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.