Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter's on its Way!

Disclaimer/Disclosure: We were given an item to review. Any and all opinions are our own.

It's Easter! Who is excited? Did you dye eggs? Did you get a nice basket? Here in Casa de Young-Howze we decided to get dressed up for the occasion. Our friends at Buy Costumes sent us a fabulous Easter Bunny costume. Mascot quality at that! It's now on sale for $25 so buy it now and save it for next year. We had a fun time trying it on and seeing how it looked. Ok I made Ricky try it on and I took pictures. Below are our thoughts about it.

  1. It fit really well on a big person (Ricky is 6'3" and heavy and it fit ok). If you are taller than Ricky you might have a problem. However if you are chubby it will fit pretty well.
  2. It is a complete costume with bootie covers and a high quality mask. Also it has the vest and bow tie accessories that take this from bunny to Easter Bunny. It's nice to know that if you buy this you are all set.
  3. The costume itself was very light and comfortable fabric. Seriously! It was fuzzy but it wasn't too heavy. I will say it is light enough to see through so pick what you wear under it wisely!
  4. The mask is a bit too small and suffocating. Our mask was missing breathing holes and poor Ricky nearly died... Ok it wasn't that bad but he wanted out quick.
  5. Because the hands were mittens it lacked dexterity. It would have been better if they were gloves. 
All in all it is a really great costume. We have decided to donate to our local church so that they can use it in the future. Even if you switch out the mask for ears and make up this is still a very fun costume!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

We're back!!!

February 14, 2015

Hello guys and dolls!!! I missed you so much!!! I can't believe I haven't blogged in 4 months! What is wrong with me? I guess I've just been so busy. December Ricky and I went home (TN) for the holidays, January was swamped with wedding planning, February was our wedding and honeymoon and March was spent job hunting... More on all of this later.

For now I just want to know how have you been? How's life? Did I miss anything important? When I get back into swing of things there will be some great reviews, wedding talk, and we can even get personal. Love you all! It's good to be back! I was going to title this "back in black" but as you can see that dress isn't black...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pirate Night Plus Size Costume

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I was given an item to review. Any and all opinions are my own.

Hello guys and dolls. Or should I say "buccaneers"? So I have been looking high and low for a good pirate costume that would fit my curves. Not an easy task! Why do I need a pirate costume? Well between you and me there is a pirate night on a cruise I am going on and I believe in going all out!

Enter my friends at Anytime Costumes! They have a lot of great costumes and in pretty diverse sizes. Like curvy. When I saw this particular costume it said it went up to a size 22. I am bigger than that. A lovely 24 to be exact so I knew I was taking a chance. However when I tried on the costume it fit like a glove! I was actually surprised at how nicely it fit. 

In the above picture you can see the complete costume with a pirate hat from my own collection. The costume comes with a head scarf but I be a captain. The only issue with the fit was around the bust area. The corset ties to the shirt between the breasts. When you look at the last pic in this post you will see my girls look a little lopsided. Truth be told I think this was designed for someone a lot less busty than I. After a few adjustments I was able to make it look good.

In the picture above you can see what the costume is supposed to look like. It doesn't come with the hat, sword or boots but everything else is there. Another issue I had is the costume doesn't look the same on me as it does in the pic. Yes the woman and I are shaped differently but the scarf part around the waist didn't turn out like the pic. I actually had an issue tying it because it just hangs as 2 long pieces of the skirt. I just made up how I tied it.

With that said it is a great costume and worth the $39.99 ($40) price tag. It is well constructed and if it will fit me it will fir a large range of sizes. I cannot wait to try it out on my vacation and style it with more pirate-y accessories. What's great is I have something that can work for Halloween or another costume party. Or maybe this will inspire you to throw a party! What do you think are good pirate party ideas?