superdumb supervillain: Gonna Dress You Up in My Love…

Monday, December 17, 2007

Gonna Dress You Up in My Love…

***WINNER PICKED 12/22 WITH RANDOM.ORG***

***CONGRATULATIONS, #24: Three Ps in a Pod!!!***


Roo loves dressing up. No matter how hard you try to imbue your daughter with a tomboy spirit and feminist manifesto, it seems like they all want to be a princess, at least on the outside. Unfortunately, unwashable crunchy poly satin and stretch sequin foiled fabric with glued on maribou trim seems to be the hallmark of the Princess costume monopoly. Most of these things are itchy and uncomfortable, with stiff elastic and scratchy trim that belies their sparkly countenance. It makes absolutely no sense in my world to market a garment for toddlers and young kids to play in more than once when it can only be "wiped clean with a damp cloth."

We have a couple of leftover Halloween costumes that are woefully frayed and, impressively, a ballet costume my obaasan made for my mom when she was little that Roo has worn literally to death. But nothing has come remotely close to the sighs of ecstasy I witnessed when Roo opened her dress up costume (Pink Pauper Princess) from Little Adventures. I swear, she swooned! Then she snatched it and ran to change, yelling "privacy!" She emerged in kind of a spastic frenzy, whirling and twirling around, reminiscent of Kirsten Dunst in Interview With A Vampire:



Then she mellowed out a little, re-accessorized, and did some curtseys.



And then she felt regal enough to bust out the Hot Wheels because Little Adventures dress up wear is actually comfortable enough to move around and PLAY in:


If you don't have daughters (or if your daughters aren't into all things Princess!), Little Adventures also has a super selection of boy dress ups, including this fantastic armor set that I wish came in 6 month size for Jasper…



I also love the matching Little Adventures doll dress ups, although I am slightly embarrassed to admit it. I never played with dolls much as a child but Roo sure loves them. I haven't plunked down the money for a big ticket dolly yet (I am coveting a Karito Kids doll) but it's nice to know she could play dress up with one… Check out this adorable Winter Beauty dress for 15"-20" dolls or plush animals:



Would your little girl like to be a Winter Beauty, too? Enter to win this luxe red velvet and white satin gown (a $25 value, which I find more than reasonable for such a quality garment… the sucky ones from the big box stores cost just as much, if not more), currently available in small (2T-4T) or large (6-8) . To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your favorite item from the Little Adventures website.



Entries will be accepted through December 21st. US/Canada readers only, please. Make sure you leave an email address or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! If I can't find your email, I will pick a new winner. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR BLOG PROFILE IS SET TO PUBLIC AND THAT THERE IS AN EMAIL AVAILABLE ON YOUR BLOG OR LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS ALONG WITH YOUR COMMENT!!! Only one entry/comment per person, please. Delivery is not guaranteed for Christmas.

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74 comments:

  1. The Delux Winter Beauty Princess dress is definitely my favorite of the bunch!

    sarahmarie.pemberton@gmail.com

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  2. "Happy Holidays! I don't have a blog so ignore my entry if that is a requirement. I like the "Deluxe
    Cinderella!" My name is Cynthia/Cindi
    and my Grandpa used to call me Cinderella. He had a nickname for all of his many grandchildren! Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  3. What a cute contest.. my favorite thing are the long gloves in the accessories area..TOO CUTE! Makes
    any little girl an instant princess.

    Keep up the great work on your blog :)

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  4. i like the rupunzel outfit. my daughter would look so adorable in anything. please enter me
    bwalleshauser@yahoo.com

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  5. I really like the fireman costume

    ce613 at hotmail dot com

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  6. My favorite is actually the Winter Beauty costume you are giving away. My toddler's favorite color is red and she looks amazing it it. She is ALL girl too and loves to dress up and I can imagine the look on her face if I were to win this for her. Please pick me!

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  7. I love the deluxe Cinderella outfit! My daughter just loves dress-up!

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  8. I just love the deep woods fairy.

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  9. I love the yellow beauty gown. The winter beauty is my favorite of all the gowns though.

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  10. I love the deluxe medieval princess costume. Everything on the site is awesome. My daughter would love this Winter Beauty costume.

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  11. My son would LOVE the fireman! What great dress up clothes!

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  12. I like the deep woods fairy costume.
    crysg100@hotmail.com

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  13. My daughter LOVES to dress up! The pink pauper dress is so different!

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  14. I like the purple faerie outfit.

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  15. i like the deluxe winter priness!

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  16. My daugher would love the pink pauper princess.

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  17. Goregeous, Absolutely stunnig dress for a little girl=). As a mother of a boy, Im going to have to go with the fireman costume though=)

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  18. I love the Cinderella dresses

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  19. I love the Princess Bride dress and the Deep Woods Fairy!

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  20. I love the deluxe cinderella dress. This would be a great addition to my daughter's dress up box.

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  21. Love the Blue Pauper Princess!
    Please randomly select me!!

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  22. Oh my...my girls would think they had died and gone STRAIGHT to heaven!!! Beautiful products!

    I personally love the Deep woods Fairy, wrist scarves and the vinyl for the walls.

    Too cool!

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  23. I just love the boy's warrior set. :0) ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

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  24. Deluxe Pink Princess is my favorite. What a great site!

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  25. My favorite is the Sleeping Beauty dress. My little girl LOVES sparkley shoes and I got her red "dorothy" shoes for Christmas so this dress would be the perfect compliment! What a nice giveaway!
    Heather
    jandh@myfamilylovesit.com

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  26. I love the pink princess and think my 2 year old would too. Great giveaway!

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  27. I actually like the Winter Beauty one the best!

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  28. I'm lovin' the maroon and gold combination of the deep woods fairy!

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  29. I like the Blue Pauper princess. My 6 yr old girl would flip if I won this!

    bebemiqui82 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. I like the deluxe medevil princess

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  31. My little sister is 6 and absolutely loves dressing up as a princess. My parents adopted her from China a year ago, so this is probably the first time in her life she has truly felt like a princess. The red holiday dress would be perfect for her!
    My email is sewilliams74 (at) aol (dot) com

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  32. Oh the Tinkerbelle costume! Hannah wanted to be Tinkerbell for Halloween this year, but I couldn't find a costume that was appropriate for a 4-year-old. This one is lovely! :)

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  33. I love the Sleeping Beauty!

    kelli (at) pfrog (dot) net

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  34. Deluxe Sleeping Beauty-- oh! So pretty!

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  35. I love the deep woods fairy outfit! Great colors.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    sanna1999[at]verizon[dot]net

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  36. I love all of the fairy items....

    Lauralala@qwest.net

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  37. Medieval princess... but the winter beauty is another favorite!

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  38. We would love the pink princess dress...but the red is also great...Thanks...

    stbaisch@yahoo.com

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  39. My girl likes pink so the Pink Pauper dress is a fav.

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  40. my girls would love either Cinderella or Yellow beauty and my fav is the Pink Princess

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  41. I actually love the winter beauty one. My elder daughter is growing out of all of her old dress up clothes and I'd love to have a new dress for 'playing princess.'

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  42. The Deluxe Sleeping Beauty costume is exquisite.

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  43. I adore the Deluxe Winter Beauty. My niece would swoon for this dress. She wears dress up all day and is currently residing in her Halloween princess costume that is starting to become torn and frayed.

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  44. The Princess Bride costume looks like fun.
    beccachristensen@hotmail.com

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  45. I love the boys dress-up fireman outfit!! My email in on my blog too :)

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  46. THe Deluxe SLeeping Beauty is adorable!! Thanks!!

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  47. The wood fairy is adorable! I love the red one in the contest though, too cute!

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  48. Geat contest! My grandaughter would love sleeping beauty!
    Joyce - jmb1228@juno.com

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  49. Reds her favorite color. Send me the winter beauty.

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  50. I loooove the warrior & pirate boy's kids.

    Im blogging you too :)
    http://www.prizeatron.com

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  51. the prince cape for my little guy!

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  52. I love the winter princess dress! These costumes are so fun!

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  53. Deluxe Sleeping Beauty. My daughter would never take the dress off!

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  54. The Deluxe Snow White would for sure be the favorite in our house.

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  55. Hmmm - tough choice - but I would have to say the fireman.

    Julie


    julieahudson[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  56. I didn't see my comment and forgot my email. Oops. My daughter would love them all, but if pressed would say Cinderella. She's a perennial favorite.

    cindy@streamsidefarm.com

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  57. My niece would love the Delux Winter Beauty Princess dress!

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  58. My son would love the Superhero Cape! But the Dress would be great for my niece! 2T-4T
    dansan826 at yahoo dot com

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  59. the yellow beauty costume would probably be my daughters ultimate get-up. Please sign me up! thanks.

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  60. My dd actually likes the Blue Pauper dress the best, but I think the red dress is so cute. She has enough pink and blue, lol.

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  61. The Tulip Fairy is so Pretty, but my daughter loves the Pink Pauper dress

    bata996 at aol dot com

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  62. How adorable! Please sign me up!

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  63. O gosh those are so cute, especially the tulip fairy one!


    Count me in please.

    blogged ya:

    http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/12/tuesday-edition-of-contests-galore_18.html

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  64. I love the deluxe sleeping beauty one!

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  65. Ooh, Deluxe Sleeping Beauty is just that--beautiful! What a great site--thanks for a super-great source. My toddler is going to love wearing their duds. I'd love to win!

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  66. My daughter would love the sleeping beauty dress!

    johnny9k at wamajama dot com

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  67. The winter beauty and sleeping beauty ones are my favorite!

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