Kids Dress-Up Ride-on Dragon – I have always encouraged Monkey to play dressing up. When we moved him out of the nursery and into his new big boy room we brought a dressing up rail. I had wanted one for him for a while as his dressing up clothes up to this point had been packed away in the playroom in a storage box. There are a number of benefits to playing dress up such as:

  • Helps develop imagination and story telling capabilities, by putting on a costume they can act out their perceptions of what a police officer, firefighter, chef or in this case a dragon gets up to
  • Helps them to understand relationships, by pretending to be someone else they are putting themselves in someone else’s shoes.
  • Improves communication through role playing their character
  • If playing in a group it also strengthens cooperation skills, taking turns, sharing and general socialisation
  • It can even develop problem solving skills…

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Needless to say Monkey has his fair share of dressing up clothes, but we are always on the look out for more. So when Tickled Pink Fancy Dress got in contact and asked if we would like to review something I was delighted. I was very impressed as they have wide selection of outfits, some darling animal onesies, a wide range of disney and superheroes as you would expect and some appropriate seasonally fancy dress be that Christmas or Halloween. Ive already noted they have World Book Day costumes and a great selection of adult dress up too.

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So what did we think?

Firstly the delivery is super quick, just want you need if like me you leave Birthday present buying or costume hunting to the last minute. There are also a number of items on the website which are delivered for free.

As soon as he saw it Monkey was super excited and I think these rather bad photos show just how excited, as he was took busy roaring to stand still.

The costume has a velcro side fastening and is held onto the body with shoulder straps that cross over at the back. The are adjustable, the recommend age is 3+ at four Monkey needs the straps on the smallest size. There is a strap just on the head which can be held or looped around the wrist to pull the head of the costume up. There are also elasticated rings on the ends of the wings so you can ‘fly’.

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I think the quality is brilliant, its hard to see in the photos but the main body is made from a bluey, greeny textured velvet which looks like dragon scales. The wings are a shiny red material and the dragons horns are black and shiny with silver flecks, there are also some royal blue spines. The legs and arms are well padded and it certainly survived Monkey’s determination to make the Dragon fly!

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I can’t wait to see him playing Knights and Dragons with his little fiends!

As I mentioned Tickled Pink have a wide range of costumes and dressing up outfits for children and adults alike. With Halloween round the corner you may want to visit their online store to view their  Halloween kids costumes. The Ride on Dragon is currently on offer at £27.99.

 

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59 Comments

  1. Vickie Jackson

    I’d have to get my son a zombie costume…. My daughter has already gone to her school disco as a zombie cheerleader!!

  2. gaynor spanswick

    I would love to get the Girls Gothic Vampiress outfit for my Granddaughter and the Plum Siren Wig .Love halloween .

  3. Kelly Simpson

    The Disney Anna Costume is our favourite!

  4. Robyn Clarke

    I would buy the Disney Cinderella Live Action for my daughter

  5. Victoria Prince

    The Riding Dinosaur 🙂 love those costumes!

  6. Kim Neville

    I would get my son either the zombie or Ghostbusters Costume

  7. Jo Glasspool

    Its got to be a ride on dragon, they’re ace!

  8. Mandy Doherty

    My grandsons would love the ride on dragon costume

  9. Rachel Butterworth

    The Deluxe Child Supergirl costume.

  10. theadventuresofjackjack

    I’d buy my son a superman costume

  11. Mainy - myrealfairy

    Batman is always a firm favourite in our house:)
    Mainy

  12. gothlass88

    i would get the classic comic book batman costume

  13. Colette B

    I flipping love this costume! It looks like so much fun!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

  14. janine atkin

    i think id probably get the dragon too!

  15. Mary @ Antooshki

    The captain america costume for my little boy, he is super-hero obsessed and captain america is his favourite.

  16. Laura Kevlin

    Fantastic! I’d use the voucher to buy my daughter the Deluxe Supergirl Costume 🙂

  17. Gill Mitchell

    I would get the ride on dragon for my kids, they would love it.

  18. One Messy Mama

    Monkey looks adorable… My kids would go banana’s for a costume like that! #bloggerclubUK

  19. My Petit Canard

    What a great little costume. My little one absolutely loves dressing up and would love to add a costume to her ever growing collection! Great review and giveaway, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

  20. Aaron Broad

    I would let my sister pick whatever she wanted

  21. anywaytostayathome

    What a fab costume. L would go crazy for i!! He loves to dress up. #BloggerClubUK

  22. thetaleofmummyhood

    This looks like great fun!

    #BloggerClubUK

  23. Something About Baby

    Popping back over from #bloggerclubuk

  24. Wendy Collard

    I would get the Kids Android Morphsuit – great for halloween and just up his street for various other role play games! Not seen them before! Awesome!!

  25. plesaoana

    I love the costume 🙂 The giveaway is great. #bloggerclubuk

  26. organisedjo

    That is a fab costume. I have two very girly stuffed dressing up boxes, it feels like my two are never out of them. But I do love listening to their imaginary stories when they are playing. #BloggerClubUK

  27. Wow, how cool does monkey look flying on that dragon. He certainly got into character by the looks of your photos! Little Button has a unicorn like this. They are so much fun and I agree that they really help to encourage imaginative play. #BloggerClubUK

  28. alifeinpracticeblog.com

    Oh my gosh my son is obsessed with dragons right now! thanks for sharing such an awesome giveaway! x #bloggerclubuk

  29. Oh wow what a fantastic outfit! He looks so happy in it 🙂 Our dressing up draw is mostly disney princess outfits. #bloggerclubuk

  30. diaryofuem

    He looks gorgeous! That outfit looks so much fun. Oliver loves a bit of dressing up, but I never know what to get for him, This looks so fab!

  31. Mess and merlot

    Awesome company- we love fancy dress in the is house. Have entered the comp so fingers crossed!! #BloggerClubUK

  32. Sally Collingwood

    I would choose the Child’s Ghostbusters Costume, Alexander would love it.

  33. Angela McDonald

    I’d choose the Sexy Oompa Loompa Factory Worker Costume! I absolutely love it!

  34. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    Aw, this is so cute! I would probably go for the dragon too. 🙂

  35. Ruth Harwood

    love the dragon! perfect for my little girl xx

  36. jenn haden (@jennhaden3)

    I think I would choose things funny for my hubby to wear 🙂

  37. Jennifer Toal

    Something for my step daughters birthday would let her pick

  38. I would choose something that can be used for school world book day

  39. Coombe Mill

    There is nothing quite like dressing up to spark imagination and creativity in kids. a great looking outfit. #MarvMondays

  40. Louise Fairweather

    I would have to go for a ghostbusters outfit – they have some great stuff – love the dragon!

  41. Fiona Rennie

    I think I would choose the Toddler Bat Costume

  42. Karen Barrett

    I would choose the Dragon outfit, all my Grandchildren would love him.

  43. compingblog

    I would let my chidlren choose outfits. I have three so would let them choose what they want and use the prize to reduce the price if lucky enough to win.

  44. Annabel Greaves

    My daughter would love the fairy princess costume xx

  45. Rainbows are too beautiful

    Oh yes – we’ve got a welshdragon that’s very similiar. Nursery love it too! #marvmondays

  46. Lucy At Home

    I love this dragon outfit! I have 2 little girls who love dressing up. If I won, I’d like to get them a supergirl outfit #BigPinkLink

  47. Squirmy Popple

    That dragon looks super fun! My daughter is probably still too young for it, but I can’t wait until she’s big enough to start playing dress-up. I remember how much I used to love putting on my mum’s wedding dress and fancy hats when I was a kid. #bigpinklink

  48. lucy higgins

    The disney elsa costume is our favourite

  49. Pam Francis Gregory

    Child Joker Deluxe Costume looks cool

  50. Kellie Steed

    Definitely the ride on dinosaur costume, it’s amazing! My son is a huge fan of both Halloween and dinosaurs, so I think I’d be onto a winner. Thanks for this chance 🙂

  51. Tracy Nixon (@tracyknixon)

    Great site thank you! I would love to treat my daughter to the Disney Frozen Fever Elsa Costume!

  52. Something About Baby

    This is an amazing costume! Alfie is still a little young to actively be wanting to dress up, but I love putting him in adorable little costumes, and as you say, dressing up really helps with their imagination so I hope he will embrace it when he is older! #MarvMondays

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