Anyone who has presented a gift to a child without those all-important batteries will relate to my experience early this summer when, in an attempt to impress my niece, I did exactly that. My aim of securing my position of Aunty of the Year failed in spectacular fashion when, of course, the game didn’t work.
In fact, I think I actually fell quite substantially in my four-year-old niece’s estimation, so there has been a need to make amends. And I have found the perfect way to do that in the form of a Tinker Bell Light Up Costume , courtesy of Fancy Dress Outfitters – an online fancy dress retailer.
The product includes a pale green glitter petal dress with light-up fibre optic skirt, sequin detailing, character print and detachable wings. At £19.55 it does seem like very good value for money. It is well stitched and likely to last. The batteries for the light up skirt can also be replaced, although an off switch would be helpful so the lights don’t flash even when it’s hanging in the wardrobe.
The costume arrived promptly and was well packaged. If anything it is a little on the small size for a four and a half year old. I ordered age 3-4 and it would have been helpful to see some costume measurements on the website as it might have prompted me to go for the next size up.
I won’t let on to my niece that I received the product free of charge for the purpose of this review. There’s a danger that the esteem I gain from presenting her with this could be eroded slightly if she finds out I haven’t actually paid for it. She might think I’ve stolen it from a shop, which my daughter once accused me of when I produced a review product I hadn’t paid for. There are some things that young children simply don’t need to know, and this is one of them.