Jacob has been really into the Wizard of Oz lately, mostly because he finds it fascinating that Sal can narrate every single line of the movie. Seriously, my boyfriend has this uncanny ability to directly quote just about any movie he’s ever seen, and the Wizard of Oz is one of his favorites. I am almost ashamed to admit that it took nearly 7 years for Jacob to see this classic movie because I was worried the witch would freak him out. He went through a phase where just about everything even remotely scary terrified him. He seems to be better now, and he’s since watched the movie at least three times, if not more.
WizardOfOzCostumes.com has a great variety of costumes based on the movie. When I was approved for the review, I already knew exactly which costume to pick out: the Cowardly Lion costume. Originally, Sal planned to do a great video review with Jacob in which he narrates the entire scene where Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion for the first time, but unfortunately time just got away from us and we never managed to pull it together. Also, the video on my camera isn’t that great.
The Cowardly Lion costume is great, especially since it came with the Courage badge. It’s not too heavy, so your child won’t be sweating up a storm on Halloween. The fabric also isn’t itchy like some costumes can be. The only major issue we had is that the head piece doesn’t close in the back, so it was a little difficult to secure to Jake’s head. I’ll add a piece of Velcro to it to fix that for the next time he wears it.
It’s really adorable, though, isn’t it? Of course, I may be biased, but I think Jake makes the cutest cowardly lion ever. I tried to get him to do a scary roar, but he was laughing too much.
WizardOfOzCostumes.com has a bunch of other great themed costumes, including all your favorite characters from the movie. They offer both adult and kid-sized costumes, as well as all the accessories you’ll need to complete your look. It doesn’t need to be Halloween to make great use of costumes, they’re perfect for imaginative play time too!
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