Kayla and I were searching for the best halloween costumes and loved the #WishCraft collection from Chasing Fireflies. Chasing Fireflies sent me this cotton candy costume to check out.
If you’re anything like me then this is the time of year you start
obsessing thinking about Halloween. Do I have to worry about scaring toddlers (and parents) with the gigantic tarantula my husband thinks is badass? What can I substitute in that candy bowl so I don’t wind up eating 50 fun size candy bars? Should I attempt to make a costume or tolerate the limited creativity in the costume aisles of the big box stores?
Crafty as I may have become in the last year, when it comes to costumes I will just wave my white flag now. Let’s be honest. Very few people can pull off a homemade costume that looks great and won’t fall apart the second your child decides to you know, be a child? I am not one of those people.
But I knew exactly where my little girl’s heart would point and that was to this cotton candy costume. Kayla begs for cotton candy wherever we go. And probably because I always stamp that request DENIED it seems to be everywhere. The only thing better than eating cotton candy to a 4 year old is actually being cotton candy…and getting your crazy mom to “eat” all of the bites you pretend to pull off of yourself and serve up to her.
What I love about this costume is you can easily add a layer underneath without detracting from the cuteness of it. While it’s a dress-style costume it’s still pretty easy to walk around in. As you can see, Kayla decided to run around in it and was able to maneuver just fine. Plus, unlike many cocktail dresses I’ve tried, this costume passes the “works sitting down” test. The tulle overlay is sparkly and billows, but not too puffy that it gets in the way of your kid being a kid.
Oh, and I adore the accessories you can choose to add. A matching treat bag always a necessity when it comes to Halloween. And I’d be lying if I said this one was getting anything less than a workout. Kayla wants to use it to carry all of her little action figures and small toys around the house. I would like to see the straps made more plush and comfortable in the future, but it gets a 10 for coordination, cuteness and ability to hold a good amount of (but not too much) candy. My trick-or-treating rule is when the bag gets full we go home. So this one is just right for Kayla to feel like she got the full experience without being dragged around the entire neighborhood five times. Did I mention we live on a mountain?
Personally, I always feel a teensy bit sad when Halloween is over and it’s time to put the decorations and costumes away. While searching Chasing Fireflies for accessories to go with Kaylas cotton candy costume I saw these candy cane fairy wings and thought they were the perfect unexpected add on. I mean, the only thing that could possibly be better than rocking a cotton candy getup is transforming into a cotton candy fairy, right? I don’t doubt that these wings will stay with us for quite some time and make multiple appearances around the holidays!