Renaissance Costume SuperCenter Review

by Mama Chocolate on September 6, 2011

We were sent the Princess Juliet Costume to review from the Costume Supercenter!

While we do not personally celebrate Halloween, we do celebrate Reformation Day which also falls on October 31st.

I often make our outfits for that celebration, but the Costume Supercenter has a pretty good selection of Renaissance costumes for all ages, many of which would do wonderfully, including the Juliet costume that Katie is loving!

What little girl wouldn’t want this princess dress?

If you are looking for toddler Halloween costumes, you’ll find a wide and creative variety!

While I am impressed by the variety that you’ll find at Costume Supercenter, I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the quality. I realize that they are “just” costumes, but we had several issues.

Most importantly, the sizing seemed way off. The only size available for this Juliet costume was Toddler 2-4 which says it “fits most sizes 2T-4T.”

(my apologies for the blurry picture, Katie was WIGGLY!)

Katie is a slender 2T, and the dress is very snug on her, to the point that it is difficult to get on and off, and the front panel is already starting to rip away from the seams.

There is no way that it would fit on an average-sized 4-year-old.

Also, the inside is scratchy and uncomfortable and the dress overall is very cheaply designed. I would be very disappointed if I had paid the $31.97 that it sells for at Costume Supercenter.

Like I said, I realize this is just a costume, and that it’s not intended for everyday wear, (although Katie would love to wear it every. single. day.) I wouldn’t think it was such a big deal if it was less expensive, but to me, $31.97 (plus shipping costs,) for a costume of this quality is somewhat overpriced.

If you’re looking for a certain themed costume and you’re planning on using it just for the one night, Costume Supercenter can accommodate you. They have speedy shipping options, (at the cheapest rate, I got mine in about 9 days,) and a great exchange policy if you change your mind.

But if you’re looking for a quality costume that will hold up past a few times of being worn, I suggest you make it or look elsewhere!

*I was sent the Princess Juliet costume free of charge to facilitate this review. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review and my opinions have not been influenced in any way. I will always be honest with my readers.

 

 

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Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... September 7, 2011 at 3:50 am

I am awaiting the Triceratops from here. I hope it fits my Little Boy!
I was going to get this same one for my Little Girl, but I got her a costume on sale for 90% off last season!
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HappyHomemaker September 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for being honest!!

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Allison Lewis September 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

You’re right, that is a bit much for a cheaply-made child’s costume. Last year, I ordered an Alice in Wonderland costume for my little girl. I didn’t order from this particular site, but I think everything sells the same thing. Luckily, I only paid $12 for it…it didn’t fit her at all, and it just looked plain bad. She didn’t mind, though!

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