Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Girls Renaissance Costume Review

I always loved dressing up as a kid.

This is why I was excited when the people at Costume Super Center contacted me and asked if I would review a costume. I debated getting one for myself—then I realized that my kids are cuter on camera and opted to choose something for my daughter. (My son is still in the stage where he just wants pictures of his butt taken.)

There were a lot of girls dress up costumes to choose from. I was impressed with all the choices. Now, most of my bloggers know that I have an infatuation with Henry VIII so I wanted to find a style that reminded me of that era. I found tons of Renaissance costumes on the site so I was pleased.

In the end, I choose this one:



A beautiful Gold & Red Queen Costume.

“Natalie,” I said when it arrived. “Want to play dress up? You can be Princess Elizabeth, Anne Boleyn’s daughter. Do your remember who Anne Boleyn was?”

Natalie nodded and gripped her neck. “Ouch,” was all she’d say.

“Yup. She got her head cut off.” Now that I think about it, I probably shouldn’t have told her that story. But I was reading a biography on Anne Boleyn and Natalie wanted to know what it was about so….I told her. Maybe I should have just said “And Henry and Anne parted ways,” and left it at that. Instead I basically said, “And Anne and her head parted ways…”

Whoops.

Anyway.

I put Natalie in the dress. I instantly loved it.





“All bow to Princess Elizabeth,” I bellowed. “You know Natalie, Princess Elizabeth became a fabulous queen. She—”

“My name is Natalie!” Natalie snapped.

“Yes, I know, we’re just pretending.”

“Call me NATALIE! Princess NATALIE!”

Fine. Excuse me.

Another thing Natalie liked about the costume? It came with the crown and scepter. A lot of costumes you have to buy those separate. Natalie kept using the scepter as a magic wand.



“I turn you into a frog,” she told me primly.

“Okay. But who is going to make dinner tonight then?” I wanted to know.

Natalie ignored me. If she had her way, the following things would have been turned into a frog: me, our house, my car, the grass, the neighbor’s dog…

I gave Natalie a special book to flip through. I felt it was fitting.





Natalie read all about beheadings, and dying from childbirth and more beheadings…



She’s all, “Holy crap, Henry keeps thinking that he’s in love and then it ALL GOES TERRIBLY WRONG!”

After some light reading, I tried to teach her to curtsy.



“Wouldn’t it be fun to curtsy to your mother?” I asked her.

“I don’t like to curtsy,” she informed me. “And call me Your Majesty.”



Oops. It’s all gone to her head.


**I did not get any monetary compensation for this review I was just supplied with the costume. The opinions are my own.**

43 comments:

  1. I LOVE Natalie photo shoots! I also love antying HenryVIII so I love the pic of her with the book! hilarious!

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  2. She's precious - can I borrow her wand? There's a few folks that could use the frog treatment!

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  3. She is way too cute for someone to yell, "OFF WITH HER HEAD!"

    That costume is adorable.

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  4. She is so adorable I think any costume would look great on her. I mean her majesty!

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  5. She looks so cute! And I'm with Mrs. Werginz on this one too. Love Natalie's photo shoots, esp. as a mom of boys, and have always been obsessed with all things Henry VIII since a trip to England in 2nd grade

    I checked out the costume website and what a great selection they have!

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  6. oh natlaie!
    she is always so adorable!!!

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  7. Too cute!!! Who wouldn't want to be a princess or queen?? LOL. I told everyone that I was going to marry Prince William, but that Kate took him away. LOL!!!

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  8. She is so cute!! I love the first picture of her reading that book, her face is priceless. and the picture where she is throwing her head back. hahah she is so beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful girl... hilarious mother!

    Love that you told her the story of Henry.

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  10. Such a poser! How many walls did you have to run into for those shots?

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  11. She is just too cute for words. :)

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  12. You're hilarious and she is one cutie patootie of a beauty!

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  13. This is such a cute costume! What fun for dress up. And of course, Natalie makes it even cuter. I seriously think she's the cutest little girl!!

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  14. It looks great on her - she must be royalty for sure!

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  15. Sounds like a true queen! OFF WITH HER HEAD! ;P

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  16. Her Majesty does look impressive, much nicer than the girl on the costume box.

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  17. So cute! She looks so happy in it :)

    Visiting from SITS.

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  18. she's a beautiful little princess! :)

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  19. The stuff little girl's dreams are made of. She looks beautiful!

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  20. My gosh, this is too funny and cute. That Natalie is too much. I love your blog for posts like this... She's definitely sugar and spice... if that spice is paprika!!!

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  21. She is beyond cute and you did a great photo shoot!

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  22. She is so adorable and that costume is fabulous!

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  23. You sure do have a little cutie! My daughter loved playing dress up when she was little too. Now that I think of it, at 24 she still does!

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  24. I love the "looking down to check out the curtsy" shot. And tell Natalie that I don't like to curtsy either.

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  25. She is adorable & sassy too... Ha, I love it!

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  26. Too cute - clearly she was born to be a princess.

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  27. No really....she is just her own complete brand of adorable. She's just pretty, and I love her "modeling".

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  28. She's adorable!! .. and I love the play by play story line, hysterical!

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  29. Gawd she is adorable. I love the look on her face while she's reading the book. Seriously classic!!

    Maybe you can get Tommy a plumber's costume for your next review :)

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  30. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the loudest laugh I have had in days. Oh God, Natalie sitting there reading the book... the beheadings... the bad marriages... I'm still laughing, and when I need a non-prescriptive Prozac moment in the next few days, I'll know where to go. THANK YOU!

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  31. Gorgeous, gorgeous costume!!! Your daughter is a hoot!

    I have that book on Kindle! Totally addicted to the era and a huge Tudor fan.

    Over here Halloween isn't even a blip on the radar, but Carnival is HUGE!! And their costumes are soooo much better than ours! Really detailed and imaginetive too!

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  32. Very nice costume. She looks gorgeous as usual.

    PS I have that book.

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  33. What a beautiful costume and a beautiful model.

    LisaDay

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  34. She looks great! The picture with her and Henry's six wives--you could make money off of that one! It's just too perfect. I'm actually sort of coveting it for my own blog, though I have no post about Henry VIII planned soon. (Maybe Jonathan Rhys Meyers, though. Yum.)

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  35. Your daughter is adorable. And her power trip is why I will never do this for my own daughter. It will go badly, I tell ya!

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  36. I have that book! Isn't it great? I have the one about his children too, also pretty awesome. *sigh* Love me some Henry VIII history!

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  37. oh my goodness she is gorgeous! ugh, my next one better be a girl ;)

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