Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween costume shopping

Posted by Lauren Eggers at 10:38 AM
We were browsing through Target the other night, doing some light craft shopping. The fiancé decided he wanted to to spend more quality time with Aurelia. We passed the Halloween section.

Really? Is summer over ALREADY?!

Aurelia saw a boys ninja costume and bursts out "MOMMY!!! I want to be mini ninja!". She's so in love with that video game. As are the fiancé and I, we originally purchased it for ourselves. So we purchased the costume (a whopping $7), a couple of other random moms asked us why we were purchasing her a boy's costume. Why not?

The next day we hit the mall to do some browsing. We passed the Disney store and of course all their princess costumes are in the window. Something beautiful caught my eye... I stopped. Aurelia noticed at this point and said "I want to be that princess!". I also wanted her to be that princess. It was beautiful - so beautiful even her daddy was like "lets get it!".

Belle Beauty & The Beast Costume

Please excuse the grainy photo, I only brought my iPhone with me. However, there's a quality image below.

I grabbed her size off the rack and begin walking to checkout. As I was doing so I checked the tags..

All costumes were $10 off and the quality was slightly nicer than the other costumes available. I assumed it wouldn't be too much more.

Here I am in the middle of the store looking at the tag closely... Rubbing my eyes... Looking again. Then I burst out laughing. I then turned out and placed the costume back. I wasn't the only one who did this, I saw at least two other moms do the same.

You see. This costume was So beautiful... So elegant... SO EXPENSIVE. A whopping $140 AFTER the $10 off discount. For a halloween costume... No accessories included.


Image from Disney


I did some research when I got home. It is apparently a limited deluxe edition. Only 2,000 were made.
I'm assuming that the limited edition Disney factor may make this a hot item. However, I will be patiently waiting until after Halloween to see if I can catch this on clearance. 

4 comments:

Jill on September 27, 2010 at 10:54 AM said...

Last year, I did the same thing. I figured maybe I could get the XXXXXXXL for myself. They have "limited edition" princess costumes every year, and they sell all the way through Christmas. In fact, it *was* Christmas when I saw it. It was slightly different than this one, but I recognized it immediately when you texted the picture to me.

If you want something like that, I suggest you break out the sewing machine and make it yourself, because I doubt they will really drop down in price enough for it to seem like money well spent. $150 for something she's only going to fit into for less than a year? Yeesh.

Lauren E on September 27, 2010 at 12:33 PM said...

I have no room for my sewing machine. Want to sew it for me? You'll be my fave sister.

abby on September 28, 2010 at 1:14 AM said...

Oh that costume is adorable. I mean there's no harm in being a ninja.. I don't see why only boys get to wear certain costumes, and girls get to wear certain costumes..I think she'll make a fab ninja! As for the belle costume WOW on the price tag I too would be rubbing my eyes back and forth. I'll probably be waiting for sales as well for my sons costume.. hopefully you get to snag that costume on sale :)

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