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Monday, October 21, 2013

BuyCostumes.com Halloween Costume Review


I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
In the past, I've always just taken my son out for Halloween and waited around in the background. This year, he has a party at school that I'll be helping out with. I thought I would have a little more fun with him than just showing up in my typical blue jeans and a t-shirt. Thanks to an offer from buycostumes.com, I was able to pick up a costume that would be appropriate for the party.

My son and I have been playing lots of Minion Rush lately on my mobile phone, a Despicable Me related game. I thought it would be fun if we both went in costumes from the game for Halloween this year. I picked up the Despicable Me 2 Dave Minion Adult Foam Costume. My son got a child version of Dave that wasn't foam. I didn't want to go in exactly the same costumes, but still be recognizable that we're together. The costume has gone in and out of stock all season so if interested in getting the costume, check back frequently. Apparently, it is a little more popular than I was expecting.

The process of picking a costume from the site can be a bit overwhelming if you don't have a plan in mind beforehand. The top of the site offers your typical breakdown of Adult, Kid, and Pet like categories. What I found most beneficial was the Shop by Character tab on the right, and probably just as helpful was on the very bottom of the page Shop by Theme. At times, I couldn't tell where something would be listed between the two. For instance, Lady Gaga Costumes were listed under Theme, not Character.

If you're more into browsing the site to find a costume, versus going the theme route, once you pick something like Adult, the far left column offers search filtering options that allow you to narrow the selections down by gender, price, category, celebrations, or brand. The celebrations breakdown was the most interesting that requires a little explanation. While you can certainly use almost any of the costumes for Halloween, if you were say looking for an End of the World themed costume, picking that topic under Celebrations would allow you to more easily find a costume for that event.

In searching for a costume, while I had an initial goal in mind, I did have to search for different costumes. As previously mentioned, the minion is not always in stock and when I started looking it wasn't. Thankfully, by the time I was ready to order, it was back in stock. But, all the different filtering available did help me locate an appropriate costume. It should help you, too, and there is still time to get the costume by Halloween. They also offer live chat during normal hours if you have any questions.

If you order by October 26th, you can get 20% off with coupon code FRIGHT20. Shipping is free if you spend over $65. The costume I ordered would have had a $7 charge had it not been sent for review purposes.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

4 comments:

  1. lol i love your costume! my son wants to go as a minion too!

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  2. I think it's great that you are wearing a costume too! It looks great!

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  3. Love you costume!! I am going to have to check out this site!

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  4. It's great having somewhere to get an adult costume that looks decent, I like to dress up and usually have to make it. It's great knowing this site exist. I'll visit it next year.

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