My wardrobe appears to have become a giant dressing up box for Roo lately, she’s taken to wearing my shoes in the house and yesterday draped herself in my scarf as a dress. That coupled with her Spiderman dress up costume I think it’s safe to say that we’re firmly in the grip of loving fancy dress right now. So when I got the chance to review a princess fancy dress costume from Jokers’ Masquerade fancy dress shop I knew it would go down well with Roo.
Jokers’ Masquerade has the largest online collection of adult fancy dress costumes and Halloween costumes in the UK today. Unbelievably there are over 15,000 costumes and accessories to choose from for any fancy dress idea or theme so no matter whether your little one is off to a pirate or princess party you’re bound to be able to find something for them to dress up as.
The princess fancy dress costume that I was asked to review looked lovely on the website, different to the usual pink frilly nylon affairs in the shops and this is what I liked about it. It was more of a medieval style costume and reminded me of Rapunzel’s dress which I knew Roo would like. I also liked the different size options as unlike many costumes I’ve bought before that are just sized as S / M / L (and you take pot luck on the sizing) the princess fancy dress kit actually comes in age sizes so with Roo being nearly 4 I had a pretty good idea that the 3 – 5 years would be a great fit on her and leave her some growing room.
The costume arrived promptly and the blue and gold shimmering dress and a matching blue and gold striped headpiece was really pretty, a little on the long side but as it’s suitable for children up to 5 years old I will have to get creative with a needle and thread and do a quick turning up of the hem. The costume was easy for Roo to put on herself (so great at practicing those all important dressing yourself skills), and she thought the headband was really cute and she put it on straight away.
This meant that I had to jump into role play as the wicked witch (yeah thanks for that Roo!) and she was Rapunzel in a tower and I had put her to sleep for a thousand years and only a kiss by her prince (Bertie Moonface cat) would wake her up….oh to live in the world of a toddler!
She loved the costume, even wearing it over her normal clothes in the balmy hot weather we had a few weeks back. It didn’t itch or irritate her like others we had bought and unlike some costumes it didn’t prohibit her going off to the loo so saved me having to run in every time she did.
The costume easily packs away in the carry bag that it came in – so great for keeping clean and although it does say dry clean only, I have delicate washed it in the machine inside out on a 30 degree wash and there were no disastrous effects.
The princess fancy dress costume gets a big thumbs up from both me and Roo and it’s been out several times since for dressing up games. The costume currently retails on the Jokers Masquerade website for £16.49 and the majority of orders placed receive their fancy dress items the very next day.
———————-This is a sponsored review post for which I received a princess fancy dress costume to review in return for featuring Jokers’ Masquerade on my website to talk about their fancy dress products. The views in the review are honest and of my own and are not biased in any way.