Monday, 25 June 2012

All Fancy Dress - (Review and giveaway)

As you may know Aaron and I are HUGE fancy dress fans, we've annoyed many of our friends in the past by instigating fancy dress parties (often for no reason at all!)  or convincing everyone to go out dressed in random outfits.  From getting engaged in costume to some fantastic parties and weekends away  we never like to pass up a chance to dress up!

Back in the UK we had amassed a huge collection of costumes but unfortunately decided get rid of them all before moving out to Cyprus. To be fair we've not has much of an opportunity to wear any of them but it's much harder to get hold of things to make outfits here.    So I was really excited when I was offered an outfit from All Fancy Dress.com, I eagerly surfed my way through my favourite types of costumes - (Fairytale, Burlesque, Greek Goddess etc)  and then realised I no longer had anywhere to wear it!

So, instead I headed to the children's section (after convincing Aaron that he didn't NEED a Greek warrior costume and it would make for a really odd review as he had nowhere to go wearing it!) and chose one for Leo. I debated for quite a while but eventually chose a ''Jack Sparrow' Pirate costume as he's recently been enjoying searching for pirate treasure and watching a lot of 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates' so I thought it would go down well.

I was surprised then that he has not yet got the 'fancy dress bug'   (he will eventually - trust me!) and it took some persuasion to get him to wear it!  I actually had to promise him some chocolate just to get a photo of him in it!

However, it's a great little outfit and I only put his reluctance down to being a stubborn 3 year old rather than a reflection of the costume!

It's a one piece outfit which is great for kids as they will actually keep it all together rather than discarding waistcoats or belts and then losing the overall look.   It does come with a pirate hat but unfortunately was way too small for Leo's head!   (however we recently found out that the medium size crash helmets in Aaron's shop don't actually fit him so I'm sure the hat is fine for anyone else!)

Despite the disappointing lack of enthusiasm from Leo, I liked it and I'd be more than happy to order from them in the future, and unlike many companies they actually deliver to Cyprus!!




It a great way of putting some fun into the summer holidays and having a new costume that your children can enjoy wearing on multiple occasions is always wonderful to see. So if you fancy yourself a winner just fill the the simple form below. 


I was sent this costume for the purpose of this review  - I received no payment and the views and opinions are my (and Leo's) own.

25 comments:

  1. Leo looks so cute!
    I'm scared of people dressed in outfits (like Mickey Mouse etc) BUT would quite like to dress up in one of those outfits. I quite like the elephant or the pig.
    Alternatively I'd dress as Geri Halliwell in the Union Jack dress x

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  2. My kids also love dressing up! I love that little outfit, so cute.

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  3. I would love to get myself shoved into this http://www.allfancydress.com/Fancy-Dress-Costume/889465/Wild-Child-Costume.aspx for an 80's night

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  4. like
    Hula Hula Girl Costume

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  5. I would like to dress up as Minnie Mouse

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  6. A ladybird, I think they are so cute


    @littleboo_21

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  7. stressymummy4 July 2012 12:00

    I don't really do dressing up, but I have a little girl who is obsessed with Disney Princesses and fairies!

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  8. stressymummy4 July 2012 12:05

    I don't really do dressing up, but I have a little girl who is obsessed with Disney Princesses and fairies!

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  9. any steam engine costume for my little django or a strawberry outfit for tiny odessa!!! what do you think? thank you very much for that post and invitation, emma! best, kat :)

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  10. I would like to dress like Andi from the devil wears prada (after the makeover)

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  11. I would like to dress up as a pantomime cow, it has to be done just once in your life.

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  12. Lorna Peppiatt5 July 2012 23:28

    I've a hen party coming up soon, I'd love to dress as schoolgirl, what fun!

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  13. I've always wanted to dress up as a twenties Flapper. I adore the dresses.

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  14. I never get the chance to dress up either but am considering a fancy dress part for hbby's 40th - I'd like to go as Shrek and Fiona lol

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  15. I never get the chance to dress up either but am considering a fancy dress part for hubby's 40th - I'd like to go as Shrek and Fiona lol

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  16. I never get the chance to dress up either but am considering a fancy dress part for hubby's 40th - I'd like to go as Shrek and Fiona lol

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  17. A medieval princess

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  18. Danielle Vedmore8 July 2012 18:01

    When I was a lot larger I hated fancy dress but now I cant wait for one of my friends to say they are going out in fancy dress! Would love something pretty like a fairy or princess outfit! xoxo

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  19. A ninja! Lol :)

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  20. Queen of hearts from Alice in Wonderland

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  21. Pippa Middleton as a bridesmaid, I wish there was a costume that could do that to my bum! lol

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