Party City is North America’s one-stop shop for Halloween, 2012. According to the National Retail Federation, the average person spends $72 on Halloween planning. For a family of four, that can be a very hefty price tag. Beat the spending blues at Party City with costumes of superior value that stand out from their mass-marketed versions. The Costume USA ensembles provide additional accessories, more materials, and more intricate design without adding more to the price tag.
- Disney Darlings: Beloved Disney Princesses are still winning our hearts and topping the charts of favorite costumes for little trick-or-treaters and moms alike. Sprinkled with glitter, and infused with details such as character cameos, jeweled flowers and sweet ruffles, one can feel like royalty without paying for the crown jewels.
- Blast from the Past: Wind back the clock to the roaring twenties, ancient Greece, or brave barbarian times. With great details such as black fringe for a speakeasy look, sheer shoulder draping made for a goddess and faux fur layering to resemble patchwork animal skin — these attires capture the essence of each era. Accessories like feather headbands and black gloves, embossed laurel wreath headbands, gold armbands, and furry leg warmers tie the look together while still maintaining a price tag of under $40.
- Haunting Classics: Vamp it up, get batty or join the crew on a buccaneer voyage — whatever the fantasy, allow it to come true this Halloween. Classic costumes are timeless but with carefully crafted details from frilly skirts, to boot covers and detachable sashes, they are versatile and adaptable allowing one to add their own twist to the fairytale. From $5 to under $30, the options are affordable and the costume choices, practically endless.
For under $30 my little one is decked out and ready to….well…she won’t be spooking anyone, but she will get some oohs and awws for her Ballerina Bee Costume. I love all the attention to detail on the costume. The tutu is soft and not scratchy and has the black trim to finish it off on the bottom. Sequins, flowers, and jewels adorn the wand, wings, and bodice of the leotard. I worried that the pipe cleaner head band would not hold up. It’s literally two cleaners with fluff tied and glued on a headband. But, to my happiness, my daughter wore the costume to a birthday party and everything is in tact and still holding strong!
The wings are sewn strong and have a neat pattern on them, so many lovely additions to this very affordable costume. The only thing that this ballerina needed was black tights ($4 at Target) and her ballet slippers and she is set for this week’s trick-or-treating at her school party and into the evening! ($33.99 total)We were sent product for honest review. All opinions are our own!