World Book Day Costumes from Simply Fancy Dress!

World Book Day is rapidly approaching, and Boo is going to be experiencing his first World Book Day at school! He’s already excited about the chance to dress up as his favourite book character! Simply Fancy Dress offered to send Boo a costume for us to try out and review, and having had a good look at all their fabulous costumes we settled on The Cat in the Hat as Boo is currently very keen on Dr Seuss!

The Cat in the Hat costume comes in two sizes small (age 4-6) and medium (age 8-10) with measurements available on the site. Described as a “deluxe” costume I was excited to see what the fabric and design would be like and I was not disappointed! The main body of the costume is in a luxurious fabric which is incredibly soft and feels almost like velvet. The costume is easy to climb into, and Boo managed to get in and out of it easily by himself. The hat squashes flat which is great for storage, but stands up really well just like a proper top hat when required (although we’ve adopted a more lopsided look!).

The costume fastens with Velcro, although the neck fastens with a tie (which is the only negative about the costume for me, as Boo can’t tie it up himself), but that can be easily rectified. The Cat’s tail is fabulous and caused us all to laugh, it is attached with Velcro so if pulled it detaches – ideal for avoiding any tearing incidents at school! 

The Cat in the Hat costume is very well made and unlike some dressing up outfits it is comfortable and durable enough that it has been worn for lots of play – even when we’re out and about (well, we did want to test it properly!). We are delighted with it! It can only be ‘spot cleaned’ but so far it has been very forgiving to my boisterous 4 year old! Simply Fancy Dress offer free delivery on all orders, and have a fantastic range of costumes for adults and children to suit all events!


Disclaimer: We were sent the costume for the purposes of the review.

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