I have a little girl that is absolutely obsessed with mermaids. One special mermaid in particular: Disney’s Ariel. Lucy has a super-active imagination, and she will pull Parker into her dream world. They’ll run around the house, holding hands and playing “Ariel and Eric.” If we’re at church, and she’s playing with the baby dolls in the nursery, one will be named Ariel, and the other will be Eric. Every time.
And then there’s my favorite part of her obsession. Whenever we’re outside at night, and Lucy sees a star, she’ll make a wish: “Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight. I wish to be a mermaid.” The wish is always followed by a long sigh and the question, “Mom, will God ever make me a mermaid?”
Because Lucy is so obsessed with mermaids, I have been scouring the internet for months now, searching through hundreds of mermaid costumes. I had found some cute ones, but none that really jumped out at me or screamed “Ariel.” And when I went searching for Disney costumes, most of the places I looked about made me fall out of my chair, they were so high priced.
I thought for sure I was destined to never find the perfect costume for my little mermaid wanna-be.
And then, I was contacted by Costume Discounters and asked if I would like to do a review. Since all of my kids love to play dress up, I figured it would be fun for any of them. Then, I had a look around. I couldn’t believe it. There it was, a Kids Ariel Little Mermaid Costume. They had it in Lucy’s size and everything. I about fell out of my chair. Then, I looked at the price: $17.99. Are you kidding me? Totally affordable, and so adorable! I asked him if I could review that costume, and he sent it my way.
When it arrived, I couldn’t wait to pull it out of the package and take a look at it. The costume is so well made, and Lucy is ecstatic. Now, she can be a mermaid anytime she wants.. and believe me, she wants to all.the.time. I’m pretty sure that she would sleep in the costume if I let her. In fact, I know she would.
The costume is pretty thin, so I don’t know that I’d recommend it for a Halloween costume unless you live somewhere very warm. But, it’s the perfect costume for dress up time, birthday parties, or even if you’re off to visit Disney World to meet Ariel.
We ordered the costume in a size 4 – 6x, and it’s just a bit big on Lucy – who normally wears a 4/5. It’s great, because she can grow into it. It is kind of long, though, so I’m definitely investing in the matching Ariel dress shoes. The costume seems sturdy enough to handle lots of use. It’s put up with Lucy’s daily wearings so far, so I’m sure this will make her happy for many months to come. And, if it does fall apart from daily wearings month after month, I now know where to go to buy another one.
They ship FAST, too, so if you still need a Christmas gift, you’ve got time to order one. Just head on over and find the perfect costume for your family’s costume needs.
Check out Costume Discounters for all your costume needs. They have it all, and they guarantee the lowest price. If you find an identical costume somewhere else online, they’ll match the price PLUS give you 20% off. Can’t beat that!
Disclaimer: I was contacted by a member of Costume Supercenter and asked to do a review of one of their costumes. I was sent a costume to facilitate my honest and thorough review. Opinions in this post are 100% my own. I was in no other way compensated for this post.