Sunday, October 09, 2011
Alfie has dressed up as a pirate for Halloween for about four years straight, so it was high time to give him a new look this year. The problem is, Alfie is not really into Halloween. He only dresses us for the kids and for me. To earn his approval, a Halloween costume has to be cool enough to be worth the bother of dressing up into, or easy enough to whip on and off so it doesn't really matter.
Fortunately, Pottery Barn Teen's Halloween costumes are both. I love Pottery Barn Kids' Halloween costumes, but I didn't even realize that Pottery Barn Teen had costumes for teens until they offered to send us one to review. Well, they do, and just like the kids' line, the teens costumes all have a whimsical, nostalgic, high-quality look about them. Teens can be a doughnut, hotdog, mad scientist, gnome and more. Finally, a line of costumes for teens that don't focus on the scary or slutty! What's more, all of them are easy to take off and put on, so teens can take them off easily, once they're done with dress-up and want to be teens again. My favorite was the werewolf costume, so we ordered it, and just like that, Alfie has found his costume for Halloween!
The costume is simple, just a headpiece and gloves, but it's really all you need. Werewolves do wear human clothing, after all! The fur is nice and lush, but since the hat and gloves are lined, they don't itch at all. Alfie can keep his costume on for the photos, then take it off anytime he wants (or keep it on to stay warm while we're trick or treating). Easy on, easy off -- check!
We all love Alfie's new werewolf costume (cool costume -- double check!), so we all got a turn pretending to be werewolves:
The werewolf paws slip on like fingerless gloves, so you can still use your hands with them on, instead of having to take them off for every little task.
It's a one-size-fits-all costume, so even though it's Pottery Barn Teen, people of all ages can wear it.
I love this photo -- I think Jammy looks like a fierce little bear. The ears are a bit long, so it's easy to mistake the werewolf costume for a bear costume, so Alfie is going to wear a plaid shirt, puffy vest and jeans so he looks like Michael J. Fox's Teenage Werewolf. This is the closest he's ever going to get to looking like a teenager again, so he'd better enjoy it while it lasts!
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.