Unplug the TV & Dress Up with Costume Express #Unplug2Play

By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
July 16, 2013

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In many families across the country, dressing up in costume happens once a year, usually around Halloween time.  This is not the case in our family though.  Ever since they were little, my boys have loved to dress up in their superhero and television show character costumes!  As one who grew up as the oldest of four girls, I had no idea who the different superheroes were, but I do now and that’s in big part due to my boys’ excitement and desire to dress up in costume. 

Now that my boys are older, the excitement of dressing up is still there, but has faded away somewhat.  I find that rather than dressing up and using their imagination to engage in creative play, they are often times in front of the television screen or electronic devices watching shows or playing games.  So when I had the opportunity to purchase costumes for them from Costume Express, and flex their creative muscles, I jumped on it!  Plus, they were pretty stoked as well to be able to browse the Costume Express site and pick out their very own costume.

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The Costume Express site was really easy to search through and I was surprised by what a large selection of costumes I found.  The boys had a blast looking at all the different costumes and found it somewhat challenging to choose just one but they found them.  Brian chose a The Amazing Spider-Man Classic Kids Costume.  Dallen chose a Green Lantern – Hal Jordan Muscle Child Costume.  Sammy chose an Iron Man 3 Patriot Classic Muscle Child Costume.  You can see more about our shopping experience HERE.

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As a blogger, I get a lot of packages from UPS and FedEx, but the boys were particularly excited to receive the one coming from Costume Express.  As soon as the package arrived, we opened it up and the boys excitedly grabbed for their costume.  It was within a matter of a minute that they tore open the costume packages and started putting them on.  I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture with them and the package before opening them!

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The boys put on their costumes and started posing for the camera and running around the house playing the different superhero characters.  Heck, they even started searching for gloves to add on and props to play with.  It started making me wish I had purchased those extras to go with their costumes, but regardless, they were engaging in fun, imaginative play.  The youngest one even wanted to pack his costume for our Maui trip, but there wasn’t rom.  It was awesome!

Doesn’t it sound awesome to get the kids away from the screen and more engaged in imaginary play?  Well, you can with Costume Express!  For a limited time, you can receive FREE shipping for orders over $75 and 15% off when you sign up with your email.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

26 Responses to “Unplug the TV & Dress Up with Costume Express #Unplug2Play”

  1. I love these great costumes! The happy looks on your boy’s faces show that they do too. Hope they have lots of fun with them!

  2. Love your cute little super heroes! My son used to love playing dress up. It’s such a great way to encourage imagination!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      My boys love to play dress up! I love watching them playing in their costumes and engaging in imaginary play. 🙂

  3. Those costumes are so cute! Your boys look so happy. My little guy wants one now too, he says “those are cool mom”. I will check them out, hard to believe Halloween is right around the corner!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      They have a lot of really great deals on the Costume Express site. My boys love to dress up all year long. It’s so funny and cute!

  4. Those costumes are super-cute. I’ll have to bookmark this site for Halloween!

  5. Jeannette says:

    Your little guy is so cute and you got some amazing costumes! Great deals! I’m going to have to check this out and try to unplug my guys!

  6. Angela says:

    I absolutely love that these costumes match up with the kid’s favorite movies!

  7. Nikki says:

    We’ve gotten a few costumes from them, and they are awesome! I love how well they hold up to the roughest costume play!

  8. Amber K says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m loving these costumes – I can’t wait for Halloweeen!!!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Halloween is fun, but it’s awesome that the kiddos can dress up in their costumes all year long, thanks to Costume Express! 🙂

  9. Looks like they are having fun!

    My girls like to play dress up all year, too!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      It is so much fun Krystyn and I love that they use their imagination rather than sitting in front of a video game or movie on the tv screen. 🙂

  10. The Mom Jen says:

    Cute! My youngest loves to dress up any time of year!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      I love it when they dress up and it isn’t Halloween. We used to even go to the grocery store in their costumes – lol

  11. So cute! I love the toddler costumes, they’re adorable.

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Randa – they have a great selection of costumes and i totally agree with you about the toddler costumes!

  12. So fun!! My kids would love that! We too have the costumes out all year!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      What is their favorite costume Jaime? Dressing up throughout the year is lots of fun for the kiddos.

  13. That is so cool! Awesome photos! =)

  14. Jennifer Young says:

    My kids dress up all year long as well! I have a dress up area set up in their play room with lots and lots of costumes. My girls dress up almost daily, they love it. It is really funny when we go out of the house and people are look at them wondering what is going on, lol!

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