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Halloween Express Costume Reviews | $75 Giveaway to Spend on Halloween Costumes

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 30, 2012 · 48 comments

in Giveaways,halloween,products,reviews

Halloween is right around the corner!  Have you planned your costumes?  Halloween Express has an enormous collection of costumes for every member of the family.  We’re going to have a great time this Halloween because it will be the first time we’ve dressed up as a family.  Bug LOVES pirates, he loves Peter Pan and he LOVES Captain Hook.  So he’s going to wear one of his pirate costumes and his hook hand and be Captain Hook.  I got a Tinkerbell Costume so I could be Tinkerbell.  The final step was getting Hubs on board as being Peter Pan.

Halloween Express offered me a gift card to purchase costumes and items from their site to review so I saw my chance to talk Hubs into it….and it wasn’t that hard to do.  He agreed to be Peter Pan!  So the first item I purchased was the adult Peter Pan costume.

Since I already had mine and Bug’s costumes, I still had some money on my gift card to spend.  So I decided to browse the kid’s costumes because Bug loves to dress up!  The first think I just knew I was going to have to get was the Jake and the Neverland Pirates costume (sword sold separately).  I’m disappointed that the Jake and the Neverland Pirates costume only comes in toddler sizes 2T and 3T-4T.   I got the 3T-4T size – Bug is kind of between those two sizes right now.  But the costume runs small and if he were truly in a size 4T clothes, this costume would not fit.  And the headband that comes with it is too small.  It’s supposed to wrap around his head and velcro together above each end and have the ends hang down as you can see in the picture from the website – you can see the red ends hanging down behind his head.  That kid must have an incredibly small head because when I put it on Bug, it was about three inches too small.  The velcro doesn’t meet and the ends past the velcro are only about 2 inches long.  I had to tie it together the best I could.  It looks ridiculous because it’s just in a big knot on the back of his head.

Here’s my little Jake.  The costume is super cute, but since it runs small  if Bug grows an inch, he won’t be able to wear it.  You can see that the shirt is already tight across his chest and belly making the vest (which is attached to the shirt) not lay properly.  And it’s a one piece outfit so it’s hard for him to get on and off himself and it leaves no room for growth or altering.  It would be fine for Halloween but it’s disappointing for a child who enjoys dress up play on a day-to-day basis.

Here is Hubs and Bug modeling their costumes:

You can laugh.  It’s ok.  :)  I told Hubs to mimic the guy modeling the costume on the package and the website.  I’d say he nailed it..wouldn’t you agree?

I had some more of my gift card to spend so I also got the Toy Story Woody Accessory Set and the child’s Peter Pan costume.  I put these up for birthday/Christmas gifts for Bug.

Would you like $75 to spend at Halloween Express for costumes? Enter the giveaway using the form below.   Contest ends at 11:59pm 10/10/12.  US entries only!

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Thanks to Halloween Express for giving me $100 to spend on their site. I was in no way paid for my review of the products. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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1 Betty Barnhart Lockhart September 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I am dressing up as a witch this year.


2 Kayla Culwell September 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I will probably wear my Junior prom dress (yes I can still fit in it!), which doubles as a great Witch costume with a thin, longsleeve black shirt under it. My twins are going to be Super Why! and either Superman or Spiderman- he hasn’t quite decided which one yet.


3 Maria Malaveci September 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Daughter – Princess Aurora, and son really wants to be Spiderman. He has been a dinosaur for 3 years, so it would be nice to win this GC for him!


4 Tabathia B September 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

My youngest wants to go as izzy from jake and the neverland pirates


5 tabitha September 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

aww! How cute! Halloween Express has the Izzy Costume too!


6 Paula Lee September 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

My grandson is deciding between a werewolf and spiderman.


7 Debbie Jackson September 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

a witch and a pumpkin
love their snowwhite for infants
debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com


8 Jill A. Collins September 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

We want to get Greek godess costumes :-)


9 Shilo Beedy September 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm

My daughter wants to dress up as a panda or a cat and my son wants to be a super hero


10 Donna O'Neil September 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

My daughter wants to be Alice in Wonderland


11 D Schmidt September 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

My son is going to be Captain America


12 brandi hawn October 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

my oldest son is dressing up like scooby doo and i havent decided what my new baby will be :)


13 Marysa October 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

My 5 year old has changed her mind about 100x. So far she’s wanted to be a fairy princess, Alice in Wonderland, Lalaloopsy, a unicorn, Strawberry Shortcake (as well as half the other Strawberry Shortcake characters), Ariel, and some others.
My 2 year old will probably be content being a dalmation puppy :)
I don’t generally dress up, I do have a witch costume.
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com


14 Lindsey October 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

My toodler is going as the good Spiderman! He’s so excited!!! My hubby and I want to dress up as other super heroes, but we haven’t decided who yet.


15 Kendra Larkins October 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

My daughter is going as Alice from Alice and Wonderland,
My husband the Mad Hatter
and I am going as The Red Queen.


16 tabitha October 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Kendra, I LOVE THAT!


17 Auri Lae October 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Our little one is due October 20th, so chances are I won’t be dressing up, but I might pick up a cute onesie costume for him :)


18 tabitha October 1, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Awww! That’s my son’s birthday! :) He’ll be four this year. He was a pumpkin his first halloween. :)


19 Shannon Orton October 2, 2012 at 7:21 am

My daughter who is 11 wants to be a bottle of ketchup and wants her baby brother to be a hotdog and is going to push him around in his stroller.


20 Jennifer Grover October 2, 2012 at 8:29 am

not sure about what I’ll be.. Would love to get a skylanders costume for my son


21 Alyshia October 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I have 3 boys 3 and under so we are trying to find cute costumes on a budget! We haven’t decided yet.


22 Debra Hall October 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

i like to dress up to pass out candy


23 Angela October 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

My 14 year old son was Peter Pan last year in that exact same costume and my 6 year old was Tinkerbell!! It was adorable. The year before he was The Big Bad Wolf and my little girl was Little Red Riding Hood, one of my all-time favorites! Sadly, this year he is now 15 and will not dress up. Happy Halloween…


24 Ashley October 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

My son is going to be a police man or a fireman hes obsessed with them both !!!!


25 cw October 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I think she has decided on Tinkerbell


26 Eloquence October 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Still haven’t decided yet… should get on that!


27 Kate F. October 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

I’m not sure what I’m going to be yet. My nephew will probably be Spiderman – he’s really into that lately.


28 Daiva October 4, 2012 at 4:47 am

We haven’t decided yet :(


29 adria October 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

This would buy us a ton of decorations for the RV decorating contest at our campsite.


30 adria October 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

My youngest 5 wants to be the Bomb angry bird and my oldest 18 is going as a Jester. I am not sure what I will be yet but I am thinking ompalumpa


31 Mary Happymommy October 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

Oldest son is going to be an army soldier, younger son is going to be Super Mario Luigi, and I think my daughter is going to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, complete with our dog as Toto.


32 Brynn October 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Still thinking of some costumes we can make or get for cheap :)


33 Michele P. October 6, 2012 at 11:06 pm

not 100% positive on my daughter, she wants to go as an 80’s diva and I know I am going as a witch!


34 Robyn Galloway October 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

My little guy really wants to be a fireman but i haven’t found a costume for him I like yet!


35 tabitha October 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm

You should check out Kidorable. We have the Fireman raincoat. You can get the boots to match also. Then his costume doubles as rainy day gear after Halloween is over! :)


36 Austin Baroudi October 8, 2012 at 7:14 am

My daughter wants to be a kitty cat!


37 Kathy B October 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

My daughter wants to wear her karate gi and her older brothers brown belt. My son is not sure he’s going to go out this year.


38 Ashley turicik October 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

My daughter wants to be cat woman and my son hulk


39 Nicole Larsen October 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm

My daughter is going as spidergirl!~


40 Naomie October 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I will have a Pirate, a Ninja, a Scooby Doo, and a cowgirl, however, my husband and I still don’t have costumes.


41 Jessica October 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

I always go as a witch. It’s my go to lazy costume. I make the witch hats myself and doll them up in tulle. Although I’d love to go as something different. A Pirate or even a super hero…. hhmmm


42 Danielle Priser October 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I’m going to be a slice of pizza at work (school cafeteria) and the Bride of Frankenstein at my daughter’s Halloween party/birthday party!


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