So Sarah turned 30 a few weeks ago, and to celebrate, I headed over to St Albans (via London) on Saturday morning, after not very much sleep (damn Olympic Opening Ceremony, why did you have to be so damn AWESOME?) for her birthday extravaganza.
Sarah loves dressing up, and had decreed that her party would be circus themed. Awesome! I used to love a good costume at uni, but after 6 years, I’m a bit out of touch with whipping together a costume with a little money and a lot of imagnation. Thankfully, Joke.co.uk got in touch at just the right time to offer me an item from their website to review.
Is it possible to have too much choice? I didn’t really have a set idea of what I wanted to wear, so I clicked over to the circus grouping of costumes, where I could set my limits on sizing, pricing, etc, which helped to narrow things down. I picked a lion costume, which arrived quickly, and added my own shoes.
I requested this costume and it arrived pretty quickly as if I had ordered it myself (That’s an important distinction to make: sometimes when bloggers are sent items, they are not sent by the actual company but by the person you’re dealing with. This means you don’t always see how well their delivery promises hold up.)
I ordered the costume in a large which was marked as a 16/18. Being in the middle of those sizes, I was a little worried that the costume would err on the smaller side, but thankfully, it’s actually bigger than expected!
Ordering a fancy dress costume for things like Halloween might seem like a cop out for some people, but having the costume sorted in one go meant it was one less thing to worry about both before the event and on the actual night.
Thank you Joke.co.uk for saving me from dressing like a clown and getting banned from Sarah’s party (because “NO SCARY CLOWNS” were allowed!)