Get your monsters looking spooky fabulous this Halloween

25 Oct

 So, this year it’s going to be a spook-taculer Halloween in our household.

 Its all kicking off this Friday when the children will be going to a Halloween come Birthday party. Of course it’s gonna be fancy dress and the children are well and truly kitted out. 

 The lovely guys over at ‘Fancy Dress Outfitters ’ have sent my little monsters some awesome costumes to get dressed up in.

 We have Alice in her long and puffy black and deep purple dress accessorised with funky headgear. Alice-Sara is normally known as my little princess but for Halloween only, I will refer to her as my Little vampiress.

 Then there is Harley who quite honestly looks more adorable than frightening in his black hooded spider top that has an all most 3D effect to it.

 While Little man is doing his thing in a less than scary number. Yep, Little man don’t do scary so he is a Ninja and is calling himself the “Ginger Ninja”.

It’s hard to find an outfit when it comes to little man, what with his sensitivity to certain materials we have to aim to get it just right. Unfortunately when choosing to get his outfit online we don’t have that benefit of seeing the chosen product, so it’s therefore a case of wait and see! For many families with children on the spectrum online shopping is the only way to do it! The prospect of shopping with the child on the spectrum can sometimes be too much to bear what with the chances of a meltdown, which are sadly quite common, especially when it comes to shopping! Fortunately for us the Ninja costume was perfect in terms of the way it felt for him, in a tactile sense. Its not the type of material I would normally get him, however the fact it had little seams and it clang to his skin almost like a wet-suit actually suited him to a tee! The Ninja all-in-one cuts of above the ankle which was even better as he would have only rolled up the legs otherwise! The fact that the delivery of all the items we chose were here pretty much within a 24hr period meant that given the outfit wasn’t suitable, we could have return it and grabbed and tried something else in its place. 

 Normally we can’t really find a Halloween costume that ticks all the boxes for Little man and most years he ends up taking pieces of bit by bit. The mask that came with his outfit is just like a bandanna and his find with that. If he had a rubber, plastic or even woolly mask, things would have been different, there is absolutely no way he would have even contemplated wearing such a thing. 

 Alice’s outfit gives off that old-time Victorian look. She wanted a Cat at first then a devil but finally went for this one. I love the detailing around the seams and on the lower skirt, glittery bats give it that dead spooky edge.

 The tiniest toot out the bunch, ‘Harley’ loved his spider dress-up so much he wouldn’t take the thing off. I will admit that when I first chose it, I assumed it was an all-in-one rather than just a top! Well, I can only blame myself, for not reading the description and doing what I tell the children not to do, Just making assumptions based on the images displayed! So, yep that’s pretty much my own fault! Though It doesn’t matter as he still looks very cute and we just put some black bottoms on with it.


 

 So now my kids are all blinged out, I really can’t wait till the party. Little man doesn’t really get invited to parties and when he got invited to his first one last year we were both made up! This time it’s the party of a family friend, therefore all should be OK and given the fact I’m going to I’m guessing we will have no problems (though I’m pretty sure he will mingle amongst the grownups as
opposed to the children). 

 Other spooky stuff we have plan this weekend is a trip to LEGOLAND Windsor. We were given the tickets by Merlins in the summer but haven’t yet had the chance to go! Merlin’s Magical wand give tickets to families of children with disabilities once a year (you can apply by clicking here) I’m hoping there will be some Halloween activities on for the children. I plan to take my Newish Cannon camera (yes, I’m getting fond of photography lately and it’s my official choice of hobby at the moment). So Look out for a spooky Silent Sunday this week.

As for Monday, will we be trick or treating?

I don’t mind it, as long as we visit only friends, neighbours and family, what’s the harm? There are houses the children visit every year and this makes the process go by quite quickly. However it’s not what it used to be! We’re located in Southeast London and it’s no Emmadale farm here. Little man suffers from anxiety and was extremely frighten one year when some of the older children basically hammered on the door like the SAS were on the other side of it! When we failed to give them the requested £1 each (Yes, £1 x 6 cheeky buggers) they decided to throw eggs at the window (all I could think was thank heavens it wasn’t a brick)! Little guy therefore prefers to be out among the eggers instead of in doors feeling afraid.

We are also, all set to do some Halloween baking so please look out for this post coming up over the weekend. Remember I’ve got a Little Jamie Oliver in the making on my hands. 

So, as an extra Little special treat, in order to spread some Halloween Love the fantastic ‘Fancy Dress Outfitters’ have agreed to a competition of one of their awesome costumes (another fab competition to add to the list) I was able to go on and chose something and my god it was hard as they have so many awesome costumes. 

I decided to pick two, One boys and One girls costume, however the winner must choose out of the two. I just wanted to make sure I had covered both angles here, as knowing my like if I had chosen a boys costume some mother of all girls would have won! 

The costumes you get to choose from are as followed. 

 
Bat man for the Boys in sizes 4-6 up to 10-12 or…

 This adorable Minnie mouse costume in sizes 3-4 up to 7-8 for all the little ladies


How to win

 There are a number of ways you can win, however you must do the compulsory actions before engaging in any additional entries. 

 Compulsory

Like the Fancy dress outfitters on facebook and tell them “A boy with Aspergers sent you” stating what costume you want to win! “Batman” “Minnie” then comment to let me know you have done it.

 Additional entries 

Submit this blog on Digg or Stumble it, then comment to let me know you have done so!

 Follow me on twitter, comment telling me you have done so

 Follow the fancy dress outfitters on twitter then comment to let me know you have done so.

 Subscribe to my blog via email then comment to let me know you have done so

 Share on facebook via the share button in this post (tagging A boy with Asperger’s facebook page). Comment to let me know you have done it.

 Tweet using the tweet button in this post then comment to let me know you have done it. 

Competition open to UK residents only and will close on the 15th November 2011. Winner will be drawn at random and then notified asap. Winner has 48hrs to respond otherwise the winner maybe redrawn. 

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127 Responses to “Get your monsters looking spooky fabulous this Halloween”

  1. Galina V November 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi, has the winner been announced? I went through all November posts and cannot seem to find it? sorry for being thick.

  2. Donna BIrd November 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    I have entered, we would love the Minnie Costume 🙂 Fingers crossed x

  3. Emma White (@TheRealSupermum) November 15, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    Have liked the page on FB

  4. Emma White (@TheRealSupermum) November 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    I follow on Twitter

  5. Sue Robinson November 15, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    submitted via Digg – srobbo71

  6. Sue Robinson November 15, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Submitted via stumble upon – srobbo71

  7. Sue Robinson November 15, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    I am subscribed

  8. Sue Robinson November 15, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    I have tweeted the comp @srobbo71

  9. Sue Robinson November 15, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Followed fancy dress outfitters on twitter @srobbo71

  10. Sue Robinson November 15, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    I already follow you on Twitter @srobbo71

  11. Sue Robinson November 15, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    I have followed fancy dress outfitters on facebook and left the comment – Sue Robinson Mse

  12. Alex Smith November 15, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Hi There,

    I have followed both “A boy with Aspergers” and also “The fancy dress outfitters” on facebook. I voted for the Minnie Mouse costume for my little girl.

    I am Alexander Smith on facebook

    I am also following you on twitter @gukophoto

  13. Rachel C November 15, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    Commented on the facebook page – Rachel Clark 🙂

  14. Jo Kelly November 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    have also tweeted 🙂

    Thanks for an amazing giveaway. My son, Harrison, is completely mad for Batman, this is on his Xmas list 🙂

  15. Jo Kelly November 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    Have shared on Facebook, but it wouldn’t let me tag you in the post 😦 It is here though:

    I have made it public too 🙂

    @MrsD_Winchester x

  16. Jo Kelly November 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Have signed up via email x

    @MrsD_Winchester x

  17. Jo Kelly November 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Following Fancy Dress Outfitters on Twitter

    @MrsD_WInchester

  18. Jo Kelly November 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    Following you on Twitter

    @MrsD_Winchester x

  19. Jo Kelly November 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    Submitted to StumpleUpon (sweetiepie82)

    xx

    @MrsD_Winchester x

  20. Jo Kelly November 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Have left a comment saying I’d like Batman 🙂
    xx

    @MrsD_Winchester x

  21. Vikki Cross November 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Liked on facebook, followed on twitter
    @vikkic2210
    Have also wrote on wall x

  22. Lisa Wilkinson November 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    I’ve shared on Twitter – @GrooveHeart1

  23. Lisa Wilkinson November 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I’ve subscribed to your blog via email

  24. Lisa Wilkinson November 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    I’m following FancyDressOutfitters on Twitter – @GrooveHeart1

  25. Lisa Wilkinson November 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    I’m following on Twitter – @GrooveHeart1

  26. Lisa Wilkinson November 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    I’ve liked on Facebook and said you sent me

  27. Mish Pink (@Pinkbling11) November 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    batman, ive liked on fb and commented

  28. Mish Pink (@Pinkbling11) November 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    batman, ive liked on fb and wrote on wall

  29. Joanna Sawka November 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    shared on FB

  30. Joanna Sawka November 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    tweeted about this comp @joanna_kow

  31. Joanna Sawka November 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Following Fancy Dress Outfitters via Twitter @joanna_kow

  32. Joanna Sawka November 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    already following you on twitter @joanna_kow

  33. Joanna Sawka November 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    liked them on facebook and commented asking to win Batman

  34. Alice Hindley November 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    I have Liked the Fancy dress outfitters on facebook and have told them “A boy with Aspergers sent me” and have stated what costume I want to win!

    Tweet me @aesop57

  35. Becky John (@becky0020) November 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Tweeted the message

  36. Becky John (@becky0020) November 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Shared on Facebook and tagged you

  37. Becky John (@becky0020) November 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    Already subscribe via email

  38. Becky John (@becky0020) November 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    already following fancy dress outfitters on Twitter

  39. Becky John (@becky0020) November 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    Already following you on Twitter

  40. Becky John (@becky0020) November 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Just to say what a fab blog, found it a few days ago and I have an 8yr old with ASD.

    Have liked the facebook page and left a message.

  41. Sarah Tulley November 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    entered for the minnie one 🙂

  42. Maria Knight November 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    I have messaged the fancy dress outfitters for the batman costume on facebook. Maria Jane Knight

  43. Jeanette Downing November 14, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    have tweeted as @jeanette177 x

  44. Jeanette Downing November 14, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    following the fancy dress outfitters on twitter jeanette177

  45. Jeanette Downing November 14, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    followed pn twitter jeanette177

  46. Jeanette Downing November 14, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    have liked on fb and asked for a minnie mouse outfit for my dd x

  47. Leanne Gough November 13, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    Shared n commented 😉 x

  48. Else Hepburn November 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    I have shared on facebook via the share button in the competition post (tagging A boy with Asperger’s facebook page).

  49. Else Hepburn November 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    I have liked the Fancy dress outfitters on facebook and commented.

  50. Susan Smyth November 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Hi

    I have liked and shared on Facebook,
    followed you and fancy dress outfitters on Twitter @davesbabe00 leaving comments to say I would love the minnie costume.

    Cracking blog BTW.

  51. Emma Cella November 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    liked fancy dress outfitters on facebook and commented as requested

  52. Emma Cella November 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    I already subscribe to your blog via email, thanks

  53. emma jane (@handbag2000) November 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    i’ve tweeted on twitter

  54. Emma Cella November 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    Liked loved and shared on facebook

  55. Galina V November 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Sorry for the double posting of the comment above.
    Following you on Twitter as @maximka25
    Tweeted about it as well.
    cheers

  56. Galina V November 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Hi, liked the FB page and left a message there. I would love a dress for my younger niece.
    My 9-year-old son who has autism, does not do the fancy dress ever, bless him, The little man who is 15 months old, loves dressing up, but there are no costumes suitable for him on offer. Thank you!

  57. Kat Walsh November 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Liked loved and shared on facebook as Kat Walsh

  58. jane steels (@janesteels) November 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    i’ve tweeted on twitter

  59. Karen A Barrett November 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    I have tweeted
    @chocolateonemse

  60. Karen A Barrett November 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    I already subscribe to your blog via email, thanks

  61. Karen A Barrett November 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I am following the fancy dress outfitters on twitter
    @chocolateonemse

  62. Karen A Barrett November 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I already follow you on Twitter, thanks
    @chocolateonemse

  63. Karen A Barrett November 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway
    I have liked the Fancy dress outfitters on facebook

  64. claire willmer November 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Following your great blog 🙂

  65. claire willmer November 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    I have tweeted the competition @cwillmer

  66. claire willmer November 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Shared on facebook 🙂

  67. claire willmer November 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    Following fancy dress outfitters on twitter @cwillmer

  68. claire willmer November 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Would love the minnie outfit my daughter loves mickey and minnie 🙂
    Following you on twitter @cwillmer

  69. claire willmer November 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    Aww love all of their outfits they look great!
    Followed fancy dress outfitters and commented on their wall
    🙂

  70. seasiderinthecity November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    Tweeted about comp

  71. seasiderinthecity November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    submitted to stumble upon

  72. seasiderinthecity November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    Following Fancy Dress Outfitters on twitter @seasiderclare

  73. seasiderinthecity November 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter @seasiderclare

  74. seasiderinthecity November 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Liked them & written on fb wall as Clare Kendrick Anderson

  75. NATALIE GOATLEY November 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    I have tweeted @nataliemay29

  76. NATALIE GOATLEY November 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    I have shared on facebook and tagged you.
    natalie phillips
    nataliemay27@hotmail.com

  77. NATALIE GOATLEY November 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I have subscribed to the blog via email
    nataliemay27@hotmail.com

  78. NATALIE GOATLEY November 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    I am following on twitter @nataliemay29
    nataliemay27@hotmail.com

  79. NATALIE GOATLEY November 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    Iam following on twitter @nataliemay29
    nataliemay27@hotmail.com

  80. NATALIE GOATLEY November 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I have submitted this blog on stumble it
    nataliemay27@hotmail.com

  81. NATALIE GOATLEY November 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I have liked fancy dress outfitters and told them a boy with aspergers sent me and chosen which outfit i would like.
    natalie phillips
    nataliemay27@hotmail.com

  82. Melanie Hunt November 8, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    posted on facebook 🙂

  83. clare November 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    liked and commented on fancy dress outlet for batman costume
    subscribed to ur fab blog
    following you on twitter
    following fdo on twitter too

  84. Cheryl Moulton November 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    Have Liked on fb

  85. angiemann November 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Have liked them on FB and have left a comment @angiesandhu

  86. Jo stanton November 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Commented and like on facebook

  87. Tracy Grant November 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    following via email too xxx

  88. Tracy Grant November 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    following fancy dress outfitters on twitter @tracygrant3

  89. Tracy Grant November 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    commented on fancy dress outfitters wall

  90. kirstine meredith November 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Have commented on f/b 🙂

  91. cheryl lovell November 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    RT comment (cheryl020606)

  92. cheryl lovell November 7, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    following fancy dress outfitters on twitter (cheryl020606)

  93. cheryl lovell November 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    following blog (cheryl.belshaw@ntlworld.com)

  94. cheryl lovell November 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    following you on Twitter (cheryl020606)

  95. cheryl lovell November 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    liked fancy dress outfitters on facebook and commented as requested (cheryl lovell)

  96. Robyn Clarke November 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Tweeted @robynlclarke

  97. Robyn Clarke November 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Shared and tagged on Facebook (Robyn Logan)

    @robynlclarke

  98. Robyn Clarke November 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Following Fancy Dress Outfitters on Twitter @robynlclarke

  99. Robyn Clarke November 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Following you on Twitter @robynlclarke

  100. Robyn Clarke November 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Like Fancy Dress Outfitters on Facebook and commented on their page (Robyn Logan)

    @robynlclarke

  101. Emma Button November 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    I follow them on twitter too as @jumblyMummy

  102. Emma Button November 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I follow you as jumblyMummy on twitter. Forgot to mention I entered to win the minnie outfit.

  103. Emma Button November 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I have written on their wall as mellow mummy

  104. Stephanie Boulton November 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Tweeted @millylitre

  105. Stephanie Boulton November 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    I’ve shared on Facebook and tagged you

  106. Stephanie Boulton November 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    Following Fancy Dress Outfitters on Twitter @millylitre

  107. Stephanie Boulton November 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Following you on Twitter @millylitre

  108. Stephanie Boulton November 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    I’ve liked the Fancy Dress Outfitters on Facebook and posted asking to win the Batman costume

  109. Tracey October 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Hi i followed the Facebook costume page for the batman. Thank you .

  110. Liz Burton October 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Subscribed via email.

  111. Liz Burton October 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    I’ve tweeted @missielizzieb

  112. Liz Burton October 30, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    I follow Fancy Dress outfitters on twitter @missielizzieb

  113. Liz Burton October 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter @missielizzieb

  114. Liz Burton October 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Great comp! I’ve posted on their wall and would love to win Batman for my nephew.

  115. Beverley Louise Kirwin October 30, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    done i love the minnie thanks kirwin4smithy@yahoo.co.uk

  116. Sarah Anguish (@littleboo_21) October 30, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Tweeted too – @littleboo_21

  117. Sarah Anguish (@littleboo_21) October 30, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Shared on FB – Boo Roo and Tigger Too

  118. Sarah Anguish (@littleboo_21) October 30, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Following Fancy Dress OUtfitters via Twitter – @littleboo_21

  119. Sarah Anguish (@littleboo_21) October 30, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Following you via Twitter – @littleboo_21

  120. Sarah Anguish (@littleboo_21) October 30, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Liked and commented on Fancy Dress OUtfitters FB page – Boo Roo and Tigger Too

  121. Mum in Meltdown October 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    I havent entered for the costumes as we have already sorted ours at last!! Just loved the fact your son calls himself the ‘Ginger Ninja’…………………so does my youngest!! LOL x

  122. Rachel P October 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    I am following you via email
    miss_perfect1989@hotmail.co.uk

  123. Rachel P October 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I’ve shared using the fb share button
    miss_perfect1989@hotmail.co.uk

  124. Rachel P October 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    already follow you on Twitter
    miss_perfect1989@hotmail.co.uk

  125. Rachel P October 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    Have liked and commented
    miss_perfect1989@hotmail.co.uk

  126. Charlotte October 26, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Following you on twitter @MummyFever

  127. Charlotte October 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Have liked them on facebook at left a comment asking to win Batman @MummyFever

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