So, my first job was to select a costume for Ruby. Unlike lots of the high street shops and supermarkets, Fancy Dress Outfitters have a HUGE range for young children and toddlers (they also cater for babies!).
Ruby is getting to the age where she's a bit scared by spooks and ghouls, in fact in town this week she nearly leaped out of her skin when we turned an aisle and were unexpectedly faced with a life-sized mannequin dressed as the Grim Reaper - there were tears!
So, already I was liking Fancy Dress Outfitters because they have all sorts of costumes that can be worn for Halloween and beyond - characters; super heroes and animals etc.
I finally settled on this gorgeous Scooby Doo outfit, and when it arrived Ruby Doo was SO excited!
|S'cuse the tummy!|
She couldn't wait to get in unpacked.
|Getting to know you|
It was simple to put on, and was a pretty good fit. I loved the details like the collar and tag and of course the tail! The paws slip over the hands and feet with elasticated straps, meaning you can wear your normal shoes hidden underneath.
|The dog showed a lot of interest!|
Ruby quickly discovered how to manoeuvre in the costume for full theatrical effect! She's planning on wearing it to her nursery party on the 31st.
I'm really impressed with the quality of the costume - this isn't one that's going to fall apart after one wear. I can see us getting lots and lots of fun out of this - I just hope she doesn't ask to wear it out EVERY day!
The website is brilliant too. There's a great search facility at the top of the home page where you type in "who do you want to be?" It will then show you all suitable costumes: brilliant for fancy dress parties.
Oh, and I got a costume too! I don't feel brave enough to show you it on, and I expect I won't be wearing it to the school gates, but the old man can't wait for Halloween now! So, if Ruby's Scooby, that makes me...?
Massive thanks to Fancy Dress Outfitters for sending me these costumes to review - it's been one of the most fun reviews ever!
Disclosure: I received the 2 costumes free of charge for the purposes of this review, however, any views expressed are my own, honest opinions.