Violet and Ezra love fancy dress. Violet is frequently seen in our little high street in her purple Rapunzel dress and Ezra enjoys galloping around the house in the zebra costume! So the opportunity to review a Halloween dress was really exciting.
Tickled Pink Fancy Dress stock a huge range of fancy dress costumes for children and adults. Their website is really well laid out and easy to use. Helpfully their costumes are organised into themes so finding something suitable is very simple. I headed over to the Halloween section and was on the look out for something glittery for Violet. After some deliberations I settled on the green Spider Witch dress:
Violet is 4 years old and very slim. I chose size age 5-6 so that there was some growing room.
Once the order was placed the dress arrived 2 days later. I was very happy with the delivery service and also the details sent in the order emails.
Violet opened the package and almost couldn’t contain her excitement to try it on.
My first impression was that the green was really pretty and the glitter wasn’t that awful kind that just scatters everywhere. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a lining under the skirt to give it some more shape. However, as soon as Violet put it on she started to complain about the elastic on the little sleeves. She said it was really tight and itchy. I was surprised that the elastic felt so tight as she is a very slim girl and her arms definitely shouldn’t feel uncomfortable in an age 5-6 dress.
The witches hat which comes with the dress was pretty basic with the green trim. I wonder whether some spider detail or glitter on it would have made it a little more exciting.
Violet is going to a Halloween party at her school before half-term and I really hoped she would wear this dress. But she’s made her mind up that the sleeves are too tight and doesn’t want to wear it. Such a shame! I think that perhaps if I got her a black long sleeved top to wear underneith then the elastic may not feel quite so itchy on her arms, so that might be a solution to the problem.
The outfit is available for £10.99 which seems fairly standard for a Halloween costume. There are various delivery charge options on the website depending how quickly you want to receive it.
Overall I would say this is a pretty Halloween costume however sizing does seem to be on the small side. I also feel as though the outfit was missing a bit of detail which I was expecting.1