could easily get overheated wearing this costume. On the other hand, if we happen to have a very cold Halloween, this costume could serve to keep her toasty from head to toe.
Costume Discounters has such a wide selection of quality costumes and accessories, ranging from baby costumes to pet costumes and everything in between! Their prices are very reasonable and they offer fast shipping too. If your family is already looking forward to the Fall and the Halloween season, like I am, then I highly recommend shopping at Costume Discounters for your new costume!
Disclosure: I received the Deluxe Plush Elmo Costume from Costume Discounters and Family Review Network in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!