Because Make-Believe is So Much More Than Just a Costume
Great Pretenders believe that “dress-up” is so much more than just putting on a costume, as Oppenheim Toy Portfolio says:
“Pretend play is not just great fun. It’s the way kids develop imagination and creative thinking skills and try out being big and powerful. Pretending also brings the world down to the child’s size and understanding. It’s a way to develop communication skills and an outlet for expressing feelings and fears.”
Costumes are hard to come by unless its Halloween, and that is especially true for boys dress-up. My youngest son LOVES to dress up, and he will wear his Halloween costumes until they are literally falling apart. In my quest to find him quality, well-made costumes for year-round dress-up play, I came across a Canadian company called Great Pretenders.
Why Great Pretenders?
- Great Pretenders is a Canadian company!
- Many products are created from start to finish in Sarnia, Ontario (which allows Great Pretenders to personally oversee and guarantee product quality)
- Products made in Canada proudly wear the Maple Leaf Logo
- At times, they also work with global factories outside of North America when their Canadian factory is not able to produce an item. These products are made to their exact specifications and high quality standards.
- They have warehouses in both Canada and the United States. Items will ship out from the warehouse of your country, which reduces shipping cost, time, and also saves you from cross-boarder duties and custom charges.
- All of their products meet safety regulations, and many have won prestigious awards!
We were sent a Bat Cape with Hood for Hayden’s Superhero Adventure pretend-play. Before I get to Hayden’s part of the review, I need to talk about the quality of this cape. We have other capes of varying quality and price in the house, but nothing compares to the quality of the Great Pretenders cape. Its not an exaggeration to say that this is built to LAST and will most certainly last through more than one child.
The quality of the Great Pretender products are absolutely amazing. You can actually SEE the love and care that went into the stitching. These are not factory/mass-produced costumes. You can see all the details are there with the Bat Cape, nothing was missed. Just look at the quality of the stitching. This cape is made to last.
Not only are the Great Pretender products extremely high quality, they are also reasonably priced! Our Bat Cape with Hood retails for just $25! To be totally honest, I was not expecting a cape of this quality because of the low price tag. Its amazing, and I know we will get a LOT of use of it. Once Hayden outgrows this, it will be put into my toy box of toys I am saving for my future grandbabies. My oldest is 22, so its not as far off as it might seem!
Hayden LOVES his new Bat Cape. Now he can be Batman whenever he wants. The material is soft and comfortable, and I see hours and hours of imaginative Superhero play this spring and summer. Best of all (for me, anyways) is the fact that the cape is machine washable! I also like that it is size-flexible, so it can grow with your child and last for years.
One of the newer products at Great Pretenders are Colour A Costumes! They are reversible (one side is satin, the other side is for colouring) and they come with 8 permanent water based markers. The Butterfly Wings also comes with 50 stick on gems.
If you would like to check out all the amazing products that Great Pretenders carries, visit them online or check them out on social media!
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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.
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