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Sainsbury's Childs Witch Costume
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Sainsbury's Childs Witch Costume
Date: 23/10/12, updated on 23/10/12 (54 review reads)
Advantages: Adds a little colour to the usual witch costume
Disadvantages: Arms are a little restrictive
Halloween is one of the most exciting times of year for children (along with Christmas of course) and last year my little girl decided she wanted to be a witch. We had already purchased a pumpkin outfit in the sales the year before, but as she had her heart set on being a witch we decided we would purchase one for her. When we came across this costume while shopping in Sainsbury's and they had 25% off making it a bargain at six pound. With the set you receive the costume itself with a hat. You will need to purchase tights as in October the weather is cold, and I do not feel there is any way it could be worn without something to keep little ones legs warm. It is an all in one dress so it just slips over the head, and then of course the hat needs to be put on afterwards.
The dress is designed to look like a witch(no suprise there), and I think it is very pleasing to look at. With bright colours, a large collar and a hat to match it really is the perfect witch costume. Ours is identical to the one pictured above except it came in different colours. The dress we own is mainly black, but the sleeves are transparent with small pink bats printed over them. Then the skirt has pink and purple pleats that fall over the top of the main black body. The dress looks lovely, it has the dark spooky design you would expect for any good witch, but their number of colours thrown in to this costume to make it more appealing. This costume seems well enough made; the main body of the costume is very soft so it feels nice against little ones skin. The pleats of the skirt of this costume are a little scratchy to touch but as these are layered over the main body of the costume this does not come in contact with little ones skin so no irritation at all.
This costume is available in a large range of sizes, as young as 3 months old all the way up to (unlucky for some) thirteen so a lot of scope. We found that the costume was a little on the small size, not overly we purchased an age three to four years for my little girl who was two. The costume seemed to fit her perfectly but she complains a little that the arms were a little restrictive for her. She seemed happy enough dunking for apples, but at the end of the night she complained her arms ached a little from where the sleeves sat. I was a little worried as the hat looked large on my daughter, but it seemed to sit well on her head. It did fall off a number of times and so she decided to leave it off by the end of the night, but it definitely completes the costume. The large collar was a little annoying at times rubbing across my daughter's neck, but it did not cause any irritation and it is soft to touch. It can be folded down if needed, but it feels a little stiff so needs to be pressed down until it sits properly.
My daughter enjoyed wearing this costume, and loved to run around casting spells. She loved that there is a little glitter on the dress and kept telling me it had fallen from her casting magical spells. It was easy to get on and off quickly, simply by lifting it over her head. She won a prize at nursery for the best dressed witch at school, and she did receive a lot of compliments wearing it. I was worried as while it sat on the coat hanger it looked a little a little cheap as the pleats looked plastic. While on that completely disappears as the costume fits perfectly, and it really does look a lot better on. We have not washed this costume, as after Halloween my little girl was no longer interested in it and moved back to her usual dressing up outfits. I did give it a wipe down after use as my little girl managed to get chocolate on it and it seemed to come up well enough. It is hand wash only so cannot be put in the washing machine.
I would definitely recommend this costume as it is perfect for any little girl for Halloween. My little girl did only want to wear it for Halloween, and it is not something we have had much use of afterwards. The sizing seems ok but the sleeves are a little restrictive so I would maybe go a few sizes up just to be safe. We found the dress is long enough, and the hat is a good size but you will need to purchase some tights if little one is leaving the house. This is of course exclusive to Sainsbury's and although it retails at £8 you can find it on offer just before or after Halloween.
Summary: A resonable priced witch costume
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