For Scarlett’s Birthday she got a Little Mermaid costume from Grandma Ruth. The one that came in the mail, promptly lost its little Rhinestone with the picture of Ariel. So I exchanged it, at Target, for a new one. The second experienced a massive rip within an hour of wearing it. I again returned it to Target, wrote a bad online review of the product and began looking for a new, better quality Ariel costume. Seriously, I expect a $20 costume to last more than an hour! I expect a $5 costume to last at least a day!
I looked at the $39.95 costumes at the Disney Store. Which by the way, the store is way cool! I can’t imagine how crazy the girls would go at actual Disney Land! But that’s another story. But, really?? $40 for a costume. Seemed excessive, but Scarlett was quite sad about her costume ripping and me returning it. I even contemplated letting her keep the ripped one. I stumbled upon a website that was selling kids costumes for cheap with FREE shipping. Quality costumes that retail for $48-$60 in October. Here is Scarlett’s new “Deluxe” Little Mermaid costume. I bought it for $20 — retail for $60. October’s retailed for $48 — got it for $13. At one point, in my online shopping cart, I had the Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Princess Tianna, and Cinderella. I may have been in trouble if $100 in costumes showed up at the front door. Jeff may have given the UPS driver a standing order to “return to sender” on all future packages. I refrained and did only get the Little Mermaid but did email and text friends with little girls to alert them to the great deals!