11 October, 2015

#CowboyHat Dress Up Accessory #Review

     Halloween is coming!  You probably knew that already.  Are you excited?  I'm excited.  Last year, we did Trunk or Treat at the kids' school and had so  much fun!  It;s not even my thing, I'm a hermit sometimes.  But it was fun and I'm really debating having one this year.  To be able to dress up and play pretend with your kids and not be weird doing it is awesome.
     If we do Trunk or Treat this year, it's going to be an American themes trunk.  Maybe we'll call it Old Glory or something.  I did start getting decorations so that if I decide to hop in last minute, it won't be a big budget breaker.  And I was thinking for costumes, we could go with Cowgirls and Cowboys.  Cause the American West is definitely pretty American.  Originally I was going to do a pirate themed trunk, but decorations were scarce.  So red, white, and blue it is.  I know it will be pretty darn easy to come up with that.  And the floor of my van will be blue denim, which seems pretty fitting.
     Cowboy and cowgirl hats actually seem harder to find this time of year than they are regularly, maybe that's because trick-or-treaters search them out.  We actually looked all over Walmart the other day and found nothing.  But luckily we did get a hold of a Cowboy Hat and Sheriff's Badge Bundle from Express Novelties Online.  It's a child's sized black hat with chin ties and a silver colored small metal badge with a safety pin in the back.
      What I loved most from the whole kit was that the badge was actual metal and felt like a real badge.  It isn't a cheapie plastic one with a clip that you can only place in certain areas.  This is rugged with a safety pin that can let you place it anywhere.  You can put it on a ribbon around the hat or onto a bandanna.
     The hat is pretty nice for being a dress-up children's hat.  As you can see in the photos, there was some crinklish areas that look like creases.  They aren't creases, more like bubbles in line form.  That was the only flaw.  It holds it's shape well and is a nice black material that fur and hair don't stick to overly well.
     Although Boog looks pretty happy in these shots, he ended up not being a super big fan of the hat, which is a shame, since it;s his Halloween Costume.  It's also strange because he LOVES hats.  But I don't think it's anything to do with the hat itself, but maybe just the style of hat... boy's not a fan.  The girls are though, they love it.
      So, to be perfectly honest... if this were at a costume store and I saw it, would I buy it?  I honestly don't know because of the wrinkly looking bit, it might turn me away.  It's perfectly fine structure-wise and looks fine from a distance and will be fine on Halloween in the dark or for most dress-up purposes.  It may very well be just this one hat with that defect.  But since I do own it, I am definitely going to use it and I like it a lot.  So I guess if you're going to go out and buy a hat, this one is about as good as any other for the price.  What do you think?  What costumes are you looking to buy this year?
     To learn more, check out Express Novelties Online on Amazon.

Except for the product(s) given to me for the purpose of reviewing, I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.


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